Meet the Team

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Gail Lovell (B.V.Sc., M.A.C.V.Sc.)

Veterinarian/Practice Director

Gail graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1981 and for the past 35 years has been servicing the animals and people of the Redlands. Initially working solely in an equine practice with her husband, Gail saw the need for a small animal practice in the area.

Since 1984, Gail has worked exclusively with small animals. Her main field of interest and expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders in dogs and cats. Gail has completed post graduate courses on topics such as internal medicine, cardiology and ophthalmology and was admitted to the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1998 as a member in Radiology. This ensures Gail is kept abreast of the rapidly emerging advancements in the major fields of veterinary medicine.

Over the years Gail has developed a team of loyal staff who like herself are committed to veterinary excellence, customer service and care, ensuring the pets of the Redlands receive the best of care and attention at The Redlands Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Katria Lovell (B.Sc (Equine) B.V.Sc (Hons)

Veterinarian/Practice Director

Destiny dictated that Katria was going to work in the veterinary industry. With parents Dr David and Dr Gail Lovell as directors of the family owned and orientated Redlands Veterinary Clinic, Katria grew up in the local Community around animals and veterinary practice. In addition to having worked in both the equine and small animal hospitals at Redlands, Katria has recently returned from working in elite race track practice in Melbourne.

She has a keen interest in internal and emergency medicine, and is very excited to be back headlining the dynamic team at Redlands Veterinary Clinic. She is a bit of a ‘crazy cat vet’ and recently, she completed an advanced course in Feline Medicine, and intends pursuing her Memberships in this field.Dr Kat is thoroughly enjoying being back in the community and invites you to experience the Redlands difference- experience IS the difference, at Redlands Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Rebecca Campbell B.V.Sc

Veterinarian

Rebecca graduated from University of Queensland in 2015. She has a passion for treating all creatures great and small but has a particular passion for canine medicine and surgery. Rebecca has four dogs, one elderly cat and chickens. Rebecca is a poodle enthusiast and frequently has her poodle Coco at work with her.

Dr. Chloe Oxford  B.V.Sc

Veterinarian

Chloe graduated in 2015 from Murdoch University in WA and made the trek over to us here shortly after. Chloe enjoys the challenges of Veterinary medicine as well as giving your fur babies lots of cuddles while they are in hospital! She also has a soft spot for pet chooks, and a special interest in backyard chicken medicine! When not working, she likes to spend her time video gaming, vintage dancing and planning her own chicken pen designs.

Dr. David Lovell (B.V.Sc., M.A.C.V.SC., Q.D.A.H., G.C.M)

Partner and Business Manager

Dr Lovell has been the principal and founding partner for the Redlands Veterinary Clinic since its inception in 1978, and now The Horse Hospital at Wadham Park. His 48 years in equine practice have included four years in a large racing and breeding practice in the USA, periods of 1 year each in the equine clinics of the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland, and a 3 year research project at the University of Sydney. He has presented technical papers at veterinary conferences in Australia, USA, and Europe and has been the author of chapters in several text books. Dr Lovell has been President of the Australian Equine Veterinary Association and an executive member for 15 years.

He is currently a Director of the Australian Veterinary Association and a member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland,. He is a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Surgery, and an FEI accredited veterinarian. He offers a lifetime of experience in equine veterinary medicine and surgery, a very high profile in the Australian veterinary profession, and a long involvement in competitive horse sports, to his equine patients and their owners.

Dr. Keith Law (B.V.Sc.) 

Veterinarian

Dr Keith Law graduated from University Of Queensland in 2007 with a Bachelor Of Veterinary Science. He has worked for Redlands Vet Clinic as a veterinarian since his graduation, achieving his 10 year anniversary in 2018. Dr Keith is our resident head surgeon, having completed the Centre for Veterinary Education Surgery course. He performs even the most complicated of surgeries in house here at Redlands, with great emphasis on his ability to perform Cruciate ligament surgeries, Zepps Ear procedures and anal gland removals.

