Brighton Veterinary Surgery
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
Saturdays: 8am to 1pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed
Call us on 07 3269 2223
Our Nurses
Bernadette Robinson, Practice Manager
A Brighton local since 1975, Bernadette has had the privilege of being associated with Brighton Veterinary Surgery since 1994. She nursed for 2 years at Brighton Veterinary Surgery before moving with her family to NSW where she completed her qualifications. During that time she was Senior Veterinary Nurse at Mountains Animal Hospital, one of the biggest practices in the state. Upon the family’s return to QLD some 4 years later, she immediately fell back into employment at Brighton Vets and has been there ever since.
In 2006, when Dr Adrian Gallagher decided to sell the small animal component of Brighton Veterinary Surgery, Bernadette, her husband and family decided to purchase the business. They have never looked back.
They are the first non-veterinarian owners of a veterinary practice in QLD and probably the 3rd in Australia. It has been a very happy decision for the whole family and Bernadette considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to offer the good people of Brighton and the surrounding areas, a professional, friendly, complete pet care service.
She and her family hope that everyone feels comfortable and welcome in the practice while we provide the highest level of care we can.
Sharon, Vet Nurse (enrolled Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing)
Sharon first started working with animals by volunteering at RSPCA on weekends. During this time she completed Certificate I in Animal Studies. Her first Veterinary Nursing position was in an emergency/specialist hospital. After a year working in emergency, Sharon decided to pursue a position in general practice. She started working at Brighton Veterinary Surgery seven years ago. During this time she has completed Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing and is soon to complete Certificate IV.

After seven years of straight general practice, Sharon made a return to emergency work in 2016 and spends weekends while not at Brighton working at Brisbane Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Service. At home Sharon has two dogs and four birds. 

Sharon has a keen interest in animal behaviour and training and currently runs our Puppy Preschool classes. She loves seeing the puppies learn and grow. 
Bek, Vet Nurse (Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing)
Bek has been with Brighton Vet Surgery since 2013. Bek has completed her Certificate III in Animal Studies/Veterinary Nursing, and most completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in February 2018. Prior to working at Brighton Vets, Bek did Koala rescue and also removed and relocated reptiles of the friendly and venomous varieties. 
At home Bek has two hairy and energetic Alaskan Malamutes, a budgie and a Woma Python.
Bek loves all creatures from fuzzy puppies and kitties (particularly smoodgie faces) to our native wildlife.
Chloe, Vet Nurse (Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing)
Chloe joined the team at Brighton Vet Surgery in July 2015. She has been a qualified Vet Nurse since 2013 and has a special interest in dentistry. She is enjoying learning about our avian and exotic patients, but has a special love for our feline friends.
Chloe is looks forward to getting to know our clients and their beautiful pets.
Kiri, Vet Nurse (Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and Extended Certificate in Surgery)
Kiri started her Veterinary Nursing career in 1999 after 3 years working as a zookeeper. She was lucky enough to secure a nursing position at the Brighton Veterinary Surgery in 2001.
Kiri completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2002 and went on to further her studies by obtaining her Extended Certificate in Surgery in 2005.  She continued working at Brighton Vets as Head Surgical/Medical nurse, until she was given the opportunity to follow her passion in Avian medicine and help Dr Adrian Gallagher open up the Brisbane Bird Vet in 2006. 
Kiri left nursing for a few years in 2009 to 'hand raise' her twin girls but nursing called her back to the Brighton family as a Senior Vet Nurse and Office Manager. 
Please come in and say hello she loves meeting new families and welcoming back the old. 
Bec, Vet Nurse (Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing)
Rebecca has been a member of the Brighton Veterinary Surgery team for three years. She was a relative newcomer to the industry prior to this, coming from a background in psychology and employee relations.  She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in Febraury 2018. 

Rebecca made the decision to start a career as a Vet Nurse after long-term volunteering with the RSPCA, looking after injured wildlife and dogs and cats in care. Rebecca has two fur-babies of her own, in the form of two cuddlepie doggies.

Rebecca is particuarly interested in canine behaviour (why dogs do what they do).
She loves to talk about anything animals, so make sure you say hi next time you are in.