Meet the Team

Dr Steph Molloy – Chief Wellness Officer Clinical

“Hi! I’m Dr Steph, Chief Wellness Officer Clinical at Pet Wellness Centre.

I graduated from Sydney Uni in 2015 and have been in small animal practice ever since. I started my career with an internship at a specialist hospital and then went on to work in private practice in Brisbane. I moved to the Gold Coast in 2022 and have found my forever home here at the Pet Wellness Centre. In fact, I loved it here so much that when the opportunity to become the Chief Wellness Officer Clinical came up, I jumped at it. As the Chief Wellness Officer Clinical my job (other than being the best vet I can be) is to support and nurture our amazing team in providing the best possible care for our patients and delivering on our goal of helping our pets to live longer healthier happier lives.

I am a fully certified (crazy) Cat Lady, having completed my membership examinations in feline medicine in 2021. I am dedicated to ensuring that our feline patients receive the full benefits of our International Society of Feline Medicine Gold Standard cat friendly accreditation. This means that every visit is as stress free as possible.

Outside of feline medicine, I am passionate about providing thorough veterinary care to each of our patients and believe wholly in the benefits of holistic vet care in ensuring that our patients live their best possible lives. I believe that each of our patients deserves love and respect and love working with our more nervous patients to achieve the least stressful visit possible.

On my days off you might find me enjoying an early morning dip and coffee at beautiful Burleigh Beach or snuggled up with my two extremely spoilt cats Tintin and Donnie.”

Dr Lydia Kan – Veterinary Surgeon

“Hi I’m Dr. Lydia! I graduated from UQ in 2017 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. I completed an internship and a senior medicine internship at VSS Carrara from 2017 to 2018. I have a special interest in medicine, especially in endocrinopathy and management of chronic diseases.

In my spare time, you will find me on the beach enjoying the ocean and sunshine or at home spending time with my two gorgeous rescue cats, Crumpet and Seaweed.

I am beyond excited to be part of the Pet Wellness Centre Team! I look forward to meeting you and your lovely animals on your next visit!”

Dr Jessica Mazzagatti – Veterinary Surgeon

“Hi, I’m Dr. Jess! I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2020 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, I relocated to Queensland where I practiced as a mixed vet, with a focus in small animals, in the Fraser Coast region. In 2021, I decided to move to the Gold Coast to pursue an interest in Equine practice. 

Although I enjoyed working with larger animals, I recently transitioned to the Pet Wellness Centre to pursue my passion for holistic medicine and wellness – pet, community, and human alike!

On my days off, I enjoy cuddling my 3-legged cat, Luci, going to the cinema or camping. I am originally from the US, so I am also an avid traveller and enjoy a bit of adventure.

I am so grateful to be a part of the Pet Wellness Centre team and am looking forward to getting to know you and your furry family members!”

Dr Celeste Finch – Veterinary Surgeon

“Hello! I’m Dr Celeste and I am super excited to be part of the Pet Wellness team. I grew up on a farm in South Africa where I learnt to love and care for all animals, big and small. I knew that I wanted to become a vet ever since I can remember. I completed my veterinary qualification in 2007 when I met my partner who is also a vet. I have worked and practiced in South Africa (Pretoria and Hermanus) and England (London) and then moved to Australia where I worked in a group of clinics on the Mornington Peninsula for 6 years. I moved to the Gold Coast in 2017 and just love the wonderful, active lifestyle that we have here. I have 2 boys that keep me busy at home but I love to go for walks with my doggies, Toffee and Biscuit and cuddling with my cat, Felix.

I also have a passion for koalas and I feel very lucky to be able to do some occasional koala and wildlife work still on French Island, Victoria.

I’m looking forward to helping your best furry friend to live their best healthy life.”

Laura – Head Nurse

“Hi my name is Laura and I’m the Head Nurse at Pet Wellness Centre. You’ve probably seen my face around as this place is like my second home.

I’ve been nursing since 2016 and am actually trained in wildlife nursing! I made the switch to domestic in 2018 and although I love my feathered and scaley friends I must say my fur babies are my favourite.  The bonds I get to make with your pets holds such a special place in my heart, what can I say I’m addicted. To me this has never been such a job, its my passion and dreams come true. There is no better feeling in the work then looking after your fur babies when they need it to the most. And when they finally get to go home brings the biggest smile to my face. I am grateful every day to work with such an amazing team, as to me they are family.

