Dr Merridie Fury

Dr Merridie founded Tweed Coast Vet in 1995. With over 30 years experience as a vet she is our most experienced vet, and an excellent surgeon.

Dr Merridie has continued to study and train in medicine and new surgery techniques, learning new techniques for hip and knee techniques. She is excellent at orthopaedic surgery such as fracture repairs, and repairing cruciate ligaments. She is also excellent when it comes to finding the ball that Rover accidentally ate, or removing that big tumour on Bluey’s spleen.

Dr Merridie spends her time with her dog Fang, and husband Jim. She is “Mardi” to her 3 grandchildren, and manages to sing in the choir in her spare time (When she has any!)

Dr Rachael Parsons

Qualifications: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Pets: I have a silky terrier cross named Alice, and a ginger and white cat called Oski. Both are 10 years old
Family: I have 3 kids and a husband to keep me on my toes!
Time in the vet industry: I started as a new grad with the Cabarita Beach Veterinary Surgery at the start of 2002. It is still the same place but a lot has changed since then! Before that  I worked as a vet nurse through uni.
Special interests: Dentistry
Hobbies: I enjoy taking photos –  perhaps I am not quite good enough to call it photography.
Interesting fact: I grew up on Macleay Island in Moreton Bay

Dr Emma Masini

Role/Qualifications: Veterinary Surgeon, however I also have a science degree with honours in pharmacology and molecular biology.
Pets: Chocolate Lab called Fudge and a Tabby cat called CAM, which stands for Common as Muck
Family: My husband James and I are lucky enough to have 2 beautiful daughters, Willow and Mollie
How long have you been a vet: I graduated from Melbourne Uni in 2013 and have been working at Tweed Coast Vet since I graduated.
Special interests: I enjoy all aspects of general practice. I love the variety from puppy and kitten consults to surgery to complex medical cases.
Hobbies: When I’m not working I’m mum to my 2 young children. When they get a bit older I hope to get back into restoring old furniture.

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 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,