Welcome to Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery

The Family Vet For Your Family Pet

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Our team of friendly pet care experts are here to make your pet care experience as stress-free and fun-filled as possible. You can rely on the Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery team for up-to-date pet care advice and the highest standard of veterinary treatment. If you need help with a pet care question or want to come in for a visit get in touch with our team.

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Our Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8am – 12pm

Our Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8am – 12pm

ABOUT US

Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery is an independent,  family-owned and operated veterinary practice. We are passionate about personalised pet care and client-focussed service.

We're a family owned and operated vet practice

Not being part of a corporate or large group means you and your pet will always see the same friendly faces and will get to know our team well!

We're based in Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast (QLD)

Our facilities are new and modern, with state of the art equipment to ensure your pet receives top quality veterinary services. Our staff are all qualified and experienced, and have been selected not only for their skills, but especially for their genuine compassion and desire to care for animals.

Our goal is to provide excellent pet care and personalised service

We will listen to your needs and individualise the care your pet receives based on your concerns and requirements.

We're a family owned and operated vet practice

Not being part of a corporate or large group means you and your pet will always see the same friendly faces and will get to know our team well!

We're based in Reedy Creek on the Gold Coast (QLD)

Our facilities are new and modern, with state of the art equipment to ensure your pet receives top quality veterinary services. Our staff are all qualified and experienced, and have been selected not only for their skills, but especially for their genuine compassion and desire to care for animals.

Our goal is to provide excellent pet care and personalised service

We listen to your needs and individualise the care your pet receives based on your concerns and requirements.

OUR SERVICES

Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery provides a comprehensive range of veterinary services, including consultations, treatment,  surgery, and well-being activities. Talk to our team for advice and bookings.

General Vet Consultations
Whether it’s a routine check-up or your pet is sick or injured, our caring vet team are here to help.
Pet Dentistry
Keep your pet’s mouth, gums, and teeth in top shape with regular checkups, treatments, and surgery.
Pet Surgery
From routine operations to emergency surgery, our expert veterinary surgeons and modern operating facility are ready to help.
Puppy School
Help your puppy get a head-start in life with flexible and fun lessons from our expert dog trainers.
In-House Blood Tests
Our in-house blood testing facilities help us more quickly diagnose and treat your pet.
Medical Imaging
Reedy Creek Veterinary surgery is fully equipped for diagnosis. X-ray, ultrasound, and more.
Pet Orthopaedic Surgery
Our experienced veterinary surgeons and modern surgical facility are here to help with your pets surgery needs.
Pet Soft Tissue Surgery
From routine operations to emergency surgery, our expert veterinary surgeons and modern operating facility are ready to help.
Pet Desexing
Help your pet have a healthier and happier life with safe and simple pet desexing.
Pet Microchipping
Protect your pet with simple and easy microchipping.
Parasite Control
Protect your pet from fleas, worms, and ticks with expert advice and treatment options.
House Call Vet
Have our vets come to you. Personalised convenience and care.

OUR REPUTATION

Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery strives to make every experience a positive one. We value our clients and their feedback. See for yourself what our clients have to say.

Google

★★★★★ (25 Five-Star Ratings)

Facebook

★★★★★ (69 Five-Star Ratings)

Sally

★★★★★
It’s daunting when you move suburbs and have to find a new Vet, but we have seriously struck gold.

Mikaela

★★★★★
Reedy Creek Vet is amazing. Shows such care and attention to our little sausage dog Winston when we take him in.

Alex

★★★★★
Thanks to everyone for looking after our little Jeffy! So helpful and great to deal with. He has also just completed a fab and informative puppy preschool. Five stars all the way

Laura

★★★★★
Amazing service every time, and I’m happy knowing my fur baby is getting completely looked after.

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OUR TEAM

The friendly team at Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery are here to help.
Our veterinarians, vet nurses, and support team make pet care easy.

Justin Ward
Veterinarian

Bio

Dr Justin Ward qualified as a vet in South Africa, he left African shores in 2000 to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK. The following 5 years were spent working throughout the UK and travelling around the world.

A decision to move to Australia in 2005, where half of his wife’s family are from, quickly resulted in the realisation, that this is the country he wanted to call home!

Prior to founding the Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery Justin worked in practices in Sydney and the Gold Coast, as well as starting a practice in Coomera.

