Dr Clare Condos DVM
Small & Large Animal Veterinarian
My journey to become a veterinarian has been a long and interesting one. I rode horses professionally before travelling the world and living in London for two years. I then worked in marketing and event management for over a decade before taking a giant leap of faith to change careers and combine my passion for animals and career strengths in communication and building client relationships.
On graduating from The University of Melbourne, I started out my career in mixed practice in Darwin, NT which involved small animal medicine, equine medicine and surgery, performing race track duties at the Darwin Turf Club and conducting live export inspections as an Australian Accredited Government Veterinarian. I also gained exposure to some interesting tropical diseases cases.
Having now relocated to the Fraser Coast, I work across the three clinics in Childers, Howard and Maryborough. I feel humbled by the trust client place in me and I value our relationship as we work together on the best care for their pets whilst treating them with kindness, compassion and respect.
My interests focus on the “One Health” initiative and I enjoy exploring and understanding the complexities of human-animal interactions from the development of behavioural problems in companion pets, the effects of animal therapy programs on human mental health and physical well-being to the benefits of anxiety free veterinary techniques when working with clients and patients. I am also motivated to use my skills and knowledge to work with under-privileged, developing and indigenous communities on veterinary health education programs to improve global standards in animal welfare.
Anja Kleigrewe QVN
Practice Owner/Manager - Cert IV Veterinary Nursing
Anja is a qualified Veterinary Nurse who hails from Germany. She is the proud owner and practice manager of the Fraser Coast Veterinary Services company. She has been in the veterinary industry for 25 years, starting out in a progressive practice in Adelaide which grew from a 2 vet 5 nurse clinic into a large veterinary hospital.
When she is not at work, Anja enjoys horse riding, bush walking and food. She shares her home with Ellie the naughty husky cross, Thomas the DSH (one of the very first cat adoption cats from 13 years ago), Eileen the kitty, Ben and Bob (two handsome thoroughbred geldings), and Thelma and Louise the sheep.
Head Veterinary Nurse
Hayley joined the Childers team in 2018. She was keen for a new challenge after working in her previous occupation as an Administration Manager for 10 years. Hayley loves every aspect of nursing and learning new skills every day. At home, her fur family is made up of Arlo, a 4 year old deaf dog and Nacho,a 3 year old ginger cat, both rescue pets.
Mahalia joined the Fraser Coast team in 2016 and is currently studying her cert IV in veterinary nursing. Around work and family time Mahalia has 5 dogs, 3 cats as well as horses, cattle and a number of parrots that keep her on her toes. Mahalia enjoys being able to care for a variety of animals both large and small