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MEET OUR TEAM

Your Pet Care Experts

Dr Lily

DR LILY

Veterinarian BVSc (Hons) / Practice Owner

Lily is the life of the clinic and is top dog! She was inspired to become a vet when she was 9 years old and has had a dedicated passion for animal health since graduating and moving to Hervey Bay in 1982. Lily prefers a sensible, down-to-earth approach to animal care and emphasis on preventative medicine.
She took ownership of Scarness Vets in 2011 and quickly added her creative flare to the clinic! You can see her home-made sculptures surrounding the clinic today. Lily hopes to continue expanding and improving Scarness Vets to ensure we can give your pets the best care possible.
In 2014, Lily’s heart was won over by a lost little stumpy tail Cattle Dog who was handed in to the clinic. Now known as Kelly, she regularly comes to the clinic; her job is to instil confidence in nervous patients by having a jolly good play. Lily sense of care for the staff, clients and patients at the clinic know no limits. She whole heartedly cares for every one that comes through the doors and provides the utmost care to everyone she meets.

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DR AUDREY

Veterinarian BVMS

Your family will love having Dr Audrey around to handle your pet’s wellness. Her kind and compassionate approach will have your pets at ease. A graduate from Murdoch University in 2003, Audrey is methodical and meticulous in providing quality healthcare to your pets. Audrey has a special interest for exotic animals. From mammals and birds to amphibians and reptiles, she's the veterinarian to see! She also enjoys doing ultrasounds and is looking to do further studies in the area. Originally from Singapore she moved to Australia and practiced in Alice Springs for 10 years and adopted her mischievous cat Heidi (who has had far too many vet visits). Audrey then moved with her young family to Hervey bay in 2019, worked at another local vet surgery then joined the SVS team in mid 2021.
In November 2021, Audrey first met and treated Zara, a Retriever Cross in foster care from Adopt A Dog Fraser Coast who unfortunately contracted Parvovirus. A month later when she recovered Audrey couldn't bare to part with her and adopted her into her family.

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JULIE

Veterinary Nurse

Julie has been a veterinary nurse in the Hervey Bay region for over 15 years. She has completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and Puppy Socialisation and Training course. Julie has gained extensive knowledge and experience over the years making her incredibly valuable.

With a background in human dental nursing, Julie is our dental expert and loves to assist vets with all dental procedures. She is the life of the clinic and is always up for a chat and laugh! She has a special interest in birds and rodents.

Outside of work, Julie loves her social life and caring for her fur family; she has a French Bulldog named Wally, two rescue cats Misty and Bailey as well as a small mischief of rats! She may be a little crazy but that comes with the job!

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LUZETTE

Veterinary Nurse

Luzette started with SVS in 2019 & is our all-rounder. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 from Open Colleges and is capable of doing all aspects of nursing around the surgery. Luzette can be found on reception, scribing for Dr Lily or assisting our vets in surgery. She has a specific passion and aptitude for surgery, anesthesia and performing dentals. She is incredibly conscientious, industrious and a wonderful mentor for our trainee nurses. 
Luzette has an extensive history working alongside animals. She was formerly the president of the Riding For The Disabled Association Hervey Bay (RDAHB) and coached horse riding for 18 years. She has also volunteered at the Nikenbah Animal Refuge where she adopted Eddie who is one of our well known clinic dogs. Away from the surgery, Luzette enjoys boating with skipper Eddie as well as training horses to compete in dressage.

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CLINIC DOGS

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KELLY

Any client of SVS knows the main member of our clinic dog pack, Kelly! Just like her mum Dr Lily she's the alpha of the pack.

Kelly came in as a stray when she was a pup and found herself right at home. When Kelly is around you cannot help but smile. She is soft natured and cares for foster kittens or pups when they need her. She helps us demonstrate to our clients and their pets how to manage reactive or aggressive behaviours in dogs and she helps clean up around the place, especially if there are leftovers as payment!

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EDWINA (EDDIE)

Edwina the Staffy X Dachshund is our youngest & bubbliest clinic dog. She was adopted by Luzette from the Nikenbah animal refuge as a puppy. She is our PR manager who takes pride in greeting customers and patients. She also oversees all cat procedures offering comfort to those purrfect patients. Eddie has a secret talent for unexpected mouth kisses and is always down for a play session. On your next visit be sure to give this friendly girl a pat!

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ANNIE

Annie the Terrier X can often be found sleeping in reception or weaseling her way into consult rooms to clean up the leftover liver treats. Annie stole Sophie's heart in 2020 and became a foster fail. She was a whopping 10kg when Sophie adopted her and is now only 4.7kg! If you see this hungry dog around the clinic it's best not to feed her if you want to keep your fingers!

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BEAU

Linda inherited Beau from a family member who could no longer care for him. At first he was reluctant to be in a new home but now Linda is this little dog's world! This devoted companion can be found in reception on a chair assisting Linda with her daily duties.

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GEORGIE

Georgie, a rescued fox terrier cross, has been a clinic dog at SVS for well over 5 years. She can often be found sleeping under the reception desk by Linda’s side. Georgie was abandoned and brought to the clinic in terrible condition, but with lots of love, care and a specialised diet, she is thriving with Linda. She thoroughly enjoys bike rides and going to the beach.

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