Our Veterinary Surgeons:


Dr. Geoff Teakle: Like Ian Healy and Billie Brown, Geoff is a boy from Biloela. At 17 he left home to go to the University of Queensland to study to become a vet. Graduating in December 1976, Geoff has worked as a veterinarian for most of that time. He spent 3 years working in Great Britain, and in 1994, soon after the birth of his twin sons, Geoff purchased the Coorparoo Veterinary Clinic. His main expertise, apart from extensive experience in most aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery for a variety of animal species, is his capacity for honest, open communication with his clients.







Dr. Linda Pinches: is a very experienced veterinarian in most aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. Linda has worked at Coorparoo Veterinary Clinic for over 20 years, with a total of 30 years veterinary experience under her belt. She has a special interest is in Acupuncture, for which she has a post-graduate qualification. Linda is a constant wildlife carer and often takes home injured wildlife to care for before they can be released. She has 3 children studying at university. You might spot her cycling to work or jogging.  Don't ask her how her renovations are going, they are never ending.






Dr. Katherine Beaton: grew up around the corner from the Coorparoo Vet Clinic and worked here as an evening receptionist while studying veterinary science at UQ. After graduating in 2005, she went into mixed practice in the Lockyer Valley, and then to the UQ teaching mixed practice at Dayboro until her daughter was born in 2014. Now she has come "home".

Katherine also performs veterinary acupuncture  and is passionate about developing the best programme of care for your pet and your family, from before your new puppy arrives until end of life care.







Dr. Sharon Lau:             

Dr Sharon Lau was born and raised in Hong Kong. She moved to Australia in 2013 for her Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree and is enjoying the relaxed lifestyle. Sharon graduated from UQ in 2019 and has been exposed to a variety of surgery and medicine at a community clinic in Brisbane and has joined our dedicated team recently, working alternating weekends. She also has a special interest in Acupuncture and is midway through acquiring a qualification. She is trilingual, and can speak fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin. In her leisure time, she loves camping, hiking, surfing, swimming, diving…anything that gets her tanned and keeps her moving!

Our Nursing Staff:

Chris Upton: our principle surgical nurse, heads up our valuable nursing and reception staff. Chris has been a staff member of the highest caliber, who has worked tirelessly at Coorparoo Veterinary Clinic for the last 40 years. In that time, she has also raised 3 beautiful daughters and countless numbers of birds, possums, reptiles and many other wildlife creatures.

She is very energetic and highly enthusiastic in her care of her clients and their pets.




Rhiannon Stocks: returns to us as Practice Manager having previously worked here several years ago as an evening receptionist. She graduated with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012 and is also a qualified groomer. Rhiannon has a young daughter who loves to play tea parties with her fur siblings "Percy" a Greyhound and "Sally" a Staffy.







Maria Ryan: Maria is a new addition to the Coorparoo Vet team and is currently studying her Certificate II in Animal Studies, with the goal of working towards a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. In her spare time she is enjoying her volunteer work at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, working with mammals. She is looking forward to meeting and caring for our clients and their pets


Hamish Teakle: is Dr. Geoff's son and is currently studying Law at QUT. He has devoted his Sunday mornings to the Coorparoo Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist. 

Coorparoo Veterinary Clinic

181 Old Cleveland Road


Telephone: 3397 1181


Mon – Fri 8.00am – 7.00pm
Sat 8.30am – 12.00pm


Sunday & Public Holidays
10.00am – 11.00am



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