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 Jake Lin

Position: Full Time Veterinarian 
Qualifications: BVSc (Hons), BAppSc (Plant Sciences)

Jake graduated from the University of Queensland with honours and has a special interest in Animal behavioural medicine in which he is pursuing. Originally from Singapore, he has spent time previously as a military police dog trainer and is well-versed in the most up-to-date methods and medication in relation to problematic behavioural issues in both dogs and cats which is both humane and puts the animal’s welfare in place.

He will be happy to aid by starting with a consult about your pet’s behavioural issues.

He currently shares his home and bed with 3 rescue dogs, a Tibetan spaniel ‘NaNa’, a koolie/cattle dog cross ‘Noah’ and a kelpie/koolie cross ‘Phoenix’. 4 rescue cats named ‘Phoebe’, ‘Sasha’, ‘Sven’ ‘Spike’ and 5 backyard chickens. In his spare time, he is either training his dogs via classical and operant conditioning or in the gym improving himself.


NURSES & ADMINISTRATION

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. 


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.


Dog Trainer

Tara

Position: Puppy Preschool, Prep & Dog Obedience Trainer

A little bit about Tara...... Coming soon!

Contact Us

Phone:
(07) 3202 1554
After Hours Emergency:
Currently Unavailable
Email:
info@ipswichfamilyvet.com.au
Address:
9 Pine Mountain Road,
North Ipswich Qld 4305

 

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Mon - Fri 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 1:00pm

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