Meet Our Team at Scarborough Vet Surgery

Dr Maris Eastgate BVMS (Hons), BSc (Veterinary Biology)

Principal Veterinarian

Dr. Maris grew up in Brisbane surrounded by horses, dogs and cats. She studied at Murdoch University, attaining a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) in 1994 and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (first class merit honours) in 1996. She took over Scarborough Vet Surgery in 2003.

Dr Maris enjoys spending time at the beach or sharpening her golf skills.

Dr. Maris loves all aspects of working at Scarborough Vet Surgery and is especially happy in the consult room or in the surgery/dentistry area. She is available for consultations and surgeries Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dr Julia Chou BVSc (Hons)


Dr Julia was born in Taiwan and moved to Australia for her high school studies. She has always been passionate about animals and aspired to become a veterinarian since she was 7 years old.

Dr Julia completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours in 2015. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery with a special interest in small animal surgery and small animal dentistry, and hopes to develop her interests in veterinary acupuncture in the future.

Dr Julia is a fluent speaker of both Mandarin and English.

In addition to veterinary medicine, Dr Julia’s interests include walking her dog at the beach, drawing and computers.

Dr MelanieDr Melanie Fedrick BVSc


Dr. Melanie  is a big animal lover, with a special place in her heart for her senior patients. She graduated the University of Queensland in 1998 and then went on to own and manage a successful mixed animal practise in a small country town. She brings to Scarborough Vet Surgery a vast amount of experience in many areas including large animals and small animals.

When Dr. Melanie is not at work she is actively involved in her local pony club and looking after her menagerie of pets.

Dr SamanthaDr Samantha Serna BVSc


Dr Samantha always wanted to be a vet since she was a child. She studied Animal Biology at the University of California  before hopping on a plane to Australia to complete her Veterinary Degree at the University of Queensland. Dr. Samantha is particularly interested in internal medicine, surgery  and imaging. She shares her life with her Aussie husband and their many pets including Davis and Clemson, and enjoys creative artistic pursuits in her spare time.


Veterinary Nurse

Vet Nurse (VN) Jessica is a bubbly and vibrant personality and often one of the first faces you will see when you come in. She is our senior nurse and started working at the Scarborough Vet Surgery in 2012 and then rejoined the team in 2014 after a period away. VN Jessica has completed Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing.

Outside of work Jessica spends her time caring for her young family and her pets all completely spoilt. She absolutely loves all things Disney and bunnies, and is happiest when working with people and their furry little companions.


Veterinary Nurse

Vet Nurse (VN) Brooke is another of our happy, sunny personalities at Scarborough Vet Surgery. Pets of all kinds have always been a big part of her life. She completed Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017. When VN Brooke’s not at work you can find her with her beautiful animals, including two dogs, a cat,  three goats, as well as her chickens and ducks. Brooke is a fear free technician.


Veterinary Nurse

VN Bec Vet Nurse Bec has lived on the peninsula most of her life and is a Redcliffe girl through and through. Her affinity with animals was evident from a very young age and she always aspired to be a veterinary nurse. In her teenage years, Bec spent her weekends volunteering in the cattery at the Peninsula Animal Aid and undertook work placement at Scarborough Veterinary Surgery.

After having her family, Bec reignited her passion and commenced her vet nursing studies, returning to Scarborough Vet Surgery as a trainee and has completed Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. She has a very peaceful and gentle way about her when caring for your pets, and loves nothing more than caring for our elderly patients with frosted faces. Bec is a fear free technician.


Veterinary Nurse

Vet Nurse (VN) Brittany brings her bright and happy personality into work everyday. She started at the Scarborough vet surgery in 2018 as a trainee and completed Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2020.  She has had a passion and love for animals from a  very young age. VN Brittany has a special interest in all things puppies and kittens  and runs our puppy preschool program.  When she’s not at work you can find her with her family including her nephews, her three spoilt little kitties and her two dogs. She also loves to go horseback riding or curl up with a good book.