Meet our team

Our dedicated staff and leading veterinarians are all passionate about pets and improving or maintaining their welfare. Take a moment to meet our friendly team and their own adorable pets.

Dr Jillian Lok - Veterinarian

Gatton Vet Surgery - Dr Jillian Lok - Vet
  • BVSc (Hons)

Dr Jillian joined our team from Toowoomba after graduating in 2013. Originally from Malaysia, Jillian lives here in the Lockyer Valley with her 2 dogs - Nana the Tibetan Spaniel X and Noah the a Cattle Dog X, her 3 cats - Spike, Sasha and Sven, as well as her 5 chooks. She has a passion for surgery and is looking to pursue further study in this area.

In her spare time, Jillian enjoys going to the gym and reading.

Dr Madelein Taylor - Veterinarian

Gatton Vet Surgery - Dr Madelein Taylor - Veterinarian
  • 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 - Veterinarian

Gatton Vet Surgery - Dr Lindsay McNaught - Locum 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

Gatton Vet Surgery - Dr Dion Woodborne - Orthopaedic and 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.

Karen - Practice Manager & Veterinary Nurse

Gatton Vet Surgery - Karen Lyon - Practice Manager
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Certificate IV in Equine Studies
  • Equine Bowen Therapist
  • Accredited Microchip Implanter

Can-Do-Karen is commonly seen in the reception, greeting you as you come in the door. 

She lives on a large property with her 2 Great Danes - Bella and Ty and her Scottish fold cats, Salt, Pepper and Grumpy cat. Karen also breeds Warmbloods and likes to compete on her stallion Lyon Lodge Kinder Surprise in dressage, showjumping and eventing, when she is not busy being a soccer-crazed mum to her teenage son Cody.

Lisa - Veterinary Nurse

Gatton Vet Surgery - Lisa Munroe - Veterinary 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.

Jess - Veterinary Nurse

Gatton Vet Surgery - Jess Donaldson - Vet Nurse

Jess is in her last year of study as a vet nurse. She has always wanted to work with animals and after hairdressing for five years she finally decided to take a leap and do something about it.

Jess has two English Cocker Spaniels named Charlie and Frankie who she takes so many photos of that they have their own Instagram. She also has two Labradors named Tucker and Oscar and a one-eyed Maltese named Bella. In her spare time, Jess enjoys taking her dogs to the beach, going on adventures to beautiful places, and dabbling in some photography.

Kayla - Veterinary Nurse

Gatton Vet Surgery - Kayla - Veterinary 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 – Veterinary Nurse

Gatton Vet Surgery - Louise Gabriel - Veterinary 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 Veterinary Nurse

Gatton Vet Surgery - Carly Richmond - Veterinary 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.