Dr Andrew Hemming graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 with honours and immediately embarked on an internship training position with the Queensland Veterinary Specialists and Pet Emergency Room which has stood him in good stead for life as a vet.
He moved to Tasmania to explore the island and worked with all forms of life, including dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, goats and alpacas, and even ended up doing a bit of work on King Island, where he enjoyed the luxuries of cheese, beef, and fresh air. He also developed a love of caramel slice while living in Tasmania.
Eventually, the mainland called again, and his vet work took him by 4wd through VIC, the ACT, NSW, NT and finally back to QLD where he was even called upon by the DPI and Qld Government to assist in controlling the infamous horse flu outbreak. He eventually settled back in Ipswich which he has called home for the last 12 years. He loves the excitement and challenge of being a vet and wouldn’t have it any other way.
In his spare time, he loves to play with “Normus” his Border Collie, and “Sweet Pea” his very naughty Burmese. His passion is to get out in the garden and get dirty; growing what he can for the kitchen table, He also can't get enough camping and 4wdriving and even writes articles for "4wd Action" magazine. He can be found kayaking on the upper reaches of the Brisbane River, our out on his bike. His biggest achievement was conquering the ACE250 - a mammoth 250km ride through the Victorian Alpine region.
The love of his life “Mila” his gorgeous daughter can always crack a smile on Daddy no matter how long his day at work was; that is if he isn’t being amused by “Charlie”, her big sister!