Dr Amy Coles:
Qualifications and Experience
Dr Amy Coles is an experienced veterinary surgeon who has worked in the south side of Brisbane since 2001.
Dr Amy studied at the University of Queensland, completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. Dr Amy received first class honours for her academic achievements.
Since graduating Dr Amy has worked at the Albert Animal Hospital, Kessels Rd Greencross Vets and Anvet Beenleigh, before starting Dr Amy The House Call Vet in 2007.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Amy has always particularly enjoyed getting to know her clients and patients well, and finds giving personal and individual care and attention very rewarding. She has interest in allergy management, nutritional and preventative medicine and in geriatric (old age) care of both dogs and cats.
Family and Personal
For the first four years of her veterinary career, Amy was known as Dr Amy Trevor. This changed in January 2006, when she married Tim Coles. Tim and Amy have a beautiful, playful and intelligent Burmese cat "Crumpet", who adopted them shortly after their marriage. In December 2013 "Lara" arrived. She is a sweet little dog - a cross between a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and a Beagle. Possibly the cutest dog in the world. They also have a few hundred fish (of many varieties), however these are Tim's arena more than Amy's! Tim and Amy have three wonderful but demanding young children - Olivia, James and Rosemary.
Outside of work, Tim and Amy enjoy wind surfing, camping, hiking and mountain bike riding. Amy also likes to draw (usually her patients) and plays a few musical instruments. Tim owns and runs Packlight.com.au
Dr Emma Simon:
Qualifications and Experience:
Dr Emma Simon is an experienced veterinary surgeon and all-round animal lover. She studied at the Murdoch University in Perth, and graduated with a Bachelor Of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 1991. In 2001 she completed a Masters in Veterinary Science also.
Dr Emma has worked in a variety of areas of Australia, including Darwin,Buderim, Brisbane and Jimboomba. She brings an amazing breadth of knowledge and experience to the house call vet team. Most recently she owned The Kuraby Vet Surgery from 2006 until mid 2014.
Areas of Interest:
Dr Emma enjoys working in various areas of small animal medicine including reproduction and breeding dogs. She also finds behavioural and training issues to be an enjoyable challenge, and is always learning more about these areas. Another area of increasing interest is in the use of herbal medicine, both as a primary method of disease treatment but also in conjunction with conventional treatment practices.
Dr Emma has a large and sprawling family of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, which she regularly shows, trains and occasionally breeds a litter. If you haven't heard of them then you should look them up! They keep her very busy, but in her spare time she enjoys a good book, playing Words with Friends, and exchanging very corny jokes.
Dr Katie Cook:
Qualifications and Experience:
Dr Katie Cook is an experienced veterinary surgeon who graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours. Katie has worked in large animal practice in Victoria, small animal practice at the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, and as a Locum veterinarian in the UK. Katie joined Dr Amy the Housecall Vet at the start of 2016, and is enjoying her new job as a mobile veterinarian!
Katie has always admired the bond animal owners have with their pets and feels honoured to be a part of this relationship. She loves spending time with families and their pets in the comfort of their own home. Katie enjoys caring for geriatric patients, she also has a special interest in oncology and pathology.
Family and Personal:
Katie is a mum to two fabulous, vibrant, funny and clever little girls - Tess (3) and Penny (1). They bring her so much joy but certainly keep her on her toes! Katie's husband, Dave, is also a vet and they have three animal kids too - A big, fluffy orange cat 'Pat Cat', a super cuddly but cheeky burmese 'Pekoe', and 'Badger' the scruffy and excitable mini wire-haired Dachshund. Katie loves being active - anything outside, in the sun, with her small family, perfect!