The inspiration for Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery came from Justin’s vision to offer high quality veterinary care, from new well-equipped premises, with a solid dose of good old-fashioned customer service! From this Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery was born and the clinic opened its doors in May 2012. Since that time it has evolved tremendously, in size and staff, to be the clinic and wonderful team you know today.

With ongoing corporatisation of the industry, Justin is focused on building a highly skilled, compassionate team, whilst maintaining a focus on the wellbeing of the pet, and building life-long relationships with customers. Justin is a true general practitioner and enjoys all aspects of being a veterinarian. His interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery sees him in surgery most days. He is particularly passionate about canine cruciate ligament disease.

Justin’s spare time is spent somewhere on a beach in his 4×4 with his wife, Lisa, by his side and kids, Isla and Daniel, exploring the coastline! Whether it has skin, scales, feathers or fur Justin truly loves all animals! He shares his home with chickens – Zucchini, Freddy, Chuck, Shelly, Lamington, Marbles and Feather! Two cats; Sushi the Himalayan and Kevin the Ragdoll, a forever-young puppy Poppy and Junior the python.

“I love coming to work every day, we have such a dedicated team and work in such a great environment, with the reward of seeing our patients get well, and thrive.”

Matthew Lawton
Veterinarian

Bio

Dr Mat Lawton qualified in 2006 from the University of Queensland in Brisbane. This is also where he met his partner, Stef (another one of our vets), in 2003.

He started his career with a short stint in Ipswich working mainly with small animals but also undertaking some dairy cow work. Following this he and Stef moved to the beautiful Gold Coast. After three years in small animal practice on the northern Gold Coast Mat and Stef left for the UK where they worked and travelled for the best part of three years.

On arrival back to the golden shores of Australia Matthew worked as a locum doing “fill-in work” all around south-east Queensland for three years.

In 2014 Mat got back into contact with long term friend Justin and Mat and Stef have since settled in for the long term at the Gold Coast. Justin and Mat have enjoyed renewing the old touch football partnership from years before, although now they do most of their running around in the clinic as they work together to manage Reedy Creek Vet Surgery.

Mat enjoys all aspect of general medicine and surgery and having worked in, and with, so many vet practices often brings a different angle to day to day challenges. When not at work Mat enjoys tennis, touch football, hiking, camping, fly fishing and has recently taken up surfing.

“I have really enjoyed putting down roots and being able to build relationships with pets and owners alike”.

Stefanie Den Hollander
Veterinarian

Bio

Stef graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007, and in 2008 started work in small animal general practice on the Gold Coast. It was at her first job where she met, and worked alongside, Dr Justin.

After leaving the Gold Coast Stef and her partner Dr Mat (we truly are a family run practice!) went to work in the UK. This allowed them to experience many different clinics and styles of practice. They also spent time travelling around the world and with family in Holland.

Upon her return to Australia she began working at a veterinary hospital in Brisbane before agreeing to join the team at Reedy Creek Vet Surgery in early 2016.

Stef enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, particularly pet dentistry, and loves helping pets live long and happy lives.

Sonja Vorster
Veterinarian

Bio

Sonja graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1995.

After graduating she moved to England where she worked as a small animal vet in and around London for the next 12 years. It was during this time that she met her husband, Terence, and together they immigrated to the sunny shores of this beautiful part of the world.

Sonja and Terence made Reedy Creek their home 4 years ago where they live with their son, Logan and rescued three-legged cat Buffy.

Sonja has been looking after the pets of the Gold Coast and their parents since 2006 and looks forward to doing this for many years to come. Her special interests include Oncology and Diagnostic Ultrasound.

Jasmin Wren
Vet Nurse

Bio
Jasmin grew up on the Far South Coast of New South Wales surrounded by animals thus developing her love for animals very early on!

After school she followed her passion for horses into a trainee position at a large equine veterinary hospital in Canberra. She loved working in this environment and used the opportunity to gain her nursing qualification. Spending three and a half years working at the equine hospital Jasmin established herself as one of the senior nurses.

The sunshine of the Gold Coast captured Jasmin’s heart and she moved to the Gold Coast in 2014. We were lucky to have her join our team in 2014 as one of our senior veterinary nurses. Jasmin has an aptitude for puppy care and training – this is why she makes an exceptional Puppy School instructor. Her love of puppies transcends into the clinic with her special interest in neonatal and intensive care.

She spends her spare time on her other passions; health and fitness, and her pets Brax the German Shepherd and Peanut her domestic short hair cat.