My purpose when I wake up every day is to make your pets day the best day ever, I thrive to create good memories and bonds that last forever.

In my spare time you’ll usually find me sending time with my two Border Collies Eggy and Padme at the park or the beach. If I’m not with my girls, you’ll probably find me with my nose in a good book or going on camping adventures with my husband (don’t be shy to give camping recommendations).”

Kahli Caruana – Veterinary Nurse (currently on maternity leave)

“Hi, I’m Kahli, I am a nurse here at Pet Wellness Centre!

I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2020 and  started working here at Pet Wellness centre straight after graduating. I have found my home amongst this wonderful team of vets and nurses.

I have always been a big animal lover. I love that with animals, it is possible to have an instant, undeniable love and connection with them – which inevitably led me down the path of animal nursing and care. 

No one likes seeing their animals suffering or in pain. I love that as a nurse, we are able to be part of the reason your animal gets back to their smiling, happy self again! 

It is such a rewarding job!

Outside of work I spend most of my time chasing after my young children with my partner Guy and our little dog Ollie who is our shadow and as we like to say, first born child ♡

I can’t wait to meet you on your next visit to Pet Wellness Centre!” 

Mia Moran – Veterinary Nurse

“Hi I’m Mia, one of the nurses here at the Pet Wellness Centre. I started veterinary nursing in 2020 and have never looked back. A job doesn’t feel like a job when you love what you are doing daily. There is nothing that makes me happier then helping patients be the best and healthiest version of themselves. I have loved animals since I was a young girl, growing up in a small coastal town in NSW. I was lucky enough to grow up on a small farm with horses, cows, and chickens. This is where my passion and love for all animals, big and small, stems from.In my downtime I enjoying being outdoors, going on hikes, surfing, and spending time with friends and family. I can’t wait to meet you and your animals on your next visit to The Pet Wellness Centre!”

Mandy Briscoe – Veterinary Nurse

“Hi I’m Mandy and I’m a certified ‘Stress Free’  Vet Nurse and Dog Trainer. 

I have been around animals all my life, enjoying bonded relationships with birds, dogs, cats, goats and horses. I have always had a special interest in how we communicate and how these relationships grow so I spent the last 10 years studying and working with dogs mainly with rescue charities and later working with shelter dogs. Nursing was definitely the next step for me as often the connection between pain and behaviour was linked, so I wanted to know more! 

I recently completed Applied Canine Behaviour lll and have continued on to complete Specialist Behaviour Management IV while having the absolute honour of working with such an inspirational team of nurses and vets and of course being able to share my knowledge with the most committed and wonderful fur-parents and their pets at Pet Wellness Centre!”

Sonita Leng-Cole – Veterinary Nurse

“Hi, my names Sonita. I started veterinary nursing in 2018 after my beautiful Golden Retriever boy, Angus, became unwell. I saw the care and love his nurses provided him and decided I wanted to be able to do the same for everyone’s fur babies.

Pet Wellness Centre is everything a pet lover and family can dream for their beloved pets and I felt right at home from the minute I walked in. I also work in Emergency Veterinary Care and love the balance between both areas of veterinary care.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me in the ocean, adventuring outside or overseas or reading a good book with a cup of tea.

I can’t wait to meet you and snuggle your fur baby!

Hannah Wood – Animal Attendant

“Hi I’m Hannah! I am currently in year 12 at school but outside of school I work as an Animal Attendant here at Pet Wellness Centre.

I am an absolute animal lover so I enjoy my job so very much! I am so grateful for the opportunities I have been given as well as the ability for me to learn so many new things!

Outside of school or work, you will find me either baking or crafting and spending time with my family, as well as my cavalier King Charles Spaniel Ellie and my cat Cosmo!”

Karen Shield – Holistic Pet Therapist

“Hi I’m Karen, I’m a long time Burleigh Heads local.

I was born into a family of dog breeders and learning to crawl surrounded by puppies left me no choice but to love pets unconditionally. This continued through my childhood of which I spent the vast majority working at the local dairy farm where I agisted my first pony. My love for animals continued through high school on the Gold Coast and I soon commenced work as a casual veterinary nurse whilst completing school. I then took a side step and studied a Science degree and Post Graduate studies in Psychology. I spent many years working with people who were recovering from mental illness. Pets played a major role in their treatment plan to get well whether that be walking the dog for exercise or partaking in mindfulness with their pets.

