After moving to Brisbane in 1996, Elaine performed locum work at many practises 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 practises in the Gladstone area, running them simultaneously from 1992. Her practises 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 practise 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.
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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 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.
Dr Erina Imai has been working with Animal Wellness for over 3 years. She received her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from Melbourne University and is also qualified with a Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture and Certificate of Chinese Herbs. For the past 3 years Erina has undertaken extensive dental training alongside Dr Elaine and is an excellent general and dental surgeon.
Sora is Erina's beloved miniature schnauzer who can often be seen running around the clinic when there are no other dogs around! Erina lives with her husband, Ken, near the city and they are both avid and talented badminton players.
Karen grew up in Hong Kong and is currently a Veterinary Student of University of Queensland.
After working at a practise 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 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.
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.
Jennifer Studied Veterinary Nursing at BNIT. She joined Animal Wellness in early 2015 and loves working with the amazing vets as a Surgical Nurse.
Jennifer has a degree in Naturopathy and loves that the clinic is in line with her holistic beliefs and that she can integrate her knowledge with the Veterinary Science for the much loved pets at Animal Wellness.
She lives with her 2 large rescued tabby cats, and loves travelling, camping and photography.
George went to university many years ago to study Social Work. Realising that she had a passion for animals, she decided to become a Veterinary Nurse instead. George has been nursing now for around eighteen years and has seen how the attitude to animals has changed for the positive over the years. She has a love for animal behaviour and has used this in her puppy preschool classes. She also has been involved in fostering kittens, ranging from newborns up to three months, for sixteen years. George is the proud owner of two domestic cats and her beautiful German shepherd. Her hobbies are reading, travelling, movies and entertaining friends.