In the future he plans to undertake his membership in Surgery.  Dr Keith works closely with Dr Gail and Dr Kat on all small animal cases, as well as Dr David in the Equine clinic and and acts as a mentor for our junior vets, helping them to improve their surgical skills. Dr Keith is proud fur-father to his cat Stu, a REDVET rescue and Instagram sensation – check her out @stupiagram

Dr. Kate 

Veterinarian

Dr Kate is one of our vets and has spent most of her life here in the Redlands and has been bringing her beloved pets here for as long as she can remember. Her passion for animals sparked at a young age because she was always surrounded by them. Growing up Dr Kate had 2 dogs, a budgie and many fish, these days she still has 2 dogs, a conure, a dove, 2 budgies and a pet rat. If she isn’t helping or hanging out with animals you will find her at the gym, or playing animal crossing, she also loves making foraging toys for her pets. Her favourite place to go is Glen Innes to visit her Gran and her favourite food is her Nan’s Christmas pudding with custard. She loves pastel pink and her favourite thing to do at work is cuddling all the puppies. Dr Kate has always wanted to be a vet since she was little because she has always wanted to help any pet live their best life. Make sure you say hello when you are next in, Dr Kate would love to chat.

Dr. Hannah Dowton 

Veterinarian

Hannah is one of our vets here at Redlands Vet. Ever since she was 4, she knew that’s what she wanted to do. After Hannah finished her studies in North QLD, she made the move to Brisbane to be part of our vet team in 2021. She really does love all animals and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. She loves being able to care for animals and help them in their time of need.

Hannah has two cute puppies named Timmy and Sunny, as well as Hugo, her cat, so if she isn’t looking after patients here at the clinic, she is hanging out with them.

Dr. John Bonnici 

Veterinarian

John joined the team in 2022 after completing his Veterinary studies at University of Queensland. Ever since a child, he always knew he wanted to be a Vet. Originally from Melbourne, he completed his first two degrees in Melbourne University, including submitting a thesis on lameness in pigs, and working in medical research at WEHI focusing on treatments in breast cancer and obesity.

One of John’s goals is to provide a safe space where clinician, client and patient work as one to improve the quality of life of animals, and strengthen the bond with your animal. So when in the clinic you can be sure he is cuddling our fur patients.

Our Nurses and Support Team

Abbey Lovell

Practice Manager

Abbey is our Clinic Practice Manager, a role that sees her work in both our equine and small animal clinics. Like her sister Katria, Abbey has grown up around the veterinary and equine industries, and is an avid and very successful competitor in Show Horse competitions.

Abbey has maintained an active interest in all things equine for her whole life, but left us for a period of time to work in corporate finance. Abbey graduated from QUT with a degree in Marketing and Finance, and has a wealth of experience in customer service, administration and client relations.
Abbey is a proud Mother to two gorgeous rescue kittens, Louis and Camilla, and is particularly committed to ensuring that all of our clients, both two legged and four, enjoy their REDVET experience.

Holly Frankcombe

Veterinary Nurse

Holly joined the REDVET team after relocating from Darwin where she worked for 2 years as a qualified Cert IV nurse. Now residing in Brisbane Holly is continuing her education as a nurse by studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University of Queensland. She is particularly interested in nursing intensive care and surgical patients and gets great joy seeing patients through to recovery.

In her spare time she loves camping, hiking, illustrating and spending time with her husband Ryan and her two hand-reared kittens, Toxo and Plasmo.

Holly brings with her a wealth of experience and energy and we are so excited to have her on board with us!

Erin Kershaw

Receptionist/Vet Nursing

Erin joined the REDVET Family early in 2016 after deciding a career change was in order. Formerly a Senior Stylist with Stefan, Erin has extensive customer service experience and is passionate about interacting with clients and their furbabies.

She works as both a nurse and receptionist, though you will most often find her on the front desk, as she is very committed to our clients and their experience here at the clinic. Erin is a busy Mum to two young boys, Benson and Tate, and loves spending time with them and her husband Timo.

Cassandra Cooper-Dewal

Veterinary Nurse

Cassandra has doubled as a veterinary nurse/recepeptionist for the past three years, and joined the REDVET team in October 2018. Cass has two family dogs – Lilly the Bassett Hound and Floyed the lab. In her spare time, Cass loves to paint pet portraits and is absolutely loving being part of the REDVET family and cannot wait to continue to meet all the amazing fur parents and fur friends that visit us here at the clinic.

