Leigh-Anne Engelbrecht

Role: Veterinary Receptionist.
Pets: 2 crazy ginger cats
Family: Married with two children
Time in veterinary industry: I worked as a veterinary receptionist for 9 years in South Africa before emigrating to Australia in 2013. I have worked at Tweed Coast Vet since August 2017.
Hobbies: I enjoy walks on the beach, reading and doing jigsaw puzzles.

Kerstin Somenek

Veterinary Nurse

Kerstin completed her veterinary nurse qualifications in her native Germany.

After moving to Australia she worked for several veterinary clinics for a couple of years before finally joining the Tweed Coast Vet team – over 16 years ago!
This makes her the longest serving support staff member on the team!

You will mainly find her in reception, though her infectious bubbly giggle can be heard throughout the entire clinic. Since her children have left home, Kerstin has taken up a more adventurous, nomadic lifestyle. She and her husband Frank, now take regular short trips in their camper-van, enjoying the freedom to explore!

Rhonda Hicks

Rhonda brings a broad range of experience to Tweed Coast Vet, including her most recent role at PetPlan in the UK.

Before her twin boys started school, Rhonda made the huge choice to leave the UK. Moving to the Northern Rivers with her young family, she’s joined Tweed Coast Vet to continue her lifelong love affair for animals in her workplace.