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Meet our Veterinarians

Dr Lisa Roberts (BVSc (Hons), MACVSc)

Practice Owner // Veterinary Surgeon

Lisa and her husband Dave opened the Windaroo Veterinary Surgery in 2008, and have lived locally for many years.

Lisa is a graduate from Sydney University in 1990 and moved to Queensland in 1999 to work exclusively in Dermatology and gaining membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal medicine in 2001. She continues to enjoy helping dogs and cats with chronic skin disease and all aspects of general medicine.

Dr Laura Coughran (BVSc)

Veterinary Surgeon

Laura completed her degree in Veterinary Science in 2011 from James Cook University. In addition to her love of working with cats and dogs, Laura has a keen interest in reptiles, exotic animals and wildlife care.

Other areas of interest include dentistry, diagnostic ultrasound and animal welfare.

Laura keeps many of her own reptiles and has a great knowledge of their management.

Dr Jesse S-Wardle (BVSc (Hons))

Veterinary Surgeon

Jesse graduated from the University of Queensland and has spent time working at an Animal Hospital in the Northern Territory.

She has an interest in small animal surgery and medicine.

Dr Lisa Richards (BVSc (Hons), MVS, MACVSc)

Veterinary Surgeon

Lisa has been a practicing Veterinarian for almost 30 years, the majority of that time in small animal practice. She had also worked overseas throughout the UK.

She has a Masters in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Melbourne University, and is a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Canine Medicine. She has a special interest in surgical and theatre practices.

Meet our Nursing Team

Jenni Burnett


Senior Veterinary Nurse

Jenni is a very experienced nurse having worked more than 10 years in the industry. 

She is currently running our puppy pre school on Tuesday nights. 

Jill Van Der Zwan


Senior Veterinary Nurse

Jill has been a veterinary nurse for 9 years. She was an original staff member when we opened in 2008, and has just recently re-joined our WVS team.

Emily Bateman


Veterinary Nurse // Registered Nurse


Emily has trained as a Registered Nurse, and after completing her degree decided to turn her nursing interest to the animal world.


She is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Danni Street


Veterinary Nurse

Danni is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is running our puppy preschool

Amanda Long


Veterinary Nurse


Amanda has been a veterinary nurse for >10years.



Bronwyn Robertson


Veterinary Nurse


Bronwyn has been in the veterinary industry for more than 10 years. SHe has worked in Brisbane and the UK.

Jenny Mackintosh




Jenny has many years of customer service and adminstrative experience.


She has recently relocated to Brisbane after living in New Zealand.