Our team of veterinarians, veterinary nurses and technicians as well as a team of support staff all bring different strengths to the practice. All are enthusiastic, very approachable and endeavour to work with you in keeping your pet healthy. Our team works well together as a unit but also value continuity of care, so if there is a certain vet that you would like to see please don’t hesitate to ask our nurses when you book your appointment.
Dr Selena Steiner – Veterinarian
Dr Selena is our practice owner and as of this year (2019) will have been a Veterinarian for 30 years. She loves all aspects of being a veterinary general practitioner, but really loves caring for her patients and getting to know them and their families. Her technical expertise extends to all kinds of complex surgical procedures, and diagnosis and treatment of complicated diseases. She is married to Dr Seungho Kim – another vet in the practice – and has three beautiful daughters, as well as four dogs and three cats.
Dr Erin Seymour – Veterinarian
Dr Erin graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2007 and has worked at Cleveland Veterinary Clinic since graduation. She has a special interest in small animal medicine and enjoys getting to know each of her patients along with their families. She has 3 pets herself; 2 geriatric cats and 1 Cavalier King Charles Dog. In her spare time, she is often kept busy with her 2 young children and also enjoys travelling and house renovating.
Dr Kim McMahon – Veterinarian
Dr Kim has worked with this team since graduating from vet school over 15 years ago. Her passion has always been animal behaviour and the human animal bond. Kim reports she is constantly amazed by the difference
pets can make to our wellbeing and us to theirs. She currently
volunteer for the Compass institute, raising puppies who will
eventually become assistance dogs for children with Autism, and
is studying for her membership in veterinary behaviour so that she
may be able to help pets that may have had challenging
starts to life or are struggling with complex behavioural issues.
Kim would also like to help people choose the right pet for their
circumstances to help enhance the bond between pets and
families, as she has seen the positive effect this can have. Kim lives with
two boys aged 2 and 4 who keep her very busy, along with 5 chickens, a new cavoodle puppy (who accidentally fell into their laps), Caddy her current puppy in training and her very understanding husband. Kim looks forward to meeting you and your pet soon.
Dr Suzanne Barling – Veterinarian
Dr Suzanne graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland in 2007. She
has worked in the local area since graduating and joined the
team at Cleveland Vet Clinic in January 2017. Dr Suzanne
has always had a love of animals after growing up surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, cattle, chickens and birds. She now shares her home with her husband and daughter and their dog Tilly, cat Trixie and numerous birds.
Dr Charlene Quinn – Veterinarian
Dr Charlene graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) at the end
of 2017. Since graduating she has worked in small animal
private practice in Brisbane. Charlene enjoys the daily
challenges and variety that being a small animal veterinarian brings, and has developed interests in internal medicine, dermatology and animal behaviour. Outside of work she enjoys camping, gardening, reading and training her two active woking breed dogs, Hunter and Ellie.
Jadene Lewis – ‘Team Leader’ Veterinary Technician
Jadene has been with the clinic since 2017, since finishing her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at UQ Gatton. She particularly enjoys medical nursing and is very interested in oncology. When Jadene is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family dog Holly, travelling, spending time with friends and finding the best brunch places around.
Amy Thorpe – Veterinary Technician
Amy has wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. As a child Amy owned many animals including cats, dogs, fish, mice, birds and even silk worms! She currently lives with her 2 cats, Storm and Captain Jack.
Amy has a keen interest in anaesthetics and surgical nursing and is planning to study Veterinary Science in the future, and eventually do some work with big cats. In her spare time Amy likes to play online games and play the drums.
Ally Morris – Veterinary Nurse
Ally has been working at Cleveland Vet Clinic for just over 12 years now. She has collected many pets over the years. At present she has 3 dogs, 7
chickens and a one legged scaly breasted lorikeet. Ally loves all
furry and feathery friends that visit the clinic but has a special
place in her heart for working breed dogs and wildlife (especially
cheeky lorikeets). Outside of work her interests include anything
that her doggies can participate in! Ally loves long walks and
beach trips as well as stand up paddle boarding. She also has two
children (one of which shares my passion for animals), and the
clinic is her favourite place to visit. The thing Ally loves most about
her job is getting to witness and contribute to our wonderful veterinarians work in improving and saving patients lives.
Madison Jee – Veterinary Nurse
Maddy recently completed her veterinary nursing studies and is very excited to keep learning more and growing as a vet nurse. She has had a love for animals since she was a little girl and has been fortunate enough to have had many pets in her life to take care of. Maddy currently has two rescue guinea pigs and enjoys their unique personalities. Maddy says she loves being able to work with animals and share her passion for them with others.
Leona Te Nahu – Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Leona recently began her career in the Veterinary industry – and is currently working towards her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing. Her passion is to care for all ranges of animals and their health. Leona has always loved animals from a young age, and she knew then that this was the field she wanted to get into. Leona has many interests including traveling, reading, art and music.