Meet Our Team

With a combined legacy of over 50 years in veterinary service, Dr. Melanie Irvine and Dr. Michael Woodcock have taken the helm at Landsborough and Glasshouse Mountains Vet Surgery. As they proudly carry the torch forward, Dr. Tom remains an integral part of our team, continuing his dedicated service on select days.

Dr. Melanie Irvine:

A Sunshine Coast local with over 25 years in veterinary practice, Dr. Mel has previously owned another clinic. Now, she's chosen Landsborough and Glasshouse as her new base, bringing vast medical expertise to ensure your pets get the premium care they deserve. As a pet parent to two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, including a playful puppy, she understands pet ownership firsthand.

Dr. Michael Woodcock:

With 30 years of experience running a clinic at the Gold Coast, Dr. Michael transitioned to the Sunshine Coast 7 years ago and hasn't looked back. Once an owner of multiple pets on a sprawling 9-acre property, he now enjoys the company of his black and white cat, "Hashtag". Dr. Michael specializes in advanced surgical procedures and showcases his expertise weekly.

Dr. Althea Bowden:

Starting her journey with us as a fresh graduate, Dr. Althea has now become a beloved member of our team. As a part of the local community, she's committed to providing both medical and surgical excellence to all pets.

Dr. Rachel McDonald:

As the mainstay veterinarian at Glasshouse Vet Surgery, Dr. Rachel serves pets with dedication most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Balancing her roles between her family and the clinic, her friendly presence has been a cornerstone of our practice for years.

Dr. Tom Duggan:

A figure who needs no introduction, Dr. Tom has been the backbone of our practice for 9 years. Though he initially catered to both large and small animals, he's recently pivoted exclusively to small animal care. Available for consultations three days a week, he's passed on the ownership baton to Dr. Mel and Dr. Michael.

Dr Ruhan Kruger:

The newest addition to our family, Dr. Ruhan, is a recent graduate with a heart full of compassion. Juggling his roles as a new father and a dedicated vet, he serves across our clinics on most days and is rapidly becoming a pet owner favorite.