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About Us

In November 2004 Waterford Veterinary Clinic was purchased from the previous owners. It was a busy single vet practice, and I had my work cut out for me. Even then I was developing the idea of Cityvet - a group of practices that would provide the kind of care I would like for my pet to the pets and residents of Logan City.


It was in October 2007 that the opportunity finally came - Chatswood Veterinary Clinic and Logan West Veterinary Surgery were purchased - and Cityvet was born!


The opportunity to relocate Cityvet Waterford into a purpose designed and renovated building came along in 2009, and we were able to establish a dedicated and fully-equipped veterinary hospital.


To this day I am proud to say Cityvet Chatswood and Cityvet Waterford still provide the furbabies of Logan City, and their owners and guardians, the high level of care, treatment and empathy that they deserve.


Alan Cornick, BVSc., BVBiol (Hons)

Practice Principal and Owner

Cityvet Vet Clinics

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 Cityvet Team

Dr Alan Cornick
BVSc BVBiol (hons)


Born in London, England in 1966, my family moved to Australia in 1976.


At twelve years old my dog Butch was hit by a car. Butch could not stand up, yelped when he moved, and had started to pass blood. I was worried he would die.


In December 1989 I graduated from the University of Queensland with my degree in Veterinary Science. My boyhood experiences had underpinned my decision to be the best vet I could be.


Waterford Veterinary Clinic was bought in November 2004. It was a single vet practice and the hours were long. However the idea of Cityvet was fermenting in my mind.

The idea was realised in October 2007. Chatswood Veterinary Clinic and Cityvet was born!


To this day I am proud to say Cityvet is still providing the pets of Logan City and their people the high level of care, treatment and empathy that my beloved dog Butch should have received some 40+ years ago.


I am a proud and happy father to Rohan and Sophie – two beautiful people who continually bring me joy, happiness and love.

I am a proud and happy father to Rohan and Sophie – two beautiful people who continually bring me joy, happiness and love.

Iryna Poplavska

Veterinary Nurse

I'm a Veterinary Nurse at Cityvet. I really enjoy my work and can't imagine myself doing anything else. I started my career
as a volunteer nurse at RSPCA. Now I'm looking forward to being a surgery nurse.
I like to work with all animals, but cats are my favourite. I have three cats, named Shaun the Cat, Romka & Varie, and they are true members of our family.

Amy Booth

Receptionist / Veterinary Nurse

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to work with animals. I started out in the industry when I was 13 years old doing work experience at a local vet. I watched my own dog get desexed, I remember the vet saying to me if I can handle watching my own pet have surgery then I’ll be able to handle anything.

I continued to do work experience at as many vets as I could and also did some online courses. A few years after I finished school I started my vet nursing course. I have now been nursing for almost 20 years. I have a real passion for animals and I am very much a people person.

I have three cats Missy, Trinity ( only has 3 legs ) and Teddy Bear and a dog called Shadow all of which are rescues. And some fish. I have a beautiful daughter called Emily. On the weekends I enjoy spending time with my family and flying remote controlled planes with my husband and Emily. We love going away in our caravan as often as we can.

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Dr Katy Hou
BVSc (hons)


I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2019 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours). I started working at CityVet soon after graduation and have been here ever since. I developed a love for animals from the young age of 7 years old and always knew that helping animals is my jam.


I have a sweet little cat called Beans who loves to curl up by the window for some afternoon rays. I have a mild obsession with Pugs and would welcome a puggy cuddle any day.

Tearna Hauser

Veterinary Nurse

I started my Vet Nursing journey with Cityvet in mid 2019. Cityvet has been my family now for the past few years and couldn't think of anywhere better to work.


After completing my animal studies course while still in High School, it was clear that I wanted to pursue a career with animals; prompting me to complete a higher education towards Veterinary Nursing. 

My partner and I have recently built a house and live with our 4 chunky guinea pigs Daisy, Cookie, Rosie & Coco, a kitty called Rhain and a crazy boxer named Digga.

Nicole Vanderberg

Veterinary Nurse

I have been a qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2016 and started my career with Cityvet in 2020. 

I have always known that I wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse and provide quality care to all animals in our clinic. 

 I have two furry family members of my own, who were both surrendered to vet clinics. My poodle X, Maxie and domestic short hair, Ginger.

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Dr Jesse Standage-Wardle
BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)


I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014 and started my career in a small animal practice in the Northern Territory.  

After a year, I moved back to Brisbane and spent 6 years working in a small animal practice in Logan. 

In 2021 I passed my Membership examination in Small Animal Surgery through the Australian and New Zealand Veterinary College.