Kira Pamuk

Veterinary Nurse

Kira is one of our senior veterinary nurses, with a special interest in patient comfort and wellbeing.

Kira is a qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse, with a wealth of experience in the pet care industry. She and her partner are kept busy with their two dogs.

Mikaela Smith

Receptionist

Mikaela joined the REDVET team in 2015. Mikaela has always had a love and passion for animals. After spending time in the large animal hospital for 2 years, you’ll now find Mikaela at reception.

Mikaela is now extending her knowledge within the clinic by helping out our Practice Manager with admin work.

When Mikaela is not at work, she loves hanging out with her cat named Spice or family dog named Jett.

John

Veterinary Nurse

John is one of our junior nurses here at the clinic. He loves coming and spending time with our patients. John grew up in the Redlands with his mum, dad and sisters. Growing up john’s favourite thing to do was to always hang out with his best friend Tumbleweed and Sabre (childhood pets). John also has a few hobbies which revolve around animals, games and historical events. Spaghetti or Greek lasagne would have to be his favourite food and he loves the colour red. John’s motto for life is ‘I will find a way or I will make one’. John decided he wanted to work in the vet industry because he saw how much his pets loved him and so he decided he wanted to help them. Animals are what sparked his interest in working here at the clinic, he loves our loyal and passionate they are to their owners. John’s favourite thing about working here is being able to assist and help wherever he can within the clinic. John spends his time looking after his new puppy Jade and his cat Fatty. If you see him around say hello.

Amber Williams

Veterinary Nurse

Amber is one of the nurses, and she joined our team in 2020. She loves having the ability to help all creatures great and small here within the clinic, whether it is a hospital stay or just a routine appointment. She loves being able to help every pet with their experience here at the clinic.

If Amber isn’t in the clinic taking care of your fur-babies, you will find her hanging out with her fur-babies, Sammy the cat and her pups, Dora and Kendra. Amber has always been surrounded by animals and because of that, she realised how loveable they are, which sparked her passion to start her career in the animal industry.

Kasey Knight

Junior Veterinary Nurse

Kasey is a junior nurse here at Redlands, with the view to studying veterinary science when she graduates from high school. She has a keen interest in all aspects of the veterinary industry, with a wealth of experience in production animal management. Kasey has won numerous awards for Junior Sheep Judging and enjoys spending time with her menagerie of animals outside of her school and work commitments.

Jenna Rudge

Equine Veterinary Nurse

Jenna brings a wealth of knowledge to our Equine team, having spent her life growing up around horses in the United Kingdom. Jenna currently lives in Brisbane with her partner Maikol and their two fur babies Bundy and Peanut and enjoys helping Abbey exercise and prepare the Show horse team, as well as her nursing duties at Team REDVET.

Janine Shepherdson

Equine Veterinary Nurse

I have been at Redlands Veterinary clinic as an equine nurse for 10 years. Here at Redlands I deal with all aspects of care of the equine patients ranging from keeping their stables clean to prepping horses for surgery.

I have been involved with horses for most of my life, with most of those years showing horses & the early years involved with breeding horses on the family stud. I still actively compete and occasionally do some judging.

I have been married 29 years & have 2 grown up sons.

Courteney Sloman

Veterinary Nurse

Courteney is one of our nurses and joined the team in 2020. Courteney completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing with us and then became part of team RedVet. She is now fully qualified and loves taking care of your fur-babies.

Courteney loves making sure that patients are as happy and comfortable as they can be. Her favourite part of being a nurse is being able to see the patients going home after their stay with us. For as long as she can remember, she has loved caring for animals as well as having an interest in medicine, so the veterinary industry was the perfect combination for her! Courteney has had many fur-babies over the years, but most of her time these days is spent with her border collie, Scout.

Sea-Arna Paterson

Receptionist / Junior Nurse

In 2021, Sea-Arna joined the RedVet team. She has a huge love and passion for animals, and ever since she was little, she wanted to pursue a career in the veterinary industry. You will see her smiling face behind the front desk in reception and out in the hospital, assisting the vets and giving love and cuddles to your pets.

