Our Team


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 Alex Malcolm

Position: Veterinarian
Qualifications: BVSc (Hons), BSc, BEd, MCom (Acc).

Alex gratuated from the University of Queensland and has a special interest in emergency medicine and surgery. She has a soft spot for working dogs and when not at work she enjoys spending time with her newly rescued Kelpie "Jack" and her very aloof yet paradoxically needy cat "Margaret Scratcher". She's otherwise also kept extremely busy by her high energy toddler son; She therefore lists her interests as silence and solitude!!!

Dr Lauren Clancy

Position: Veterinarian
Qualifications: BVSc (Hons)

Lauren has recently joined the team as a veterinarian after working at a rural mixed practice in NSW for the last two years. As she is originally from Brisbane, Lauren has decided to relocate back to SE Qld to be closer to her family, and to experience life as a small animal vet.

Lauren has always been passionate about veterinary science. Her work interests include soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography, and she is currently exploring the field of reproduction.

Outside of work, she likes to take the opportunity to go camping and hiking with family and friends. She has recently invested in a new nikon camera and is keen to develop her skills in photography. At home, she has two much-loved dogs which include a Rhodesian Ridgeback x called "Thea" and a Cattle Dog x called "Bailey". 


Kymberly Cooper

Position: Full Time Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager
Qualifications: Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, Diploma of Business.

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. Living under their roof at home, they have; “Scooby Doo” and “Pepe” who are Miniature Foxies x Chihuahuas, “Nutmeg” and “Duchess” Domestic Short hair sisters, and finally “Michelangelo” their Brisbane River Short Neck Turtle.

Herself and her partner are foster carers also and they are never ones to say no to any animal. With all that going on they still manage to squeeze in any foster that’s in need of a loving home. 

Hayley Keegan

Position: Permanent Part Time Veterinary Nurse
Qualifications: Currently studying Bachelor of Veterinary Technology, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Joining us in June 2016, to the Ipswich Family Vet Clinic. Hayley is currently 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 nursing, 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", and two horses. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, photography and exploring the hiking trails throughout Australia whenever she can.

Alice Foster

Position: Casual Veterinary Nurse
Qualifications: Bachelor of Animal Science

Alice graduated from Charles Sturt University, with a Bachelor of Animal Science in 2014. Originally from Adelaide, she moved to Brisbane in 2014 and has joined our team in November 2017. Eager to get back into the animal industry and utilise her existing knowledge whilst learning the role of a veterinary nurse. She has a keen eye in animal parasitology, breed predisposed genetics, biosecurity, and disease research and development. She's happy to help any animal of all shapes and sizes. 

She has a much loved husband and young daughter, who along with their family pet "Kira" the german shepherd and "Winston" the spotted python, keep her very busy. She enjoys making the most of her time with her family and when she gets the chance, going on day trips to explore all their is to see.

Kia Lech

Position: Casual Veterinary Nurse
Qualifications: Certificate II Animal Studies, Currently studying Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

You may recognise Kia from previous years as one of our staff from when we first opened our doors. As a defence wife she moves around a bit but is back in the local area again and we couldn't be happier!

Kia has been working in vet clinics since 2012, both here in QLD and NSW.  She loves providing excellent service and care to your pets each and everyday and ensures our clients are well looked after too.  Her interests range in every aspect of nursing from surgical to the very basics.  She loves being a vet nurse and wouldn't choose any other career.

At home she keeps busy with her husband and 3 girls and loves spending time with them.  She also has an animal menagerie that includes their cat 'Billy', great dane 'Helga', a huge coup of heritage chickens and occasionally some RAAF foster puppies too.


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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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Sat 8:00am - 1:00pm

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