“We speak for the animals that can’t speak for themselves”

Rebecca Bridge
Vet Nurse

Bio
Rebecca has been working in the veterinary industry since 2010 starting as a Volunteer Kennel-Hand for six months before beginning her studies for a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Since completing the course she has grown a keen interest in surgical and medical nursing. Her furry family consists of adopted cat Millie, a chocolate Labrador Baylea, and her horse Monty. Bec runs our hospital and has been a wonderful addition to our team since early 2016.

Naomi Pearce
Vet Nurse

Bio
Naomi grew up on a small island off France famous for its prized Guernsey cow. Naomi preferred a different four-legged mammal, moving to England to complete a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Equine Science.

As an avid traveller, she completed her studies and travelled through South Africa, New Zealand and finally made her way to Australia. To fund her travels she used her expertise to work with horses along the way, settling in Magnetic Island in northern Queensland before moving to the Gold Coast.

After many enjoyable years travelling and working with horses, she decided she needed more of a challenge. Combining her love of biology and animals, veterinary nursing was an obvious choice.

Naomi currently lives with her gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terrier Teddy, who is her very first dog and best friend. She has a special place in her heart for the Staffy breed.

“I love that everyday at the clinic brings new challenges and have a special interest in pathology, radiography, and puppy cuddles of course!”

Danielle Old
Reception Vet Nurse

Bio

Danielle has been nursing since 2006 and has worked in two small animal practices on the Gold Coast, one at which she met Dr Justin and Dr Stef ten years ago!

She joined the Reedy Creek team in 2017.

Danielle thoroughly enjoys the diverse challenges the veterinary industry presents and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

She has two dogs, Georgie, a three year old German short haired pointer and Maddie, a thirteen year old silky cross Maltese.

Kate Swenson
Reception Vet Nurse

Bio

Having grown up on acreage, since she was a small child, Kate has always had a love of all creatures great and small.

She naturally found her way into veterinary nursing by starting out as a kennel hand at a clinic on the Gold Coast. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in New South Wales in 2007 and never looked back!

She has worked in both the UK and the East and West coasts of Australia across several areas of nursing including general practice, emergency and specialist practice as well as volunteering as a nurse with Vets Beyond Borders in India.

Kate and her husband recently returned to the Gold Coast to be closer to family. The have two small children and two fur-babies Benny the cat & Domino the rescue dog. Kate has recently joined the Reedy Creek Vet team part-time and looks forward to using her knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional customer service to you and your pet!

Monique Davenport
Trainee Vet Nurse

Bio

Monique joined our team in February 2017 as our trainee veterinary nurse.

Monique is currently in the process of completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has a strong passion for animals of all sizes but has a soft spot for the more unique pocket pets and wildlife.

When she is not studying she can be found caring for up to 150 guinea pigs! As the manager/founder of Cavy Angel’s Guinea Pig Rescue Inc, which is a registered charity, dedicated to rescuing neglected, ill or unwanted guinea pigs and finding them a new forever home.

Her other passions include going to the gym, going on beach walks with her Jack Russel “Eddie” and experimenting with vegan cooking.

Lisa Ward
Office Manager

Bio

Lisa is Justin’s other half and has been working in practices for over ten years. She is kept busy with all the behind-the-scenes administration that needs to get done, including managing Justin’s busy schedule and making sure he looks after himself. She also seems to spend a lot of her time saying ‘NO’ to more pets Justin wants to bring home.

Spending time with Justin and their children on their acreage property is her favourite past-time. Junior their python is her choice pet, he wraps himself around her wrist for cuddles.

Rebecca Dorante
Vet Nurse (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Bio
Bec completed her certificate IV veterinary nursing in 2008, and has been working in small animal practice since 2007.

Growing up in Sydney, Bec moved to the Gold Coast in 2009. Bec worked in large veterinary hospitals prior to joining our clinic. She has been with us from the beginning, assisting Justin in setting up Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery.

She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, including medical and surgical nursing, but has always had an interest in reception and client relations.
Bec lives with her husband, Mick and the latest addition to their family baby Nora, as well as 5 very spoilt cats – Charlie, Basil, Percy and twins Thumper & Bambi. She will always be our “crazy cat lady”!

ASK A QUESTION or MAKE A BOOKING

The team at Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery are here to help. If you have a pet care question or would like to make a booking please get in touch. We endeavour to respond to every enquiry with speed and professionalism.

Our Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8am – 12pm

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