Hello - I'm Dr. Caroline, owner and veterinarian of The Rainbow Vet
A little about me...I was actually born and raised in North Carolina, USA. However, ever since I was a child I knew that I wanted to live in Australia and moved 'down under' in 2001. I received my Bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University, spent a few years employed at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, five years as a senior veterinary nurse in small animal clinics, and completed my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Melbourne. I am a member of the Australian Veterinary Association & International Association of Animal Hospice & Palliative Care. When I am not helping pets and their families, I enjoy surfing and horse riding.
I have chosen this field of veterinary care as I am committed to a peaceful & respectful end-of-life for all animals. In my work, I get to see the deepest love and connection in the human-animal bond. I would be honoured to help you and your pet through this difficult time, and your love for each other will shine on forever.
My business name 'The Rainbow Vet' is inspired by three reasons. First, my service is based out of the beautiful Rainbow Bay in Coolangatta, QLD, where I literally live in paradise. Secondly, a rainbow represents hope... and the promise that the troubles of today will surely pass. Rainbows help you find assurance in knowing your beloved pet will always be remembered in your heart. Finally, my name is based on a famous poem called Rainbow Bridge. It speaks of an other-worldly place where pets go upon death, eventually to be reunited with their owners. The poem goes...