Our Team

Veterinarians

Dr Andrew Ferguson

Position: Principal Veterinarian
Qualifications: BVSc (HonI), ABClinTech, BSc, GradDipDiagTechn, GradDipBiotech, MAppSc, MPhil, (PhD Candidate).

Andrew Ferguson graduated from The University of Queensland, Bachelor of Veterinary Science. He has been involved in the veterinary industry since 1991 and has worked in several mixed animal practices over the years. Academically, as well as his Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Andrew has completed a number of university degrees which include a degree as a human anaesthetic technician, a Bachelor of Science, two Graduate Diplomas in Diagnostic Technologies and Biotechnology, a research Masters in Applied Science and a Master of Philosophy (Vet Sc.). Andrew is now working towards completing his PhD in Veterinary Science. He has also undertaken further training in surgery such as orthopaedics with external fixation systems and has worked with a number of specialist in surgery, medicine and reproduction while doing postgraduate train. Growing up on a farm he was always around many types of animals. Andrew possesses diverse skills in anaesthesia, small and large animal medicine, reproduction and surgery, and research investigations. 


Dr Claire Mason-Rigg

Position: Veterinarian
Qualifications: BVMS, BSc, MSc, BSc(Hons)

Claire is originally from the UK but graduated from Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. She has worked in both mixed and small animal practices and works part time at Ipswich Family Vet Clinic. She especially enjoys surgery and has a keen interest in the control of infectious diseases.

Claire enjoys travelling and exploring the great outdoors with her young family and two dogs


Dr Amanda O'Neill

Position: Veterinarian
Qualifications: BVSc, BA

Amanda is one of our newest members of the Ipswich Family Veterinary Clinic team, originally from Melbourne, she made the move to the sunshine state 13 years ago. She studied Bachelor Veterinary Science at University of Queensland Gatton graduating in July 2016. Amanda has a passion for cats and feline medicine, she has a unique understanding of cats and hopes to continue studying in this area in the future. She has worked in the customer service industry for many years prior to undertaking her veterinary studies.

Amanda currently has two rescue cats and two dogs (Australian Cattle Dog and a Jack Russell x Kelpie) who keep her very busy and entertained at home. She loves her NRL football and is a HUGE Melbourne Storm fan.


Nurses

Kymberly Cooper

Position: Full Time Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager
Qualifications: Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

Kymberly started with us at Ipswich Family Veterinary Clinic end of March 2015. Coming from a business management background with a huge passion for animal's, Kymberly was a perfect match for her role here. With her OCD organisational skills she has recreated the clinic into something bigger, better and stressfree for all who come. She look's forward to expanding her knowledge and furthering her career with us. 

Animals have always been a big part of Kymberly's life, growing up hand raising exotic bird's with her parents and having four legged furry friends in the family. Under her own roof at home, with herself and her partner they have a family of seven! "Scooby Doo" and "Pepe" are their Miniature Foxie x Chihuahuas, "Nutmeg" and "Duchess" are their Domestic Short Hair Cats (Sisters), "Donatello" and "Michaelangelo" are there Brisbane River Short Neck Turtles, and "Randall" their Blue Tounge Lizard. Kymberly and her partner are also animal foster carers, even though they have a full house of their own, they still manage to squeeze in any foster thats in need of a loving home. 


Hayley Keegan

Position: Permanent Part Time Veterinary Nurse
Qualifications: Currently studying Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Joining us in June 2016, Hayley is a newbie to the Ipswich Family Vet Clinic. Hayley is studying her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology with the University of Queensland and has previously worked in the equine industry for a number of year. 

She has worked for many different stables riding endurance and dressage horses but is now enjoying her move intothe small animal veterinary nursing with the Ipswich Family Veterinary Clinic. Hayley loves coming into work and meeting all of the clients and their fur children and hopes to expand her knowledge into the areas of surgery nusing, small animal medicine and biosecurity. 

She has her own little family of pets including a Kelpie x Border Collie with too much energy named "Shelby", four hourses and a chicken named "Percy". In her spare time she enjoys travelling, photography and exploring the hiking trails throughout Australia whenever she can.


Lauren Jarrett

Position: Volunteer
Qualifications: Currently studying Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

Joining Ipswich Family Veterinary clinic in March 2017, Lauren is on of our newer faces at the clinic. Lauren is currently volunteering her time, one day a week whilst completing her studies to become a veterinary nurse.Lauren comes from a background of medical and administration work. Whilst she has always had a huge passion for working with animals, she has finally decided to make the big change.

Lauren enjoys spending her time with her one and only furr baby 'Milo'. And when she isn't fussing over Milo, she likes to spend her time baking in the kitchen for her family and friends.

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Phone (07) 3202 1554
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Fax (07) 3202 1556
Address 9 Pine Mountain Road
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305
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Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 1:00pm
After hours emergency care available.

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