Dr Benjamin Landon BVSc FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery) Director Registered Small Animal Surgical Specialist

Dr Landon is an Australian Registered Small Animal Specialist Surgeon with a keen interest in orthopaedic, soft tissue and minimally invasive surgery. Dr Landon graduated from the University of Sydney 1994. Dr Landon began the early part of his career practicing at an emergency hospital.…

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Dr Geoff Nicolson BVSc (Hons I) MVETSTUD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology) Consultant Cardiologist Diplomate in the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals, subspecialty Cardiology

Geoff grew up in New Zealand before making the move across the ditch to complete his veterinary training. It was during vet school that he developed a strong interest in cardiology. After graduating with honours from the University of Queensland in 2011, he completed a 12 month rotating internship at the University of Queensland Veterinary Teaching Hospital...

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Dr Adoncia Thian BSc BVMS Clinical Director Veterinarian

Dr Thian trained at Murdoch University, Western Australia. She practised in Singapore before embarking on a rotational internship at the University of Melbourne for another two years, gaining considerable experience with specialists in surgery, anaesthesia, medicine and intensive care. Dr Thian went on to work…

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Elizabeth Bayne RDMS Medical Sonographer

Liz is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. She has had a colorful career working with animals. She started out working in the zoo in Texas with giraffes, lions and tigers. She then went into vet nursing before becoming an imaging technician at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists where she has been continuously...

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Alma Victoria Veterinary Nurse

Alma is a fully qualified human nurse. She has been working in a large vet hospital for the last seven years and is immensely experienced. In her own words, 'The principles are the same, whether it is human or vet nursing. Humans and animals all…

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Atom Tan Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)

Atom is highly qualified and has 18 years' of veterinary nursing under her belt. She has practiced in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Surgical nursing has always been Atom's area of interest. She is extremely compassionate when it comes to patient care and you can…

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Dr Benjamin Landon BVSc FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery) Director Registered Small Animal Surgical Specialist

Dr Landon is an Australian Registered Small Animal Specialist Surgeon with a keen interest in orthopaedic, soft tissue and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr Landon graduated from the University of Sydney 1994. Dr Landon began the early part of his career practicing at an emergency hospital. He then gained a position as a Resident in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Melbourne. During his time at University of Melbourne, Dr Landon published on portosystemic shunts in dogs and skin reconstructive techniques. After being awarded a Fellowship in Small Animal Surgery by the College of Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, he was offered a position as Staff Specialist Surgeon at the Teaching Hospital at the University of Sydney, before being promoted to Senior Lecturer shortly after. Dr Landon continued with his full surgical caseload while taking on his new lecturing duties.

Dr Landon enjoys all aspects of surgery and has always been popular with his patients and clients due to his patient and caring personality. He is a thorough clinician and a very well-rounded surgeon.

PUBLICATIONS: ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Newman M & Landon BP (2014) Surgical treatment of a duplicated and ectopic ureter in a dog. J Small Anim Pract 55(9) 475-8.

Milne SM, McCowan C, Landon BP (2010). Spontaneous feline pneumothorax caused by ruptured pulmonary bullae associated with possible bronchopulmonary dysaplasia. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 46: 138 – 142.

Landon BP, Abraham LA, Charles JA (2008) Use of transcolonic portal scintigraphy to evaluate efficacy of cellophane banding of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts in 16 dogs. Aust Vet J 86(5): 169-179.

Landon BP, Abraham LA, Charles JA, Edwards GA (2007) Recurrent rectal prolapse caused by colonic duplication in a dog. Aust Vet J 85(9): 381 – 385.

Yates G, Landon B, Edwards G (2007) Investigation and clinical application of a novel axial pattern flap for nasal and facial reconstruction in the dog. Aust Vet J 85(3): 113 – 118.

Bennett SL, Milne SM, Slocombe RF, Landon BP (2007) Gallbladder mucocoele and concurrent hepatic lipidosis in a cat. Aust Vet J 85(10): 397 – 400.

Landon BP (2005). Tetraparesis in a dog due to a migrating oropharyngeal needle. Aust Vet Practit 35:106.

Tyrell D, Landon BP, Beck C (2005). Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of suspected Plant Material Foreign Bodies in Eight Dogs. Aust Vet Practit 35:52.

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Dr Geoff Nicolson BVSc (Hons I) MVETSTUD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology) Consultant Cardiologist Diplomate in the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals, subspecialty Cardiology

Geoff grew up in New Zealand before making the move across the ditch to complete his veterinary training.

It was during vet school that he developed a strong interest in cardiology. After graduating with honours from the University of Queensland in 2011, he completed a 12 month rotating internship at the University of Queensland Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

In 2013 Geoff commenced a 3-year ECVIM approved cardiology residency at the University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In 2017 he successfully passed the examination to obtain Diplomate status in the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals, in the subspecialty of Cardiology.

After gaining his specialist qualification, Geoff moved to Melbourne where he worked as a mobile cardiologist for 12 months. In 2018 he returned to South East Queensland to establish Veterinary Cardiac Services.

Geoff's professional interests include congenital heart disease, canine cardiomyopathies and arrhythmia management, however he likes all aspects of heart disease.

In his spare time Geoff enjoys running to keep fit, mainly to balance his love of restaurants, food and wine. Geoff and his partner are pawrents to Charlie, an Australian Silky Terrier with a lot of attitude!

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Dr Adoncia Thian BSc BVMS Clinical Director Veterinarian

Dr Thian trained at Murdoch University, Western Australia. She practised in Singapore before embarking on a rotational internship at the University of Melbourne for another two years, gaining considerable experience with specialists in surgery, anaesthesia, medicine and intensive care. Dr Thian went on to work in private practice in Melbourne and then in a busy multi-vet practice in Sydney where she was the internal referral general surgeon.

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Elizabeth Bayne RDMS Medical Sonographer

Liz is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. She has had a colorful career working with animals. She started out working in the zoo in Texas with giraffes, lions and tigers. She then went into vet nursing before becoming an imaging technician at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists where she has been continuously under the mentorship of specialist radiologists. She was also volunteer sonographer at the Houston Zoo, participating in the Great Ape Heart Project.

Liz will be providing her expertise in abdominal ultrasonography.

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Alma Victoria Veterinary Nurse

Alma is a fully qualified human nurse. She has been working in a large vet hospital for the last seven years and is immensely experienced. In her own words, 'The principles are the same, whether it is human or vet nursing. Humans and animals all need the same high level of care.'

Alma's caring and gentle nature always puts even our most anxious and upset patients at ease. Her patient handling skills are unsurpassable and the team can always rely on her to calm our patients down.

Family is extremely important to her. Alma spends most of her weekends with her large family and loves reading.

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Atom Tan Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)

Atom is highly qualified and has 18 years' of veterinary nursing under her belt. She has practiced in both Singapore and Hong Kong.

Surgical nursing has always been Atom's area of interest. She is extremely compassionate when it comes to patient care and you can always find her chatting away with animals under her care.

Atom is an avid angler, enjoys the great outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

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