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 Malina also runs regular Animal Nutrition Workshops in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, and is the published author of:
All Animals have a soul and it deserves to be healed.
Many years ago I promised to myself and to my first furry friend, a German Shepard named Tim, that I would learn all I could about healing animals; not only veterinary medicine, but also some alternative therapies, in order to help those I truly loved: The Animals.
I got my veterinary degree in Spain over 20 years ago and ran my own practice along with my husband for 1`5 years. I learned about Homeopathy, Flower Essences, Essential Oils, Natural Remedies, Communication, REIKI, …all of them specifically related to Animals, and became Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist by IVAS in January 2012. Thanks to that, I was able to use an Holistic Integrative Medicine approach to treat the Animals.
I decided to move to Australia and registered as a veterinary Nurse in the Veterinary Surgeon Board of WA in November 2014 and came to Darwin in September 2015. I worked as a vet nurse, learned about Australian Wildlife and became a carer.
And now I have decided to follow that pathway, to give the animals the opportunity of healing from a different point of view, the opportunity of giving them an alternative to have the quality of life and care that they deserve, the opportunity to go beyond the conventional treatment.
Along this time I had many other friends that taught me how to look at them in a different way: Tim, Lupa, Mikis, Zosca, Levis, Luna, Uma, Tongui, Sundae, …Today, Kaly, Turi, Iris and the little “sugars” are part of the family. Thanks to all of them and the ones that will come!!!
Interest and Hobbies: I love travelling, learning and spending time with my family. I love everything related with more natural and holistic ways of treatment and particularly interested in crystals