Qualifications: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Fran grew up on a cattle property in North Queensland, where she developed her love of caring for small & large animals. She graduated from The University of Queensland in 2008 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. She began her career working at a busy mixed vet practice near Beaudesert for just over 2 years, before moving north to Rockhampton, where she worked in a mixed practice for 4 & ½ years. Fran took time away from the profession to have 2 children and joined the team at High Street Vet Surgery as a part-time Veterinarian in January 2019.
“I love being a Veterinary Surgeon because it gives me great pleasure being able to problem solve, help, care for & treat pets in a variety of ways & the joy it brings their families when they improve. I love meeting new clients & their fur babies & developing the relationship with them as their pets grow up. I also enjoy the variety of the job, every day is different & keeps things interesting & challenging. It is a very rewarding profession for me in general in many ways.”
Interest/Hobbies: Fran enjoys both small animal medicine & surgery, with a particular interest in problem-solving medical cases & performing soft tissue surgery. On her days off she is busy caring for her three young girls and on weekends she enjoys spending time with her husband & children in the outdoors. She also enjoys photography, gardening & team sports if she finds the time amongst her busy schedule.
Pets: Dr. Fran loves her miniature longhair dachshund called ‘Pippi’, who was their first fur baby & is very much still a part of their family.