Marsden Veterinary Surgery has been at its current location for over 20 years. A major renovation was undertaken in 2008 which has resulted in a modern, spacious practice with up to date equipment and in 2019 we gave our brand and building a new fresh and contemporary look! Our patients' records are maintained on a sophisticated computer system making your pet’s medical history available at the touch of a button. Our highly qualified team of Veterinarians include Dr James Osman, Dr Natasha Alexander and Dr Charlene Koh and they have interests and experiences in internal medicine, dentistry, exotic animals, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries, and moreOur friendly team members are actively involved in continuing education to ensure that their knowledge and skills are continually updated. At Marsden Veterinary Surgery we strive to provide professional, compassionate, quality care for your much loved pets. We welcome you and your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Meet Our Vets
Dr James Osman
Vet
  • BVSc

James graduated from The University of Queensland and he has since worked in the UK in small animal practice. He came back to Brisbane in 2015, where he joined the Marsden Vet team. James has a keen interest in exotic animals as well as surgery, partically orthopaedic surgery. In his spare time James enjoys kayaking, fishing, car restoration and any outdoor activity. 

Dr Charlene Koh
Vet
  • BVSc

Charlene graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 and has since worked in small animal practice. She has a strong passion for animal welfare and a keen interest in both medicine and surgery. When not at work, Charlene is found looking after her rescue greyhound Dobby and her rescue cats Rose, Mary and Ella.

Dr Dion Woodborne
Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Surgeon
  • BVSc
  • MANZCVS (Surgery)

Being born and raised in South Africa, Dion had the kind of introduction into a career in the care of animals that Australian trained vets only get to dream about. As a school leaver, Dion studied Nature Conservation, and worked for 3 years for the Natal Parks Board as a ranger, working amongst the amazing wildlife of Africa on land and at sea. Dion’s exciting experiences include getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks and Seals off the South African Coast, whilst participating in the tagging and monitoring of these magnificent creatures.

Dion completed his Veterinary degree and went on to work in large and small animal practices in South Africa, the UK, and NZ before settling on the Sunshine Coast with his young family.  Their home is a menagerie of creatures, with birds and dogs, and a blue tongue lizard, which Dion and his daughters reared after rescuing it from a roadside as an injured baby. Dion is an avid water sportsman; he has solo swum the English Channel and is now a keen kite boarder.

Dion is passionate about surgery, and in 2011, after rigorous written and oral examinations, he gained his Membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons, in Small Animal Surgery.

Meet Our Vet Nurses
Christiana
Vet Nurse

Christiana joined the Marsden Vet team 16 years ago, straight out of school. When not at work or running around after her kids, she is looking after her Chihuahua, Salsa and two rescue Great Dane X's, Diva and Leelou. Christiana enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and is happy to discuss any issues you may find with your animals. 

Nikita
Vet Nurse

Nikita volunteered at Marsden Vet through school programs and became part of the team in 2012. She has a keen interest in canine behaviour, training and rehabilition. When not at work, Nikita is training and competing in agility with her border collies Bliss, Envy and Hype. She also has a senior dog called Minkah a chihuahua x dachshund,at home who started her love for agility, and a rescue cat called Tinsel.

Ash
Vet Nurse

Ash joined the Marsden Vet team in 2018 but has been nursing in other practices in Brisbane for over 10 years. She has a keen interest in canine reproduction and nutrition. When not at work, Ash can be found in the show ring with her two Japanese Spitz, Winnie and Luna. 

Vanessa
Vet Nurse

Vanessa joined the Marsden vet team in 2018 after being a work experience student while completing her veterinary nursing course. She has been a volunteer at the RSPCA wildlife hospital for many years and has a keen interest in all wildlife and exotic animals. Vanessa has a lot of animals at home including lizards, chickens, four dogs – Jackson, Vader, Ambush and Legion and her menagerie of rescue cats - Anubis, Athena, Chloe, Mara, Selene, Fish, Gwenwyver, Monster, Flossy and Pickles. When not at work or looking after the animals, Vanessa runs a neonatal rescue and likes to go on motorbike rides with her husband.

Eva
Vet Nurse

Eva joined the Marsden team in early 2021 after completing her certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2020. This bright bubbly girl has a keen interest in surgery but loves all aspects of nursing.

In her own time Eva likes to try new restaurants with her partner and enjoys time with her rescue cockatiel Spike. Eva enjoys riding motorbikes and is an avid photographer for a local neonatal rescue

Justin
Vet Nurse

Justin graduated Veterinary Nursing at one of our sister clinics in the gold coast. He grew up in the bush of the Northern Territory and was always helping injured wildlife.

When Justin isn't working he plays Aussie Rules and enjoys camping with his vet nurse fiancé and rescue Australian Cattle Dog, Possum.

Shaylee
Vet Nurse

Shaylee is very passionate about making your pets time in clinic calm as possible and will treat your pet as she does her own. Although she loves animals of all kinds, staffies are her thing.
An English staffy named Harley and a Naughty Tortie named willow fill her hearts at home. Outside of work she loves all things nature. Loves a good hike and some yoga.

Captain Covid
Veterinary Support Staff

Hi! I’m Captain, I am a cinnamon green cheek conure who joined the Marsden Vet team in 2020!
You may find me on someone’s shoulder at the reception desk - sometimes I try to visit the clients- I love cuddles!
I am very loved by the whole team! I have a huge cage with lots of toys and fresh fruit & veggies. My favourite foods include oranges, carrots and the forbidden sunflower seeds but shhhhh don’t tell the team I get any of those! I’m on a diet!

Joel
Veterinary Support Staff

Joel is one of our newest staff member joining the team. He is usually found on reception or helping clean out the back.

When Joel isn't at work or looking after their small zoo (which includes reptiles, chooks, dogs and cats) he is found enjoying gel blasting with his children and online gaming.

Joel has a strong passion for neonates and wildlife, quite often he spends his nights bottle feeding babies for a local neonate rescue.

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