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Our Staff

Shelley – Practice Manager

Shelley joined the team in May 2017.  With over 20 years in the medical and allied health industries, hers will most likely be the voice on the other end of the phone to answer your queries.  Her professionalism, friendliness and wealth of knowledge will assist you have a wonderful experience at NQ Vascular.

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Lauren - Administration Assistant

Lauren joined NQ Vascular in 2022 and has a passion for ensuring that you get the best out of your experience at NQ Vascular. 

Kyla - Practice Nurse

Kyla joined the team as the practice Nurse in December 2022. Kyla completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2021 with an unrestricted Registration with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has since worked in a variety of different settings, from sports medicine to now vascular nursing. Kyla has a passion for patient care and holistic nursing. She works alongside Dr Velu to ensure you have the best experience as NQ Vascular

Nilanthe - Registered Nurse/Surgical Instrument Assistant Nurse

Nilanthi is a registered nurse with more than 20 plus years of experience as a surgical and clinical nurse. She has further completed a post graduate diploma in perioperative nursing and practices as a perioperative registered nurse in various specialities in the theatre environment. Nilanthe comes with a wealth of knowledge in vascular built throughout the years while working with Dr Velu. 

Poonam Leavesley - Vascular Sonographer

Poonam has practiced diagnostic (General and Vascular ultrasound) in Australia and New Zealand in a wide variety of clinical settings ranging from private centres to tertiary teaching hospitals. She enjoys clinical ultrasound problem solving as well as teaching ultrasound skills to sonographers and clinicians. Poonam completed her Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (DMU) training while based at Wellington Hospital, New Zealand and has worked with renowned vascular sonographers and vascular surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.

Jake is a born and raised North Queensland local, having also completed his ultrasound training at the Townsville University Hospital (TUH). Jake is passionate about vascular ultrasound.  He has spent time managing the TUH vascular ultrasound laboratory, working closely with our local NQ vascular surgeons. Jake is a diligent and attentive worker who values high quality workmanship and service with a smile. He enjoys developing close professional relationships with his patients and peers to deliver a positive ultrasound experience.