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.