Killarney Veterinary Surgery
Urbenville & District Veterinary Surgery
36 Willow Street Killarney Q 4373
07 4664 1344 or 02 6634 1314
Reception 8am-6pm Monday-Friday
7 days a week by appointment
Tuesday and Thursday by appointment
Emergencies any time, please phone
About Us
Delivering quality veterinary services in a caring and professional manner!  We promise to provide appropriate and afforable solutions to ease the suffering and enhance the quality of life of any animal that you bring to us.
Our Team

David Thomson BVSc CMAVA

Principal Veterinarian/ Owner

David graduated from the University of Queensland in December 2001 and was employed by Beenleigh Veterinary Hospital in the same month where he was exposed to a diverse practice with a focus on small animals and horses. His mentors ensured he carried out many surgical procedures. Cattle work, while undertaken, was far less common.

David spent time in Killarney as a Veterinary student and was offered the chance to purchase the business in 2002. It was somewhat unprecedented for such a recently graduated veterinarian to operate his own practice but David rose to the challenge.

Ellie McKenna-Hill BVSc

Associate Veterinarian

Ellie graduated from the James Cook University located in Northern Queensland.  The James Cook veterinary science program was designed and focused for rural students to serve the country areas of Australia.  Having this in mind when she graduated, Ellie decided that a rural mixed practice was what she wanted to focus her career on.

Rachel Herd

Head Veterinary Nurse

This is Rachael, she is a proud crazy cat lady with thirteen cats that have been all rescued. She also has 2 dogs and 2 horses and has worked in the vet industry for 8 years, and 12 years in rescue.

Leanne Grayson

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Canadian by birth, Leanne lives two lives and brings an international experience to Killarney Vets. Married to an Aussie, Andrew, Leanne spends November to April in Australia on their local property and they then move to Canada to manage a summer grazing cattle ranch at Wolf Lake in Alberta.

Kylie Young

Veterinary Nurse

Kylie has been a Vet Nurse up in Kingaroy for about 2 years. In her spare time she competes in Roping Events in the Rodeo Industry.

Maddison Jackson

Veterinary Nurse

Maddi was one of our Trainee Vet Nurses and has now successfully finished her Certificate 2 in Animal Studies. Maddi is working full time with us as a Vet Nurse since her graduation. In her spare time, Maddi likes to help her 'Pop' out around the farm working his bucking stock.


OIC- Journalist- Media Officer- Cat about town

Max entered employment in 2007 after straying in. His black tiger stripes and playful nature encouraged the staff to try to re-home him but after some weeks Max had wound his way into the hearts of the staff and they decided he could stay to deter rodents. He quickly made himself at home visiting various main street shops every day and was often seen on the footpath of a morning waiting to greet his many admirers and fans as they went by.


To earn his keep, he kept the mice at bay and wrote a column in our newsletter. He had his own email address and was the first point of contact for the clinic in the electronic media. This spread his fame and he often got emails as well as cards and gifts at Christmas. This position has now been filled by Max's protege Talon, who is proving worthy of the trust and responsibility. However, the email address and article in the newsletter have been kept in Talon's predecessors' name as a memorial to our much loved Max. 

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