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Our Stellar Staff

Learn about our excellent staff, their illustrious careers and exciting hobbies, their much loved pets, and why they are so passionate about what they do!

Elaine Cebuliak Holistic Vet BrisbaneDr Elaine Cebuliak

After moving to Brisbane in 1996, Elaine performed locum work at many practices around Brisbane and even built and sold a new surgery in Brisbane. She presently performs referral work, teaching, running workshops and locums under her business name “Animal Wellness” in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide.

Elaine has lectured in Acupuncture and Dentistry internationally and throughout Australia. She has also travelled extensively throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Bali, The Cook Islands, and India where she performed volunteer Veterinary work at the latter three locations. Currently she is supporting Dr Bayu with his reforestation projects in Indonesia, helping to coordinate ecotours. Elaine has helped set up a charity vet clinic in Bodhgaya, the Bihar province in Northern India, where she has ongoing communication. This organisation became registered as Vets Beyond Borders and has now become Internationally recognised as one of the leading groups in animal welfare in third world countries.

Previously, from 1983 to 1996 Elaine established two mixed practices in the Gladstone area, running them simultaneously from 1992. Her practices employed two veterinarians as well as ancillary staff where she maintained personal interests in avian (wildlife, pet and ratite), dental (small animals) and general small animal medicine. The practice made regular rural visits.

Politically held past positions include President of the Central Queensland (AVA) Australian Veterinary Association in 1990 and Secretary/Treasurer in 1989. Elaine has been Newsletter Editor of the (AVDS) Australian Veterinary Dental Society, President of the Holistic Veterinary Association, Publicity Officer, Queensland Representative of the Holistic SIG of the AVA.

Elaine Cebuliak graduationEducation

  • Diploma in Education (Dip Ed), Uni. Qld,
  • Veterinary Science: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.),
  • Membership in Dentistry (M.A.C.V.Sc.) 2000 by examination,
  • IVAS certification, Veterinary Acupuncture,
  • Several postgraduate Participation certificates in the following: Cardiology, Heartworm Symposium, Ophthalmology, Dentistry,
  • Surgery, Acupuncture, laboratory procedures and pathology, Feline medicine,
  • Scuba Certificate 1980 and updated 1985, 2010,
  • Diploma in RemedialMassage/Reflexology 2006 AIAS- Australian Institute of Applied Science,
  • Certification in Shiatsu, Tui Na, aromatherapy, and advanced remedial techniques,
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine course 2006, Cathay Herbal (human) Certificate 2008.

Previous employment includes

  • RSPCA as a full time employee in Sydney,
  • locum work in Tauranga and Twizel, New Zealand,
  • various clincs in Qld, Townsville, and NSW,
  • founding an Integrative Vet Medicine in Brisbane, Queensland in 2010 called “Animal Wellness” which employs another P/T vet, and several nursing staff.

Hobbies and Interests

Her children (Zoe & Ben) have moved out of home. Elaine now has elderly parents who require some maintenance and this has led her to study Certification in Aged Care. She has a keen interest in Complementary and Integrative Veterinary Medicine (CAVM) including herbal therapies and acupuncture, research into CAVM, Veterinary Dentistry, lecturing, Veterinary further education. Elaine also finds time for traveling, charity veterinary work in third world countries, art, snorkeling, scuba diving, pottery, and photography. 


Dr Malina Fielder

Dr Malina Fielder is passionate about animals, interested in animal rights, pets as well as farm animals.
She has 14 years of experience in nutrition, small animal medicine and surgery.
Her interest is in holistic medicine and alternative medicine.
Malina is an excellent surgeon and enjoys solving complicated medical cases.

Hobbies and Interests

Books, painting, sculptures and dance.



Karen Kam VeterinarianKaren Kam

Karen grew up in Hong Kong and is currently a Veterinary Student of University of Queensland.

After working at a practice in Hong Kong for eight months, she decided to pursue her goal of becoming a veterinarian.

Karen started her Veterinary Science degree in New Zealand before moving to Brisbane, and then joined the team at Animal Wellness in March 2012 as a part-time Veterinary Nurse.

Karen is the owner of “Bobo” a five-year-old golden retriever and two lovely cats that she hand reared since their birth.


Georgie O’Donnell

Georgie is our wonderful Animal Attendant and Assistant, without whom we would rarely get out on time!

She enjoys skiing, cooking, card making (check out her amazing cards for sale at the reception desk!).

Georgie has just completed Grade 12 and is currently studying to be an animal attendant, as she has been inspired through her experience with us to have a career working with animals.

She loves animals, has always owned pets and currently lives with three bengals.



Christopher Van Sloten

Chris is a Veterinary Nurse and a qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist.

Therefore, it could be said that he enjoys giving educated pats and therapy, especially to his three fur children!

Chris does referral work for us, coming to your home to perform physiotherapy, great for surgery rehabilitation and physical issues.

Chris is the human of: Bugzie (Labrador), Stella (English Cockerspaniel) and Bobbie (Tortise shell).

As a strong animal advocate, he is actively involved in conservation and their projects and enjoys being a voice for animals when it’s needed.


JenniferJennifer Hoyles

Jennifer is a Veterinary Nurse, more on Jennifer coming soon...






George PapailiouGeorge Papailiou

George is a Veterinary Nurse, more coming on George soon... 






Michelle HayesMichelle Hayes

Michelle studied Veterinary Technology at Penn Foster College in America. After travelling through India, Singapore and Thailand, Michelle is now the  Practise Manager and Veterinary Nurse at Animal Wellness. More on Michelle soon...