The Team 

Dr Ethan Maloney BVSc

Ethan graduated from JCU University and has worked in Far North Queensland for multiple years. Mixed practice is what Ethan enjoys the most and giving back to the local community.  He is community minded and provides veterinary services at the Cairns, Mareeba, Atherton and Cooktown Turf Clubs on the weekends. Ethan is heavily involved in all aspects of veterinary science from small animals to large animals and all medical and surgical aspects. He provides a wide range of services for his clients both locally and further afield. Outside of work he enjoys fishing and attending social events. Ethan is joint owner of Sundance Veterinary Services.  

Dr Roxanne Harvey BVetMed CertAVP (ESM)

Roxanne  graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London and moved straight out to Australia. First working in a mixed practice in the Adelaide Hills where she gained her interest in equine breeding and stud medicine, then onto an equine hospital near Brisbane before making the move to North Queensland in 2016, working back in mixed practice. Roxanne gained her certificate in advanced veterinary practice of equine stud medicine in 2018. Her main interest is equine stud medicine, however enjoys all aspects of equine work from foals to emergency work to routine health care appointments such as dentistry. Since starting Sundance Veterinary Services Roxanne has enjoyed getting back into doing some small animal consulting work. Outside of work Roxanne enjoys spending time with her young horse and walking the dogs.


Shelly’s passion and love for small animals began at a young age, often bringing stray and injured animals’ home with her after school. On completion of high school Shelly completed a trade certificate in hairdressing as well as a certificate III in Health and Science with The Qld Ambulance Service where she worked alongside paramedics for several years. After having time off to raise a family, Shelly returned her attention to her love of animals, studying a certificate IV in veterinary nursing. She trained under FNQ Vets in Mareeba and graduated with her qualifications in 2018. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing especially small animals however, is looking forward to enhancing her large animal skills in the future.


Jess has always been very passionate about all animals big or small. Growing up on a dairy farm and horse training facility, Jess’s love for big animals grew from a young age. After completing high school, Jess started working at a mixed animal practice for 5 years, where her main interests were anything equine related. Jess thoroughly enjoys and is very interested in equine reproduction. In her free time, Jess enjoys going to horse events or going camping.

Sarah McMahon RVN

Sarah’s passion has always been animals and after a 6 month trip working with Reining horses in the USA in 2014 and gaining a glimpse of the huge breeding programs there, decided to pursue her Cert IV Veterinary Nursing qualification back home. She started off in small animal practice in Cairns in 2015 before moving to mixed practice in 2016. Since then she has completed her Cert IV and has joined the VNCA and become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. She enjoys furthering her knowledge and developing her nursing skills. She particularly enjoys Equine medicine from routine work to reproductive and foal handling. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her dogs and competing and enjoying her horses.


Katie is an Innisfail local who completed her Cert IV Veterinary Nurse qualification and training in Cairns in a small animal practise in 2019. She has a particular interest in Surgical nursing and Canine and Feline nutrition. Since joining our team she has enjoyed expanding her nursing skills to large animals and is excited to further her knowledge in Equine nursing. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, gardening and horse riding.