Dr Jemma Postle BVSc graduated from University of Queensland in 2004 and joined Knox Veterinary in December of that year. Jemma is a mixed animal veterinarian, confessing she is still unsure of exactly which field of veterinary science she likes the most. As a result she has completed continuing education in many fields, has a broad skill set and holds various accreditations. 'A real Jack of all trades'. Jemma has a passion for agriculture, rural community and for being a vet. Jemma and husband Andy took over the reins of the veterinary practice in 2017 and are dedicated to continuing to provide quality veterinary services across the Western Downs. Jem and Andy also operate a beef cattle production business, breeding stud Charolais and commercial cattle. Jem enjoys helping Andy with farm work, riding her horses and spending time with her new baby daughter Sophie and son Jack. Jemma has recently completed a course through Distance Education with Sydney University in Beef Production Medicine.
Knox Veterinary Clinic Team
DR JEMMA POSTLE
DR MEGAN PEDLER
Dr Megan Pedler graduated from James Cook University at Townsville in 2010. She has been part of the team at Knox for 7 years and has a wide variety of knowledge and experience. Megan has a keen interest in small animal surgery, bovine reproduction and enjoys large animal consults and field surgeries. Megan and her husband enjoy spending special family time with their two young daughters.
DR COURTNEY RAMSEY
Courtney grew up in Tasmania and graduated from Murdoch University in 2008. Courtney has worked in mixed animal practices with a focus on beef production spending much of her time in feedlots, while keeping her love for horses. She lives on her husband's family cattle and horse property and is a self-confessed camp drafting addict. She enjoys equine practice having completed further study in equine dentistry and reproduction. When she is not out on large animal calls Courtney enjoys small animal medicine and orthopaedics. In her spare time she works young horses, camp drafts and loves getting in the garden.
DR KIM KELLY
Kim graduated from UQ in 1988. She has worked in mixed practices all over the eastern states and as well as a stint in the UK. For a time also ran her own practice in Winton, Qld. She loves the variety of mixed practice but has a special interest in surgery and reproduction and has completed further study in this field. She runs her own morphology laboratory examining semen samples and reporting on their impact on fertility. Kim enjoys a busy life with her husband and 3 children, many animals and birds and in her spare time loves sewing and relaxing!
DR TESSA BUCKLEY
After graduating from U.Q. in 2002, Tess worked in mixed practice. She lives with her young family on a grain farm on the Western Downs. Tess enjoys the challenges of soft tissue surgery and small animal reproduction.She has a very keen interest in Integrated Veterinary Therapy, involving natural therapies and holistic medicine.
DR KATHRYN TRACE
Kathryn grew up on a lucerne hay and cattle property outside Nanango before studying Veterinary Science at James Cook University in Townsville. Kathryn graduated in 2015 and worked in Emerald, Qld for a short time before joining the Knox Veterinary team. Kathryn enjoys both large and small animal work and has a particular interest in surgery as well as cattle reproduction. She enjoys stud cattle showing, music and getting back home to help on the family farm.
DR DANIELLE PLUMMER
Danielle "Bean" Plummer BVBio/BVSc, graduated from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga in 2017. She grew up on a sheep, cattle and cropping property in Central New South Wales.
Before beginning work in our clinic, Danielle spent five weeks in Africa as a wildlife vet in Hoedspruit and Swartwater, 'playing with cranky unicorns (rhinos) and ankle tapping long neck cows (giraffes).'
Danielle enjoys large animal work and is always keen to get out in the paddock. She is a rugby fanatic and is captain of the local Wheatchix rugby team, she was awarded highest point scorer and best all round player for 2019.
DR KRISTEN FREDERICKSON
Dr Kristen Fredericksen graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga in 2017. After graduation she worked at Cowra for 18 months. Kristen joined Knox Veterinary in May 2019 and is now an integral part of the team. She hails from Orange in New South Wales and has a background in primary production with both commercial and stud cattle and merino sheep. Kristen has represented on many youth agricultural committees and programs, namely Angus Youth. Kristen especially enjoys small animal surgery and is looking forward to becoming a fully qualified equine dentition in 2020. She also enjoys preparing and showing stud cattle in her spare time. Kristen is a great cook and her amazing culinary creations for special occasions are very much appreciated by the team.
