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Meet the Team at Eclipse Park Vets

Meet our team of compassionate and friendly veterinarians and nurses.

Eclipse Park Vet - Meet Our Team - Dr Toni Trollope
Dr Toni Trollope BVSc
Veterinarian & Practice Owner (Bachelor of Veterinary Science)

Toni graduated from the University of Queensland in Brisbane in December 1989 starting her
career in small animal practice in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Toni later moved to Biloela in
Central Queensland to fill a burning desire to work with large animals as well as small. After two
years in Biloela she moved overseas to work and travel spending almost 18 months in the UK,
Europe and Africa. After returning to Australia for a wedding in 1994 she was undecided on the
next move so completed a 10 month locum in Byron Bay before moving to Toowoomba for work.
After 3 years in a permanent position Toni decided to pursue her dream of owning her own vet
surgery and Eclipse Park was opened in October 1999. Life since then has seen an incredible
journey shared with family, team mates and many wonderful clients and their beautiful pets. Toni
has also committed a lot of time to personal and professional development for herself and her
team at Eclipse Park Vet Surgery.

Toni is the proud mother of 3 children and guardian of many pets (almost all rescued). Toni is
very passionate about animal welfare, both domestic and wild, and committed to improving
sustainability in the workplace and at home. She enjoys learning, reading, horse riding (although
hasn’t been doing this too much recently), state of origin, tennis (playing and watching), camping,
bushwalking and would love to do more travelling in the future once the kids have all left home.

Dr Toni, although still very much involved with patient welfare and treatment, is now dedicating a
lot more time to leadership and practice management helping to ensure Eclipse Park Vet Surgery
continues to provide an excellent client and patient experience and an excellent place for the
team to work! Toni’s passion for animals and the environment has been ever present since a
small child and she has never wanted to be anything other than a vet. She has a strong sense of
duty and will always be dedicated to the human-animal bond.

Eclipse Park Vet - Meet Our Team - Jane Sharp
Jane Sharp
Practice Manager (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing & Certificate IV in Business)

Jane has been working at Eclipse Park Vet Surgery since November 2007. She completed her Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing in the first year and went on to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has also undergone business and leadership training with the Lincoln Institute. Jane currently is the Practice Manager and works part time.

From a very young age, Jane has always been passionate about animals. Her first birthday present was a stray dump cat called George. She is very passionate about a holistic approach to pet care.

A big part of Jane’s life these days is her family and all the joys that come with having 5 gorgeous kids! Jane has 3 cats, Charlie a Ragdoll, Misty and Ginger, domestic shorthairs and Lucy, a border collie cross something!

Eclipse Park Vet - Meet Our Team - Emma Bergman
Emma Bergman
Head Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Emma started working at Eclipse Park Veterinary Surgery in June 2019 and is thoroughly enjoying her role. Since completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 she has worked across a range of busy veterinary practices located around Brisbane. Emma moved to Toowoomba in 2019 and has been loving the lifestyle ever since. Her veterinary interests include surgical cases, pet weight management and diet.

In her spare time Emma enjoys hanging out with her dog Spud, going camping, rock climbing and spending time with her family and friends.

Eclipse Park Vet - Meet Our Team - Sam Pigozzo
Sam Pigozzo
Senior Vet Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Sam enjoys working on a full time basis as a Vet Nurse at Eclipse Park Vet Surgery.

Sam has grown up and lived in Toowoomba her whole life and has always had a passion for all animals! At home her pets include two cats Misty and Penny, two dogs Axle and Pippa, some chickens, sheep and cows.

During Sam’s free time she enjoys music, trying to grow her veggie garden & flowers, weekends away camping or to the beach as well as spending time with her husband and family and friends.

Eclipse Park Vet - Meet Our Team - Jenny Nickolls
Jenny Nickolls
Receptionist (UK Qualified Veterinary Nurse)

Jenny qualified as a UK Veterinary Nurse in 1987 working in a busy, small animal practice on the South Coast until her family emigrated to Australia in 2007 together with their wonderful dog Mack who was 9 years old at the time. Jenny joined Eclipse Park Veterinary Surgery as Receptionist in January 2016 & enjoys her role immensely.

In Jenny’s spare time she enjoys walking her 3 dogs, Betty, Pippa & Ned, spending time with her family, cooking & gardening.

Eclipse Park Vet - Meet Our Team - Bec Appleton
Bec Appleton
Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Bec completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in September 2019.

Her lifelong love of animals inspired her to turn my dream into reality.

Bec previously worked in the pharmacy in for the last 16 years.

At home, Bec has 3 rescue cats, a rescue dog as well as free range chickens & ducks.

In Bec’s spare time you’ll find her in the garden, travelling or camping at the beach with her family.

Eclipse Park Vet - Meet Our Team - Gemma Hicks
Gemma Hicks
Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Gemma started working at Eclipse Park Vets in July 2021.
She enjoys providing quality care to all her patients, by keeping them reassured and as comfortable as possible to make their experience at the vet clinic pleasant.

She has a special interest in assisting the vets with complex medical and surgical cases, and understanding the most appropriate treatment plan for her patients.

On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the markets and hanging with her dogs Babe and Lilly.

Eclipse Park Vet - Meet Our Team - Paul Crossinggum
Paul Crossinggum
(Technical Services & Communications)
Eclipse Park Veterinary Surgery

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