Ellie Leister | Centre for Veterinary Education

Ellie Leister

BVSc MANZCVS (SA Medicine)

Ellie Leister is the Pet Intensive Care Unit Veterinarian at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) in Brisbane. In 2004, Ellie commenced 4 years in mixed practice in country NSW before passing her ANZCVS membership exams and moving to England, where she turned into a small animal vet and developed her passion for emergency and critical care. Ellie has worked exclusively as a critical care veterinarian in the Pet Intensive Care Unit at VSS in Brisbane since returning from England in 2011. She is currently doing her residency in Emergency and Critical Care. She manages a team of 16 people and the ICU operates 24/7. The PICU is known nationally a one of the most well run and busiest critical care centres in the country. It manages very complex cardiology, oncology, medical and surgical cases as well as every day emergencies. Ellie shares her home with 3 cats, her dog and the Englishman she came back with. On days off she revels in domesticated bliss, studying or hiking.