When she isn’t in the clinic looking after the gorgeous animals or getting to know our clients, she is spending time with her off the track Thoroughbred, Toro, and her 15-year old cat, Missy Moo. Sea-Arna loves being part of Team RedVet because of the incredible knowledge and kindness that is shown throughout the team, clients, and fur-babies.

Ilah Harvey

Junior Nurse

Ilah joined the RedVet team after finding a passion for animals and following her aunt, Dr. Rebecca Campbell, into the industry. She worked as a volunteer when she was 13 and is now developing her nursing skills.
Ilah is often found taking care of your fur-babies. She loves getting to know the patients personally and taking care of them while staying at the clinic. She loves being able to work alongside our vet and nursing team. Because of this, Ilah has decided she wants to follow her aunt and become a vet.

She also has 2 cats, Demi the ragdoll and Dobby her rescue kitten from the rescue program we have here at the clinic. In her spare time, Ilah plays a lot of sports, including her 3 favourites: soccer, touch footy, and rugby.

Lyndsay Harris

Veterinary Nurse

Lyndsay decided to change her career path after visiting the old RSPCA shelter in Fairfield many years ago. Not long after, she decided to start volunteering her weekends at the shelter and that’s where her love for helping animals in need started. After volunteering for a while, she went on to study for her certificate in companion animal services and began work at Guide Dogs Queensland as an animal attendant both within the training kennels and breeding centre.

After many years and two babies (human) later, she took some time off to be a mum before getting back into studying for her vet nursing career. In 2020, Lyndsay joined the RedVet team to complete her nursing placement, and during that time, she fell in love with the clinic and the people. She completed her studies in October 2021 and absolutely loves being a “baby vet nurse”, helping animals in need and providing our patients with care and comfort.

Lyndsay’s family consists of two Labradors, Bonnie the chocolate lab and Tommy the black lab, as well as two guinea pigs named “Lulu and Jack.”

Jules England

Junior Nurse

Jules is one of our junior nurses and is currently studying for her certificate in veterinary nursing. Jules has done many things before deciding to step into the vet industry, including being a senior occupational therapist, being a professional sailor in the Caribbean for 4 years, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean twice, and being a professional cake decorator. She made her way into the vet industry through a long and winding road, but eventually knew that this is what she wanted to do.

She now calls Redlands home with her 2 human children and her rescue dog, Cassie, and 2 rescue cats, Jasmine and Jasper. Jules enjoys learning how to care for your fur-babies and making their stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Erin Mobley-Guazzo

Receptionist

Erin joined team RedVet in early 2022 after deciding she wanted a career change. Erin decided she wanted to pursue her love for animals and customer service. She loves being able to work in an environment that ensures your pet is getting the best care possible and that the owners are also enjoying their visit with us.

You will often find Erin at the front desk, making sure that you are having an amazing experience with us. Erin and her partner have 2 very cute puppies named Willow and Daisy, so if she isn’t cuddling your fur-babies, she will definitely be cuddling hers.

Holly Warrington

Receptionist / Junior Nurse

Holly was a client of ours before joining the team, and she brought her adorable rescue dog, Obi, with her. When Obi was here, he was getting treatment because he needed surgery to remove a corn cob that he had gotten to. When this happened, she decided she wanted to make a change and move into the veterinary industry to study nursing. Now she is completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

While she is at the clinic, you will find her looking after your pets or else at the front desk making appointments and answering calls. Holly has always had a love for animals. Since she was little, she has always had pets around, so working in the vet industry was the perfect way to combine her passion for animals with her career.

Alex Holzwart

Receptionist

Alex is part of our reception team here at Redlands Vet. She joined the team in 2021 after deciding she wanted to get back into the industry. She has years of experience in the veterinary industry. She completed her Certificate IV in Nursing in 2017 and after completing her certificate she worked in emergency clinics. Alex has a passion for animals as well as their owners. She wants both to enjoy their veterinary experience.

Alex decided she wanted to step into reception as she loves being able to communicate and assist the clients as they seek to give their fur-babies the best care. Alex also has 2 conure birds of her own at home, so if she isn’t behind the front desk, we can guarantee she is at home cuddling them.

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