Our aim at Sherwood Veterinary Practice is to provide caring, friendly and professional vet service and the highest possible standard of animal care for our clients and their pets. We have modern facilities and equipment which is well maintained and regularly serviced to ensure safe and effective treatment of your pets. Our patients' records are kept on the most up to date veterinary computer system available. Our highly experienced Veterinarians Dr James and Dr Larissa have extensive knowledge and special interests in exotic animal medicine, surgery, dental care, and more. Our animal healthcare team will offer education, advice and care to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. 

Meet Our Team
Dr James Osman
  • BVSc

James graduated from The University of Queensland and he has since worked in the UK in small animal practice. He returned to Brisbane in 2015. James has a keen interest in exotic animal medicine and surgery as well as other types of small animal surgery. In his spare time James enjoys sea kayaking, fishing, car restoration and any other outdoor activity.

Dr Larissa Ladyko
  • BVSc

Larissa is a very experienced small animal veterinarian and has been in the industry for over 25 years. Larissa enjoys treating a wide variety of animals including rats, birds, wildlife and of course cats and dogs. She is passionate about caring for all her patients to the best standard of care and loves to develop and sustain long relationships with clients and their pets for life. She will be working at Sherwood every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

Dr Dion Woodborne
Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Surgeon
  • BVSc
  • MANZCVS (Surgery) 

Being born and raised in South Africa, Dion had the kind of introduction into a career in the care of animals that Australian trained vets only get to dream about. As a school leaver, Dion studied Nature Conservation, and worked for 3 years for the Natal Parks Board as a ranger, working amongst the amazing wildlife of Africa on land and at sea. Dion’s exciting experiences include getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks and Seals off the South African Coast, whilst participating in the tagging and monitoring of these magnificent creatures.

Dion completed his Veterinary degree and went on to work in large and small animal practices in South Africa, the UK, and NZ before settling on the Sunshine Coast with his young family.  Their home is a menagerie of creatures, with birds and dogs, and a blue tongue lizard, which Dion and his daughters reared after rescuing it from a roadside as an injured baby. Dion is an avid water sportsman; he has solo swum the English Channel and is now a keen kite boarder.

Dion is passionate about surgery, and in 2011, after rigorous written and oral examinations, he gained his Membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons, in Small Animal Surgery.

Practice Manager & Vet Nurse

Aimee completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014 has been a vet nurse with Sherwood Veterinary Practice for 8 years since 2011. She has a keen interest in Puppy Preschool and exotics.

Aimee has four fur kids of her own including two munchkin cats named Neko and Sprout, a Dachshund named Harry and a Pug named Bert.

Vet Nurse

Rachael has always had a huge love for animals which encouraged her to pursue a career as a vet nurse. She is currently studying at the University of Queensland for her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology as well as her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Rachael has two furbabies at home; Batman and Sam, both Mastiff X who she loves so much. Batman was a foster fail (adopted by his foster carer) through the rescue Happy Tails which she is a staff member of. Happy Tails is a no kill, not for profit animal rescue that saves cats and dogs from high kill rural pounds and bring them to safety. She is very proud to be part of such a hard working team both in the rescue and here at Sherwood Vet. Rachael loves dedicating her working life to helping make sick animal better and comforting owners during the tough times. She would not wish for a different career and is so thankful to be continuing to learn and use her skills from her studies here at Sherwood Vet.

Vet Nurse

Kiara completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing back in 2016 and has enjoyed the past 5 years working as a veterinary nurse. She has a keen interest in animal behaviour, particularly dogs and cats.

When Kiara isn't at work, she's kept busy with her fur family that consists of Rambo (a golden retriever x), Bindi (a staffy x), Pepper (a kelpie x), Tigger, Peaches and Zazu (her three rescue cats) and Gidget and Gizmo (her cockatiels).