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Mandy Doan

Mandy Doan The Cat Clinic Vet

Mandy worked in general veterinary practice for 10 years and has always had a special interest in feline medicine. She joined The Cat Clinic team in 2006 and she is excited to be working solely with cats.

Mandy enjoys preventative medicine and the benefits that good veterinary care has for both cats and clients. Mandy attained her Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Feline Medicine 2 years ago.

Mandy and her husband share their home with 3 cats, 2 dogs and 1 lorikeet.

Petra Boettcher

Petra Boettcher The Cat Clinic Vet

Petra graduated from Hannover Vet School in Germany in 1992.  After spending 2 years in England in a mixed veterinary practice, she moved with her partner, who is also a vet, to beautiful New Zealand. She worked in Auckland in a large, progressive small animal practice for many years, interrupted by 3 years living and working in Melbourne. Petra has always been a cat lover and in 2005 she was given the opportunity to work in the Auckland Cat Practice in New Zealand. She has dealt with cats only ever since. At the end of 2008 Petra relocated to Brisbane and joined The Cat Clinic.

Petra has a Devon Rex's at home called Mozzie. Petra is interested in all aspects of feline medicine but enjoys most getting to know her patients and their owners and looking after them through their different life stages. She especially enjoys caring for those important family members, the older cats.

Sylvia Wood

Sylvia graduated from James Cook University in 2015 and joined The Cat Clinic in 2017 after working in general practice for her first couple of years.

She has 3 adorable cats at home, Ani, Nahla and Ina.

Siti Abdul Khalid

Siti Abdul Khalid The Cat Clinic Vet

Siti Izatul Hawa… or Siti for short, was born in Malaysia, did her high school in England then embarked on her veterinary journey in Australia. She has been at The Cat Clinic since graduating from The University of Qld in 2003, has completed a Master’s in Veterinary Science and has passed membership examination of The Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Feline Medicine.

For the first few years, Siti did all the afterhours emergencies and looked after the hospitalised cats while everyone else went home. She can’t remember the last time she has touched any other animal species and thinks herself lucky to only ever have worked at The Cat Clinic.

Apart from her great love of cats, Siti enjoys reading and swimming and along with her sister, shares a home with a lovely cat Sofia .

Susan Gottlieb

Susan Gottlieb The Cat Clinic Vet

Susan graduated from Veterinary Science at The University of Sydney in 2007. She then moved home to Brisbane and has been working at The Cat Clinic ever since. She also completed her Memberships in Feline Medicine with the ANZCVS in 2012, and is currently completing a PhD through UQ looking at diabetic cats in remission.

Susan has 3 lovely cats Boo, Eloise and Mirabelle, all perfect little black kitties.

Luciano Lazo

Luciano Lazo The Cat Clinic Vet

Luciano began working at The Cat Clinic at the start of 2011 and now is a full-time Feline Practitioner. Luciano graduated from the University of Queensland with honors in 2010. Born in Peru, he has lived in Australia since 2007. He has a passion for cats and reptiles, and hopes one day in the future to become a cat specialist, as well as a dedicated reptile hobbyist. He is very interested in surgery, as he likes nothing more than to get his hands dirty!

Luciano has 3 cats that he misses very much, as they are back home in Peru but enjoys spending time with his three kitties Lego, Moose and Pancake at home with him here in Australia.

Susan Jih

Susan Jih The Cat Clinic Vet

Susan graduated from the newly reformatted Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program from the University of Melbourne in 2014. While on her fourth year rotations, she completed a placement at a feline only practice in Melbourne. She loved it so much that she decided to make the move to Brisbane to work at The Cat Clinic Mount Gravatt and became as a Feline Practitioner within a month of graduating. Susan has successfully completed her Memberships in Feline Medicine with the ANZCVS in 2018.

Despite having dogs all of her life, Susan has a stronger affinity towards cats and is excited to be working with only feline patients. She is especially interested in internal medicine and oncology.

Nick Yeow

Nick Yeow The Cat Clinic Vet

Nick graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014 and joined The Cat Clinic as a Feline Practitioner at the start of 2015. Nick is originally from Malaysia and came over to Australia to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian. During his degree at the University of Queensland, Nick worked as a nurse at The Cat Clinic and developed a keen interest in the feline patient. Nick has successfully completed his Memberships in Feline Medicine with the ANZCVS in 2018.

He especially enjoys orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work Nick spends his free time playing soccer, skateboarding and playing the drums. He shares his home with 3 cats, Marjorie, Ella and Rosemary as well as a greyhound called Dobby.

Caroline Dunworth

Caroline graduated from the University of Qld in 1999. Since then she has worked in general veterinary practice and first joined The Cat Clinic in 2006. After attaining her Membership in Feline Medicine in 2008, she moved interstate and then overseas for a number of years. Fast forward to Covid times, Caroline returned from overseas with three children in tow and started back at The Cat Clinic. She enjoys working with cats and has a particular interest in  all things opthalmology.

Georgia Rusconi

Georgia grew up in rural NSW (Snowy Mountains) and completed a double degree doing a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology at Charles Sturt University in Wagga. She began working at The Cat Clinic in November 2021.

She has 2 cats at home, Nala, a gorgeous Maine Coon and Olly a domestic short hair.   .

Outside of work Georgia enjoys playing sports and has joined the local hockey team. She also has a special interest in neonates (O-6 weeks old) and works with a rescue organisation by fostering kittens.

Marcus Gunew

Marcus Gunew The Cat Clinic Vet

Marcus discovered his love for cats whilst still at The University of Sydney and upon graduating he moved to Brisbane to fulfill his dream of working at the largest Feline Only practice in Australia. Since arriving in 1996, Marcus has been responsible for the many changes and advancements within the practice.

With a special interest in ultrasonography and endoscopy, Marcus is usually found diagnosing and treating our really sick cats. He became a Registered Specialist in Feline Medicine in 2009.

Marcus and his family share their home with 2 Burmese cats, a beautiful little brown Burmese lady named ‘Rosie’, and a handsome yet very cheeky red Burmese boy named ‘Mango’. There are also a number of chickens, guinea pigs, 2 alpacas and a happy little Border Collie called ‘Oreo’ and a Schnoodle called Pippy.

Vic Menrath

Vic Menrath The Cat Clinic

As the grandfather of Feline Medicine in Australia and founder of The Cat Clinic, Vic Menrath is deserving of a special mention. Vic grew up in New Zealand before graduating from Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 1968. A passionate love for all things feline led to the establishment of the Creek Road Cat Clinic in 1980 – the first cat-only veterinary practice in Australia and the only one in the world outside of the USA at that time.

Vic became a registered Veterinary Specialist in Feline Medicine in 1982 and established the only Feline Renal Transplant unit in Australia which has been operational for over 10 years. His special interest remains in diseases of feline kidneys. His achievements are simply too great to list, but probably the best thing Vic ever did was recognise that cats were different to dogs and that they should treated differently to dogs.

Sadly Dr Vic passed away 7th November 2019 but his legacy will remain forever.

Rhett Marshall

Rhett Marshall The Cat Clinic Vet

Rhett graduated from The University of Queensland in 1998 and quickly discovered the benefits of working with cats and joined the team in 1999.

Rhett has completed a PhD in Feline Diabetes and has been credited with changing the treatment outcomes for cats with diabetes. He has authored many publications and presented his research findings overseas. Rhett’s real passion though is for surgery and he spends lots of his time with surgical cases. In 2003 he passed membership examinations of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery. He has one very mischievous little Burmese at home called Tiny Tim.