22 Highfields Rd, Highfields QLD 4352

OPEN 7AM-6PM MON-FRI / 8:30AM-1PM SAT

Meet the team at Highfields Vet Surgery in Toowoomba

OUR PEOPLE

At Highfields Vet Surgery, we believe culture drives everything, and our small team is committed to providing exceptional health care for your family pets. We tailor everything around this vision, and we love working together to make it a reality.

Dr Peter Lyons, Veterinarian at Highfields Vet Surgery in Toowoomba

Dr PETER LYONS

BVSc, M.A.C.V. Sc, JP (Qual)

Peter was raised on a Central Queensland cattle property and after boarding school in North Queensland and Rockhampton found himself in Brisbane at the school of Veterinary Science, St Lucia.

After graduating he worked under the Legendary Dr Reg Pascoe at the Oakey Veterinary Hospital for 6 years. where he gained his M.A.C.V. Sc in Surgery. With the offer of a partnership, Peter then moved on to Veterinary practices at the Gold Coast. The pull of the country life saw Peter return to Toowoomba to join Peter Lynch as a Partner in Lynch and Lyons, a mixed animal practice.

In 1989, Peter in partnership with Peter Noble, established Herriot House Veterinary Surgery (named after the famous Yorkshire Vet and author James Herriot) in Toowoomba. Herriot House was sold in 2017 leaving Peter to explore new challenges in Veterinary Science.

Peter has completed further studies in both Surgery and Animal Reproduction and looks forward to using these skills at the new revitalized Highfields Veterinary Surgery. Still after 46 years as a Veterinary Surgeon, Peter's work is his hobby but on his days off you will find him either gardening, bushwalking, or playing with his Welsh Mountain show ponies.

Dr Alanna Harth, Veterinarian at Highfields Vet Surgery in Toowoomba

Dr ALANNA HARTH

BVSc Hons

Alanna is a Toowoomba local, who has just returned to her hometown after working for the past seven years in busy clinics in Ipswich and Brisbane. She has gained extensive knowledge and experience as a professional veterinarian and takes great pride in delivering best practice care and well being to her clients. Alanna has a unique ability to develop trustworthy relationships with her client base through her caring nature, good listening skills and attention to detail.

She has interests in the areas of palliative care, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and dermatology and continues to expand her knowledge and skills within these areas of veterinary science.

Outside of work, Alanna enjoys the fast pace action of mountain biking with her friends and often has a Go-pro film to share on Monday mornings of the adrenalin packed action of the bike rides. She also enjoys hiking in the national forests of South East Queensland and spending time with the family dog Myrtle.

Georgia Stenzel, Practice Manager at Highfields Vet Surgery in Toowoomba

GEORGIA STENZEL

Practice Manager

Georgia joined the HVS team in October 2020 and brings with her a decade of experience in General Practice, Emergency Critical Care, Specialist Medicine, Specialist Surgery and Emergency Surgery.

Georgia started working in the Veterinary industry in 2012 and she completed her studies in Vet Nursing in 2016 and has continued to expand her knowledge and skill sets across many areas of the veterinary industry. She has travelled extensively across Australia gaining a diversified portfolio of experience, knowledge, and wisdom which she shares amongst our HVS team. She is very passionate about the industry ensuring customers and patients receive exceptional service and care and treats each patient as her own pet.

Georgia has a special interest in Canine Reproduction and is passionate about developing skills in this area to offer a high standard of service in the Darling Downs Region. Georgia is a registered breeder with Dogs QLD, breeding Peruvian hairless dogs and is dedicated to aiding in the survival of this rare breed. Peaches, Georgia's coated Peruvian, can often be seen enjoying a day at the clinic.

In her spare time, Georgia and her husband Dave enjoy attending dog shows and spending time with their fur family, Hank, Ronnie, Forest and Peaches and her not so furry family, their pet snakes Happiness and Cyanide.


Abbey McHardy, Veterinary Science student at Highfields Vet Surgery

ABBEY MCHARDY

 

Abbey has grown up in Toowoomba with a love for small animals which has led her to follow her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Gatton and loving it.

Abbey has a keen interest in small animal reproduction and is training to be a part of the HVS reproduction team. After graduation she is hoping to specialise in small animal reproduction.

In her spare time Abbey works at Toowoomba Philharmonic Society as a conductor and enjoys spending time with her Border Collie Sam. Abbey is very excited to be a part of the team at HVS and looks forward to learning more in the veterinary field.

Sarah Green, Vet Nurse Trainee & Customer Care Officer

SARAH GREEN

Vet Nurse Trainee & Customer Care Officer

Growing up in Toowoomba, Sarah was exposed to a large variety of animals and has always had a love for animals. Sarah gained a Certificate II in both Agricultural and Rural Operations throughout school and worked on a beef cattle property for nearly 8 years whilst also obtaining work experience at a veterinary clinic in Toowoomba.

Additionally, Sarah began training as a dog groomer in 2015 and then became a registered breeder with Dogs QLD in 2019. Her pack consists of her five dogs, four beautiful Samoyeds and one gorgeous sheltie named Pepper, who regularly visit the clinic to entertain the staff and provide fluffy cuddles.

Sarah has a keen interest in Canine Reproduction and is training to become part of our Reproduction team at HVS. Due to her breeding background Sarah brings valuable firsthand experience and wisdom with her.

