Dr John Rigley BVSc (honours first class)
The Point Veterinarian, Dr John Rigley, graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001. Since that time he has worked in many and varied places in Queensland and overseas, from mixed animal practice to small animal emergency medicine and surgery.
Since returning from his last stint in the UK, John filled in as a locum vet in Brisbane and the Gold Coast as well as starting up a mobile veterinary service ‘FlexiVet’. Not content with just this, he also started work at ‘Animal Emergency Service’ to gain experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. While starting up ‘The Point Veterinarian’ meant giving up locum work, Dr John still performs his mobile veterinary service in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
While caring for sick and injured animals consumes most of his time, if he’s not fixing up sprained ligaments on his patients or tending to accident-prone pups, he keeps himself busy with family life and enjoying the great outdoors.
Lisa Wraith VN
Lisa has been a passionate veterinary nurse since 2003. Having completed a Bachelor of Business and working in hotels & resorts for many years, she decided her career desires were with animals. Lisa began volunteering at the local animal shelter and was given a full time position caring for and re-homing stray dogs for four years. This naturally led her on to the veterinary nursing path and she found a position at a small veterinary clinic north of the Gold Coast to which she called home for 8 years. Lisa went on to complete her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2005 and became an Accredited Veterinary Nurse in 2008. When promoted to practice manager in 2009, Lisa completed a Certificate IV in Frontline Management, a position she held for two years. One of her pet passions is in running Puppy Preschool classes helping the bond between human and pup. Lisa is supported by her husband and two sons and two fur kids: “Charlee” an English Foxhound X and “MontiKat” a feisty Domestic Medium Hair.
Lea Geale VN
Lea grew up in country Tasmania where her two great passions – animal and photography first began. Volunteering for the Animal Welfare League in 2004, Lea decided to turn this passion into a career and completed her Cert IV in vet nursing in 2007. Since then, she has worked in private practice and is known for fussing over her clients ‘fur kids’ and her love (okay, obsession!) with British Bulldogs. Lea’s love of British Bulldogs began when she adopted her ‘fur child’, Dozer who she adored for all of his 8 special years. Lea is a great supporter of the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and is currently planning her dream of trekking through the Rwandan mountains to see (and photograph) the mountain gorillas.