Dr Stephen Lindores – B.V.Sc
Steve is the principal and owner of Albany Creek Veterinary Surgery. Steve graduated from Queensland Vet School with Honours in 1985 and after 2 years in Biloela, Central Queensland worked in the UK for the following 14 years. Steve was a Partner in a 15 Vet Small Animal Practice south of London until returning to Australia and Albany Creek in 2002 and purchased Albany Creek Veterinary Surgery in 2004. Steve enjoys all aspects of clinical work and has an interest in knee surgery of dogs as well as Dermatology. His aim is to provide great customer service in a personalised and family friendly Practice to both pets and their owners.
Dr Susanne Hafner – DVM PhD
Susanne graduated from Munich Vet School, Germany and completed a PhD in anaesthesia followed by 15 years General Practice in the UK. Susanne moved to Australia in 2002 and had shared her time between teaching undergraduate Veterinary students at the Qld Vet School and work at Albany Creek Veterinary Surgery. Since 2012 Susanne has put her energy into private Practice and is with us 4 days a week. Susanne enjoys all forms of surgery and medicine and loves the variety and the challenge of being a Vet in private practice.
Dr Zachary Hur – BVSc
Zac joined us in 2015 and comes with a lot of enthusiasm and charm. Zac trained at Townsville Veterinary School who pride themselves on producing practical and problem solving veterinarians. Zac has fitted in exceptionally well with our team and will always give you and your pet 100% of his attention. Zac has a keen interest in surgery.
Dr Ella McCarter – BVSc Veterinary Surgeon
Ella has been a member of the vet team since 2017, after graduating with first class honours from the University of Queensland. Ella was also awarded the very prestigious University Medal for academic and personal attributes – a huge honour and recognition of her skills both academically and in her ability to care.
Ella has been part of our AC Vet team since 2012 as a vet nurse throughout her veterinary studies and eagerly joined as a full time member of the vet team upon graduation.
Ella has a keen interest in all aspects of medicine and is very passionate about providing the best care to your animal. Ella is an invaluable member of the team with energy and purpose, matched with skill, compassion and knowledge.
Ella has a fur-baby labradoodle called Henry.
Dr Hayato Steve Nishimura – BVSc
Hayato joined us in 2019 with a wealth of previous veterinary experience and an amazing skill for ultrasound.
Originally from Sydney, Hayato attended a selective agricultural high school in Glenfield, before graduating from James Cook University Veterinary School in 2013 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.
After working in far north Queensland for 3 years he moved down to the cooler climates of the south east where he worked in a number of busy practices gaining an exposure to a large variety of cases before joining AC Vets.
During his time as a veterinarian, Hayato has developed that strong interest in small animal ultrasonography and surgery which has led him to join us here at AC Vets.
Hayato is a great asset in our practice team allowing us not only routine ultrasound examinations but getting to the bottom of more complex abdominal conditions quickly so we can make prompt choices for those acutely sick patients.
Matched by his clinical skills you will always find Hayato happy to offer a smile, a sense of humour and a caring bedside manner to you and your pet.
Other than veterinary science, Hayato has a passion for cooking, photography and spending weekends exploring on his motorcycle.
Dr Justin Kruger – B.V.Sc
Justin graduated from Queensland Vet School and has worked in General Practice for over 20 years (excluding a year riding his bicycle around Australia). Justin’s vast experience has taken him from Australian mixed rural Practice, working in small animal Practice in the UK to small animal surgery repairing many broken legs. Justin has a great skill in getting fractures back together using external fixators. Justin adds his own wonderful flavour of humour which keeps us all wondering what might come out next and to watch for the next cryptic comment.
Dr Hayley McPhee – B.V.Sc
Hayley graduated from Queensland Vet School and has many years of small animal Practice experience. Hayley joined us in 2014 and can offer a wealth of experience from her years in Practice. Hayley takes great pride in her veterinary work and will always ensure that your pet will be provided with great care and attention. Hayley loves to ensure she follows up on her patients’ progress and has a special interest in helping you with training and Good Behaviour!
Dr Dallas Barker – BVSc
Dallas graduated from the University of Queensland and spent 2 years honing her vet skills in Charleville, Western Queensland. Dallas then spent 3 years in Perth, Western Australia in small animal practice before returning to Queensland to join us at Albany Creek. Dallas has enthusiasm matched equally with her care and compassion for all her patients. Dallas currently is enrolled in post-graduate medicine studies. Her passion is to develop and extend her medicine care but also her general surgery. You can be sure Dallas’s energy will leave you comfortable about the care of your pet.
Dr Lauren Miller – BVSc Veterinary Surgeon
Lauren has a number of years’ experience in busy small animal practice before joining us in October 2017. Lauren’s first memory of wanting to be a vet was when she found an injured rabbit and became compassionately intrigued as to how she fix it and what that involve.
Lauren realised her dream and has taken that compassionate personality after achieving her Veterinary degree at Townsville. Lauren has a keen interest in medicine and has quickly become a popular member of our team. Lauren will always pay attention to detail and you will always get a naturally caring and compassionate vet who can add to that a very good knowledge of veterinary medicine.
Lauren is the proud owner of Marco, a Norwegian Elkhound X Labrador and her cat Brax. We welcome Lauren and count ourselves lucky to have her working with our team with service and
compassionate care as our goals.