Dr Ashleigh Moon, Veterinarian at Highfields Vet Surgery in Toowoomba

Dr ASHLEIGH MOON

BVSc (Hons) | Veterinarian

Ashleigh graduated from the University of Queensland in 2019 with her bachelor's in veterinary science and is thoroughly enjoying life in general practice with the support and guidance of an experienced team of vets. Ashleigh is quickly developing in both her medical and surgical skills and has a great passion for both.

Ashleigh is a warm, friendly, and outgoing vet who takes pride in her work, and especially caring for pets. She is passionate about dental health and is has a special interest in animal dentistry.

Outside of work, Ashleigh loves to cook and bake yummy delights, so, it is no surprise to see gourmet finger food at morning tea breaks.

Dr Gabor Kalotay, Vet Nurse & Customer Care at Highfields Vet Surgery in Toowoomba

DR GARBOR KALOTAY

B.SC, M.B., B.S., B.V.SC (Hons 1)

Gabor graduated from the UQ School of Veterinary Science in 2017 with first class Honours, shortly after commencing work in Laidley in 2019 in a mixed veterinary practice.

Before moving into animal medicine, Gabor also completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2009 through the University of Sydney - and continues to practice in human medicine. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Paramedical Science, Physiology and Pharmacology as well as a Bachelor of Science, Zoology and Biochemistry.

He has a keen interest in mixed animal practice, emergency and critical care, surgery and animal medicine interface. He continues to also assist the University of Queensland’s production animal service.

Andrew Brown, Business Owner Manager at Highfields Vet Surgery

ANDREW BROWN

Business Owner Manager

With a strong background in the agriculture sector, specifically animal production both in premium wool, beef and prime lambs, Andrew has a direct correlation with the veterinary business due to his animal husbandry skillsets and understanding of the need for best practice in health and well-being of animals.

Andrew graduated from the University of Sydney in 1997 with a Bachelor of Management, before extending his studies and career in business management, mining engineering and corporate governance. Having a multifaceted career across various primary industries, Andrew is dedicated to improving the quality of the veterinary service to ensure best practice delivery exceeds customer expectations.

Outside of work, Andrew enjoys spending quality time with his family and on the land, getting back to his grass roots in agriculture. Andrew spends time ferrying his children around to horse shows, soccer fields and basketball courts, coaching from the sidelines whilst checking on the calving heifers next door.

Dr Georgia Spencer, Business Owner Manager at Highfields Vet Surgery

DR GEORGINA SPENSCER

B.VSC (Hons)

Georgia joins the Highfields Vet Surgery’s Veterinarian team, originally from Cairns. Relocating too Toowoomba after deciding on a change of scenery (and temperature), Georgia graduated from James Cook University of Townsville in 2018 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

While studying in northern QLD, Georgia spent three years working in Bundaberg at an ASAV accredited Veterinary Hospital - working mostly with cats and dogs but also taking a keen interest in exotic pets like snakes, rats and mice.

Rylee Cooper, Vet Nurse & Customer Care at Highfields Vet Surgery in Toowoomba

Rylee Cooper

 

Rylee grew up on the Sunshine Coast and moved to Toowoomba at the beginning of 2016 after completing a year of studies at Longreach Agricultural College. While at Longreach, Rylee completed a certificate III in Rural Operations and a certificate III Advance Horsemanship and Breeding. During this time, Rylee recognised her true passion for all animals great and small and fell in love with the country lifestyle and rural back drop. 

Rylee has been working in the animal industry for a number of years and is in the final stages of completing her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She thoroughly enjoys caring for her hospital patients as they transition through our surgery procedures and reuniting these pateints with their loving owners at the end of the day. Rylee treats every animal as if they are her own and strives to provide the highest standards of care. From a career perspective, Rylee aims to complete a ultrasonography and radiography course to extend her nursing skillsets and expertise across a range of specialised services.  She also has a keen interest in canine behaviour and training and aims to further her knowledge and skillsets in this field growing field. 

In her spare time Rylee enjoys spending time with her fiancé Cam, their dogs Mango, Rudi and Chevy. They also have two rescue cats Whitney and George. Rylee also enjoys horse riding and catching up with her family and friends.

Georgia Marsh, Vet Nurse & Customer Care at Highfields Vet Surgery in Toowoomba

Georgia Marsh

 

Georgia was born and raised in Toowoomba, completing her education at The Glennie School. In 2021, Georgia decided to pursue her love of animals by joining HVS, whilst studying vet nursing with the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. 

Her love for animals has lead her to become passionate about animal education, and providing the best possible care to all patients. Georgia has a special interest in exotic pets and would love to develop her knowledge within this area. 

In her spare time, Georgia enjoys hanging out with her Standard Poodle, Bentley, and her 11 year old Bearded Dragon, Ollie! You will often find her giving your furry friends lots of cuddles and affection whilst they are in the clinic! She is excited to continue her nursing education, whilst working with a dedicated and passionate team. 

 
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Opening hours

Monday - Friday - 7am - 6pm
Saturday - 8:30am - 1pm
Sunday - Closed
Public Holidays - Closed or TBA

ABN:14 627 874 239

Address22 Highfields Rd, Highfields QLD 4352