Our Vets

Dr Anna Abdala

Dr Anna Abdala graduated in Brazil in 2009 and ever since has been involved in natural therapies. She is studying Veterinary Acupuncture and participated in many conferences in holistic therapies. Dr Anna quickly fell in love for Australia when she first arrived in Sydney in 2012. In that same year she moved to the beautiful Fraser Coast where she worked for 4 years. She is now the head veterinarian of Animal Options Vet Clinic.

In University, Dr Anna had developed all the skills necessary to provide her patients with the best technologies in diagnostics and treatment. However, she also realized that conventional medicine was unable to fully understand the reasons behind illnesses and other health problems. She noticed that conventional medicine linear and mechanic approach to the body was not enough to diagnose and treat animals appropriately. From that moment on, Dr Anna started her journey into the natural healing path, always studying and researching for holistic medicine techniques. Now, she feels comfortable to use conventional and natural therapies together, elaborating treatment plans that combine both techniques and promote health of the body as whole.

Dr Anna believes all animals deserve an opportunity to improve their quality of life, whether they are a small young puppy or an old age cat. Animals are very resilient and use a distinct language to communicate, they don’t speak or understand to our words, but they can certainly send us message! All we need to know is to open our eyes and read their body, listening to their voice and feel their touch. A holistic vet like Dr Anna, can join all these signs together and help you understand your pet’s needs.

Walk the natural healing path with Dr Anna!

Our Nurses

Nicole Nunez

Nicole has always had a way with animals with her gentle and patient approach. From her love of all animals big and small, slippery and fluffy, it is her biggest love of horses that began her journey into health and medicine. Coming from a background of allied health and a master trainer in fitness, it was her true calling of the veterinary industry that defined where she is today with the team at animal options. Her mission is to combine her veterinary experience with her current academic studies in naturopathy at the endeavour college of natural medicine to provide our clients health options to their pets health and vitality. Nicole’s determination to natural health and medicine drives her future aspirations to combine acupuncture and myofascial release with her studies in emmett therapy for humans and equines to provide a holistic approach to our patients.

She is the proud owner of 4 gorgeous mares who are the soul of heart, and is the proud fur mother of her bull mastiff x Lola, who she rescued from her university placement in Gatton.

Sarah Wakefield

Sarah started in the veterinary industry in 2008 as a trainee nurse after graduating high school. While working she completed her studies and became a fully qualified veterinary nurse in May 2012.

At the end of 2012 Sarah got married and moved out west to Dalby with her husband Travis. During their time out west Sarah worked in a small country clinic in Bell, where she had the opportunity to work with a variety of small and large animals. In 2016 they moved back to Brisbane and welcomed their daughter, Hannah into the world.

Sarah joined the team at Animal Options in February 2017, working 3 days a week. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking her chocolate border collie, Oscar for walks and loves being a mum.

Maddie Brady

Maddie has been apart of the Animal Options team for over a year now working as a part time nurse. Maddie lives in Brisbane with her 2 year old Kelpie X named Oscar, a Burmese cat named Keeva and a pet rat named Blu. Maddie moved from Cairns to Toowoomba with her sister and mum after high school and often visits them and their 3 family pets whenever she can. Maddie continues to study in her spare time and she is due to finish her Certificate IV at the beginning of 2018.

Ana Polli

Polli has always had interest and love for all animals, specially dogs. This passion lead her to pursue a career as a veterinarian. She graduated in 2010 as a veterinarian in Brazil. 

In 2014 Polli finished her post graduation in Small Animals Clinic and Surgery than decided to focus in pet nutrition.

She moved to Australia in 2016 and is working as vet nurse since August 2017 in our team while she works towards converting her qualifications to the Australian equivalent.

When she is not working she likes enjoying outdoor activities, such as diving, camping and hiking.

