We recognise the strong bond between animals and their people.
We provide friendly, compassionate, and progressive care. AND we provide responsive and practical information about pet care to help you manage your pets medical problems and life-style overall.
We offer advanced diagnostics, surgery and medical care ON SITE. Our vets and nursing team have decades of experience to ensure quality, nurturing care for your best friend. We emphasize the value of communication in our client relationships, making informed decisions based on evidence and taking all treatment modalities into consideration. But REMEMBER the best medicine is preventive medicine! Integrative medicine considers not only the ‘problem you came in for’ but is a WHOLE patient approach, considering your pets entire lifestyle. Dr. Amanda Wood has extensive emergency medicine training and has learned over the past 10 years that combinations of both western and eastern medicine often provides the best clinical outcomes.
Our motto is ‘We leave nothing to chance.’
And we endeavour to provide our clients with the peace of mind that no stone is left unturned when it comes to providing medical care for your beloved pet.
Dr. Amanda Wood is from San Diego, California, and received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Registered Veterinary Technicians License and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from San Diego State University and Western University, respectively. Training in California as a nurse and veterinarian provided ample opportunity to work with specialist, including critical care, surgery, internal medicine, dentistry, oncology and dermatology. She has over 20 years experience working in veterinary emergency and specialist hospitals, including 2 years working in Newcastle at the emergency centre. She opened Windan’Sea in 2014 to provide compassionate and progressive medical care to companion, exotic and wild animals for her community. Her special interest includes ultrasound, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, avian medicine, acupuncture and alternative therapies.
Amanda moved to Australia in 2009 to join her husband Ryan, who is from Forster and has a shared passion of surfing, Chinese Medicine and animals. They have two children, three dogs, Kai, Zion and Toro and three three-legged cats, Tao, Princess Buttercup and Maud. Raising her family with the love of her life and practicing medicine in such a spectacular country filled with the world’s most magnificent animals, environment and surf is a dream come true.
Lee has a love of animals in her blood since she could walk. She brought animals home from the stockyards to be pets, injured wild-life and anything that needed nursing! Now with 45 years experience as a Certified Veterinary Nurse she couples that compassion with a lifetime of medical experience. She has been our Head Nurse at WindanSea since officially opening in 2014 and essential in our day-to-day operations. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially tackling more complex surgical and medicine cases and has truly embraced our progressive medical approach in every sense. Lee’s approach is ‘together we can fix anything’. She is a Forster icon, a treasure of a human being who animals and people alike embrace as a trusting friend.
Di has been a vet nurse for over 25 years, originally working in Sydney at Gordon Veterinary Hospital then as a Head Nurse at Terrigal Veterinary Hospital.
She moved to the Mid North Coast for a lifestyle change and has been a team member at WindanSea since 2014. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, in particular reception, as she loves to meet our old and new clients and their four legged friends. She is passionate about critical care nursing of paralysis tick patients and advanced surgical nursing.
Di shares her home by the beach with her two children, a crazy, escape artist Jack Russell cross Iggy and Tallow the cockatiel.
Gen is currently working towards her Nursing Certificate after 10 years of experience working at Scotty’s Pet Barn and growing up on a farm raising animals. She has an extraordinary passion for all animals especially for birds, including a flock of cockatiels that enjoy their breakfast perched on her youngest Indy! She is just getting started on the medicine side of caring for animals but we have every confidence that with her life-time of experience, work ethic, energy and amazing attitude that she will be a phenomenal nurse and member of our team.
Ethan is currently finishing his final year of high school and finalising his applications for studying Veterinary Medicine. Being raised on acres caring for dogs, birds, cats, guinea pigs and chickens has created strong bonds and work ethic. He has a rare determination for problem solving coupled with a lifelong compassion for all animals that will make him an asset to the veterinary profession. Ethan has been working and volunteering for over two years as WindanSea learning all aspects of caring for animals with a gold standard of medicine approach. Ethan’s kindness and unique humour makes him endearing to our team. He will be sorely missed but returning on holidays to his WindanSea Family to share his experiences, knowledge and inspiration. We love you Ethan!
Ngaia is a passionate and dedicated Veterinary Nurse with over 30 years experience caring for our beloved animal partners. She attends numerous CE seminars to stay current with new information and techniques in Anaesthesia and Critical Care nursing. And with her breadth of experience and knowledge she teaches upcoming Veterinary Nursing students for TAFE NSW. She is one of the three trainers in the Manning Valley to have a Certificate IV in Animal Behavioral Modification. She offers private and group pet training her at WindanSea and through her own business, ‘Best Mates Pet Training’. Her motto is ‘Happiness Through Communication. Strong Bonds For Life’ with the underlying belief that ‘open communication and understanding is the foundation to a happy family environment with our pets’. She has a wealth of knowledge and it is privilege to have a seasoned nurse and in-hospital trainer so experienced, driven and compassionate.
Our IT superhero! He carried us above water proving us with phone and internet, when no one else could, enabling us to continue helping animals of our community. Andy’s deep compassion for animals, wicked sense of humour and eccentric personality make him an essential part of our team and family.