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Dr Jeannet Kessels - Board Chair

Entrepreneur, business consultant and highly respected veterinarian, Dr Kessels graduated from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours in 1986. She started a small home-based clinic which has grown into Greater Springfield Veterinary, with 50 staff across three locations. 

Since 2019, Jeannet has focused on what she considers the most critical issue of our time: Climate Change. She co-founded Vets for Climate Action and remains as Chair. As a catalyst for meaningful change, Jeannet provides a voice for all animals, inspiring the veterinary profession and reaching thousands of Australians through her leadership, writing and speaking engagements.