Grace

Grace is our receptionist and she loves to meet people and their pets. She’s a Great Dane X Bull Mastiff and was born deaf, this means Grace can’t hear anything you say, but that won’t stop her from loving everyone. Her favourite trick is to jump on the counter to say hello, so make sure you give her a big smile! When Grace is not working, she loves to go to the beach and the dog park, where she can meet new friends.

 

What is Holistic Medicine?

“When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.”
– Lao Tzu

– Ever wondered why you need to vaccinate your dog every year?
– Have you questioned yourself if you could treat your pet more naturally, with less pharmaceutical medicine and therefore less side effects?
– Do you think about feeding your dog natural food, such as raw or homecooked diet?
– Does your pet have a chronic condition, like skin allergy, arthritis or cancer, and you want to give him the best quality of life?

These are common concerns of most pert owners nowadays and we are here to help you give your pet better options.

Instead of treating the symptoms and reaching out to pharmaceutical medicines as the first line of treatment, we prefer to understand your pet’s condition and treat the body as a whole. Our bodies and your pet’s bodies are interconnected and we must understand how the parts play together.

How do we do this? We consider your pet’s diet (natural food), herbal treatments, acupuncture, laser therapy and emotional support to strength your pet’s immunity system and promote healing.

Using diversified treatment options, we avoid the use of unnecessary chemicals that can cause side-effects and compromise your pet’s health even further.

Every pet is a single individual and this must be considered in the treatment plan. We don’t use recipe books and we don’t believe one size fits all. We work with you to design a management strategy that fits your pet’s condition and your preferences.

You have options! Your pet has options too!

What is Holistic Medicine?

“When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.”
– Lao Tzu

– Ever wondered why you need to vaccinate your dog every year?
– Have you questioned yourself if you could treat your pet more naturally, with less pharmaceutical medicine and therefore less side effects?
– Do you think about feeding your dog natural food, such as raw or homecooked diet?
– Does your pet have a chronic condition, like skin allergy, arthritis or cancer, and you want to give him the best quality of life?

These are common concerns of most pert owners nowadays and we are here to help you give your pet better options.

Instead of treating the symptoms and reaching out to pharmaceutical medicines as the first line of treatment, we prefer to understand your pet’s condition and treat the body as a whole. Our bodies and your pet’s bodies are interconnected and we must understand how the parts play together.

How do we do this? We consider your pet’s diet (natural food), herbal treatments, acupuncture, laser therapy and emotional support to strength your pet’s immunity system and promote healing.

Using diversified treatment options, we avoid the use of unnecessary chemicals that can cause side-effects and compromise your pet’s health even further.

Every pet is a single individual and this must be considered in the treatment plan. We don’t use recipe books and we don’t believe one size fits all. We work with you to design a management strategy that fits your pet’s condition and your preferences.

You have options! Your pet has options too!

What is Holistic Medicine?

“When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.”
– Lao Tzu

– Ever wondered why you need to vaccinate your dog every year?
– Have you questioned yourself if you could treat your pet more naturally, with less pharmaceutical medicine and therefore less side effects?
– Do you think about feeding your dog natural food, such as raw or homecooked diet?
– Does your pet have a chronic condition, like skin allergy, arthritis or cancer, and you want to give him the best quality of life?

These are common concerns of most pert owners nowadays and we are here to help you give your pet better options.

Instead of treating the symptoms and reaching out to pharmaceutical medicines as the first line of treatment, we prefer to understand your pet’s condition and treat the body as a whole. Our bodies and your pet’s bodies are interconnected and we must understand how the parts play together.

How do we do this? We consider your pet’s diet (natural food), herbal treatments, acupuncture, laser therapy and emotional support to strength your pet’s immunity system and promote healing.

Using diversified treatment options, we avoid the use of unnecessary chemicals that can cause side-effects and compromise your pet’s health even further.

Every pet is a single individual and this must be considered in the treatment plan. We don’t use recipe books and we don’t believe one size fits all. We work with you to design a management strategy that fits your pet’s condition and your preferences.

You have options! Your pet has options too!

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