We pride ourselves on providing the best veterinary care and services for your pets.
Albion Veterinary Surgery provides modern, professional and affordable health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. Our dedicated and experienced staff are passionate animal lovers. We know that helping our clients starts with providing a good understanding of health care issues and treatment options. Our Lead Veterinarian Dr Leonie Thom has extensive knowledge and experiences in small animal medicine and surgery, as well as animal behaviour. Our visiting Vet Surgeon Dr Dion Woodborne is available to perform complex orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries. Our animal health care team will offer education, advice and care to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. With good advice and professional recommendations, pet owners will be well equipped to make the best ongoing health care decisions for your pet. Take a moment to meet our team.
Dr Nicole Wong graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012, and has also completed a Masters Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Massey University in 2017. She has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, and behavioural medicine, and continues to undertake further studies to ensure the best care for your pets. Dr Nicole has been with Albion Veterinary Surgery since August 2020, and looks forward to seeing all your friendly faces soon! When you pop into the clinic, you may even catch a glimpse of Dr Nicole's cocker spaniel, Biscuit, who is our self-appointed door-greeter and nurse-assistant.
Being born and raised in South Africa, Dion had the kind of introduction into a career in the care of animals that Australian trained vets only get to dream about. As a school leaver, Dion studied Nature Conservation, and worked for 3 years for the Natal Parks Board as a ranger, working amongst the amazing wildlife of Africa on land and at sea. Dion’s exciting experiences include getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks and Seals off the South African Coast, whilst participating in the tagging and monitoring of these magnificent creatures.
Dion completed his Veterinary degree and went on to work in large and small animal practices in South Africa, the UK, and NZ before settling on the Sunshine Coast with his young family. Their home is a menagerie of creatures, with birds and dogs, and a blue tongue lizard, which Dion and his daughters reared after rescuing it from a roadside as an injured baby. Dion is an avid water sportsman; he has solo swum the English Channel and is now a keen kite boarder.
Dion is passionate about surgery, and in 2011, after rigorous written and oral examinations, he gained his Membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons, in Small Animal Surgery.
Kirsten moved to Brisbane from Perth in 2015 and is still enjoying the exciting opportunities Brisbane has to offer.
Kirsten commenced her nursing career straight out of school, starting out as a trainee nurse in 2008. Kirsten quickly worked her way up to the position of Nursing Manager and has remained in various management roles in both emergency and general practice settings since 2010.
Since moving to Brisbane, Kirsten has worked in medical centres of both the human and animal medical facilities. She still finds that after 10 years her passion still lays with the animal species.
Kirsten lives with her partner, James, and her French Bulldog, Charlie. She is a bit of a social butterfly and in her spare time loves exploring Brisbane and camping up and down the coast of Queensland. Whilst keeping fit and healthy she also loves activities such as dance, netball, cooking, going to the gym and taking advantage of the beautiful beaches with friends and her very spoilt Frenchie, Charlie!
Keely joined our team here at Albion in August 2020. She has a passion for Dental health and nutrition alongside with delivering outstanding customer service.
In her spare time Keely enjoys gardening and film photography.
Abigail (Abby), joined our team late 2019.
Abby has a stumpy tail cattle dog named "Callie", who is so bouncy and loves absolutely every dog and human that comes in sight, she can't keep that wiggly bottom still.
Abby is very passionate in all aspects of nursing and is looking forward to building great client relationships with each and every one of you.