Our Team

Meet our Hope Island Veterinary Surgery team

Let us introduce to you the team of Gold Coast vets and nurses who make up Hope Island Veterinary Surgery.

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Dr Rory

Hospital Director |

Dr Rory is a very enthusiastic multi-facetted veterinarian, who enjoys both surgical and medical cases.

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Dr Christine

Veterinarian |

Dr Christine, a member of the Hope Island Vet team since August 2022, graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) from the University of Queensland in 2015. Her dedication spans routine pet care to complex issues, with additional training in Emergency Medicine. In her free time, she’s ‘Whisky’s’ mom, enjoying hiking and the outdoors.

Lottie - Hope island Vet Nurse


Veterinary Nurse |

Hi, I’m Lotti, a vet nurse with 2+ years’ hands-on experience, certified by TAFE Queensland. My skills cover animal welfare, parasite control, surgery, and anesthesia. My childhood on an acreage nurtured my love for diverse animals, from ducks to chihuahuas. I cherish outdoor adventures with Sonny and Lulu and quality time with loved ones.

Kath Stanley - Hope Island Manager


Manager |

I’m Kath, manager at Hope Island, working with Dr. Rory and our vet team. We’re all about a Fear Free approach for stress-free pet visits. With 30+ years in animal health, welfare, and training, I consult for Animals Australia, ensuring rescued animals find happiness. I offer behavior management consultations and run puppy school. Proud pet parent to 2 rescue parrots, Buddy & Bruce, and soon a Jack Russell pup. Love horse riding and sunny days!