Brighton Veterinary Surgery
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm
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)
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 has recently made a return to emergency work 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 (enrolled Cert IV)
Bek has been with Brighton Vet Surgery since 2013. Bek has already completed her Certificate III in Animal Studies/Veterinary Nursing and is currently in her final stages of completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. 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, two budgies 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)
Chloe is one of the new faces around Brighton Vet Surgery, joining the team 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 looking forward to getting to know our clients and their beautiful pets.
Kiri, Vet Nurse (Cert IV 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, Trainee Vet Nurse (enrolled Cert IV)
Rebecca is one of the newest members of the Brighton Veterinary Surgery team and a newcomer to the veterinary industry. Rebecca is currently enrolled in her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, but has a background in psychology and employee relations. She 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 a rescue pooch of her own and a Central Bearded Dragon. She is particularly interested in canine behaviour.
She loves to talk about anything animals, so make sure you say hi next time you are in.