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Meet Our Team

North Coast Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Naomi Hansen

Naomi started her veterinary working life in mixed animal practice in Woodford and quickly realized she was not destined for mixed animal practice. She moved to Canberra and started in a purpose-built small animal practice. She realized that general practice was not her end game so applied for an ECC residency at The University of Melbourne. They gave Naomi a locum position that grew to a residency position. She was in Melbourne three years at the Werribee Veterinary Clinic in their ECC department. Naomi completed her ANZCVSc Memberships in ECC and a clinical Masters in Traumatic Brain Injury before applying to the USA matching program. She was matched with the University of Pennsylvania and moved there to start her training as an ECC specialist. Back in Australia, Naomi pursued my Fellowships in ECC but the training was convoluted with no ECC specialists to train her so she returned to general practice. 2 years ago she returned to veterinary ECC and has never looked back. The future? maybe Fellowships.

North Coast Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Neil Wilson

Neil graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1993 and worked for 8 years in mixed practice in the UK. He has worked in emergency medicine for the last 18 years in the UK and Australia. Now a citizen of Australia, he enjoys the Coastal lifestyle with his young family. He enjoys mountain biking and is a malt whisky enthusiast.

North Coast Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Britney Calcott

Brittney has been a veterinarian for 23 years. She attended Ross University in the West Indies and practiced in various regions of the US where she is from for the first 10 years of her career. In 2006 she relocated to Australia and has lived and practiced in and around the area since then. Brittney was in general practice for a 16 years with a focus on behaviour, preventative medicine and geriatrics, and a love of soft tissue surgery. In the past 6 years she has discovered her passion for emergency and critical care. Her two dogs Jimmy (a handsome Irish Red and White Setter) and Penny (a cheeky white floof), Confetti the cat, and 3 Polish hens named Laverne and Shirley and Sylvia keep her company at home, and busy on her days off. In her spare time she loves to cook, see live music, spend time with friends, travel to far-flung locations to SCUBA dive, and garden.

North Coast Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Alice Shann

Dr Allie Shann graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. After completing a surgical internship at a specialist clinic in Melbourne, she relocated to Queensland to start her career in Emergency and Critical Care. Allie has spent the last four years working in emergency clinics in Brisbane and on the Sunshine coast. Emergency and Critical Care is a strong passion for her, and she is exceptionally proud to be of such an amazing team providing care to pets of the Sunshine Coast.

North Coast Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Danielle McGowan

Danielle graduated from a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at James Cook University in 2018. Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Danielle moved home soon after graduating and started an internship in emergency and critical care. Over the past two years, she has worked in emergency clinics, before joining the team at North Coast Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Danielle is passionate about emergency and loves the challenge it brings. She has strong interests in critical care patients, emergency medicine and ultrasonography. In the future, she plans to sit her membership exams in emergency and critical care. When she’s not at work, Danielle enjoys all things outdoors. Hiking, camping, fishing and going to the beach with her Husky and German shepherd.

North Coast Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Phillipa Collins

Phillipa is here to provide the expert care your pet deserves when complex problems or emergencies occur.