Realising my husband would only allow me to keep four pets at home I had to find another way to play with and cuddle pets all day, hence I went and studied a Diploma in Animal Acupuncture Therapies. Now I can honestly say I have the best job in the world.

I really love working in conjunction with the whole Pet Wellness Centre Team to ensure an integrative approach to managing your pet’s health and wellbeing.”

Sandy Sharpe – Animal Physiotherapist

“Hello I’m Sandy and I am a physiotherapist who specialises with animals! I think I was always destined to work with animals and spent my upbringing with a dog (or two or three) in tow and in a paddock being followed by a herd of horses. It was my love of animals and bad luck spent in the physio clinic, which sparked an interest in fusing a career as a physiotherapist with treating animals. I started my journey by graduating as a physiotherapist in 2004 and honing my skills as a physio before completing a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy in the UK in 2008. Over the years I have continued to work with people, dogs, cats and horses here and in the UK and Ireland but now prefer to spend all my time with our furry friends!

I believe that animals, like humans, need the attention of physiotherapists to properly treat all their aches and pains, injures and more serious neurological conditions. I enjoy working closely with the vet and owner to provide the best treatment and rehabilitation programme for your pets.

In my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three young children and of course our two beautiful rescue dogs, Kyzer and Holly!”

Kristi Mulcahy – Veterinary Technician

“I was born and raised in beautiful Huntington Beach, California and I’ve lived in Australia since 2008. I absolutely LOVE it here! I’ve been working as a vet tech in animal medicine since 1993.

I have enjoyed working with holistic vets, surgical specialists, reptile and avian vets, and more. Initially, upon moving to Australia, I operated a successful natural doggie dessert company.

Once my two boys were in school full time, I decided to jump right back into it by switching my gears back to animal services.

Anaesthesia-free teeth cleaning and polishing is a beautiful alternative for senior pets, and those pets experiencing heart conditions, seizures, liver or kidney issues and a variety of other medical conditions that prevent a pet having a general anaesthetic.

Maintaining clean teeth in between general anaesthetic cleans is a great addition to dental health. I’m all about dental health awareness and love the opportunity to have owners ‘sit in’ during the cleaning so we can get a game plan for the future of their pet’s oral health. I adore my patients & love contributing to their well-being.”

Cathy U’Ren – Chief Wellness Officer


“I’m Cath and I’m the Chief Wellness Officer! I call myself Chief Wellness Officer because ultimately I’m responsible, not just for the wellness of the pets but also for the wellness of the team, the wellness of our supplier relationships, the wellness of our stock and products, the wellness of our business and our contribution to the wellness of our community! Phew! It’s a big job but with this incredible Team and all of the great supporters we have helping us in the background I know we can do it well.

I believe pet care can and must continue to be improved. Our pets mean so much in our lives and they deserve the best care. I love animals. I grew up on the Gold Coast/Tweed Coast and we always had a house full of pets: dogs, cats, guinea pigs, native birds and chickens! My mum, sister and I all worked at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary when I was young and I used to go out rescuing birds and wildlife feeling like I was a hero. I even dressed up in the Lorikeet suit and ran around the bird feeding arena to entertain the kids! Yep, I love animals but it’s the bond between animals and humans and the impact that has on the wellness of both and the community that I’m really driven by.

The little guy with me in the pic is BRAIN and he was the inspiration for the Pet Wellness Centre. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Brain on the 18th October, 2017 but his legacy lives on in the love and care that all pets receive in our Centre. Brain is succeeded by a very stubborn and cheeky little Boston named Harry, whom we adopted so that we can help him with his severe growth issues in his back legs. Harry and I love hanging out with my husband Baden and our kids Mariel and Bryce and our “wolf-corgi” Swedish Vallhund Vesta.

Brain made our life better, every single day and now Harry and Vesta do the same. I’m sure pets make us better people.

It’s my pleasure and honour to serve you and your pets at Pet Wellness Centre. Together, we can help pets live longer, healthier, happier lives!

Pet Care delivered with love, care and compassion – from our pWc family to yours xxx

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