Karen Teasdale


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 Redman

Head Nurse (Cert 4 VN)

Leisa Redman is an experienced, caring Cert 4 Level veterinary nurse who has worked as a vet nurse since leaving school in Grafton. She is a local girl who has dedicated her career veterinary nursing in the Clarence Valley. Leisa's special interests include clinical pathology, emergency work, surgical nursing and anything Cavalier King Charles Spaniel related. An active commitment to continuing education underpins her strong theoretical and practical knowledge, and she enjoys the annual veterinary nurse conferences as part of the Veterinary Nurse Council of Australia. It's not all work though...relaxing with a good cup of tea while giving our in-patients cuddles is another of Leisa's strengths! When she is not at work, Leisa enjoys playing with her Cavalier named Keira as well as hanging out with her twin boys.

Keira Mai Smith

Head Nurse

Keira Mai Smith has loved animals her whole life and always knew that she wanted to work with them in some capacity. She started with Angourie Road Veterinary Surgery in 2015 as a trainee vet nurse and soon fell in love with the job and now can't imagine doing anything else. Keira's perpetually sunny disposition means all animals are “full of love” when they are around her and she prides herself on caring for all animals as if they were her own. Keira's favourite part of vet nursing is the rush of emergency work – helping scared and painful animals feel better quickly!

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