• Dr Ian Gallagher

    Ian graduated from the University of QLD in 1988 in Veterinary Science. He then worked as a new graduate for 2 years at a mixed practice in Gympie before working and travelling in England for 5 years.

    After returning to Australia, Ian worked as a General Practitioner for a practice in Nerang, and was able to gain valuable experience working with the multiple veterinary specialists that regularly visited the clinic. He then spent several years working on a beef cattle property in Gayndah. At this point in his career, Ian studied for a Membership in Small Animal Medicine whilst worked as a locum Vet. Finally, he worked for a clinic in Beaudesert with Paul before they both bought the Jimboomba Vet Surgery in December 2000.

    Ian’s primary work interests include small animal surgery and medicine, as well as cattle medicine.

    Ian and his family share their home with Oscar, the beautiful black Labrador.

  • Dr Paul McMahon
    BVSc (Hons)

    Paul graduated from the University of QLD in 1984 in Veterinary Science with first class honours. He then worked in a mixed practice in Southeast QLD and in Tasmania, prior to travelling overseas and spending time in Europe and Africa.

    After his time overseas, Paul returned to Beaudesert where he worked as a Veterinarian for 11 years before joining forces with Ian to buy the Jimboomba Veterinary Surgery in 2000.

    Paul’s primary work interests are in dairy medicine and Herd Health programs, in addition to small animal anaesthetics and more recently, emergency medicine.

    Paul’s wife Anne is the senior Vet for RSPCA QLD, and together they live on a small farm in Beaudesert with several dogs and horses that Anne has rescued during the course of her work.


  • Dr Dimity Reeve
    BVSc (Hons)

    Dimity started working at the Jimboomba Vet Surgery after completing her studies at the University of Queensland. She graduated in 2003 with first class honours in Veterinary Science.

    Dimity treats both companion animals and livestock, and enjoys having the opportunity to work with a variety of animals every day. In early 2012, Dimity travelled to Thailand and completed a course in Basic Mahout training (elephant training).

    During her years in clinical practice, Dimity has developed a particular interest in companion animal dentistry and dermatology.

    When Dimity is not working, she enjoys surfing and playing soccer for the women’s team at Jimboomba United Football Club.

  • Dr Kara Holt
    BVSc (Hons)

    Kara attended the University of QLD where she completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours and her Bachelor of Veterinary Sceince with Honours. Kara joined the team at Jimboomba Vet Surgery in 2016.

    She is knowledgeable and driven with particular interests in small animal dentistry, surgery and diagnostic imaging. She also enjoys working with large animals and is looking forward to expanding her large animal skills, particularly in diary reproduction. 

    Kara collaborates with owners on treatment plans and strives to achieve the best long-term outcomes. She is always available for discussions with her clients if there are any questions or concerns.

    Her interests outside of work include traveling and baking. Kara has a chocolate burmese cat named Layla who enjoys sleeping and chasing flies. 




  • Dr Michelle Hamilton
    BVSc BAppSc

    Michelle is a recent graduate from James Cook University in tropical North Queensland. She also graduated from the University of QLD in 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Production Animal Science.

    Michelle has been living in Canungra for 25 years after moving from her hometown of Charleville in Western Queensland. Here, she lives on a farm with beef cattle, horses and her working dog Maddy.

    After joining the JVS team in January 2012, Michelle has been keen to meet and familiarise herself with the clinic’s clients, both old and new.

    Michelle enjoys a variety of mixed practice and is looking forward to furthering her knowledge and skills in both small and large animal medicine.