At Gatton Vet Surgery, we provide modern, professional and affordable health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. With fully equipped examination rooms, diagnostic machines and pharmaceutical stores within our veterinary surgery, we provide comprehensive, on-the-spot assistance for all your pet health and medical needs in Gatton. Our highly qualified and dedicated Vets include Dr Jillian, Dr Maddy and Dr Lindsay, and they have extensive knowledge and experiences in animal medicine, surgery including orthopaedics, geriatric care, dental care, parasite treatments, and more. Our animal health care team are passionate about providing the best care for your pet and will offer education and advice to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. 

Meet Our Team
Dr Madelein Taylor
Vet
  • BVSc (Hons)

Maddy graduated from University of Queensland in 2014 and worked at a mixed practice in Toowoomba for 4 years before starting at Gatton. She is passionate about medical cases and enjoys a challenge.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her five dogs (Eva, Finnley, Juno, Mouse amd river), three horses (Riley, Aroura and Sienna) and one cat (Cleo).

Dr Lindsay McNaught
Vet
  • BVSc

Lindsay is another one of our locum vets, who specialises in hip and elbow radiographs for scoring. He has worked at many practices including Oakey Vets, Clive Chandler and multiple practices in England, as well as owning his own practices in Toowoomba - East Wood House Veterinary Surgery and Clifford Park Veterinary Surgery. He has an interest in working with horses, especially at Clifford Park with 70% of his patients being equine.

Lindsay is happily married to Margarita and they have a son Ian and a daughter Alexa, as well as their Rhodesian Ridgeback Nala, ginger cat Amanda and thoroughbreds Arthur and Felix.

Dr Dion Woodborne
Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Surgeon
  • BVSc
  • MANZCVS (Surgery)

Being born and raised in South Africa, Dion had the kind of introduction into a career in the care of animals that Australian trained vets only get to dream about. As a school leaver, Dion studied Nature Conservation, and worked for 3 years for the Natal Parks Board as a ranger, working amongst the amazing wildlife of Africa on land and at sea. Dion’s exciting experiences include getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks and Seals off the South African Coast, whilst participating in the tagging and monitoring of these magnificent creatures.

Dion completed his Veterinary degree and went on to work in large and small animal practices in South Africa, the UK, and NZ before settling on the Sunshine Coast with his young family.  Their home is a menagerie of creatures, with birds and dogs, and a blue tongue lizard, which Dion and his daughters reared after rescuing it from a roadside as an injured baby. Dion is an avid water sportsman; he has solo swum the English Channel and is now a keen kite boarder.

Dion is passionate about surgery, and in 2011, after rigorous written and oral examinations, he gained his Membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons, in Small Animal Surgery.

Erin
Practice Manager

Erin has been in the pet industry for the past 18 years, having worked in both pet shops and veterinary clinics. She enjoys how varied the species of animals she works with are and is happy to chat with clients about their pets and any queries or concerns they may have.

When not at work, Erin can be found spending time with her family and many pets, drinking way too much coffee, and reading.

Lisa
Vet Nurse

Lisa came to us from Booval in the middle of 2016 where she previously nursed for 3 years. Prior to that she has nursed in Darwin for 3 years and worked on cattle stations throughout the Northern Territory and North Queensland. She has a Chihuahua called Stitch, a Cattle Dog X called Spar, a cat called Moose and a Chestnut Quarterhorse called Houston. She competes in Breakaway Roping.

Kayla
Vet Nurse

With a passion for vet nursing, Kayla’s favourite part of her job is anaesthesia and caring for patient’s pre-operative and post-operative stages. Outside of work, Kayla has a strong passion for gardening and most of all enjoys spending time with her two fur babies Buddy & Athena. She’s looking forward to meeting our loyal clients!

Louise
Vet Nurse

Louise joined our team and continued to study her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She completed her studies and became fully qualified mid 2019. Louise has always had a love for animals and has always known that she wanted to be involved in the veterinary field. She aspires to learn and improve in order to become the best nurse possible to her patients.

In her spare time, Louise enjoys spending time with her two beautiful children, Rosalie and Fletcher. Her two horses, Kitkat and Chief, as well as two dogs Autumn and Bib, AND a cat named Annie keep her busy! 

Carly
Trainee Vet Nurse

Carly is studying vet nursing here at the clinic and hopes to finish in 2020. She lives locally with her 4 cats - Squeakie (pictured), Mintie, Muffin and Shortcake, and two Gypsy Cobs named Diva and Zephyr.

Carly is active in cat rescue and rehoming, and enjoys horse sports such as horse archery and trail riding.

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