Practice Owner & Clinic Veterinarian

Like any good vet, Sebastian became what he is today because of his love of animals. His decision concerning his chosen career was only enforced when he discovered his passion for horses. It was what made him apply for a bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Sebastian graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985 and begun working with both large and small animals. He thoroughly enjoyed his time working in a mixed practice setting, but in the year 2000 he had to make the hard decision whether or not to stick it out with large animals, or become a small animal practice. Choosing the latter, Sebastian resolved to relish his passion of horses on a purely recreational level. He also enjoys the simple pleasure of taking his dogs Hilda, Sparky & Kirri for long walks.

Sebastian is an accomplished surgeon and this is his favourite aspect of being a vet.



Practice Owner & Clinic Veterinarian

When Annabel was eleven years old, she decided that she wanted to be a vet. She had spent a great portion of her childhood around animals, and was determine to base her career around her love of them.

She graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985 and it was in the January of 1988 that she opened the Maud Street veterinary practice in Maroochydore with partner, Sebastian. In 1997 they opened Chancellor Park as a ‘part-time’ clinic and Annabel worked here alone until the year 2000. In that year they sold the Maud Street clinic and moved here full time.

Annabel is a beautiful soul and has a gentle hand with the animals. She has a special interest in behavioural medicine. Her time at the clinic is now restricted to a handful of days a week and the rest of her time is consumed as she juggles the management of the business affairs, veterinary consulting and the raising two boisterous boys .

It is not enough to be surrounded by animals at work; Annabel has a loving family of horses, dogs, chickens and a cockatoo waiting for her at home.



Clinic Veterinarian

When asked why Julie wanted to become the veterinarian she is today she responded;

“I’ve always liked animals and I quite enjoyed science and maths at school. I thought that the black and white aspect of those subjects would apply to the veterinary world. That was before I went to uni and discovered it’s not like that at all; it’s such a gray area.”

Julie graduated from the University of Queensland in 1996. She spent 4 years developing her veterinary skills in a mixed practice with cows, horses, cats and dogs before travelling to the UK. There she worked a further 3 years and absolutely loved it, but it was the promise of sunshine and her horses that brought her home.

More knowledgeable and wiser from the experience, Julie continued her career at another mixed practice before settling down here at Chancellor Park in 2005.

Many of the nurses love working with Julie, not only for her by-the-book attitude to veterinary techniques but also for the level of care she shows to each and every one of her patients. It is all too common to find Julie here bright and early in the morning and to still have her here long after the sun has set. On her rare days at home she enjoys riding her horses, specifically endurance and dressage.

Her home is complete with her five horses, one special dog and partner; Peter.



Clinic Veterinarian  

Dr Craig Stanghon joined Chancellor Park Veterinary team at the beginning of February 2013 and has already proved himself a valuable member of our team. What makes Craig such a talented, compassionate and caring vet is his love for animals and the ongoing intellectual demands that comes with being a vet. The challenge of the necessity of being multi-skilled (practicing medicine, doing surgery and dentistry all on the same day) is what gives Craig the drive to be the best possible vet he can be.

Craig originally from South Africa graduated from the University of Netal in 1992 in Biological Science but with his passion for animals and nature Craig always knew he would become a veterinarian.

Craig met his Australian wife Pettina in London while traveling and they moved to Sydney in 2000 where he started his veterinary training at Sydney University. After graduating in 2005 Craig and his family moved to the Sunshine coast where he has been working primarily as a small animal vet. 

When Craig is not kept busy with his family, four dogs, one cat and two very cheeky conures Craig loves to cycle either on the road or in the mud.


CANDICE McKeone-Taylor BVSc

Clinic Veterinarian  

Candice is passionate about working with animals, and has worked with animals since she was 15 years old – working with horses and on a cattle farm from a young age.

She has special interests in scope, soft tissue surgery and ECC.

Candice loves all sports and spending time with her family; her two sons Ashton and Xavier, and her fur babies Summer (Maltese x Chihuahua), Ted (Bull Arab x Wolf Hound) and Milo (Jack Russel Terrier).


