Karen Spencer

BVSc (hons)

Dr Karen Spencer

Part Time Vet

-Hi, my name is Karen. I graduated from University of Queensland in 2001 with honours. After having my first human child (Ethan) I have just returned to work. Prior to this I had been working in small animal practices (both small and large sized clinics) in both Australia and the UK. In addition to this, in 2011 I spent a short period of time volunteering at a small clinic in Fiji (whilst on my honeymoon, much to the delight of my new husband, who learned how to be a vet nurse very quickly). I found the experience to be quite eye opening and it made me realise that Aussie pets are very lucky to have easy access to advanced medical and surgical care.
I enjoy all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery and have a keen interest in imaging and endocrinology. In my spare time I enjoy cooking (particularly extravagant cupcakes), crafts and photography but who are we kidding, I have a baby and a toddler, so there’s not much spare time to be had. I also have a habit of bringing home any sad homeless creature (abandoned kittens and wildlife mostly) much to the surprise of my husband who finds them first thing in the morning wandering about our house or bathroom.
I am currently working Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in the clinic. I am looking forward to meeting you all and your fur-kids. Be warned, I have a soft spot for really tiny doggies, extra snugly kitties and can often be found stealing them from owners in the clinic waiting room for a cuddle.


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