Meet Our Team
The North Bundaberg Vet Surgery team is a closely bonded team of animal lovers who happen to be Veterinarians, Nurses and Support Staff. We love what we do and pride ourselves on providing you and your pet with best available care. Below are some of our team members.
Rohan Miller – Principal VeterinarianB.V.Sc
Rohan Miller is our Senior Veterinarian and has been with the North Bundaberg Vet Surgery since we opened our doors in 2007.
Rohan graduated from the University of Queensland 1985 and has travelled extensively throughout both Australia and overseas doing locum work, gaining extensive experience.
He enjoys all aspects of veterinary work. He has lots of pets and rescued animals at home, including dogs “Red” and “Chloe”, a couple of cats, birds – even a talking parrot!
Natalie Taggart – Senior VeterinarianB.V.Sc.
Natalie graduated from Melbourne University in 2006 and has been working in the Bundaberg region since 2008. Natalie has special interests in avian medicine, heart health, abdominal and thoracic ultrasound and surgery. Natalie loves getting patients back to their best.
Derek Lamb – Senior VeterinarianB.V.Sc
Derek joined our team in April, 2023 and brings with him a wealth of experience. Since graduating as a veterinarian in South Africa, he has had 23 years of experience and loves working with animals. When he is not working he enjoys snorkelling and playing with his pets.
Lachlan graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2016 and is passionate about practicing gold standard medicine. He enjoys taking time to build rapport with clients and fostering the human-animal bond.
His hobbies include gym, swimming, guitar, piano, camping, snorkelling and diving.
Our Veterinary Nurses
Helen Dawson – Senior NurseVeterinary Nurse (Cert. IV)
Helen, who joined the team in 2012, is extremely dedicated to her life’s work in the veterinary industry. She has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is one of our most valued and experienced vet nurses.
She has lots of animals including 2 sheep, 2 birds, 2 dogs and a cat.
Sam GrecoVeterinary Nurse
We were very fortunate to have Sam join our team in June 2021. She has been working in the veterinary industry for 2 years and has a particular interest in surgical nursing. She has many animals of her own including “Hugo” a beautiful labrador cross. She enjoys meeting all of the wonderful pets that we get to see in here and looking after them while they are in our care.
Kirsty WoodallVeterinary Nurse (Cert IV)
We have been very fortunate to have Kirsty join our team. She has been working in the veterinary industry since 1999 and has a Certificate IV in vet nursing. She has 2 boys and a wide variety of pets including dogs, cats, chickens and horses. She loves team penning and regularly travels to competitions on the weekends.
Alannah BudgeVeterinary Nurse
Alannah joined our team in July 2023. She loves all aspects of veterinary nursing, particularly in the surgical/hospital areas. In her spare time she enjoys yoga and pilates as well as spending time with her pets – a Border Collie named “Jessie” and 2 cats. Alannah has quickly become part of the team and we love having her here.
Kassandra RiceVeterinary Nurse Cert IV
Kassie is a qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse and is originally from northern New South Wales. She joined us in August 2023 and we are very fortunate to have someone as experienced as Kassie join our team. She has over 12 years of experience including working in G.P. Specialty and Emergency and aspects of veterinary nursing. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her 2 children and going camping and fishing. She also has 2 dogs at home – “Kiki” and “Delilah”. She has already become a very valued member of the team.
Jessie McBrideReceptionist/Vet Nurse
Jessie joined us at the start of December 2022 as a veterinary nurse/receptionist and she has quickly become a very valued team member. Jessie originally comes from Victoria and has moved here for the beaches and lifestyle that Bundaberg offers. She has worked in the animal industry for around 9 years, predominantly in grooming. She has 3 dogs – one of which is a Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog Mix named “Kiowa” rescued from Canada. Her other two dogs are “Sadie” a Staffie, and “Fin” who is a Hungarian Vizsla. She has a passion for learning about all of the dog breeds and their histories and behaviours and looks forward to meeting all of your furry friends.
Josh Flett – ReceptionReception/Admin
Josh originally started with us as a junior vet nurse in April of 2021 helping out after school and Saturday morning hours. He is currently on a gap year after finishing Grade 12 and is working with us for 3 full days each week as well as Saturday mornings. He is a very valued team member.
He has a cat named “Boingus” who he found near some cane fields and was only around 4 weeks of age. “Boingus” is now over a year old and is living a great life.
Josh plans on taking up an offer he received to do a Bachelor or Engineering (Honours) at QUT in Brisbane next year.
Zoe joined the team at the start of 2021 as our resident animal groomer. With seven years of grooming experience and working with animals, her passion for her work has only grown with time. Her skills range anywhere from breed specific grooms and comfort clips to creative grooming. Zoe is excited to be a part of the team and even more thrilled to meet your pets. In particular, Zoe loves working with her clients to create a trusting and comfortable grooming environment. She lives over north with 3 dogs of her own, “Lolli” the Cavalier and “Winnie” the Whippet and “Mako”, a rescue dog who is a Labrador Mix.
Kaarina has been with us since January, 2022. She is one of our groomers and we love having her with us. She has been in the animal industry as a groomer since she was a teenager so she has a huge amount of experience behind her.
Her 9 year old Pomeranian mix “Savannah” (who is very tiny and cute) and sometimes comes to spend the day with her Mum while she is grooming.
She loves seeing the before and after of the pets who come in to be groomed. After hours of bathing and clipping and lots of care, the transformation is amazing.
Our Practice Staff
Chrissy FlettSecretary (Cert IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping)
Chrissy is also an original team member at our surgery, having started with us in 2007. She takes care of the administration side of the surgery. She also enjoys working at the front desk and being one of the friendly faces of our practice. Having worked in the veterinary industry since 2000, Chrissy’s experience is invaluable to both our staff and our customers.
She lives at Innes Park with her husband and two sons, along with her pets “Sandee” the Labradoodle and “Fairy”, a rescue cat. Her other main interests include gardening, camping, going to the beach and reading.
Luke FoleyPractice Manager
Luke joined our team in 2017 as our Practice Manager. Born in North Queensland and raised in the Bundaberg area he is passionate about all kinds of animals and loves his job. Luke and his family have two dogs – Summer the Retriever Cross and Bronx the Aussie Bulldog.