Meet Our Team
Dr. Ross Polst BVSc (hons.)
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. Kelly Leung BVSc (hons.)
Dr Kelly Leung joined the Hinterland Vet Surgery team in 2020. She graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2018 and had been working as an emergency vet on the Gold Coast since. She loves cats and is very interested in feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and emergency and critical care. She is passionate about painting and loves watching bad movies in her spare time. She is living with a fluffy ginger rescued cat named Ringo, while her other two grumpy cats are residing in Hong Kong where she was raised.
Practice Manager, Vet Nurse
Danielle joined 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 as well as six beautiful hens!
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.
Trainee Vet Nurse
Tasha joined the Hinterland Vet Surgery team in December 2019, where she completed her certificate III in animal studies. With her background studies in marine science, Tasha has decided to do further studies and become a vet! She is extremely passionate about learning and obtaining the skills she needs for the future. We look forward to supporting her through her future endeavours.
Danielle joined the Hinterland Veterinary team in 2020 and has recently completed her veterinary nursing qualifications, Cert IV. Danielle has also studied a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Equine studies at the University of Queensland, Gatton. Danielle loves working with animals, but has a particular interest in Equine nursing. Outside of work Danielle and her family breed and train Friesians focusing on classical dressage.
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.
Jess has recently joined the Hinterland Veterinary Surgery, but has five years of nursing experience on the Sunshine Coast. Jess enjoys emergency nursing and also has interest in birds and exotics. She is the owner of a cheeky, but beautiful, pineapple conure.
Trainee Vet Nurse
Taylor started work placement in June 2020 at our clinic to complete her certificate III in animal studies. She has since been employed as a casual nurse while she completes multiple degrees in both Wildlife Science and Veterinary Technology. She also interest in Marine Biology and wants to one day work with turtles. She is the owner of a cheeky lovebird named Apollo.