Our clinic

Coorparoo Vet Clinic is home to experienced and passionate veterinary staff who are here to provide personalized, professional care for your pet. 

Meet our team

Dr. Geoff Teakle

Veterinary Surgeon

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. 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 Geoff Teakle has stepped back from professional duties now and has handed over the professional reins to a new cohort of experienced veterinarians to carry out his legacy of high quality service to his valued clients and pets. Dr Teakle still retains ownership of the clinic and will ensure the continuation of high quality service hereon.

Dr. Linda Pinches

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Linda 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. Elizabeth Pittman

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Pittman is a highly experienced veterinary surgeon who recently joined us at the Coorparoo Vet Clinic. Elizabeth grew up on a dairy farm near Gympie, and on graduating started in mixed practice.

Moving into small animal practice in England. Her main area of interest is canine and feline medicine and preventive care. Her family has a groodle called Annie, and very unusual ragdoll cat called Teddy-Jeffery, a beta fish called Sydney, and hopefully one day a miniature sheep.

Dr. Katherine Beaton

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Kath 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.

Chloe Handley

Trainee veterinary nurse

Chloe is our trainee veterinary nurse who joined our team in early 2023. Chloe began her introduction to nursing assisting in a busy emergency hospital and has completed her Certificate III in Animal Studies, progressing towards her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Her favourite part about her job is cuddling all the cats and dogs and in her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and snuggling up with her Tortishell cat “Luka”. 

Rhiannon Jonathan

Practice Manager/Veterinary Nurse

Rhiannon has been with us for close to 10 years and wears several hats across the clinic. She gained her nursing experience working at a number of small animal practices in Brisbane and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012. She is also a qualified groomer, but most of all loves seeing our hospital patients bounce back to their happy selves and go home to their families. On the weekends, you will most likely find her at the playground with her daughter, or walking her fur kids “Percy” a Greyhound and “Sally” a Staffy.

Lily Davies

Veterinary Nurse

Lily began working with animals as a trainee vet nurse in 2016 at a mixed practice in the Sunshine Coast. After finishing high-school and moving to Brisbane, she began studying human nursing but realised animals were her passion. She joined our clinic in 2021 and is excited to continue studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and cant wait to meet your fur children. When she isn’t working you can find her seeing live music, reading, roller skating or seeing friends.


Sophie Bondarenko


Sophie joined the team mid 2023 and is completing a Bachelor of Animal Studies, aiming to progress to a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. She has owned just about every animal having grown up with them and enjoys horse riding and reading. Sophie loves learning new things and meeting all our lovely patients.