Oncology Staff

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250 Parramatta Rd
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Brisbane QLD
532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd
Sinnamon Park
QLD 4073

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07 3172 0593
Dr. Tony Moore
Dr. Tony Moore

Dr. Tony Moore, Oncology Specialist

BVSc MVSc DACVIM (Oncology)


Tony is an alumnus of the Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science, receiving his veterinary degree in 1981 and a master’s degree in feline hematology in 1986.

Five years in veterinary practice in Sydney led to an increasing interest in cancer therapy, and Tony found immense satisfaction in helping to improve the life-quality of pets with terminal diseases. He moved to the USA, and after completing a residency in veterinary oncology at the University of California, Davis, in 1988 he joined the faculty at Tufts University.

During his 15 years at Tufts, he established and directed the Harrington Oncology Program, achieved the rank of full professor, and trained seven residents to careers in veterinary oncology, whom now direct oncology programs at veterinary schools across the USA.

Tony is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology). He is the author of more than 200 articles, chapters and abstracts in the veterinary literature and has coauthored three books on veterinary oncology with Dr Gregory Ogilvie. He has spoken at meetings in Europe, South and Central America, Japan, Canada, USA and Australia.

Tony has received awards for creativity in teaching and clinical research and is particularly interested in the epidemiology of cancer in companion animals. After leaving Tufts in 2003 to return to Australia, he partnered with Dr Angela Frimberger (also an adjunct lecturer at the University of Sydney) to establish Veterinary Oncology Consultants, a web-based consulting company that supports the highest possible quality of life for pets with cancer through providing advice and educational materials for veterinarians and pet owners.



Dr. Angela Frimberger
Dr. Angela Frimberger

Dr. Angela Frimberger, Oncology Specialist

VMD DACVIM (Oncology)


Angela received a Bachelor of Science degree with honours from the University of Connecticut in 1986, and graduated with highest honours from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.

She completed a Residency in Oncology at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and remained as adjunct faculty there until 2003. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology).

In 2000, she completed a research fellowship in bone marrow biology and transplantation at the University of Massachusetts, Cancer Centre and developed a canine bone marrow transplant program for dogs at Tufts University. Angela treats all medical cancer problems in animals, and continues to work toward finding ways to improve remission and cure rates while still keeping quality of life as the top priority.



Dr. Sonya Yu
Dr. Sonya Yu

Dr. Sonya Yu, Oncology Registrar

BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine, ECC)


Sonya graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004. She joined ARH in 2007 as a small animal medicine intern and worked with the emergency service once she completed her internship. She joined the oncology team early 2015.

Sonya completed her membership exams in the small animal medicine as well as anaesthetic emergency and critical care chapters of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

In her spare time she fosters orphaned or sick and injured wildlife.






Dr Maurine Thomson, Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and Surgical Oncology

BVSc, FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery).

Maurine graduated from the University of QLD in 1987, and has spent time in wildlife, dairy cattle practice in Victoria and NSW, and travelling overseas. In 1993 was the first intern at QLD veterinary Specialists, followed by a surgical residency at Murdoch University. She completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Colorado State University, and since returning to Australia in 1998 has run an oncology referral practice in Brisbane. She will join ARH Brisbane as a founding partner, covering all aspects of oncology and reconstructive surgery.

Maurine and her husband also look after 4 cats and a Cavalier, and 2 teenagers.



Dr Kathleen O'Connell, Registered Specialist Small Animal Oncology

BVSc(Hons) FANZCVS(Oncology) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) BBiomedSc (Hons) (Microbiology)

Kathleen has been dedicated to the field of oncology since working on the human melanoma vaccine trial at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2001 as a researcher. 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 MANZCVS in Small Animal Medicine and then in 2013 attained FANZCVS and became a registered specialist in Veterinary Oncology. Her main areas of interest include haematological cancers, melanoma and mast cell tumours. She has recently worked in her own referral oncology service and is excited to become a founding partner of the new Animal Referral Hospital, a specialist clinic opening in Sinnamon Park, Brisbane, early in 2017.

Kathleen is also kept busy with a beautiful 21 month old boy, wonderful husband and two very old Siberian Husky’s.



Dr. David Lurie, Diplomate, A.C.V.I.M. (Oncology); Diplomate, A.C.V.R. (Radiation Oncology)

BVSc, University of Pretoria, South Africa 2000

Dr. Lurie completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery with an emphasis in Medical Oncology at the University of Illinois in 2001. He subsequently completed residencies in Medical and Radiation Oncology at the University of California, Davis in 2003 and 2005 respectfully. Dr. Lurie then went on to take a faculty position at the University of Florida where he was a founding member of the Oncology Program. He served in this capacity between 2005-2009. He has been in private practice from 2009-present, serving as the head of oncology at both Miami Veterinary Specialists and Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Lurie is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Radiology



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