In 1996, Dr Simonne graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with first class honours from University of Queensland. In 2005, she attained a Membership in Small Animal Medicine by examination with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Dr Simonne has over 26 years of Veterinary experience in small rural practices and large Emergency and Specialist practices in multiple countries with varying cultures. She has volunteered her Veterinary skills in Africa and the Indian Himalayas.
Dr Simonne is a long term Local Sunshine Coast Veterinary surgeon working in a number of Sunshine Coast Veterinary and Emergency clinics over the past 14 years. She just loves being a vet and helping all animals and their families.
The earliest memories of my childhood involves the intense close bonds I had with my fluffy and feathered friends. This naturally led me to become a Vet. I have spent the rest of my life dedicated to helping our fluffy, feathered and scaly family members.
Over the years I have experienced the intense grief of losing many of my own fluffy, furry and feathered babies. So, I personally appreciate the complex and indescribable depth of the bond we have for our fluffy family members. I understand the heart wrenching and difficult decision that we face when it comes to the end of our pets life and the painful gravity of that loss.
Now, I have three non fluffy children, and like myself, they are equally passionate about animals. We all adore our cheeky cavoodle 'Winston', our bearded dragon 'Lizzie', as well as birds, fish and a rotating zoo that the kids love bringing into our home.
As a Vet, I have supported and many families through the palliative process, the end of life decision, the euthanasia and the grief process. The journey is different for everyone but I will be with you on your journey.
I am here to support you at this difficult time.