At MyVet Springfield Lakes, we aim to provide a comprehensive, professional and compassionate veterinary service. We recognise the significance of your pets and the place they hold in your family. Our animal health care team will offer education, advice and care to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. To learn more about us, we welcome you to book a hospital tour or bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Meet Our Team
Dr Sylvia Rivero
Lead Vet
  • BVSc

Sylvia has always had a passion for animals and from an early age dreamed of being a vet. Despite originally wanting to be a zoo vet, she soon found her passion was in companion animals and treating people's fur babies. Since graduating with honours from The University of QLD in 2012, Sylvia has been working in small animal clinics in the Ipswich area, and as a local, is excited to have recently joined the MyVet Springfield Lakes Team where she can't wait to meet the community and their pets. Sylvia enjoys all aspects of general practice, but in particular likes internal medicine.

At home, Sylvia lives with her fiance David and their rescue fur kids: 3 cats called Freddie, Oliver and Jessica, and a cheeky Wolfhound X called Finnegan, who on the weekends is also their fellow coffee, camping and beach buddy.

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.

Dr Megan Sorensen

Growing up in Ipswich, Megan dreamt from the age of 6 that she wanted to become a Vet. Megan always had a passion for small animals which stemmed from her family’s menagerie of animals and continued to grow by fostering and assisting with local rescue groups. After pursuing her dream Megan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary science, honours in 2018, before joining our team in 2019.


Outside of work Megan is ‘fur-mum’ to a beautiful, bouncy Weimaraner, Saxon and German shorthaired pointer, Willow. During her spare time, she enjoys going on adventures with Saxon & Willow, travelling and playing Inline Hockey.  She has a particular passion for surgery and is excited to meet all the lovely clients, pooches and felines of Springfield lakes and surrounding areas.

Dr Niamh Woods

Niamh was born and raised in Brisbane and is one of a family of 5. Following high school, she relocated to Townsville and completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science at James Cook University earlier this year. As a COVID graduate, she has faced an interesting and varied challenge coming into clinical practise, but has enjoyed the challenges and new experiences of the veterinary field, propsering under the mentorship of fellow vets Sylvia and Megan.

Despite developing a love for the North, she missed her family too much and started at MyVet Springfield Lakes in April. So far she has enjoyed meeting and working with a great team and many lovely clients.

Outside of work, Niamh enjoys trying new things - is always looking for a new hobby and always taking suggestions! - being in nature, reading, spending time with friends and family and dog Admiral, and is excited to continue to learn and grow as a clinician. She is passionate about mental health awareness, maintaining a high standard of animal care and always continuing to learn and grow on the journey.

Practice Manager

Ann is a New Zealander. She commenced her nursing career in 2004 in Wellington and immigrated to Australia in 2007. Ann has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014.

Ann is married to fellow ‘Kiwi’ Lance and together have a daughter named Casey. Her English Cocker Spaniel, Chase is a lovable character, enjoys a puppicino with his mum at the local cafe. The furry felines of the house are not without their troubles. Leonidas the Birman and Suu-kyi the Burmese are particularly fond of ingesting any clothing they can get their little paws on.

Vet Nurse

Ashlee commenced her career in 2015 and she has loved every second of it. Since starting at MyVet, Ashlee has been pursuing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is growing with the clinic.

At home, Ashlee has an 8 year-old rescue Kelpie, Bundy; a 5 year-old German shepherd, Bella; and a 1 year-old domestic short hair named Max. In Ashlee’s spare time she likes to skydive and motorbike ride.