About Curtis Street Vets @ Pimpama

What We Offer You

  • Modern premises
  • Current technology
  • Up to date techniques
  • Specific and sound advice
  • All small animals welcome
  • Kindness and consideration at all times

Dr John Norris

BVSc (Hons), BAgrSc, MANZCVSc, CMAVA, CDec

Dr John was born in Albury, NSW. He grew up in southern Victoria amongst the race Horse community. He graduated from La Trobe University with his Agricultural Degree but he aspired to becoming a Veterinarian. So he migrated north through The University of Sydney, gaining his Veterinary degree, to Sunny Queensland.

He worked at Kessel’s Road Veterinary Hospital and Creek Road Cat Surgery before purchasing Killarney Veterinary Surgery with his partner Dr Christine. At Killarney Dr John’s career encompassed both small and large animals. Cattle Breeding and Endurance Riding were his favourite pastimes. If he was not at the clinic he was on the farm.

In 2003 the family decided on a ‘Sea Change’ and established Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery.

Dr John became a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists – Feline Chapter and a Chartered Member of the Australian Veterinary Association.

Dr John’s special interests include cat medicine, dog medicine and dog reproduction (especially canine dystocia). He has his own breeding dogs – Golden Retrievers – who smile every time they see him.

Currently much of Dr John’s time is devoted to brachycephalic dogs (e.g. French Bulldogs, Pugs, British Bulldogs, Australian Bulldogs and Boston Terriers). Dr John is an accredited export Veterinarian. He, also, enjoys breeding Burmese Cats.

Dr Melissa Stone

BVSc (Honours)

Dr Melissa is a local lady, born and raised on the Gold Coast. She started work at Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery as an animal attendant/student while studying for her Veterinary Degree at The University of Queensland.

Both Dr John and Dr Christine were excited to welcome her onto our veterinary surgeons team. She brings with her a wealth of fresh new knowledge.

Dr Melissa enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine and is easily expanding into the complicated surgical arena. She is particularly taken with the care and management of our Brachycephalic Patients.

In her spare time, Dr Melissa competes in her chosen sport – Equestrian Vaulting.  Her expertise has grown from local to national and now to international levels. Dr Melissa enjoys the farm visits to our equine patients.

When not at work or with her horses you will find Dr Melissa with her fur child “Bentley”, the Irish Setter. You may see him on Facebook organising the clinic or hear of his latest escapades chewing/eating/destroying anything he can lay his paws upon!

Dr Christine Prendergast

BVSc, MAgrSc, BAppSc (RT) (Hons)

Dr Christine although born in Melbourne, grew up in the farming community of Central Qld, Central NSW, and then settled in South East Queensland.  Naturally she attended Gatton Agricultural College and graduated with a practical - hands on - agricultural degree.

After a working tour of the old country (Europe), Dr Christine attended The University of Sydney and graduated with her Masters Degree. It was here she met her future husband Dr John and she was inspired to pursue a veterinary career. 

After graduating from The University of Queensland with her BVSc, she and Dr John purchased Killarney Veterinary Surgery. Dr Christine spent much time sitting on the cattle yard rails yarning to farmers about herd and population dynamics, attending cow caesarians, horse riding and raising their child Lorraine.

The ‘Sea Change’ leads the couple to Jacobs Well where they established Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery.

Dr Christine loves to get amongst the animals and use her veterinary knowledge however life’s turns have necessitated a lean toward practice management. Sometimes you will see her pop her head into the clinic proper when she has some free time. The new surgery, Curtis Street Vets @ Pimpama, has been the couple’s pet project for some time.

Our Nurses


I was brought up on a huge poultry farm in Eastern Gippsland Victoria. I have had animals ever since I can remember, from fostering baby lambs to finding injured animals on the side of the road, (such as wombats and baby joeys who’s mums were killed in car accidents). My favourite pastimes are riding horses and breeding – also showing - my Pugs and French Bulldogs.

On Mondays and Thursdays you will find me working along side Dr John and Dr Melissa at Curtis Street Vets @ Pimpama. I am an early riser and have already fed my horses and my myriad of dogs at home before arriving fresh to start the day.

I graduated with my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing quite a while ago. So now, I can enjoy the enormous range of pets, patients and others that walk, crawl, wobble or somehow make an entry into our Surgery.

If you have a curly question, or need some special assistance I can speedily find an answer. Often, too, I will be in attendance for the after hours Caesarians.

On the weekends I am showing my heavy horses – ‘Wattle’ and ‘Truffle’. You may have seen them, on Facebook, winning supreme champion Drum horse and reserve champion Drum Horse at the Gatton Heavy Horse Show and Field Days in May 2017.



Hello my name is Terri. I have grown up at Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery, working alongside Dr John and commencing my Nursing career when I was 14 years old. I have graduated with an Animal Attendant Certificate II. Then immediately started my Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV. Graduation is my highlight.

I love working at both Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery and Curtis Street Vets @ Pimpama, so may see you at either clinic. I am always looking forward to meeting you and your pet(s) and to solving any problem (answering any question) in conjunction with all our veterinarians.

