Our team consists of five passionate and dedicated Holistic Veterinarians: Dr Henry, Dr Renee, Dr Viki, Dr Natalie and Dr Cassie.

We see clients from all across the Sunshine Coast and many from further afield.  Clients travel from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Hervey Bay and Rockhampton to have their pets cared for by our devoted team.

Dr Henry

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Our Wise Wizard, Mentor and Daily Spiritual Advisor, who spends his days off meditating, mountain biking, hiking and driving around the country attending music gigs for his children’s various bands.

Dr Henry Stephenson graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland’s vet school in 1979. He has pursued further studies in various alternative modalities, including a Bachelor of Veterinary Homeopathy and IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) accreditation to practice Acupuncture.

Dr Henry has guest lectured at the University of Queensland introducing vet studies to alternative modalities, and regularly contributes to numerous medical journals including the International Homeopathic Journal.

Dr Henry is a devoted Holistic Vet with an excellent reputation around Australia and the world for his dedication to the art of healing using homeopathy and alternative methods. He brings to The Natural Vets an immense depth of knowledge of the disease process and how to bring about a cure for every animal.

Dr Renee

The Natural Vets Sunshine Coast - Renee Elsa

Our Earth Mama who spends her Fridays off doing muscle-ups and drinking green juice. When not practising her calisthenics moves, Renee can be found surfing, SUPing, hiking or biking, rock-climbing, dancing, doing yoga, chasing after her three wildlings, making delicious vegan food, and living an action-filled life of adventure.

Dr Renee didn’t always know she wanted to be a Vet. She thought she might become a paramedic Chopper Pilot, but somehow ended up at Vet School instead. The Vet School years were fun and interesting, but within her first year of graduating Dr Renee felt very limited by her conventional training. Rather than becoming a drug dispensary she chose to study veterinary homeopathy and Chinese herbal medicine, and delve into the importance of nutrition. She started promoting raw diets and minimal vaccination schedules, then something happened that fueled this kindling fire.

In 2008, her very own cat was the victim of a pet food recall and sadly due to the debilitating paralysis that ensued had to be euthanased.

This experience led to a lifelong distrust of pet food companies, and inspired Dr Renee to eliminate toxic foods and drugs from her own pets’ (and family’s) lives, support her clients to do the same, and ultimately, to open a holistic vet practice together with Dr Henry – The Natural Vets. She is passionate about educating people on the true causes of disease and the path to health, and living a gentle life in connection with the earth and all of its creatures.

Dr Viki

The Natural Vets Sunshine Coast - Viki

Our Hands-on Healer and World Traveller Extraordinaire, Viki has a natural way with animals who don’t mind her Hungarian accent. Viki spends her days off making herbal tinctures, riding horses with Tammy, collecting eggs, and managing her permaculture property which very nearly became overrun with chickens and turkeys.

Dr Viki is an Holistic Vet from Hungary who has made Australia her home. She has many years experience working as a Holistic Vet, having worked alongside Dr Rowan Kilmartin at Animal Options on the Gold Coast, and running her own integrative practice for five years in far north Queensland. Hands-on healing is her passion, and she is skilled at acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic care, muscle release and body balance techniques, as well as Chinese herbs and homeopathy. She is genuinely interested in ensuring the best outcome for every pet.

Dr Viki has made the Sunshine Coast her home and we are blessed to have another passionate and skilled Holistic Vet working with us.

Dr Natalie

Dr Natalie & Charlie - Essential Oils

Our Oil Queen who was the Mastermind behind the development of many of our essential oil products. Natalie is also a very talented musician who on her days off an be found strumming her guitar or ukelele and singing with the voice of an angel. She strives to live a sustainable life, treading gently on the earth.

Dr Natalie graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland’s vet school in 2011. She had already started becoming familiar with alternative modalities such as acupuncture and Chinese herbs for her and her pets’ own health. Dr Natalie then started her first job in Inverell where she was able to incorporate some complementary modalities working under a Vet who practiced acupuncture and advocated raw food diets.

Dr Natalie gained excellent surgical experience from the high case load of emergency patients ranging from caesarians to eye ulcers to leg amputations. She was also able to incorporate essential oils, Chinese herbs and Western herbs into the clinic’s treatment toolkit. Dr Natalie has completed a number of workshops and courses on acupuncture, Chinese herbs, essential oils and animal massage. She is passionate about essential oils in particular and was a welcome addition to our veterinary team here at the Natural Vets, bringing great energy and passion to the clinic. Dr Natalie will soon be on hiatus with her wildling due to be born in May, but will continue to be involved in our oily workshops and will be back at the coal face as soon as bub allows.

Dr Cassie

The Natural Vets Sunshine Coast - CassieA recent addition to our team, on her days off you will find Dr Cassie practising yoga, hiking through forests, chasing waterfalls, swimming in the ocean, growing her own food and medicine, taking weekend trips in her van or just lazing around home with her Maine Coon, Ragdoll and Border Collie.

Dr Cassie graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland’s Vet school in 2012. The following year, she remained at the University of Queensland’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital to complete a rotating internship. During this year she worked under the supervision of specialists to develop her skills in internal medicine, surgery, radiology, emergency and critical care.

She spent the following three years in a busy general practice clinic in North Brisbane. Over time she started feeling disheartened and frustrated that she could not provide her patients with the standard of care that she had once envisioned. Realising that this was due to the limitations of conventional medicine, Dr Cassie packed her bags and moved to Byron Bay in 2016, hoping to match her career aspirations working as a Holistic Veterinarian.

Dr Cassie was fortunate to gain employment alongside Dr Megan Kearney, a very experienced Holistic Veterinarian at Vitality Vetcare. After seeing the benefits of proper nutrition and natural therapies on her patients, she became passionate about holistic veterinary care. She has since completed introductory courses in western herbal medicine and essential oils and is currently completing her Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine through CIVT.  We are blessed and honoured to have the delightful Cassie join our team of dedicated professionals.

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our fabulous vets please contact The Natural Vets today on (07) 54767674 or via our contact page.