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. 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 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.
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.