Dr Karen Teasdale graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2004, after completing a large animal surgical externship at Cornell University in New York. Dr Karen also spent time working with orphaned baby elephants in Sri Lanka, cows in India and dairy cows in Maryland, USA. After globetrotting for a while she settled down in Parkes, NSW where she met her husband Joel (our practice manager). They moved to Yamba and took ownership of Angourie Road Veterinary Surgery in 2008 just after the birth of their first son - clearly they needed another challenge!
Since then, the practice and family have both grown - Karen and Joel added a daughter to their family in 2009
Dr Karen loves being part of the Yamba community. She has a special interest in dermatology, wound healing, soft tissue surgery and dentistry.
Leisa has been working as a vet nurse since year 10 - nearly 15 years ago now! A local girl, she has done most of her vet work in Grafton but is pleased to be working in Yamba now so she doesn't have to travel so far away from her twin boys. Many of our clients will know Leisa from her other Yamba retail positions. Because she is the closest of all the nurses, it is usually Leisa who is called in for after-hours emergencies with Dr Karen. Her calm and gentle manner soothes animals and clients alike in these stressful situations.