Meet Our Team

Dr. Ross Polst BVSc (hons.)

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr Ross Polst is the owner and Principal Veterinarian for Hinterland Veterinary Surgery, joining the clinic in November 2006. Dr Graeme Lyon, the original owner, retired in 2015 and Ross took over ownership from then. Ross grew up in Adelaide and studied in Melbourne, graduating with Honours in 2001. He has a particular interest in small animal medicine, with over 15 years working with birds and exotics species. He performs both general and orthopaedic surgeries, including TTA and TPLO techniques for cruciate ligament repair.



Practice Manager, Head 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!


Senior Vet Nurse (currently on maternity leave)

Tahlia joined the Hinterland Veterinary Team in May 2021. She is a very experienced nurse, working in several, large and busy clinics over the years. Tahlia takes pride in providing high quality nursing and is a welcomed member of our team. Her and her husband are soon becoming parents (human ones) for the first time!



Vet Nurse

Madison joined the Hinterland Vet Surgery team in October 2021, after volunteering for placement to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is the owner of a rescue boxer by the name of Cricket!


Vet Nurse

Gabby joined the Hinterland Vet team in June 2021. She has completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing whilst working as a nurse's assistant at an emergency clinic on the gold coast. She thoroughly enjoys working with cats, owning one of her own, called Kit.



Vet Nurse

Stacey joined the Hinterland Vet Surgery team in March 2021. She is currently studying her certificate IV in veterinary nursing and is enjoying learning new skills in surgery. Stacey is extremely knowledgeable in animal triage and customer service, wanting to take most patients home with her! Stacey is in charge of organising and running puppy preschool with Dr Ross on Monday nights. She owns a Staffy named Frankie.


Vet Nurse

Emily has recently joined the Hinterland Veterinary Surgery, in January 2022. She is currently completing her certificate IV in veterinary nursing. She is experienced with birds and exotics species, as well as dogs and cats. She is a mum to both two human children as well as a furry one named Moe, the domestic cat.



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.