A Friendly Veterinary Surgery in Oxenford

Oxenford Veterinary Surgery has been owned and operated by husband and wife team Drs Chris and Cathy Dixon since 2005. Chris and Cathy pride themselves on providing friendly and personal pet care to the community of Oxenford and its surrounding suburbs alongside our great team of vets Dr Wittey, Dr Karishma and Dr Tamara and nurses Paula, Rachelle, Bec, Emily, Jess, James and Chloe.
We offer a broad range of quality services to ensure the best possible care that you would expect from a veterinary practice, all at an affordable price. We can look after your pet’s general health, vaccinations, dental care, nutritional care and surgery. Contact our friendly team today.

Everything your pet needs to stay happy and healthy

Oxenford Veterinary Surgery provides a quality range of vet services. Whether your pet is young or old, sick or in perfect health, our vets and nurses have an unwavering dedication to providing the best possible vet services for your loved one.

We welcome your enquiries, so please visit our veterinary surgery in Oxenford or contact us today!

Our Veterinarians

Dr Chris Dixon

Chris graduated from The University of Edinburgh in June 1998. He spent his first year working in general practice in England and then caught the travel bug. He spent the next few years travelling the world and locuming in the UK and Australia – finally settling in Australia in late 2002.

He has been the main vet at Oxenford Vet Surgery since 2005 and has owned the practice since 2009.

When not at work, Chris has a busy life at home with Cathy, two children, two small dogs and two Burmese cats. He enjoys watching sport (especially soccer), listening to loud music and has a more recently discovered interest in DIY.

Dr Karishma Dahia

Hi I’m Karishma,

I graduated from James Cook University, Townsville in 2013. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, however I have a particular interest in small animal surgery.

When not practicing at the clinic, I enjoy all things outdoors including running, cycling, hiking and spending time with my own furry friends!

Dr Tamara Beasley

Dr Tamara graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 with Honors. Before becoming a
veterinarian, Tamara was a veterinary nurse in a semi-rural, general mixed practice for 6 years, and
it was this same practice she began her career as a Veterinary Surgeon. Since moving to the Gold
Coast, Tamara has spent many years in general practice, where she found her love for small animal
medicine and the challenges of dealing with complex cases. Dr Tamara enjoys building relationships
with her clients, to ensure they leave the clinic feeling comfortable with their pets’ care and can
trust that she will treat them as if they were her own.
In her spare time Dr Tamara enjoys practicing Pilates, travelling the world, and spending quality time
with her family and crazy Hungarian Vizsla.

Dr Cathy Dixon

Cathy graduated from the University of Sydney in 1997. She worked on the central coast of NSW before moving over to the UK for a couple of years after meeting Chris. She then worked in Nerang for 15years before moving to work with our team as the practice became busier. When not working she enjoys quilting, baking cakes, playingh the piano and listening to 80s tunes.

Dr Wittey Lee

 Wittey graduated from the University of Queensland and previously worked at an animal hospital in Logan before joining our team in 2017.

When not at work, she enjoys cooking, travelling, board games, swimming, tennis and rock climbing.

Wittey has a keen interest in “pocket pets” and has owned numerous mice and rats.  At home, she is also kept busy by her cat Evie and dogs Ollie and Maya.

Our Vet Nurses

Paula - Practice Manager/Senior Nurse

Paula grew up in New Zealand & came to live in Australia as a teenager. She has been nursing for over 20 years. After starting out working in an animal shelter, she came to Oxenford Veterinary Surgery in November 2006. Paula shares a home with her partner Floyd & her rescued furbabies who she loves dearly – Chloe the pampered pooch, and her 2 Devon Rex cats Prinkle and Poppety Moppet.

Emily - Vet Nurse

Emily joined the team here at Oxenford Vet Surgery after starting a study placement in September 2017!  Emily lives with her son Max. She loves giant breeds and owns a crazy Great Dane called Fred. She is always ready to greet our furry clients with a smile and a cuddle…..just like Zeus who she is pictured with!

Rachelle - Vet Nurse

Rachelle has been a nurse here since August 2015 . She loves spending time with her husband, two daughters, and has three dogs and two cats. She enjoys spending time up in Caloundra on holiday, staying home watching movies and playing video games. Rachelle would love to learn more about and care for exotic animals and wildlife.

Jess - Vet Nurse

Jess started working at Oxenford Vet Surgery in October 2021. She decided to have a career change to indulge her passion for dogs. Jess lives with her two kids and two dogs – Lexie the mastiff cross (or horse!), Mickey the Boston, as well as her three guinea pigs. When not at work, she loves keeping fit at the gym and spending time with her family.

Chloe - Vet Nurse

Chloe is one of our newer nurses joining us in 2022. Don’t be fooled though, she comes with a natural talent for winning your dogs over with treats and belly rubs. She has 3 cats and 1 dog of her own who keep her busy all the time!

Bec - Vet Nurse

Originally from Toowoomba, Bec joined our Oxenford Veterinary Surgery team in February 2017. She has been in the animal industry since 2013 but has loved all things animal since she was a young girl. Bec enjoys spending time with her husband, three young daughters and her son exploring the great outdoors.  She has a passion for breeding pedigree Ragdolls & Staffy’s along with caring for our native wildlife.

James - Vet Nurse

James is one of the newest nurses here at the clinic starting in October 2022. James lives with his partner, 2 sausage dogs Winnie (pictured) and Leela, and his 3 Guinea pigs Croissant, Toffee, and Pepper. At home James is an avid gamer and nerd on all things pop culture.

Our Pets



Neville the Chihuahua has been part of the Oxenford Vet Surgery team since being rescued by Rachelle in 2018. He loves rolling in the grass, barking at everyone in sight and eating poop. He may look nervous, but he is a Rottweiler at heart!


Russell lives with Chris and Cathy. He is a red burmese. He likes stealing socks, climbing on top of furniture and waking people up as early as possible.

Prinkle and Poppety

Prinkle and Poppety Moppet are Paula’s mischievous Devon Rex cats.


Winnie the Dachshund lives with James. Don’t let her sweet face fool you, she’s fast and loves to play!


Kevin is Chloe’s boisterous Italian Greyhound!