Charters Towers Veterinary Service
A tableland veterinary clinic started operation in Malanda in 1952 and was originally operated as a branch practice from Townsville (it was the only veterinary clinic north of Townsville for a many years). Tableland Veterinary Service officially began operation in 1977. Bill and Ian began their current partnership in 1978 and have worked together as business partners for an amazing 35 years.
Frank Condon joined the partnership in 2002 and Tamara Olley-Dredge in 2011. Since 1977 more than fifty veterinarians have worked in the practice supported over the years by many dedicated nurses, receptionists, office staff and technicians. Hundreds of veterinary students have also undertaken part of their veterinary training within the practice.
The veterinary practice in Malanda was established in 1952 by John Aubrey and Don Webster, who for many years operated the only veterinary clinic north of Townsville. Tableland Veterinary Service officially began operation in 1977 with the formation of a partnership between Frank Matthew and Bill Tranter with Ian Hosie joining the partnership soon after in 1978 and Frank Condon joining in 2002.
Since that time more than fifty veterinarians have worked in the practice supported over the years by many dedicated nurses, receptionists and office staff. Hundreds of veterinary students have also undertaken parts of their veterinary training within the practice.
William Patrick (Bill) Tranter
ill was born on the Atherton Tablelands and grew up on a dairy farm at Millaa Millaa. He studied Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland and was a university medalist.
Bill started at TVS in 1976 as a new graduate and became a partner in the practice in 1977.
Over many years Bill has become internationally recognized as a dairy veterinarian and has lectured in New Zealand, the United States, and Vietnam.
Tableland Veterinary Service started the Atherton clinic in 1977 and this practice has grown from a part time veterinarian to multiple veterinarians. Currently Justine Campbell, Mick Ruppin, Ryan Cockrem, Kim Chainey, Ian Hosie, Yolanda Angel and Kay Eccleshare all provide veterinary care to our Atherton clients.
It is a purpose built facility, having been extensively modified in 1995/96. It includes a small animal hospital and surgery suite and a purpose built grooming room.
Small Animal Services
Our Small Animal Hospital in Atherton has state of the art facilities and diagnostic equipment to enable us to provide complete medical and surgical care for your family pets.
Tableland Veterinary Service is committed to caring for the needs of all small animals and pets.
- Consultations By Appointment
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Routine Desexing
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Operating Theatre