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Homebush NSW
250 Parramatta Rd
NSW 2140

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02 9758 8666

Baulkham Hills NSW
19 Old Northern Rd
Baulkham Hills
NSW 2153

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02 9639 7744

Gosford NSW
U3, 401 Manns Rd
West Gosford
NSW 2250

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02 4323 3886

Canberra ACT
2 Yallourn St
ACT 2609

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02 6280 6344

Brisbane QLD
532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd
Sinnamon Park
QLD 4073

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07 3172 0593
  • Dr Elizabeth Dill-Macky, Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist
    BVSc (Hons) DipVetClinStud MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) DACVIM-SAIM

    Following graduation from the University of Queensland in 1982, Elizabeth completed an internship in small animal clinical studies at the University of Sydney. Her specialty training in small animal internal medicine was undertaken in the USA with a residency at the University of Florida followed by a year as a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Elizabeth subsequently worked as a small animal medical registrar at the University of Sydney for eight years before becoming one of the first internal medicine specialists and directors of the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney.

    For the last seven years she has lived overseas with her husband and Morris, their cat, working in Switzerland, at the University of Bern’s veterinary hospital, and at a private specialist and emergency hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Excited to be back in Australia again, she is one of the founding partners at the new ARH Brisbane hospital.

    Elizabeth is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine.

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  • Dr Maurine Thomson, Small Animal Surgery and Surgical Oncology Specialist
    BVSc FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

    Maurine graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987 and worked as a new graduate in mixed practice in Maffra, Victoria and Moruya in New South Wales. After several years travelling and working as a locum, she settled on a career in surgery and commenced a surgical internship in 1993.

    Maurine completed a surgical residency at Murdoch University in 1996 before taking up a registrar position at the University of Queensland. The following year she undertook additional training in surgical oncology via a fellowship at Colorado State University and in 1998 attained fellowship in small animal surgery with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

    Since 1997 Maurine has worked exclusively in veterinary oncology. She is a registered specialist in small animal surgery and surgical oncology. Her strong interests are in mast cell tumours, oral tumours and thoracic and reconstructive surgery.

    Maurine has written several book chapters on surgical oncology and is a recognised supervisor of specialist oncologists in Australia.

    Her other non-veterinary interests include bushwalking, catering to the needs of two teenagers, a 13-year-old Cavalier King Charles (without a heart murmur!), four cats and a large garden. Her husband supports her and their friends with his craft brewing, and the bar is always open!

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  • Dr Kathleen O’Connell, Small Animal Oncology Specialist
    BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Oncology) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) BBiomedSc (Hons) (Microbiology)

    Kathleen has been dedicated to the field of oncology since working as a researcher on the human melanoma vaccine trial at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2001. She credits her background in immunology research and publication of a thesis on tumour cell metastasis with piquing her interest in the specialty of oncology. After a number of years in cancer research she completed a bachelor of veterinary science, graduating from the University of Queensland in 2006 with first class honours. Following graduation, she worked in general practice in Brisbane before commencing training as a resident in veterinary oncology in 2008.

    In 2010 she attained membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine and in 2013 achieved fellowship of the ANZCVS in veterinary oncology, becoming a registered specialist in the field. Her main areas of interest include haematological cancers, melanoma and mast cell tumours. Kathleen lectures students and examines for candidates becoming specialists and is a recognised trainer of specialist oncologists in Australia. She has recently worked in her own referral oncology service and is excited to be a founding partner of the Brisbane Animal Referral Hospital.

    Kathleen is also kept busy with her beautiful son, wonderful husband and one very old Siberian Husky.

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  • Dr Elizabeth Morgan, Small Animal Oncology Resident
    BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

    Elizabeth graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. After graduating she spent two years working in mixed practice in Northern New South Wales. Elizabeth then returned to Queensland, where she worked in small animal practice for 12 months, before commencing a 12 month rotating internship at a busy referral practice in Brisbane.

    In 2015, Elizabeth completed a 12-month oncology internship with current ARH oncologists, Kathleen O’Connell and Maurine Thompson, during which time she successfully passed her membership examinations of the ANZCVS in small animal internal medicine. In January 2016 she commenced a residency in veterinary oncology. Elizabeth’s residency will be completed at the end of 2017 and she will then be focusing on her Fellowship examinations in 2019. She is particularly interested in haematopoietic tumours and is passionate about maintaining an excellent quality of life for her patients.

    Outside of work Elizabeth is often studying, riding her horses or walking her dogs.

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  • Dr Lance Wilson, Small Animal Surgery Specialist
    BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

    Lance graduated from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2000 and after eight years in general practice, including the obligatory UK locum circuit, returned to UQ as a staff surgeon. He commenced a residency training program in 2010 and in 2015 attained fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal surgery.

    Lance was head of the small animal surgery department at UQ until leaving in January 2017 to help create ARH Brisbane as a founding partner.

    Lance remains excited about all aspects of surgery, however has special interests in minimally invasive surgery, neurosurgery, complex fracture repair, reconstructive surgery and limb deformity correction.

    Lance is kept busy and grounded by his beautiful wife, two gorgeous children and a ‘pure-bred mongrel’ pointer-cross. In his little spare time, Lance enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family and hobbling around the football field.

    Lance Wilson