Dr. Nina Lorenz


Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Dr Nina Lorenz Veterinary Specialist

Specialising in small animal surgery, Dr. Nina Lorenz has always been passionate about animal surgery. Having recently relocated to the Northern Rivers Region with her family and beloved cat, Henry, Dr. Lorenz was ready to begin a new adventure. 

And so, at the beginning of 2021, Dr. Lorenz established Northern Rivers Veterinary Specialists (NRVS) after identifying an urgent need for a local specialist surgeon who could provide surgery to the regional clinics.

Compassion driven and with Nina’s love for animals, this new venture allows Nina to utilise her skills, knowledge and expertise to really make a difference to the lives of the animals in her care, whilst working in an area she has now fallen in love with.

One of the things Dr. Nina Lorenz, the founder of NRVS, loves about her work is meeting and working alongside other vets in order to collaborate for success. Why? it’s crucial to build relationships with vets so that, together, they can combine the best care for their clients and beloved pets.

Our team always acts quickly and effectively to offer world-class small surgery treatments on a mobile basis.

“I knew I wanted to specialise fairly early on in my career. I had a very clear plan through internships and residency to get me to where I am today. I love what I do… and every day is completely different.”

Dr. Nina Lorenz

Education & Experience

Dr. Lorenz graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006 and began her professional career working in a mixed practice. Soon after, she secured internships in New York and Sydney. Following that she worked as an emergency veterinarian in different Sydney based referral hospitals. She continued her specialist training at the University of Liverpool, UK, where she completed a residency program in small animal surgery from 2011–2014.

Following some time in a private referral clinic in WA, Nina held a clinical position at Sydney University’s Small Animal Teaching Hospital from 2016 to early 2019. From 2019-2020, Dr. Lorenz joined one of Sydney’s leading specialist hospitals as a mobile surgeon prior to relocating to the Northern Rivers Region.

So, what happened next?

In 2018, Nina became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS). She has been published in Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and Veterinary Record. Continuing education is vital for a specialist surgeon and Dr. Lorenz is an enthusiastic participant in national and international events which allows her to remain in tune with the latest developments across all fields of surgery.

When Dr Nina Lorenz is not at work

When not working in surgery, Dr. Nina and her young family love the beach, hiking and exploring the hinterland. In her downtime, Nina also loves nothing more than spending time with family and friends who are incredibly important to her.  But it is her love for Henry, her beloved cat, which really cemented her passion for becoming a specialist surgeon. Nina rescued Henry during her New York internship and since that moment the pair have shared an incredible bond. 

“When I first met Henry, he was pretty broken. He couldn’t walk, as both of his forelimbs were paralysed and he also had a fractured hip,’ explained Nina. 

However, Nina was determined to get Henry back on his paws and he did in fact survive and 14 years later, he is still by her side. 


European College of Veterinary Surgeons - Specialist Surgeon

In order to become a Diplomate, veterinary surgeons, known as Residents, must undergo a rigorous training program in either Large or Small animal surgery, supervised by recognised veterinary specialists.

Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists

The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) seeks to serve the veterinary profession and reward excellence.

Australian Veterinary Association

The Australian Veterinary Association is the leading provider of continuing professional development opportunities in Australia for veterinary professionals.

AO Vet Global Member

A global network of surgeons, scientists, and other professionals highly specialized in the field of veterinary surgery of the musculoskeletal system.

European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology

To make an appointment or for further information please contact NRVS on 1300 112 344 or info@nrvs.com.au