Leonie graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2002 having grown up in rural north-eastern Victoria. She commenced working as a mixed-practice veterinarian in north-west Victoria and then Launceston in Tasmania. Realising her main interest was in small animal practice she then began working in suburban small animal clinics firstly in Melbourne, before moving to Brisbane in 2008 where she has worked in two very busy clinics offering high standards of care.
Leonie has continued to advance her skills in all areas of small animal medicine and surgery throughout her career to the point where she has a fascination for the unusual medical case and refuses to let anything beat her. It was this dedication that in 2017 found her publishing about a rare and poorly understood muscular disorder in cats after finding a small piece of new information that will hopefully help discover a cause for the disease in the future. Most recently she has realised a passion for behavioural medicine of animals, a fascinating and evolving field parallel to mental health medicine in humans. She is looking forward to incorporating a day-to-day clinical medicine approach that is mindful of each individual patient’s needs whenever they come for a visit to the surgery, as well as consulting for cases with long term behaviour problems while she continues her study in the field.
Please help us welcome Dr Leonie to the community next time you and your pet visit us.