Dr Merridie Fury

Merridie moved to Cabarita Beach 20 years ago to spend more time with her children and start her own practice. What started out as a solo venture has blossomed into the Tweed Coast Vet we know and love.

Merridie enjoys the challenge of both being a vet and managing the practice. She has always loved doing surgery and keeping up to date with the latest surgical techniques. Her latest project is a continuing education course in cat medicine.

Outside of work, Merridie is a very active member of the community. She enjoys walking on the beach with Fang, spending time with her family and trying to diet her two fat cats, Willy and Wonky.

Dr Rachael Parsons

Rachael started at the Tweed Coast Vet shortly after graduating from the University of Queensland and we have been lucky to have her ever since!

Rachael has a keen interest in dentistry and takes pride in ensuring the pets of Cabarita have lovely smiles to share around. She has been the driving force in new dental techniques and is the reason our clinic is equipped with the absolute latest in dental equipment and digital dental X-ray machines.

When not at work, Rachael enjoys spending time with her family including her dog, Alice, and her cat, Oskar.

Dr Kaila Leidreiter

Dr Kaila began working with us before she had even graduated. Starting by working weekends as a nurse while studying at Gatton, she gradually became part of the family. When she graduated she left us for a year to study her internship at the Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane.

She has returned to us from there with a very keen interest in Ophthalmology. She is currently undertaking further study in Ophthalmology So as our resident “Eye expert” Kaila is probably the person you will see (“see” get it?) if your pets ever have troubles with their eyes.

You will often see Kaila accompanied at the clinic by Anoki, her cheeky Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who has a stomach that has often been referred to as a bottomless pit.

Dr Emma Masini

Dr Emma joined us in 2013 when she moved from Melbourne to be nearer her family in the Tweed Valley.

Emma is enthusiastic about all aspects of veterinary science and loves to help people with their pets. She genuinely cares about making sure your animal is as healthy as possible and loves getting to the bottom of tricky medical cases.

Away from work, Emma’s gorgeous daughter Willow keeps her on her toes. She is also kept busy with her mischievous Labrador, Fudge, her cat Cam, her giant rabbit Pancake and a myriad of alpacas.

Dr Anna Hugenholtz

Dr Anna comes to us with a global outlook on veterinary science. Anna was trained in the UK, and graduated from Bristol University in 2009.

She moved to Australia in 2013, and spent several years locuming around the country. During this time she has had the opportunity to learn and train under a wide variety of people, learning a variety of different techniques and skills.

While Dr Anna enjoys all aspects of veterinary work, she has a particular interest in Internal Medicine and making sick pets well again. She makes a valuable addition to our team!

Dr Brigid Beckett

Dr Brigid has worked with the team at Tweed Coast Vet for a number of years. Her special interest is in holistic medicine, combining acupuncture, Chinese herbs and complementary medicine  with a strong background of mainstream veterinary medicine. This is a fantastic option for some patients Рparticularly for pain management, mobility, incontinence and certain behavioural conditions. If you are interested in exploring alternative options, why not book an appointment with Dr Brigid and have a chat.

Brigid has a love for rescue animals. As far as listing her pets at home, , Brigid has a too many furry friends to mention them all here – everything from cats to cows!

Dr Sara Kingsley

Dr Merridie’s daughter, Dr Sara is still seen around the clinic from time to time. She mainly works in Brisbane, but comes down regularly to help Dr Merridie with managing the practice, and helping with administrative work.

On the veterinary side, Dr Sara has a special interest in ultrasonography and will often come down to perform ultrasounds when required, enjoying the change of pace and the sea-side air.

Secretly though, the real reason Dr Sara comes down to visit is that she misses Fang. Fang is the golden labradoodle who thinks she runs the clinic, and hasn’t yet realised that she is a dog. We’ve created a staff page specially for her as the Chief Treat Taster,