YES, WE’RE OPEN 24/7

We’re here when you need us, for emergency and critical care. You can rest assured that any animal hospitalised with us, will continue to receive full care and attention throughout the day and night. Walk-ins welcomed.

IF IN DOUBT, GIVE US A SHOUT

We understand the bond between pets and their human parents. We’re here to provide both of you with professional, medical advice, services and support. So, if you’re not sure if your pet is OK, then give us a call today.

WE LOVE, WHAT WE DO

It’s our staff that make this place the best. Big or small, they all want to help you out. From the moment of first contact, through to treatment, admission and discharge, we’re here to help and we love what we do.

OUR CAIRNS VETERINARY TEAM Emergency Vets 24/7

Emergency Vets 24/7 was established by Richard and Becky, a vet and nurse team with many years of emergency experience, gained at various locations around the world. Their team are committed and passionate about providing you and your pets with the very best care and compassion. Our vets have extensive experience in the Emergency and Critical Care field and are always improving and staying at the forefront of their field. Our nurses are Certificate IV qualified or above in veterinary nursing and have undergone further specific emergency and critical care training, with some currently enrolled on diploma courses. Our Kennel assistants are mostly trainee nurses, that work in other clinics. Independently, all staff reported that their favourite part of the job was seeing animals go home. We’re available for walk-ins and referrals and if in doubt, give us a shout on (07) 4015 3459.

Management

Dr Richard Page

Veterinary Surgeon, Director

Founded Emergency Vets 24/7, with nurse Becky Allison, in 2017. Originally from the UK, where he studied and graduated from Vet School, Richard first visited Cairns in 2014. He fell in love with our reef and rainforest, before moving here.

Special Areas of Interest

Emergency surgery and paralysis ticks, as well as constantly updating the hospital to run more smoothly for patients, owners and staff.

Becky Allison

Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Director

Becky founded Emergency Vets 24/7, with senior vet surgeon Richard Page, in 2017. Originally from the UK, Becky is passionate about providing quality animal care and works tirelessly on every patient.

Special Areas of Interest

Other than animals, which is a given, Becky is an adrenaline junkie who loves to travel. Plane, boat, train or preferably in her 1974 VW Kombi Van.

Sandra Spackman

Practice Manager

Sandra has wanted to work with animals her whole life and loves her job at Emergency Vets 24/7. The most rewarding part of her day? The amazing people she works with and seeing the patients go home healthy, after successful treatment and care.

Special Areas of Interest

Providing the best possible administrative support and assistance, to our team and our clients, making their jobs and lives that little bit easier.

Vets

Dr Kati Kotiranta-Harris

Veterinary Surgeon

Has been with Emergency Vets 24/7 since day one. Originally from Finland, she moved to Cairns in 2003 with her Cairns born, Australian husband. When not at work, she loves travelling, food and languages from diverse cultures.

Special Areas of Interest

The challenge of difficult medical cases. Putting together the history and the presenting patient, formulating successful treatment outcomes.

Dr Anita Morianos

Veterinary Surgeon

Hailing from Melbourne, Anita and her family moved north to Cairns in 2012 for the warmer weather. She joined the Emergency Vets 24/7 team in 2019, where she enjoys working with patients and their owners.

Special Areas of Interest

Specific areas of interest cover all aspects of emergency medicine and care, but especially wound repair and soft tissue surgery.

Dr Teagan Rainford

Veterinary Surgeon

Teagan graduated from James Cook University and moved back to Cairns in 2019. She started with Emergency Vets 24/7 that year and loves the challenges of her job. She’s also an avid foodie who rates Mexican as her favourite cuisine.

Special Areas of Interest

Radiology. Feline Medicine. Receiving cat cuddles, in return for making cats feel better. Let’s face it, we all love getting cat cuddles, they’re pretty special.

Dr Deborah Verri

Veterinary Surgeon

Deborah was inspired to follow a career in animal care, growing up watching ‘A Country Practice’. She’s from Mossman and joined Emergency Vets 24/7 in 2019. When she’s not working, she’s quilting. In fact, she is a longarm quilt professional.

Special Areas of Interest

The most rewarding part of her job is helping an animal in a life or death situation. She has a passion for surgery and is proud to make a real difference.

Dr Annabelle Olsson

Veterinary Surgeon

Annabelle sailed into Cairns 30 years ago and never found a reason to leave. She’s been passionate about working and caring for animals, her whole life and loves nothing more than making sick or injured animals better.

Special Areas of Interest

During daylight hours, she owns and operates Boongarry Veterinary Surgery, a dedicated avian, reptile, exotic pets and wildlife practice. She also provides consultancy services for crocodile farms and local wildlife parks and aquaria.

