Dr Paul MacGinley BVSc CMAVA
Paul was born and grew up locally, is a Veterinary Science graduate from the University of Queensland. He met his future wife Leanne Litzow on the very first day of their university studies in 1979 wheere they sat alphabetically, although they attended neighbouring schools they had never met. Both completed their studies in 1983 and married in 1986. Paul interned at the Silkstone Veterinary Hospital before establishing the Grange Veterinary Surgery at its current location in 1987. He has an great interest in dentistry, surgery – in particular cruciate ligament repair and Feline Medicine, He is a frequent enthusiastic attendant at post graduate continuing education seminars and conferences, he qualified as a Charter Member of the Australian Veterinary Association in 2009.
Dr Leanne Litzow BVSc
Leanne graduated with Paul from the University Of Queensland in 1983 and after a stint working in Melbourne’s Bundoora Veterinary Hospital returned to Brisbane. She worked for several years full time at Queensland Veterinary Specialists before marrying and starting her family in 1988. Her veterinary career slowed for a number of years working part time both at QVS and the Grange Veterinary Surgery. After her third baby in 1994 Leanne has finally devoted all her veterinary attention here. Her special interest in veterinary medicine is reproduction having bred and shown Dachshunds for many years. Leanne’s major outside interest is netball where she competes weekly and is nationally accredited netball umpire.
Tina graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997 and spent the first 6 years working in mixed rural practices in Central Queensland. She then worked in Cambridge and London in the UK for 5 years. After returning to Brisbane in 2008 she has worked in general small practices and at an emergency vet clinic. Tina’s interests are endocrine disorders and soft tissue surgery. Tina loves spending time with her young family and enjoys the great outdoors at any opportunity.
Kathy Edwards CVN
Kathy is our senior Veterinary Nurse with over 25 years of experience in the veterinary industry. Her Veterinary Nursing career began back in the early 80’s, when she began work at a specialist practice on Brisbane’s northside. She originally completed a three year Veterinary Nursing course in 1986, and then went on to update to a Certificate IV in 1999. Kathy has worked at the Grange Veterinary Surgery since 1993. Kathy has special interests in both Medical and Surgical Nursing.
When not at work Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys music and reading.
Her family shares their home with rescued pets ‘Ducati’, and ‘Gabby’ .
Rachael commenced her work experience component of the veterinary nursing course at the Grange Veterinary Surgery in early 2009. Rachael showed exceptional competency and was offered a position on the staff prior to completion of her studies. Rachael came to us via St Ritaâ€™s College, Clayfield and is a trained photographer. Her special interests include macro photography particularly of wildlife and plants, camping, fishing, hand raising orphan possums, birds and other native fauna. Her pets include lorikeet, Kodah, dogs Bear and Skip.
Lisa Batzloff CVN
Lisa was born and raised on Brisbane’s North side and attended school at St Rita’s College, Clayfield. Lisa studied Applied Science and Education at QUT for a couple of years before changing tactics and completing a Certificate III in Companion Animal Services at TAFE in 2009. She enjoyed this course so much she went on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2010. Lisa completed the practical component of the vet nursing course here at Grange Vet Surgery. After course completion Lisa continued to work with us on a casual basis during busy school holiday periods before starting full time work with us in September 2011. In her free time Lisa enjoys travelling and arts and crafts. Lisa lives with her fiancé and 2 much loved cats: Moet and Ella. Lisa’s fiance, Eldon, is currently serving a second tour of duty with Royal Australian Engineers in Afghanistan.
Claudia is a born and bred Brisbane girl who has always loved all things animals. She graduated from All Hallows’ School in 2012, and completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing from BNIT in 2013, carrying out the practical work component of her course here at the Grange Vet Surgery over the year. Claudia is now thrilled to be a formal member of the Grange Vet Surgery staff, working here as a veterinary nurse part time, while pursuing another of her interests
as she studies a bachelor of photography degree. Her other interests include playing piano, visiting family in Dalby, and spending time with her crazy dog, Tilly.
Amy Booth CVN
Amy came to work with us in 2001, She is an outstanding Nurse and has a real passion for animals and people. In 2005 Amy married Len and not long after that they purchased a property on the south side where they still live now. In October 2012 Amy had a beautiful little girl called Emily, Amy had a few years off and then rejoined our team in January 2014. Amy enjoys spending time camping with family,4WD, and flying model air planes with her husband. Amy loves spending time with her little girl, especially shopping. Amy has two cats Sox and Smudge. Amy is a licensed carer and loves caring for sick and orphaned possums that come through work.