The staff at Total Care Vets are a team of devoted animal lovers who strive to provide professional advice to clients and care for pets as if they were their own.


Veronica Lucas

Practice Owner

Dr. Veronica grew up at Hannaford and always knew she wanted to work with animals. She graduated her Veterinary degree with honours at the University of Queensland in 2006. Veronica has worked at Total Care since 2008, and in 2014 she and her husband Kris bought the business. In 2016 Kris and Veronica were blessed with their beautiful baby girl Kaylee. Veronica also has a great passion for horses and is the proud owner of 2 blue cattle dogs (Squirt & Jack) and a cat (JJ Bin Cat).

Amanda Nation


Dr Amanda grew up in Allora on the Darling Downs and has always loved animals. Amanda graduated her Veterinary Degree with class 2a honours from the University of Queensland St Lucia and has worked with a large variety of animals since. Along side her husband Brendan and 2 kids Chloe and Josh, they run approximately 160 head Poll Hereford breeders and they progeny near the Bunya Mountains. Amanda enjoys growing home grown fruit and veggies in her spare time. 

Kristen Sperling

Veterinary Nurse

Kristen grew up in Toowoomba before moving out to Dalby in 2017. Kristen worked through her Cert IV with us a few years back before taking some time off to explore the country with her husband Jade. In 2021 Kristen welcomed her son Jordan before returning to work with us in 2022 in the position of Head Nurse.

Kristen enjoys spending time outside with their 3 dogs Molly, Ralph and Delilah and working in the garden.

Hope Morgan

Veterinary Nurse

Hope completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing with us in 2022. 

She currently works part-time with us and part-time at the Dalby Saleyards. 

Hope has 3 dogs; Spud, Max and Fox and a steer named Socks who she shares with her partner Dan. 

In her spare time, Hope enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with her family. 

Latiesha Eddie

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Latiesha is completing her Cert III in Animal Care Service traineeship with us as a school-based trainee.

In her spare time, she likes to ride MotoX.

She has 2 dogs Tank & Karma.

Stacey Shea


Stacey is the first friendly face you will see when you enter our clinic. She has a passion for customer service and will always try her best to help in whatever way she can.

Stacey has two children Emily-Kate and Finn who she shares with her husband Aidan as well as their Labrador furbaby Shamrock. In her spare time Stacey loves to catch up with friends and go shopping.

Isabelle 'Izzy' Maddison

Front Office Manager

Izzy came to us as a rescue kitten in 2014 when she was found in the front of someones yard. She fit right in and settled into her new home immediately, making the most of having a vet clinic as a playground. Her favourite activities include hiding in prams, handbags and hanging off customers shoulders. She also enjoys greeting patients and clients and sleeping on her cat tower as she silently judges from a safe distance. 


Kris Lucas

Practice Owner

 Kris has always had a passion for horses and dogs, he joined the Total Care family in 2014 when he and his wife Veronica bought the business. Kris has a great knowledge of what is best to feed your furry friends and can tell you all you need to know about fish from filters to food and environment. In 2016 Kris and Veronica were blessed with their beautiful baby girl Kaylee. Kris is the owner of 2 blue cattle dogs (Squirt & Jack) and a cat (JJ Bin Cat). In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and their horses.

Jody Tate

Customer Service

Jody has an abundant love for animals from furry and fluffy to scaly and feathery. She has been with us since 2011 and has a great knowledge of feline and canine nutrition. She can also tell you what you need to know about all of the various fish we stock from food to what to put in their tanks. Jody has recently taken on most of the grooming duties in the vet clinic, and is working hard to develop her skills in this area.

Jody enjoys photography and spending time with partner Dan and kids Matt, Travis, Brayden and her granddaughter Mia in her spare time. Jody is the loving owner to 3 dogs (Honey, Pumpa and Hunter) and 7 cats (Ollie, Charlie, Yaris, Sweeney, Bailey, Frankie and Cecilia).

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