Lily is the life of the clinic and is top dog! She was inspired to become a vet when she was 9 years old and has had a dedicated passion for animal health since graduating and moving to Hervey Bay in 1982. Lily prefers a sensible, down-to-earth approach to animal care and emphasis on preventative medicine. She took ownership of Scarness Vets in 2011 and quickly added her creative flare to the clinic! You can see her home-made sculptures surrounding the clinic today. Lily hopes to continue expanding and improving Scarness Vets to ensure we can give your pets the best care possible. In 2014, Lily’s heart was won over by a lost little stumpy tail Cattle Dog who was handed in to the clinic. Now known as Kelly, she regularly comes to the clinic; her job is to instil confidence in nervous patients by having a jolly good play. Lily sense of care for the staff, clients and patients at the clinic know no limits. She whole heartedly cares for every one that comes through the doors and provides the upmost care to everyone she meets.
Amanda grew up in Bundaberg and visited Hervey Bay often. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 with an Applied Science degree in Wildlife Biology. After completing this, she became a wildlife ranger with Queensland Parks and Wildlife in and around Bundaberg for 2 years. She wanted to focus on domestic animals so became a vet nurse at one of the practices in Bundaberg. This was where she got the taste for veterinary science. So she packed everything up and moved to Townsville. Amanda graduated from James Cook University in 2013, then moved south to Childers and started working as a mixed animal vet. Towards the end of 2016, she decided to move to Hervey Bay where she could focus on her passion for small animals. Amanda enjoys both the surgery and medicine sides of vet science. She owns a small menagerie of animals including her Labrador X Cattle Dog Henry, cranky cat Hamish and his feline friend Andy, turtle Albert, and four guinea pigs Barney, Biscuit, Nutmeg and Winston.
Greg has been a vet for over 30 years. He spent many years as a locum vet throughout QLD. Greg has been at this clinic for over a decade and is loved by all of his clients and their patients. Greg loves to be surrounded by nature!
Emma is our latest addition and is new to both Hervey Bay and our clinic. Emma grew up on a cattle property near Kilcoy and has been looking after animals ever since. She studied at the University of Queensland and since graduation has worked in both NSW and QLD in a wide variety of practices with every type of animal both large and small. She continues to enjoy working with a diverse range of animals and brings enthusiasm to every aspect of her work. Her particular interests include large animal work, particularly horses and cattle and small animal surgery. Emma’s furbabies include a spoilt cat called Tink and a speedy horse called Tally.
Prue is a qualified vet nurse with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She started working with us in 2012, but has been working with animals since 2010, volunteering at Maryborough Animal Refuge as an animal attendant/assistant manager. Prue has also completed her Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training through the national dog trainers federation. She is a huge rescue advocate; she spends her spare time with her rescue dogs Sophie (from RSPCA Gympie) and Leonard (ex-racing greyhound from Hervey Bay Pound). Prue also enjoys gardening and travelling when not at work. She is the calm in the storm on a busy day, the peaceful strength that can always be relied on. Prue is a fantastic surgical nurse who cares for all of the patients that come through our doors needing a little extra love before and after their surgery.
Linda qualified in 2013 as a mature student and holds a Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing and Level III Animal Handling. She has always had a deep connection with animals and, captivated by the adventures of Steve Irwin and the Australia Zoo team, began volunteering at the Zoo. After each stint she would go back to her office job and dream of working with animals in some capacity so enrolled at Bay of Plenty Polytech in New Zealand and the rest is history. Her passion is wildlife and incorporating her vet nursing experience into captive wildlife care and projects both in Australia and overseas. Linda is also a huge advocate for pet rescue and adoption. She is the jovial character who can keep us smiling even when we do not feel like it. Even on our busiest days, Linda keeps our spirits high and ensures all clients and patients are also just as happy. You will often see her Georgie, a rescued fox terrier cross, sleeping under the reception desk by Linda’s side. Georgie was abandoned and brought to the clinic in terrible condition, but with lots of love, care and a specialised diet, she is thriving with Linda and loves relaxing on the beach, riding her bike down the esplanade and kayaking on the lake!
Julie has been a veterinary nurse in the Hervey Bay region for over 15 years. She has completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and Puppy Socialisation and Training course. Julie has gained extensive knowledge and experience over the years. With a background in human dental nursing, Julie is our dental expert and loves to assist vets with all dental procedures. She is the life of the clinic and is always up for a chat and laugh! She has a special interest in birds and rodents. Outside of work, Julie loves her social life and caring for her fur family; she has two Labradors Chloe and Callie, two rescue cats Misty and Matty as well as a small mischief of rats! She may be a little crazy but that comes with the job!
Natasha is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. After working in the finance industry for many years she decided to follow her true passion for animals. Natasha loves all animals big & small, and has her own menagerie at home including two dogs Samwise & Bernie, two rescue cats Ember & Rudi, a cockatiel Quasimodo & three rats Scabbers, Albert & Sheldon.
Natasha loves to spend her free time training her dogs, helping out at the local dog club & spending time with her little furry family.
Kelly is resident clinic dog. Kelly came in as a stray when she was a pup and found herself right at home. When Kelly is around you cannot help but smile. She loves and cares for foster kittens or pups when they need her. She helps us demonstrate to our clients and their pets how to manage reactive or aggressive behaviours in dogs and she helps clean up around the place, especially if there are leftovers as payment!