Our Team

Debbie Thorne
Debbie Thorne B.V.Sc (Hons)

Deb graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995. Since then, she has worked in mixed practice in both Queensland and New South Wales, with a five year hiatus to run her family dairy farm. In her ‘spare time’, Deb runs her beef cattle properties in Maleny and Jandowae but enjoys nothing more than throwing a leg over her horse Jack, and going for a ride with her dogs Opie, Dot and Hariat.


Lauren McGrath
Lauren McGrath B.V.Sc (Hons)

Lauren graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011. She has been working at Maleny Vet Services for two years and enjoys all areas of mixed practice, particularly surgery and equine medicine. Lauren has beautiful turtle dove called Meep Meep, a playful dog Percy and cheeky horses Prince and Smitten.
.


Kirsten Dance
Kirsten Dance B.V.Sc (Hons)

Graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008 with 1st Class Honours and joined the team at Maleny Vet Services in early 2012. Kirsten has an out of control galah called Fatboy and a black cat called Purl.
.
.


Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt

Deb has been with Maleny Vet Services for 14 years and has a Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing. She really enjoys canine caesarean sections, nursing medical patients in hospital and training junior staff. Deb is kept busy with her cats Tiddles and Ranga, a herd of horses and a couple of mischievous dogs.
.


Kate Meager
Kate Meager

Kate joined Maleny Vet Services in 2007. During this time she has completed her Certificate IV in Nursing. She was born in Maleny and lives on a farm in Conondale. She has a bull terrier called Chuck, two kelpies called Arrow and Archer and some naughty horses Bill and Bundy. She enjoys getting outside with the large animal patients especially beef cows and the odd horse.


Gemma Wheeler
Gemma Wheeler

Gemma graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012 as a veterinary technician. She started working for Maleny Vet Services in January 2013. Gemma comes from a banana farm in Montville and has a number of different animals including her border collie cross Tully, labrador Kuma and ginger cat Milly. She has a special interest in dog behaviour and training and also nutrition.


Melanie Buschor
Melanie Buschor

Melanie is a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse who has been with Maleny Vet Services for 18 years. Melanie lives on a small property outside of Maleny with her husband Walter and a mad mix of cavalier King Charles spaniels, mini ponies, chickens and quinea fowl. Melanie has a passion for heritage breed chickens and is happy to give advice on your chicken problems.


Chloe Summers
Chloe Summers

Chloe has been with Maleny Vet Services since early 2012. She started off as an afternoon kennel hand and is now currently studying her Cert IV in veterinary nursing. She has a menagerie of animals including her pet pig Penny and kelpie Abby. She enjoys accompanying our vets to calvings and handling our other large animal patients.


Emma Scott
Emma Scott

Profile coming soon!
.
.
.
.