Dr. Ashley believes that pets are an incredibly precious and integral part of our lives and understands how stressful it can be when they are sick, sore or ‘just not right’. He values the trust pet owners place in him to care for their pets when they need it most.
Dr. Ashley is passionate about pets having comfortable and pain-free independence. He is dedicated to preventing and managing orthopaedic problems and diseases. He offers onsite advanced surgical and medical services making Dayboro Village Vets a unique regional practice and an alternative to travelling to inner-city veterinary hospitals.
Outside of work, Dr. Ashley spends his time with Minty his very busy Dalmatian, whose best skills are tail wagging, frisbee catching and treat eating! According to Dr. Ashley, she has a fantastic knack for making you forget about anything that was making you stressed or unhappy within about 20 seconds!
Alongside Dr. Holly and Rosie, Dr. Ashley loves being an integral and trusted part of your pet’s life with you.
Dr. Holly Goldring
Director – BVMS, Dip Animal Chiro, IVAS Cert.
Dr. Holly is a passionate community-builder and an integrative medicine practitioner who uses traditional and alternative medicine modalities to achieve the best possible outcomes for pets. She has a special interest in geriatric medicine; supporting clients with ageing pets is something she loves to do.
Dr. Holly has previously worked in Dayboro, and she loves that every client and pet has their own unique story. She is committed to treating your pet the same way as she would one of her three Burmese cats or her very sensitive 11-year-old Dalmatian.
Having owned and managed a successful veterinary hospital in Mackay with her husband, Dr. Ashley, Holly is keen to share her knowledge and skills with other passionate professionals.
She loves mentoring and empowering veterinarians and nursing teams to grow their skills and give back to you, our valued clients.
Dr. Holly looks forward to meeting you and your fur family soon!
Director – B. Communication, Grad Dip Counselling, MHROD, Cert IV VN, GAICD
Rosie never ceases to be amazed by the human-animal bond and she loves seeing the difference compassion animals can make in the lives of both pet owners and veterinary professionals.
She believes it is a real privilege to work in this industry and to offer a community-oriented advanced GP veterinary service in the heart of Dayboro.
Rosie has worked in the veterinary industry for 25 years, first as a veterinary nurse and then a qualified HR consultant and registered counsellor, supporting veterinary professionals and business owners to deliver amazing service experiences and build high-performing, values-driven veterinary teams. She loves ‘practicing what she preaches’ alongside Drs. Holly and Ashley.
Rosie is also the Chair of the Australian Veterinary Palliative Care Advisory Council andis involved in preparing pet parents and family members for their pet’s end of life.
She is committed to Dayboro Village Vets being a place that practices bond-centred care, meaning care for pets, people and the profession.
Dr. Judy Quinn
Dr. Judy has over 30 years’ experience as a veterinarian in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
She has a special interest in keeping companion animals healthy and preventing disease.
Dr. Judy is local to the area and loves the community atmosphere of Dayboro Village Vets. She is committed to providing high quality veterinary care in her local community and welcomes the opportunity to meet new clients.
She also enjoys working with an experienced team of veterinarians and leaders.
Dr. Judy lives on a farm in the local area along with 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks, 2 horses and a small herd of cattle.
Dr. Jess Pickett
Dr. Jess graduated as a veterinarian in 2009 and has also been awarded her Membership into the Australian and New Zealand Collage of Veterinary Scientists for small animal medicine.
Dr. Jess is a local to Dayboro and has a wonderful way of putting both her clients and patients at ease. Dr. Jess loves to know she has made clients feel seen and heard just as much as she loves pets live a vibrant and pain free life.
She is a certified Fear Free Professional and has extensive skill and experience in animal behaviour. She is sitting her behaviour Membership in 2024. Dr. Jess shares her home with a geriatric Golden Retriever named Oscar, and a range of wildlife in rehabilitation.
Dr. Meghan Scrivens
Meghan graduated from The University of Queensland and has undertaken an internship with Veterinary Specialist Services. Thoroughly loving her time completing that part of her profession, she continued on at VSS for a few years before working as a Clinical Academic at The University of Queensland.
Meghan has achieved further qualifications in higher education and has attained Membership with The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
With a love for teaching Meghan has enjoyed her time at UQ, supporting her students as they gain their veterinary accreditations and also supporting new graduates through mentoring as a part of the Australian Veterinary Association mentoring program.
Meghan joins us with a love for internal and ruminant medicine, biosecurity, compassion in geriatric care and the unity our families hold with their fur-babies. She has a deep appreciation for education and guiding not only her students and mentees but her clients also, in achieving the goals they set with their pet. She loves working alongside her colleagues in a positive environment establishing strong connections with both her clients and their pets.
Deena is fortunate to have lived in the beautiful Dayboro and surrounding area for many years.
She is a highly experienced customer service and receptionist with additional credentials in Animal Studies.
Deena will likely be the friendly face and voice when you first experience the Dayboro Village Vets difference. Meeting clients and their beautiful pets is her passion.
You will be welcomed with a smile and lots of pats and cuddles for your fur babies.
Deena’s spare time is spent riding her stock horse Mulberry and camping with her dogs Nellie a Cocker Spaniel and Willow her Maremma sheepdog.
Emma is a qualified veterinary nurse with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and twelve years’ experience in the industry.
Emma always strives to provide the highest standard of care possible to patients and she prides herself on building and maintaining strong client relations with communication and compassion.
She loves working for Dayboro Village Vets because the environment and team allow her to be her best.
Emma’s household includes Todd the Border Collie and Omo the Ragdoll X.
Tegan has been working in the veterinary industry for over fifteen years, as both a veterinary nurse and practice manager.
She has significant experience in caring for cats and dogs, as well as exotics including birds, reptiles and guinea pigs.
Tegan previously worked with Drs. Ashley and Holly, and it was their ethos and professionalism that meant she did not hesitate to join them again at Dayboro Village Vets.
Tegan lives with two dogs, Poppet and Tink, and a beautiful but very naughty horse (who has his own Instagram page!) called Finn.
Lauren has been a veterinary nurse for more than a year having spent nine years previously in the childcare industry. She has always had a love of animals and combined with her experience in supporting client care and ‘precious children’ (4 legs and 2!), she is in her element at Dayboro Village Vets.
Lauren loves working at Dayboro Village Vets because she feels the business’s core values mean that team members, and the broader community, are supported. Lauren values the interactions with the community as well as helping educate pet owners and provide quality care for pets.
Her favourite part of the job is being able to create the best experience possible for owners and their pets when they come into the clinic, whether it is for a routine vaccination or a complex surgery.
Lauren is owned by a Jack Russel X Pug called Rodney, a cat called Ronda, 4 chickens (Martha, Maeve, Marge and Bonnie), and two very sassy Conures called Bean and Chewie.
Abbey has been veterinary nurse for 12 months but is already undertaking her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
She is a dedicated patient advocate and has gained experience working in animal welfare and general practice.
Abbey loves working at Dayboro Village Vets for the opportunity to support diagnostic procedures such as x-rays, ultrasounds and laboratory tests.
She loves the fact she can access plenty of opportunities to develop her nursing skills and knowledge.
Abbey has a Rottweiler called Nahla here in Queensland, and 3 horses, a pet cow and lots of lambs back on her family property in Tasmania!
We look forward to being an integral and trusted part of your pet's life with you.