Owner & Veterinarian
Amanda grew up in Bundaberg and visited Hervey Bay often. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 with an Applied Science degree in Wildlife Biology. After completing this, she became a wildlife ranger with Queensland Parks and Wildlife in and around Bundaberg for 2 years. She wanted to focus on domestic animals so became a vet nurse at one of the practices in Bundaberg. This was where she got the taste for veterinary science. So, she packed everything up and moved to Townsville. Amanda graduated from James Cook University in 2013, then moved south to Childers and started working as a mixed animal vet. Towards the end of 2016, she decided to move to Hervey Bay where she could focus on her passion for small animals. Amanda enjoys both the surgery and medicine sides of vet science. She owns a small menagerie of animals including her Labrador X Cattle Dog Henry, cranky cat Hamish and his feline friend Andy, turtle Albert, and four guinea pigs Barney, Biscuit, Nutmeg and Winston.
Dena completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017 after working alongside the animals at our local wildlife center. She loved caring for the sick or injured kangaroos at the center and wanted to further her education in animal health. Dena joined the Passionate Paws team in 2020. She enjoys nothing more than sharing the couch (or bed!) with her cat Kasphar binge watching Netflix, playing netball, or spending time with friends and family.
Sharnee grew up always having animals and became fascinated with the endless possibilities in helping them live the healthiest and happiest life. She took this passion to the animal industries resource center where she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017. Sharnee joined the team at Passionate Paws in early 2021. When she is not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her two horse Miss Muppet & Cazaily and forcing her two cats Leo and Cleo to love her.
Kandice grew up showing dogs with her family and has always loved animals. She worked in the medical field but needed a change and joined the Passionate Paws team late 2021. Kandice has 3 amazing children and a rescue cat named Marz whom take up most of her free time, but she loves reading and running when she can.
Veterinary care for exotics, dogs & cats in Hervey Bay
Our fear-free approach ensures your pet and you have a stress-free experience with keeping your animals healthy.