I have always had a love for animals and own both the large and small animals. I currently enjoy training my ‘fur babies’ (dogs) and relaxing, taking them to the beach, to enjoy life.



I feel very lucky to be working at Curtis Street Vets @ Pimpama. After leaving school I completed my Certificate III in Animal Studies. I then worked at the Strawberry Farm because I wanted to work with animals.  I had already started my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing before coming to this Veterinary Surgery, dreaming, one day, of becoming a Veterinary Nurse.

I was so glad to be chosen to work in this community.  I have studied hard and listened to all the vets’ advice and I feel confident if you come into my surgery, with my help, you will attain the best outcome for you and your pet.

Soon to finish this Certificate, my next goal is to study a Diploma to know even more about the care of the pets that visit us.

At home I have Cockatoos, Guinea Pigs and my fur baby ‘Chicky’, a Jack Russell cross Pug, who keep me company. ‘Chicky’ often comes to assist me on my workdays. When you visit you may see her relaxing down the back. She also finds her way into the Facebook pages because she is so cute.

Don’t be surprised if I welcome you into Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery, for, time to time, I work over there with Dr John.



I began my Veterinary Receptionist Career at Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery about six years ago and during that time have broadened my knowledge of animals vastly.

I love coming to work and meeting all the beautiful animals, and their carers, who come through the practice doors.

Animals have been a passion since very young.  My leisure time is mostly taken up by Dog Sports e.g. Agility, Dock Diving and Noseworks.  I also attend seminars and workshops where topics vary from Animal Behaviour to Dog Obedience.  At our local dog club I have taught Basic Dog Obedience for the last 5 years.

Should you have any queries regarding your pet’s worming or vaccinations requirements please feel free to come in and talk to me. I am always happy to plan your pet’s needs with you. 



Hi, my name is Hannah. I have always had a love of animals every since I was a little girl. My dream has always been to become a veterinary nurse.

I began at Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery with Dr John while I was still at school. Now, I have almost completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

I have been working at both Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery and Curtis Street Vets @ Pimpama. I especially love learning new things and aspire to do my best for you and your beloved pet when you come into either of our clinics.



Hello, I have been working at Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery since 2015.

I decided this year that I will start my training for a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I am looking forward to learning during my course.

I especially enjoy grooming and will help your pets when they come to visit us next. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions.  I also like to go out on House Calls with the Vets (e.g. Dr John). So you may see me there. But, often I am in the back room assisting to keep your pets safe when they are having their anaesthetics.

In my spare time I ride and train horses and compete nationally with my Arabians and dressage horses. 

Lorraine Norris

Hello, I was born in Brisbane, but quickly moved with my parents (Dr John and Dr Christine) to Killarney. Growing up inside Killarney Veterinary Surgery and on the farm was a wonderful childhood. I was able to participate in the many activities of Veterinary Life, as well as enjoy the outdoor arena on the garm. I grew up with dogs, cats, chooks, cattle, horses and guinea pigs.

I have always wanted to become a veterinarian having a deep compassion for pets and their problems. I worked and studied during my high school and graduated with a Certificate II in Animal Studies.

Now I am studying Agribusiness at University of Queensland (Gatton Campus) and hope to study Veterinary Science once I have finished this degree. You will meet me working - assisting the Veterinary Nurses on my holiday breaks, when I return to the Gold Coast. I enjoy meeting all the wonderful pets you bring to our Veterinary Surgeries.

I also participate in the background management assisting my parents. In my free time, I enjoy taking the Golden Retrievers down to the beach so they can romp to their hearts content on the sand and through the water.

John's Golden Retrievers


The Golden Retriever Clan

We consist of the matriarch, Fleur, the Aunty, Luna and Spring and the teenagers, Snow and Goldie.  We make sure that No-One goes unnoticed around our place.  We live in the back runs and will regularly talk to the Nurses when they hang out their washing.

Sometimes we are called to duty and willingly donate blood to save lives.

Auxiliary Staff


Hello. I assist Christine with the bookwork behind the scenes.  I enjoy data entry the most, but can be found at meetings and organising various functions along the way.  I have seen the practice expand from only Jacobs Well Veterinary Surgery to two practices with the new surgery being Curtis Street Vets @ Pimpama.

In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, socialising and cooking for friends and family.  I love coming to work because the staff and Veterinarians take such great care of all the animals that visit the clinics. They are all so friendly and I get to talk to the pets as they come in.



Hi. I am the gardener at Curtis Street Vets@ Pimpama.  I regularly take great care in looking after the beautiful Clinic grounds.  I particularly enjoy mowing and also assist Christine in maintaining the garden beds.  Each week, you will see me around the Clinic.

At home, I am kept busy looking after my lovely horses and dogs.  Dr John is always there to assist if there is any medical problem that they may have.


Contact Us

Phone: 07 5549 0624 All Hours

Opening Hours

Consultations are by appointment contact us to make a booking

Monday – Friday: 7.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 12.30pm

Our Location

5 Curtis Street,Pimpama QLD 4209

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Curtis Street Vets @ Pimpama
Where your pets are treated like the people they are.

5 Curtis Street, Pimpama QLD 4209
07 5549 0624

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