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Tamborine Mountain Vet Surgery
24 Main Street
North Tamborine
QLD 4272

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07 5545 2422
07 5545 2627

Canungra Veterinary Surgery
Pine Rd & Franklin St
QLD 4275

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07 5543 5622
07 5543 4037

Yarrabilba Veterinary Hospital
Adler Cct
QLD 4207

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07 3180 3096
  • Andrew Paxton-Hall

    Dr. Andrew Paxton-Hall studied Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland and graduated in 1983. He then acquired a pilot’s licence and commenced professional life as a flying veterinary surgeon based in Charters Towers in North Queensland. He spent the next three years flying his Cessna as far as the Gulf of Carpentaria working on large cattle stations and running small animal clinics in remote towns.

    Following this, he spent three years working in rural Suffolk in the U.K. Here he swapped his Cessna and the wide open spaces for a small Ford Fiesta and the green English countryside.  He worked as a mixed practitioner in a large practice based in Bury St. Edmunds before returning to Australia.

    After two years in Roma, Queensland, he acquired Tamborine Mountain Veterinary Surgery and later Canungra Veterinary Surgery to form a group mixed animal practice in the Gold Coast Hinterland.  In 2017, the group will also include a new purpose built veterinary hospital at Yarrabilba.

    Andrew and his wife Sherri have lived on Tamborine Mountain for 25 years where they have raised their four children (and their many pets) and continue to be active members of their community.

    Dr. Paxton-Hall has held several positions with the Australian Veterinary Association including serving on the Ethics Committee and President of the Australian Camelid (Alpaca) group, a special interest area the practice has developed a reputation for over many years. He has also been employed as a veterinary expert and given evidence in several legal cases in Queensland and New South Wales.

    He is passionate about providing personalised, high quality veterinary care for his clients and patients. Whilst still actively involved with general practice, his current special interests include small animal surgery, particularly orthopaedics.

    In his spare time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, flying, diving and working on his golf!

  • Chris Corcoran

    Chris began working at Tamborine Mountain Veterinary Surgery in 2002.  He was attracted by the idyllic lifestyle on Tamborine Mountain, and the challenging and enjoyable variety provided by mixed veterinary practice in a semi-rural environment.  When Canungra Veterinary Surgery was acquired in 2005, Chris was given the task of providing Canungra (and surrounding) pet owners with the same professional and compassionate veterinary services that Tamborine Mountain clients had enjoyed.  Thanks to the loyal support of local animal lovers, the practice has matured from a practice that employed one veterinarian and one veterinary nurse to a busy, vibrant workplace that requires 2 fulltime veterinarians and 3 nurses.  Chris became a partner and part-owner of the practices in 2008.

    As mentioned above, Chris loves the variety of mixed veterinary practice.  He has a particular interest in ophthalmology and small animal reproduction.  A typical workday might begin with routine canine and feline vaccinations, followed by complex medical cases, an emergency caesarean or x-rays of a horse.

    Chris lives on Tamborine Mountain with his wife, four children and his quirky dalmatian called “Spot” (as named by his imaginative children).  His favourite pastimes include plane spotting, mowing his lawn and providing a free Uber service to his children.

  • Kate Heathwood

    Prior to joining us in July 2014 Kate worked in mixed practice out in Roma and Dayboro, and she has a gorgeous kelpie named Pepsi. In her spare time she has completed the True Grit, Night Attack and Raw obstacle courses - Kate loves a challenge!

  • Kate Stanley

    Kate graduated in 2000 from the University of QLD and practised in Charleville, western QLD as well as spending a year in Cornwall, UK. In 2009 after her rural and overseas stint, she moved to Beaudesert with her vet husband Sam and 3 children, and joined the Tamborine Mountain vet surgery team. She particularly enjoys complicated medical cases and orthopaedics.

  • Courtney Gordon

    Courtney graduated from James Cook University in 2016 and joined us in early 2017. She has an interest in alpacas and enjoys the large animal aspect of mixed practice. 

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  • Dr. Tania Trevethan
  • Dr. David Ives