Dr Sarah Gill

Veterinary Surgeon

Sarah’s well-travelled across Australia. Born in Perth, raised in Canberra, studied in Sydney, worked in the UK for a year and then the Tablelands and Cairns. She joined our team in 2019 and brings a wealth of experience with her.

Special Areas of Interest

Medicine. Parasitology. Wildlife. Grew up loving animals and it’s a passion that has continued throughout her life. Being able to help and heal them, is a joy.

Nurses

Natalie Mawer

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Originally from the Atherton Tablelands, Natalie started in the veterinary industry in 1999 and qualified in 2003. She’s been with Emergency Vets 24/7 since 2018. When not at work, her family love boating out on the reef and islands.

Special Areas of Interest

Emergency work. Getting to practice great medicine and see so many interesting cases. Loves surgical nursing and likes to get into theatre whenever possible.

Liv Peters

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Originally from London in the UK, Liv started working with animals when she was 16. She moved to Cairns in 2017, loving its beaches and sunshine and is now doing her second stint with us at Emergency Vets 24/7.

Special Areas of Interest

Emergency surgeries, which is why Emergency Vets 24/7 suits her so well. As well as X-Rays, wound management and outstanding patient care.

Nat Mott

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Nat is from Gordonvale and can’t remember a time that she didn’t want to work with animals. She’s an animal lover and enjoys spending her time off, catching up with friends and exploring all our wonderful part of the world offers.

Special Areas of Interest

Surgery. The best part of the job is seeing the patients go home at the end. We love having them and helping them, but the end game is getting them home.

Christine Hempel

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Christine is a Cairns local and loves everything about it. She said the most rewarding part of being a veterinary nurse, was forming a bond with patients. She has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and started with us in August 2019.

Special Areas of Interest

All aspects of the job in a busy practice. Particular interests in anesthesia, surgical nursing, customer care, education, training and mentoring.

Natasha Day

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Hailing from New Zealand, Natasha moved to Cairns with her Dad in 2012, she loved it so much, she stayed. Nursing since 2015, she graduated in 2018 and joined Emergency Vets 24/7 in 2019. She loves animals and has lots of pets of her own.

Special Areas of Interest

Loves medical nursing and pathology. She is hoping to further her knowledge in capnography and loves the teamwork of our environment.

Shari English

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Shari is a Queenslander, born in Gympie, moved to Hervey Bay and even spent time volunteering in the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. She moved to Cairns in 2019 with her husband and started at Emergency Vets 24/7.

Special Areas of Interest

Wildlife. Hospital nursing. Making patients feel comfortable and loved, while they are away from their families. Helping them when they’re at their worst.

Chelsea Brant

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Growing up on the Tablelands, Chelsea was surrounded by animals and always wanted to work with them. After graduating from veterinary nursing, she joined the Emergency Vets 24/7 team. She loves animals and is passionate about their care.

Special Areas of Interest

Every aspect of veterinary nursing, particularly reproductive emergencies, working with wildlife and challenging hospital cases.

Kat Ladd

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Kat came to Cairns to work with our team, in August 2018. She has a long history working in emergency care, in Sydney, Melbourne and the UK and brings a wealth of experience to her role. She enjoys living in beautiful Far North Queensland.

Special Areas of Interest

Kat is a huge advocate for animal welfare and pain relief and says the most rewarding part of her job, is keeping pets comfortable while they’re in hospital.

Support Superstars

Elise Fiorenza

Kennel Assistant

Elise is from Cairns. Her first job with animals was in 2011, doing weekend work at a clinic, whilst she was at school. She’s always loved animals and looks forward to a career working with them. She also loves the outdoors.

Special Areas of Interest

Dealing with people and their pets. Loves being that first point of contact at Reception and providing hands on support for our hospital patients.

Francis Holfeld

Kennel Assistant

Francis is originally from Perth, before moving over to the sunshine state. She has wanted to work with animals, since she was a young child, and started with Emergency Vets 24/7 in 2017. She has a pet cat Luna, who she adopted from work.

Special Areas of Interest

Being involved in the action of working with a critical care animal hospital. Helping to look after the patients and helping run bloods.

Peta Travers-Jones

Kennel Assistant

Originally from Dubbo, Peta worked with animals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in 2013 and completed a Cert III in Captive Animal Management in 2015. Moved to Cairns in 2018 to further her Zoo Keeping career.

Special Areas of Interest

Drawn to native wildlife cases, due to her Zoo Keeping background. Very interested in seeing all aspects of the clinic, its treatment and care.

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