At Noosa District Animal Hospital, we understand that your beloved pet is more than an animal living in your home. It is a part of your family, your best friend and an extension of who you are.

Established in July 2008, Noosa District Animal Hospital is the only purpose-built veterinary hospital servicing the Noosa area. Our focus is offering an exceptional level of care, treating your beloved friends like they are our own. Our passion for animals is what drives our practice. Our team work together to build strong relationships with clients, offering the very best in terms of quality, convenience & animal care.

Meet Our Team
Dr Dean Tait
  • BVSc Hons
  • BSc

Dr Dean joined our team this year and brings with him a diverse range of small animal medical and surgical experience. Dean is particularly passionate about animal care and welfare and his particular interests include orthopaedic surgery, preventative care, senior wellness and palliative care.

At home are an elderly Kelpie called Diggy, a Maltese Shi Tzu cross called Marley, a Persian cross called Chief, and 4 busy chickens

When not at work Dean enjoys spending time with his kids, at the beach or in his shed restoring classic American cars.

Dr Dean feels that the best thing about Veterinary work is that every day is different which makes it interesting and challenging.

He is looking forward to seeing you with your pets soon!

Dr Brodie Lambert
  • BVSc

Dr Brodie has joined our team this year after recently moving to the Sunshine Coast. Brodie enjoys all aspects of veterinary science, but has a keen interest in small animal medicine and emergency work. Following completion of his veterinary degree at James Cook University, Brodie worked in a busy emergency practice in Brisbane, and then a successful general vet practice in Mackay before moving down here to join our team at Noosa.

When not at work, Brodie enjoys playing sports, hiking and surfing at the beautiful beaches Sunny Coast has to offer!

Dr Chris Small
In-house Referral Services
  • BVMS, MACVSc (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

17 years of veterinary practice experience. 8 years of ultrasound experience, including several thousand abdominal exams and hundreds of cardiac exams. 3 years working exclusively in Internal Medicine referrals and second opinion practice in Hong Kong.

Dr Dion Woodborne
In-house Referral Services

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.

Head Vet Nurse
  • Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse, AVNAT Registered.

Amanda joined Noosa District Animal Hospital in April 2022 and brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. She started her nursing journey over 8 years ago in South Australia where she was born and raised. She has worked in various roles within small animal to country/mixed practices. Amanda has a strong passion for animal behaviour including their mental health and wellbeing, early puppy development, feline behaviour as well as exotic pets not only in the veterinary setting but in their daily lives too. Amanda has even been studying the Certificate IV Companion Animal Services through the Delta Institute. Amanda is quirky, full of love and life and is a sucker for animals with food names. She has 3 rats at home called Peppercorn (pictured), Lamington and Milkshake.

Vet Nurse

Larnel joined our amazing team of Veterinary Nurses in March 2021. We absolutely love her nurturing and caring ways and knew that she would fit perfectly in our team! Since becoming a permanent Vet Nurse with us, Larnel is in near completion of her Vet Nursing qualifications.

Before working in the veterinary industry Larnel worked as a Teachers aide, she loved working with children but her passion was always animals. Larnel has 2 beautiful sons and a gorgeous rescue dog Dash which she loves dearly.

Larnel brings laughter, joy and kindness to our clinic and we are so blessed to have her in our team.


Mareena started her position 12 years ago in reception, then went on to become the Practice Administrator, and recently took on the position of office and reception manager.

Mareena also works at the RSPCA where she has been an animal attendant since 2007. It was through this role that she met the directors of Noosa District Animal Hospital and soon after, joined the team.

Mareena has always had a passion for animals, growing up in a country town in NSW with pet sheep, horses, cats, dogs and birds. Mareena owns a hairless Chinese crested dog named Pedro, a fluffy cat named Pud & 2 Alexandrine Parrots most of which were rescued from the RSPCA.

In her spare time, Mareena enjoys going to the beach, fishing, reading, and catching up with friends and family.

Brooke Goodwin
Practice Manager
Vet Nurse