Zillmere Veterinary Surgery

422 Zillmere Road
Zillmere, QL 4034

(07) 3865-2020



Dr Karen Koks BVSc(hons),CMAVA

and "Piper"
                                                Principal Veterinarian

Hi, I am a local girl, growing up in Geebung and attending St Kevin's Primary School.

I graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland in 1983 and have worked in many northside practices over the    course of my career. I love the diversity and challenge this wonderful profession provides, I can honestly say there is never a dull moment.

I purchased this practice in October 2000 and have been working hard ever since to build the modern, well equipped facility we have today.

I am very proud of the dedicated team of healthcare providers we have gathered along the way....each and every person here is 100% committed to our mission focus which is "To be the BEST community veterinary practice in Brisbane".


I am a member of the AVA (Australian Veterinary Association),  the ASAVA (Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association, the BVP (Brisbane Practitioners Branch), AVFP (Association for Veterinary Family Practice), the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), the AVA Dentistry special interest group, the Australian Veterinary Association Practice Management (AVAPM) and VIN ( Veterinary Information Network).


VIN is a subscription based internet community of some 40000 veterinarians world wide, which keeps us abreast with the latest developments in veterinary medicine, and also gives us the ability to access specialist veterinarians in over 50 areas of expertise. 


 I have also been awarded the postnominal CMAVA (Charter Member AVA) in recognition of continuing commitment to continuing education and high quality professional standards. Recently, I have been invited to lecture at the Wild West Veterinary Conference in Reno, USA, Seminars at Sea, AVPMA (Australian Veterinary Practice Management Association) annual conference, the ASAVA (Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association) conference and the AVA (Australian Veterinary Association) conference.


My areas of special interest and expertise include dentistry, internal medicine and wellness and preventative medicine and I am currently working towards my Membership in Veterinary Dentistry.

I am blessed to have three beautiful daughters who make me proud every single day. 




Dr Louise Lee BVSc (hons) and "Fletcher"

Hi! I'm Louise and I'm proud to be a member of the Zillmere Veterinary Surgery.


I grew up in semi-rural Victoria and the Sunshine Coast hinterland before attending the University of Queensland where I was awarded by bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours in 2006. Prior to joining the Zillmere Vet team in 2012 I worked in small animal practices in the greater Brisbane area as well as undertaking a 2 year internship in Veterinary Pathology at UQ.


My particular areas of interest are in veterinary pathology, internal medicine and preventative health care. I have also expanded my interest and knowledge in veterinary dentistry since working with the Zillmere Veterinary Surgery team.

My husband and I have two mischievous and adorable brown Burmese cats and have recently welcomed a French Bulldog puppy to our family – every day they make us laugh and wonder at their antics. 


I look forward to seeing you and your pets.