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About the clinic

Our brand new, purpose built clinic is designed to make you and your pet feel at ease, as soon as you walk through our front doors just metres from the beach. We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience and our highly trained nurses and vets are here to listen to your concerns. We understand that pets are part of the family and your fur-baby will be treated like ours. Our hospital is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools to provide accurate treatment regimes and get your pet back on the road to recovery and into your arms.

Meet the team

Dr Andy Pieris
Veterinarian & Owner

Dr Andy Pieris is the owner of Casuarina Seaside Vet in NSW, with her husband Josh who is also a vet.

Graduating in 2009, Dr Andy worked for 2 years as a large animal vet before focusing on dogs and cats. Dr Andy was most recently crowned 'Most Trusted Vet' in a national search for the next 'Bondi Vet', she is also an ambassador for Turmeric Australia and Dr Zoo pet products. Growing up in Queensland, her love of animals was evident with goats, horses, cats, dogs and more, part of her life at home.

Loving life and what each day brings allows Dr Andy to have fun at work and she strongly believes it doesn’t feel like work when you love what you do. Dr Andy is a respected horse rider and has won the National Arabian Dressage championships and rider championships in her younger years. To this day she still rides and trains horses in between spending time at the beach and travelling. Loving the time spent with friends and family, Dr Andy loves leaving every person she meets with the best version of herself.

Dr Josh Pieris
Veterinarian & Owner

Dr Josh is also the owner of our clinic. His dreams of providing exceptional veterinary care in his own clinic came to fruition with the opening of Casuarina Seaside Vet.

Graduating also in 2009, he spent his first year training with the Veterinary Specialist Services. He has a very keen interest in ultrasound diagnostics and is extremely passionate about providing top quality care for our patients. He is the humble, handsome, quiet achiever of our team!

Josh grew up locally and enjoys surfing in his spare time. He is determined to make a difference and recently ran a campaign through the clinic to provide donations to a support treatment for a rare disease 'Nodding Syndrome' affecting children in Africa.

Sarah Lidbetter
Practice Manager

I have been with Casuarina Clinic since its opening and I couldn’t be happier with our fantastic team and clients.
I love being able to interact with our clients and their pets, sharing stories and information. I also have an interest in nutrition, surgical nursing and wildlife. I began my nursing at Byron Bay where I spent over 2 years working in a small but busy practice. I then went to Darwin where I spent a further 2 years working in high volume practice working predominantly in surgical and hospital nursing. During my time in Darwin I also worked heavily with a wide range of wildlife, performing emergency care and rehabilitation on animals including reptiles, wallabies, sea turtles, birds, flying foxes and raptors. Being able to work so closely with such amazing people and animals ignited my passion to always care and treat our diverse native wildlife.
I’m looking forward to watching our clinic grow and change!

Stephanie McDonald
Senior Nurse

I started in the industry in 2002 and have worked ever since nursing and caring for all our furry friends big and small. I am originally from Melbourne and have worked as a surgical nurse gaining much experience assisting with various cases over the years. I work part time as the Senior Nurse at Casuarina and enjoy pampering and spoiling all of our patients, including giving out many cuddles! I love my job and feel very blessed that I am able to work in an industry that I am passionate about.

Camilla Lynn
Lead hospital nurse

I began my career in Veterinary Nursing after years of world wide travel, where I volunteered with animals ranging from wildlife rehabilitation centers to dog shelters, and have loved every minute of it.
I have always had a passion for the care of animals and have been surrounded by them from a young age, growing up on a property just outside of Byron Bay. I always knew I wanted to grow a career out of helping them and knowing I now play a role in nursing your fur babies back to health and seeing them go home healthy is the most rewarding and fulfilling part.
I have a beautiful kelpie X named Indie and live with a gorgeous rescue Labrador/Ridgeback named Kofi and a bulldog Pablo, so when I’m not working or continuing my studies, my time is spent around my furry dog pals.

Siobhan Adams
Veterinary Receptionist and Nurse

Siobhan has been working at Casuarina Seaside Vet as a veterinary nurse since September 2017 and has been in the industry for the last 6 years. Siobhan has two rescued greyhounds, Myles (4 years old) and Tao (just turned 3 years old but will forever and always be a goofy puppy!). Siobhan loves people just as much as pets (well almost, let’s be real!) and you will find her tending our reception counter for this reason. Please drop in and say hello with your fur-baby so that Siobhan can offer a yummy treat for a cosy cuddle!

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