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Dr Tessa Jones, BVSc

Senior Veterinarian / Clinical Director 

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Dr Tessa is the newest member to join our Morningside Vet family! Dr Tessa has now come on board as our new Clinical Director. 

After graduating from James Cook University in 2018, she moved straight home to help the pets of Brisbane. She is a general practice all-rounder and enjoys soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, managing chronic medical conditions and wildlife medicine. Her favourite part of being a Vet is seeing the bond people form with their pets, and she hopes she can help enhance and prolong that bond.

At home she has a diabetic cat named Beau. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, painting and spending time in nature. 

Dr Brittany Packer, BVSc (Hons)


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Dr Brittany graduated from University of Queensland in 2022 and has quickly become a valuable member of our Morningside Team. She has an interest in all aspects of small animal care and is looking forward to meeting all her new patients at Morningside.

On weekends she enjoys being active and going on jogs with her shih tzu, Ollie or sitting at home cuddling her cat, Toothless. 

Dr Cathy Czarnuszewicz, BVSc


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Dr Cathy Covers alot of our weekend work & you will often find her on our late nights on Wednesdays. Cathy has a wealth of knowledge & has been in the industry for many years. She is also the proud owner of two dogs Jarrah an Australian Cattle dog & Toby a Kelpie 

Dr Shally Wang, BVSc



Dr Shally graduated from the University of Queensland in 2021 and became part of our team late 2023. Shally has a keen interest in surgery as well as emergency & critical care. She looks forward to continuously growing these skills and gaining more experience in these areas whilst working here at Morningside Vet. 

Outside of work, Shally is a self-proclaimed foodie who enjoys trying new restaurants and foods. In 2022, Shally adopted her rescue dog, Munchi, who we're not 100% certain on the breed, but appears to be a very cute Maremma X Kelpie. 

Dr Sophie Thomas, BVSc


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Dr. Sophie graduated from the University of Queensland in 2020 and has since gained a wealth of experience in both small and large animal practices across South-East Queensland. After a year of locuming around Brisbane, Dr. Sophie has decided to settle here in Morningside, where she brings her passion for soft tissue surgery, canine behaviour, and preventative medicine to our clinic.

Dr. Sophie loves building strong relationships with both clients and patients, working together to ensure the best possible outcomes for their pets. In addition to her work at the clinic, she also serves as a field veterinarian in turtle conservation throughout the year.

At home, Dr. Sophie enjoys the company of her two beloved pets; a 13-year-old Staffy X German Shepherd and a 12-year-old Domestic Medium Hair cat.


Veterinary Nurse / Team Leader

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Sarah joined our team at the start of 2022 but has been working in the animal industry for many years before coming to us. Before completing her vet nursing studies in 2018, Sarah worked as a zoo keeper and spent many years before that working in a cat & dog boarding kennel. Sarah completed her nursing studies in NSW where she then spent 4 years working in a mixed practice country clinic. We're excited to now have her here in sunny QLD as part of the Morningside team.

Sarah has enjoyed taking on administrative tasks, as well as her nursing role, over the years and this year we're excited to see her step up to her new role of Practice Manager. 

Outside of work Sarah enjoys getting crafty completing various DIY projects or curling up with a good book and her 2 beautiful cats, Akira and Tora.


Veterinary Technician


Maggie graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology from UQ in 2019 and since then has been working in general practice. Maggie has had a passion for helping animals as long as she can remember and has always known she wanted a career in the veterinary industry. Maggie claims she doesn't have a preferred area of interest, she considers herself more of an all-rounder, although if she had to pick she said she would choose medicine/hospital nursing. At home Maggie has an adorable cocker spaniel named Flora and two cats - a domestic shorthair named Clancy and a Ragdoll X named Betty. 

Outside of work you can find Maggie taking Flora on big walks, spending time with loved ones, reading or decorating her new house. 


Senior Veterinary Nurse

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Lauren has been working as a Veterinary Nurse since 2012 in both general practice and critical care. Lauren’s areas of interest include imaging (both radiography and ultrasound) as well as the pathophysiology of disease. When she is not working, she is rock climbing, going to see live music and travelling (when COVID allows it!).


Senior Veterinary Nurse


Seeba’s love for animals started at a very young age telling her parents she wanted to be a “doggy doctor”, She was able to fulfill this passion by studying and working as a veterinary nurse from the age of 17. Seeba has been nursing since 1995 and started her career as an emergency nurse in a 24 hour vet hospital. Seeba enjoys helping animals in need and giving guidance and support to their owners. During her career she has gained a special interest in surgery and orthopedics. At home, Seeba has a quite few rescued animals including: Ginghi a ginger tabby cat who is missing one eye, a conure parrot, a turtle and a sussex chicken. In her spare time loves spending it being a mum, fishing, reading and keeping active.


Veterinary Nurse

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Indira (or Indi) joined our team in 2021 as just a student before graduating from her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2022. Indi has since become a valuable member of the Morningside Vet team. Indi cares deeply about all of her patients and can often be found in the hospital ward cuddling the patients. Indi has an interest in surgical nursing & intensive care nursing as well as pathology. She has enjoyed developing her skills in these areas alongside our knowledgeable Vets and nurses here at Morningside Vet.


Junior Animal Assistant

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You'll find Jake here Saturday mornings running our hydrobath or during holidays helping the nurses. Jake started with us while he was still in high school, doing weekend work. Since recently graduating Jake has decided to further his career working with animals and will be staying with us while he completes his veterinary nursing course.

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