Meet the Team
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)
Family: I have 3 kids and a husband to keep me on my toes!
Pets: I have a silky terrier named Alice and a ginger and white cat named Oski.
Time in the vet industry: I started as a new graduate 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 throughout uni.
Special interests: Dentistry
Hobbies: I enjoy taking photos, although perhaps I am not 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.
Time in the Vet industry: 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 CHRISTIE WOOLFORD
Role: Veterinary Surgeon
Pets: An Old Keplie called Wolfe, a black and white cat called Pearcy and 3 chooks (Tina, Aretha and Janice)
Family: A fisherman husband and an adventurous 2 year old daughter. Another child on the way!
Time in the industry: 9 years, but the last 2 years have been at Tweed Coast Vet.
Special interests: I love the variety of different creatures and problems that walk through the door everyday and the satisfaction of surgery.
Hobbies: I love everything outdoors, swimming, kayaking, diving, rock climbing, bush walking, camping and all things adventure!
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 EMMA BURT
Dr Emma Burt joined us in a casual basis in 2021 to help with the extra work load we were facing. Dr Emma has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, and comes to us while working part time in an emergency clinic. Dr Emma has spent time volunteering with Vets Beyond Borders in India and in her spare time enjoys mountaineering. We welcome her to the team.
DR JOHN WILLIS
Dr John Willis regularly comes in to help us out when our staff are on leave. He is a regular in the clinic, and a lovely familiar face in the surgery. As the only male on our team, please make him feel welcome when you see him!