I made the move to CityVet in June 2022 and have enjoyed forming new relationships with the pets and clients here and progressing my surgical career. 

The veterinary world is very dynamic and I'm glad I get to wear many "hats" on any given day.  

Surgery is definitely my favourite place to be, but I also enjoy a challenging medical case and discussing preventative health care with clients to optimise their pet's health and well-being. 

Andy Hsu

Veterinary Nurse

I joined Cityvet family as a veterinary nurse in 2021 after I graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.

When I first visited Australia in 2000, I absolutely fell in love with this country. The beautiful scenery, friendly people and of course all the animals here. Therefore, working and living in Australia became my first preference.  

I used to be a dog person, especially large fluffy ones with innocent faces (Chow Chows are my favourite). However, the longer I work with animals, the more I realize they are all ADORABLE. When I settle down in the near future, I believe my home will be full of these lovely creatures.

Mady Shaw

Veterinary Nurse

I have always wanted to work with animals since I was little girl and I couldn't see myself doing anything else! 

I completed my studies in 2018, did some volunteer work at the RSPCA Animal Hospital  and now I've found myself finally working at Cityvet as a Veterinary Nurse!

I love working with all animals and at home I have a cat named Tilly and a dog named Molly.

In my spare time, I love going to the gym, watching movies and trying new places to eat out.


Dr Jerin Joy


I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2019. I moved to Brisbane from Melbourne this year and joined the Cityvet team in March 2022.


My special areas of interest include dermatology and soft tissue surgery.


I love being a vet as I treasure building long-term relationships with my clients. I enjoy working together with owners to ensure that the pets they love receive the best care possible and are always treated with kindness, compassion and respect.


I’ve always had a passion for animals and the relationships that we have with our furry companions. Seeing the human-pet bond bringing so much joy to the owners each day makes me very excited. I also love the challenges that working as a veterinarian brings, as no two days are ever the same and seeing the smile on owners’ faces after caring for their pets makes it both satisfying and worthwhile.


When I’m not at work I enjoy travelling, spending time with my friends and all things sports.

Simone Russell

Veterinary Nurse

I have been working in the animal care industry for 20+ years. My industry qualifications include Cert IV Vet Nurse, Cert III Equine, Cert III Companion Animals.

I started my career in welfare with the RSPCA, and began as a Vet Nurse soon after, working with small animals in a busy practice. I fell in love with the job (late nights and long weekends included; my side hustle has always been hospitality so I was prepared for the crazy shifts and long hours).

For many years to follow I worked in General practice, Emergency and Specialist clinics, small and large animal work.

I have worked in varying roles; Kennel Hand, Vet Nurse, Practice Manager, Vet Nurse Locum and this all lead me to Teaching at TAFE where I have been doing so for the past 14 years, educating Cert II and III students introducing them to the wonderful world of Animal Care and Vet Nursing.

I was given the opportunity to return to Clinic work in August 2022 with City Vet and have enjoyed every minute working with a highly skilled team of Vets and Nurses. 

I still learn something new every day from my role as a Nurse and as an Educator in this ever changing Industry, I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.

Georgia Hartwig

Veterinary Nurse


Kiara Hejduk

Veterinary Nurse

Brianna Page

Pet Groomer Waterford

Bree has been professionally grooming for 5 years, however has been grooming her own dogs for over 10 years. She specialises in double coated breeds such as Samoyeds, Retrievers, Spitz breeds, etc. In her spare time Bree is a ANKC breeder and Show Dog enthusiast with her champion Finnish Lapphunds.
Outside of dogs, Bree has a degree in Biological Sciences and loves all things great outdoors (especially animals)!

Pet Groomer

Dr Marian Leow
BVMSc (hons)



Cert II Animals Studies & Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

We currently have 3, year 10 Trinity College students who are completing their placement towards a Certificate II in Animal Studies through Tafe Queensland.

Jessica, Lillie & Dakayla.

We also have Bella, Brooke, Jade, Hanna, Jacob & Melissa working towards a

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

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Julie Carlisle

Practice Coordinator

Adele Wood

Account Manager

After a lengthy career in various senior administrative roles in the education sector, I left for a career change in December 2021. 

I joined the Cityvet family in May of this year where I currently work as a Student Placement and Practice Coordinator.   

When I’m not at work you will find me outside on our acreage property with my partner and our chickens, managing our Air B N B business at Cedar Creek, riding our quad bikes, exercising, spending time with family and great friends.  I enjoy great conversations over great food and a glass of wine sailing on the open seas.  I'm a real people person and love entertaining and being entertained.

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