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 and Dr Karishma and nurses Paula, Rachelle, Bec, Emily, and Jess.
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!
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 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/Head 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 – Smally the white fluffy dog, Chloe the pampered pooch, & 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 partner and her son, Max. She loves giant breeds and owns two crazy Great Danes called Fred and Barney. 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 at Oxenford Veterinary Surgery since August 2015 and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves spending time with her husband, two children Elizabeth and Sylvia, and has two dogs, two cats, two birds, and a betta fish. She enjoys spending time up in Caloundra on holiday, and staying home watching movies, playing video games. Rachelle would love to learn more about and care for exotic animals and wildlife.
Jess - Vet Nurse
Jess is our newest staff member having started 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 – Lulu the labrador and Lexie the mastiff cross (or horse!) When not at work, she loves keeping fit at the gym and spending time with her family.
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, two 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.
Neville 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 Moppet
Prinkle and Poppety Moppet are Paula’s Devon Rex cats.