Meet Our Team

Dr. Ross Polst BVSc (hons.)

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr Ross Polst is the owner and Principal Veterinarian for Hinterland Veterinary Surgery. He purchased the clinic from Dr Graeme John Lyon in August 2015. Ross joined Hinterland Veterinary Surgery in November 2006 after relocating from Adelaide. Ross graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001 with Honours and enjoys working with all types of animals. He has a particular interest in small animal surgery and orthopaedics. Ross enjoys helping give back by fostering animals with his current foster being George the mix breed. He also has Tuppence and Toby the Domestic Shorthairs and Donatello the long neck turtle. One of the highlights of his veterinary career was performing the anaesthetic of an adult male lion at the Melbourne Zoo.


Dr. Nicole Curran BVSc (hons.)


Dr Nicole Curran joined our team in 2018. Nicole has 17 years experience in small animal practice, working in Ipswich, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, after graduating with honours from the University of Queensland. She loves people, the variety of being a general practitioner and has a particular interest in the fields of internal medicine (especially feline!) soft tissue surgery, oncology and dentistry. When Nicole isn't cuddling a pooch (or two) she enjoys chilling at the beach in her hometown of Tugun, cooking up a storm in the kitchen with friends and family, and working with the awesome youth group at her local Church.


Practice Manager, Vet Nurse

Danielle jointed the Hinterland Vet Surgery team in 2013. She has been nursing since 2006 and completed her certificate 2009. Danielle takes pride in running the clinic and training team members. She has a passion for emergency nursing and also enjoys running, gardening and drawing in her spare time. She is the owner of a very cheeky (but cute) German Shorthaired Pointer named Georgie.



Vet Nurse

Kelly joined the Hinterland Veterinary Team in March 2020. Originally from New Zealand, Kelly moved here with her family and continued nursing in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Kelly takes pride in providing high quality nursing and is a welcomed member of our team.


Vet Nurse

Nurse Louisa is originally from New Zealand and moved here with her family. She has many years experience in the nursing industry and enjoys providing a high quality of nursing care to her patients. Lousia is a welcomed member of our team, joining in July 2019. She is the owner of an American Staffy named Lexi and a cat named Smitten.

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Vet Nurse

Jess joined the Hinterland Vet Surgery team in September of 2019. She has been in the industry for 10 years and thoroughly enjoys emergency and critical care nursing. She has three cats named Esme, Felix and Lily. She hopes one day to ad a dog to her collection.


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