MY PET… MY FAMILY!

 

We Treat Pets Like Family

About Us

Our Story

My Family Vet is a brand-new, architecturally designed, modern clinic located in Ellendale Village, Upper Kedron, Queensland. We are a family owned & managed small-animal practice that truly believes pets are an intrinsic part of the family. All of us value the special bond that is created when a pet is welcomed into the family – we treat pets like family!

Our team has worked together for many years in other small animal practices. During that time, we developed an amazingly positive culture with great respect and admiration for each other. We all really enjoy what we do and working together to do it! As such, a few years ago we hatched the idea of opening our own practice to continue to do what we love, without corporate constraints. After much discussion and planning, My Family Vet was born – family owned for your family pet! While the planning and building of the clinic was taking place, each of us ventured off on a slightly different path, gaining more knowledge, skills, and experience. We are so excited about reuniting and working together again! What we wanted to build was a warm and welcoming vet clinic with a personal touch that provided exceptional health care with a stable, reliable, friendly team.

Our veterinarians are highly experienced with complimentary special interests across the broad range of services that they offer. They are very like-minded in their approach and will offer a compassionate, excellent standard of care for preventative health, behavioural, medical, and surgical cases. They also believe that continuity of care is crucial in providing the best possible health for your pet. Our veterinary nursing team are passionate about providing quality support for your pet and their family. They are friendly and approachable and will endeavour to make you feel welcome and as comfortable as possible. We all believe in effective communication with all our pet families and will help you in any way needed.

The team at My Family Vet is so excited to meet all the precious pets and their wonderful families that come along with them!

Our Team

Dr Louise Parry

Veterinarian

Dr Louise Parry

Veterinarian

Together with my partners, Charlotte and Gareth, I started My Family Vet – Upper Kedron to build a friendly practice that treats pets as an intricate part of the family, providing excellent care to our precious pets and a comforting experience to their families. This is an accomplishment of which I am very excited to be a part of.

My entire life has been surrounded by animals, firstly watching my father who is also a vet in his own practice, then later growing up on a cattle station and always having a multitude of pets. Animals have always been a huge part of my life and over the years I also recognized how important animals can be to other people. I became a vet simply because I wanted to help animals and their people.

I began my career in mixed practice in Victoria. From there I travelled to the U.K. and worked in a variety of practices. Then I moved to U.S.A. and worked in a busy small animal practice. At that point I decided that my passion was in looking after our precious pets. Since moving back to Australia, I have worked in numerous small animal practices and more recently in a busy emergency centre. My major interests include internal medicine, diagnostics especially clinical pathology and imaging (radiography and ultrasonography), soft tissue surgery and preventative health.

What I truly love about working in the veterinary world is seeing the special human-animal bond a family pet has with their family and how our pets bring much love and comfort to our lives. I believe it is vital to strive to keep our pets as happy and healthy for as long as possible.

When not in the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my family – my partner, my three daughters, Skyler a happy Golden Retriever and Luna an affectionate kitty.

Dr Charlotte Bryant

VETERINARIAN

Dr Charlotte Bryant

VETERINARIAN

Along with Louise and Gareth, I am a partner of My Family Vet – Upper Kedron. We started this practice because we all wanted to offer a warm and welcoming family-owned veterinary practice to provide exceptional-quality health care to our beloved family pets and a wonderful service to their families. This is a long-awaited dream of ours and something we are incredibly proud of. 

Animals have always been a part of my family growing up and I believe it is a real privilege of any household to have pets.  Treating sick and injured patients is a very important part of being a vet and one of the main reasons I became interested in veterinary science.  I love to see animals thrive and that is the most rewarding aspect of my job. 

I have been in practice as a Veterinary Surgeon for over fifteen years. I started out in mixed practice across the ditch prior to travelling to the UK to work in both small animal and emergency clinics. I came to Australia roughly ten years ago and have worked in several clinics across the country. Several years ago, I obtained a post graduate medicine certificate and more recently became PennHIP accredited (enabling assessment of hip health more accurately).  My main interests are joint disease and prevention, dentistry, basic orthopaedic procedures and soft tissue surgery including correction of BOAS (brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome).

As my veterinary career has progressed, I have seen how pets can bring so much joy and happiness to people’s lives. It is important to me that in our practice we treat pets as valued members of the family and keep them as comfortable and happy as we can.

My own family includes my husband, two young energetic boys, Lenny my 5-year-old cat and Jack my super enthusiastic ball chasing, hole digging, water loving Groodle puppy.

Gareth Wilson

PRACTICE MANAGER

Gareth Wilson

PRACTICE MANAGER

For some time, I have been working with vets, Louise and Charlotte to start up My Family Vet – Upper Kedron. We wanted to have a high-quality veterinary practice that we could call our own. It has been quite the journey and I am very proud of what we have built, and we are all so excited to work together in a happy, friendly practice.

Having been in the Veterinary industry since 2005, I have gained experience in a wide range of places. I have worked at the Animal Welfare League, helping with the animal rescue and adoptions services. For many years I worked in a Specialist Hospital, progressing to Head Nurse. I then worked in a busy General Practice as the Practice Manager. More recently, I have spent my time as an emergency nurse in a high-paced Emergency Centre. 

However, my heart truly belongs in general practice, looking after the local community with gold standard pet care and a strong focus on the whole family. I believe it’s not just about the pet but also the amazing humans that open their hearts and homes to these precious little critters.

My own family includes two lovely cats – a big ginger named Jordy and a cute shy Sphinx named Wednesday, along with their humans – my wife and our three children.

Zie Ealam

HEAD VETERINARY NURSE

Zie Ealam

HEAD VETERINARY NURSE

I am very excited to join my former colleagues again at My Family Vet – Upper Kedron. We had worked together for many years at another practice, then all went on other paths for a while, but are now all back working under the same roof again.

From a young age I have had a passion for caring for all animals big and small.  As a teenager, I started my career working in a local pet store. I then moved on to vet nursing gaining my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and working my way up to Head Vet Nurse in a busy small animal general practice. Recently, I have been working with a mobile vet service. 

I truly love all aspects of general practice but especially making all pets feel as comfortable and cared for as possible and also welcoming their families to the practice. Additionally, I like organising the day, so everything runs smoothly and efficiency.

At home, I have two fur babies of my own – Dude, a Staffy and a mature fellow of thirteen who loves being with people at ALL times but especially for bush walks and watching TV.  And cute little Bow, a 1-year-old cat who thinks he’s a dog.