About Us

Frenchs Forest Veterinary Surgery first opened its doors over 25 years ago. Since this time it has grown from a one vet practice to a busy modern clinic employing 3 vets and 12 nurses. All the staff own pets and understand and empathise with the joy and sorrow they bring. Our staff are continually learning and we hope that you feel confident of the best of care when you walk through our door.

We at Frenchs Forest love our jobs. We love meeting our new clients and their pets and hope to make your veterinary experiences a positive part of your pets lives.


Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr Lyn Lyle BVSc (Hons)

Dr Lyn Lyle BVSc (Hons)

Lyn is the founder of Frenchs Forest Veterinary Surgery and the owner of Border Collie cross named Ezzy. Dentistry and dermatology are her areas of interest.

Dr Claire Taylor BVSc (Hons)

Dr Claire Taylor BVSc (Hons)

A 1995 graduate, Claire is a compassionate and caring vet who owns a Golden retriever named Dug, 2 cats, 4 birds and a fish named Cam. She is a passionate Broncos and Maroons supporter.

Dr Andi Pilkington BVSc

Dr Andi Pilkington BVSc

Andi graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She is a very knowledgeable Vet and has a special interest in soft tissue surgery. She loves her Doberman, Della.

Meet Our Veterinary Nurses

Jane Sutherland

Jane Sutherland

Qualified Veterinary Nurse (QVN) and Nursing Manager. Jane has been Vet nursing at this surgery since 1989 and is loved by all. She owns a rainbow lorikeet Annie “the best bird in the world”, 2 dogs Tank and Bully and Princess Angel the cat. Jane is a passionate Broncos and Maroons supporter.

Nina Andrews

Nina Andrews

QVN – Nina spent 7 years at Guide Dogs Qld before becoming a Vet nurse. She has a special interest in animal behaviour and runs behaviour consultations and puppy preschool here at the Surgery. Nina has two dogs – Jesse and Ruby.

Kirsty Chui

Kirsty Chui

Kirsty (QVN) puts a smile on the face of clients and staff alike. She attends schools to talk to the children about animal care and welfare, and they love her too. Wildlife is her passion. She is the nurse we turn to for advice on the treatment and care of injured marsupials. She has 2 cats, Buzz and Silver.

Leanne Thomson

Leanne Thomson

Veterinary Nurse Leanne is also our office manager as well as a wonderful nurse. Her dog Gary is often at the front desk greeting our clients, or more often asleep in his basket behind the front desk.

Kayleigh Atherton

Kayleigh Atherton

Veterinary Nurse Kayleigh is a kennel and surgical nurse. She is also interested in caring for injured native birds. She is the Surgery’s choco-holic

Britt McNally

Britt McNally

Britt is our surgical nurse, taking care of all the surgical cases. You will meet Veterinary Nurse Britt in reception and in consultations. She has a golden retriever named Lexie and a cat Leo.

Kayla Brown

Kayla Brown

Veterinary Nurse Kayla is a compassionate reception and Consultation Nurse and is developing her Surgical Nursing skills. She has 2 cats, Leonardo and Chandler.

Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin

Katrina is our cheery kennel nurse. She loves looking after our in house patients giving them lots of love and attention.