Samantha Hodgson BVSc

Clinic Veterinarian  

SAm has always had a love for animals, and studied Veterinarian Science at the University of Queensland. She has worked in research roles in molecular biology and stem cell research, as well as Pet Emergency and QVS. Sam has a special interest in small animal medicine, dermatology, and emergency. She loves working with dogs, and when she is not working loves reading, opshopping and be outdoors with her partner and RSPCA rescue Lola, who is a standard poodle x.



Practice Manager

Mandy has been the absolute centre of Chancellor Park Veterinary Surgery for eighteen years. She has a wonderful relationship with the business owners and is a good friend to all of the staff.

Mandy first met Sebastian and Annabel years ago when she was a wildlife carer and they looked after her horses. Her love of animals was evident from the start and it wasn’t long before she had a position with the practice.

Efficient, kind, caring and gentle, Mandy is everything a member of a veterinary clinic should be. She recently spent three years traveling abroad and experiencing other cultures. Although, rather than sate her traveling urge, it has only fed fuel to the fire and Mandy has many future trips planned.

Thankfully, for the moment she is content to make her home on the Sunshine Coast with husband; Kev and her delightful miniature poodle; Maisy.


Qualified Level IV Veterinary Nurse

Amanda never really had much of a chance to do anything other than veterinary nursing. She grew up on a farm which only developed her love of animals and she fell into her first job within the industry in 1999. Since then she has worked seven years in a mixed practice and six more with small animals, four of which have been with our clinic.

She is an invaluable member of the team. Her extensive knowledge, experience and bubbly attitude help to make each day run smoothly.

“We basically work, eat, sleep and breathe vet nursing – not to mention taking our work home with us!” Amanda’s love of the job has ultimately brought home five ‘reject’ cats to her family which already consists of four dogs and  chickens as well as scattering of fish tanks throughout the house.

In her rare moments of free time, Amanda enjoys developing her photography talents and taking her golden girl, Bailey down to the beach for a run.



Qualified Level IV Veterinary Nurse

Hayley has been working as a veterinary nurse since 2013. Previously Hayley worked at Australia Zoo as a zoo keeper and veterinary nurse, she is passionate about native wildlife & loves Koalas! Hayley recently joined the team at Chancellor Park Vet Surgery after completing her certificate IV in January 2017. Hayley loves spending time with her family and four dogs, and loves to travel. 

Alana Pilkington

Qualified Level IV Veterinary Nurse

Alana started veterinary nursing in her hometown of Ulverstone, Tasmania in 2010. She has since travelled around Australia working as a vet nurse in Darwin, and then Perth, where she stayed for several years. She has now settled here on the Sunshine Coast and fallen in love with the region. Alana has one fur baby, Stella, a Labrador X Wolfhound bundle of mischief, and two young daughters, Summer and Lilly, who keep her very busy!

In her spare time Alana loves spending time at the Mudjimba Dog Beach with her family. 



Qualified Level IV Veterinary Nurse

Grew up in Central Qld, Began Vet nurse traineeship while in High school graduating in 2008 and working in vet clinics during each year since. Interstate locum nursing for small animals and equine, then abroad to wildlife  farm and sanctuaries amongst South Africa and Finland.

Love being close to my family and pets around the sunshine coast where I can enjoy my many outdoor hobbies. 


Danielle Maudsley

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Danielle’s love for animals started early, growing up around horses and other farm animals, Danielle always knew she wanted to be a Vet Nurse.

She especially loves working with dogs, and native wildlife. Danielle loves getting outdoors; camping, boating and snorkelling on weekends. She has two boarder collies, Tadashi and Chakotay, which compete in agility and flyball competitions.


Alice Burns


Alice has always been passionate about working with and caring for animals, after deciding on a career change, she began working as a vet nurse in 2017.

She loves working with cats, and while living and working in Geelong she fostered over 30 cats and kittens and found each one their very own forever home. 

When she is not working or fostering animals, Alice loves hiking, camping and being outdoors.