Jasmin Cooper

Jasmin Cooper

Hospital Manager

Jasmin started nursing in 2000 after returning from college in England. She has a wide knowledge of nursing in both mixed and small animal practices. Jasmin’s special interest in animal reproduction has lead to her producing a successful reproductive service at Nicklin Way Vet Surgery. Jasmin is now Head Reproduction Nurse and works closely with Breeders from all over Queensland, from Gladstone to south Brisbane!

In her spare time Jasmin enjoys trips up the beach in her 4WD, boat trips over to Tangalooma and attending dog shows! Jasmin has a horse called Phil, an Irish sport horse who loves trail rides, going to the beach and show jumping.

Holly Wynn

Holly Wynn

Veterinary Technician

My love for animals, all shapes and sizes, developed early – around the same time as my speech. The words “Mummy” and “Daddy” were soon accompanied by the words “horsey” & “doggy”. I have an incredibly soft spot for the stray, sick and unwanted which often leads me to adopting or fostering animals, AND in a lot of trouble with my fiance, Leon. He’s yet to find a stray Harley Davidson to adopt. Currently we have a beautiful horse (Xeina), a maltese dog (Lucy – originally a stray), a maltese-x-silky (Storm), a ragdoll cat (Roger, also a stray) and a bantam rooster (Malcom, another stray!). It’s lucky we live on acreage!

My nursing career started after high school in a small animal clinic. I then went on to complete a degree in Veterinary Technology at University of Queensland, Gatton campus.

Other hobbies and interests of mine include sports; oztag, muay thai kick boxing, yoga, hip hop and Latin dancing, camping, and I’m trying to learn skateboarding from Leon who’s a skateboarding coach. It’s a very slow process. In the future I hope to own our own acreage block and continue on to a hobby farm (shh…don’t tell Leon).

Hailey Sensenig

Hailey Sensenig

Veterinary Nurse

Hailey grew up on a farm in the Rocky Mountains of North West America. She always knew she wanted to get an education that allowed her to look after the health of animals, so Hailey studied and received a bachelors degree in animal science from the University of California Davis. Hailey also passed her Registered Veterinary Technician test so that she could work as a nurse while attending school.

Hailey spent a few years traveling the world and volunteering at third world clinics after graduation. She met her Australian husband on her travels and has settled here on the Sunshine Coast.

Hailey’s now loving life at the beach and you can always find her surfing with her son and partner or in her organic veggie garden.

Meagan Chiswell

Meagan Chiswell

Veterinary Nurse

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Sarah Bunyard

Sarah Bunyard

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah was very excited to join the team at Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery when she started in September 2021.

Sarah has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is looking forward to new and exciting experiences to come in her veterinary nursing career at the clinic.

She has a family of pets at home; a macaw, cats and dogs. Her dogs are her babies, all her spare time is looking after them and having fun with the fur family.

Kat Promnitz

Kat Promnitz

Veterinary Nurse

Kat started her veterinary nursing career in 2012 in a mixed practice clinic in rural NSW where she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Kat then relocated to sunny Queensland, first working in a busy animal hospital in Brisbane until the coastal lifestyle pulled her in. She has now found her place with the Nicklin Way team.

Kat loves the dynamic, unpredictable and challenging aspects of nursing, with no two days and no two patients ever the same. Kat is also a recently graduated paramedic and hopes to care for both people and animals in their times of need.

On her days off you can usually find Kat catching up with friends, at the beach, or exploring all the Sunshine Coast has to offer. With no pets of her own (yet!) Kat shares her animal love with her patients and the pets of her friends.

Kayla Hobbs

Kayla Hobbs

Veterinary Nurse

Kayla has always had a love for animals and has always been very interested in being able to help and care for them so a career in this industry seemed the best fit. Kayla has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing as well as her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.

Kayla works as a Veterinary Nurse at Nicklin Way Vet Surgery but also works part time at a surf shop. Kayla has 2 dogs of her own at home an Australian Shephard and a Staffordshire bull terrier but has also owned a variety of other animals including birds, guinea pigs and cats. In her spare time Kayla enjoys spending time at the beach, surfing, camping, being with friends and family and travelling.

Ivy Panho

Ivy Panho

Veterinary Nurse

Ivy started her career at Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery following a work experience placement in September 2019.

Last year was a big year for Ivy, completing her final year of schooling and her Certificate II in Animal Studies, whilst also working at the clinic in her spare time.

Ivy is now progressing with her studies and work to obtain her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Ivy is passionate about animals and loves horses. Ivy has two female dogs, a dachshund that has three legs and a Doberman.

Alisa Stanshall

Alisa Stanshall

Veterinary Nurse

Alisa grew up in Alice Springs where her love for animals started. She had horses, chooks, ducks, birds, dogs, and also looked after many kangaroo’s for the conservation commission. She then moved to Sydney and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

After working in Terrey Hills and Moss Vale in NSW, Alisa then moved to North Queensland and worked in Cannonvale and Proserpine.

After a few years off to spend time with family, she was eager to get back to working with animals.

Lily Sumers

Lily Sumers

Kennel Hand

Lily started working at Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery in September 2021, as a work experience student.

After spending a week at Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery, we realised that Lily would be a good fit for the team and offered her a weekend position as a Kennel Hand.

As a Kennel Hand, Lily is responsible for animal care in the clinic and boarding. Lily ensures the animals needs are met and maintained through cleaning cages, walking the animals, replenishing their food and water supplies, grooming and providing company.

Lily provides exceptional animal care, patience, and a love of animals.