DR MEG SALTER
Dr Meg Salter is very happy to be back on board with the fantastic team at Knox Vets. With her background in feed lotting cattle she has a special interest in production animal medicine, however, is just as happy in clinic treating your family pet.
Meg's wealth of veterinary knowledge is a great asset to the team. She is on the committee of the Darling Downs Australian Veterinary Association allowing her to keep up to date with advances in Veterinary medicine. Dr Meg was invited to speak at the 2019 National Cattle Veterinarians Conference.
Meg is proud of the Dalby community and is an active and keen contributor to many local organisations.
Elizabeth (Liz) Weldon is a Veterinary Technologist and has the role of senior veterinary nurse. Liz graduated from The University of Queensland in 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Animal Studies specialising in Veterinary Technology and Management. Liz began her veterinary nursing career working in a mixed animal practice in Roma after completing year 12. She has also worked in an equine practice in Toowoomba and in mid 2008 started at Knox Veterinary. Liz thoroughly enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but has special interests in dog and cat behaviour, anaesthetics and the challenge of high dependency nursing cases. Liz was awarded Runner Up in the 2012 Provet Veterinary Nurse of the year awards after being nominated by her co-workers and clients. Outside of work, Liz enjoyed relaxing and spending time with her friends and family. Liz is kept busy looking after her young family and caring for her many much loved pets.
Zoë Gordon joined the Knox Vet team 2009 and has through knowledge of the day to day runnings of the practice. In 2019 She graduated with her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing with the Animal Industries Resource Centre (AIRC). Zoë enjoys assisting and monitoring surgeries and small animal dentals and is looking to enhance her large animal nursing skills in the future. Zoë enjoys being part of a strong team both at work and on the sporting field; she particularly enjoys touch football and netball.
Erin started working at Knox Veterinary in January 2018 after completing multiple stints of work experience throughout school and university. In July 2018 she graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Veterinary Technology from the University of Queensland. Erin grew up in Dalby and enjoys attending large animal consults, with a special interest in equine patients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and also her much loved pets.
Ainsley graduated with a certificate 2 in Veterinary Nursing in 2009 and then furthered her studies in 2012 with graduating with a certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing from Animal Industries Resource Centre (AIRC). Ainsley's love for animals developed as a young girl when growing up on her family's farm north east of Dalby. She started her Veterinary Nursing career in a mixed animal practice in 2007 at North West Veterinary Clinic in Mt Isa and then moved to Maranoa Veterinary Clinic in Roma. Ainsley enjoys emergency nursing, aiding in high dependency cases, small and large animals and neonatal care. At a peak in her career in 2012 Ainsely was awarded ProVet Veterinary Nurse of the year for her proactive attitude and her impeccable nusing abilites. During Ainsley's spare time she enjoys creative woodwork, spending time with her family and friends, relaxing and looking after her array of animals.
Heidi joined the Knox Vet team in April 2015. Heidi did her training through Bells Vets and worked there for 5 years. Heidi bases her knowlege in providing the absolute best care for both small and large animals and their owners. She strives to achieve comfort and security for clients and their beloved pets. She loves Border Collies but has a special spot for all animals big and small. In her spare time Heidi enjoys spending time with her partner and family and is involved in several community sporting committees.
Melissa-Sue started at Knox Veterinary as the receptionist in 2010 after having spent 10 years hairdressing and running her own business. Melissa is a local girl who enjoys the small country town environment that Dalby still offers to her family. Melissa is currently extending her business and administration education by undertaking a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce with USQ. Melissa enjoys the unique dogs that come in with their different personalities and outfits. Melissa assists with business administration and financial management and is our Number 1 number cruncher!
Jean joined Knox Veterinary in March 2016 as the Practice Manager. She loves a challenge and appreciates the opportunity to work with such a strong and dynamic team. With her heart in the bush and her background in primary production, natural resource managment and community development, she brings fresh eyes to the veterinary business. Jean enjoys the fast paced and diverse nature of working at Knox Veterinary. She is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren who like to keep her on her toes.