We pride ourselves on providing the best veterinary care and services for your pets.
Since 1995, we have been providing general practice veterinary health care to the pets of Kallangur and surrounding suburbs Murrumba Downs, Griffin, North Lakes, Petrie, Dakabin and Kurwongbah.
We started out as Anzac Avenue Veterinary Surgery located only one kilometre from our present location. Throughout our name and location changing, we have continued to deliver friendly, professional and compassionate veterinary healthcare. Just like our new name suggests, we focus on maintaining our patients' wellness in addition to treating their illnesses.
We strongly value our independence as it enables us to give the best advice that we can regarding pet health issues. We have a strong network of trusted veterinary specialists in many different fields that we use whenever circumstances require.
We feel that it is important to give a little back to the community. We do this by providing our services for a reduced cost to the Peninsula Animal Aid - a Moreton Bay Regional Shire charity - dedicated to providing care and new homes for the less fortunate pets in our society. We would encourage everyone to consider supporting this or any other animal charity.
Hanneke qualified in 1994 in South Africa and after working in South Africa for 3 years, moved to the UK where she worked full time in small animal practice for 8 years.
Hanneke came to Australia in 2005 and has lived (and worked) in Sydney, Melbourne and now Brisbane. She joined Wellpets in February 2014 as a part-time vet whilst studying a degree in (human) Sonography.
Hanneke is married with two people kids (Maylia and Karmi) and 4 fur kids - Teddy, the not-so-brave Cavalier, Butterball, the fierce and independant cat and Nibbles and Chubby, two very cute guinea pigs! She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but her greatest joy and the thing that keeps her breathing, is slobbery kisses and cuddles from her patients.
Like all those who work in the animal industry, I have always been passionate about animals. While I originally started working in administration and as a personal assistant to company directors, I decided to pursue my interest in working with animals in 2003. During 2003, I studied my Certifcates II & III in Veterinary Nursing whilst volunteering at a local vet clinic in Western Sydney, and working as a kennel attendant at the Guild Dogs NSW training centre. At the end of 2003, I moved to the Gold Coast for a sea change and transferred to working with the Guild Dogs QLD. In 2004, I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and started working in general practice.
Throughout the past 15 years, my veterinary nursing experience has included many facets; general practice, puppy preschool and behaviour, emergency & critical care, wildlife veterinary nursing at both Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, and nursing management and training. I have recently upgraded my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and I have also completed my Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I am also a member of the VNCA and an accredited Mental Health First Aider.
In addition to veterinary nursing, I also am a permitted wildlife carer and rehabilitator, specifically permitted to look after possums, select birds of prey and koalas. I have a strong passion for wildlife and conservation, as well as general animal welfare and ethics. This, along with my many years of working within the animal industry, has led me to additionally pursue a law degree. It is my hope that this degree will help me better understand the place of animals within our society and legal system, and aim to make a future difference.
I lead a pretty busy life, but outside of work and studying, I enjoy living on 2 acres of rainforest in Glass House Mountains, relaxing with close friends, and pursuing arts and crafts. One of my favourite life events is traveling to Antarctica in 2015.
Mel joined us in 2010. She has been a Vet Nurse since 2002 and gained her Certificate 4 in Vet Nursing in 2009.
She has been able to combine her love of animals and passion for travel successfully and has enjoyed working in vet practices in remote parts of Australia.
She is now happy to call the Moreton Bay Region home and has recently purchased a home on the Redcliffe peninsula. She lives with her fiance, Luke, children Maia (My-a) and Lewis.Mel is back helping us out in management for a few days each week after the birth of her children.
Rachael joined our team as a qualified Veterinary Nurse in 2011. She has recently relocated to the region after graduating from a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology at the University of New England.Rachael completed her Certificate 4 in Vet Nursing in 2004 and has worked in a mixed animal practice in rural NSW since 2001.
Rachael has enjoyed meeting members of the community and has found everyone to be friendly and welcoming. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, baby son, daughter and her Siamese cross 'Vedder'.
Rachael is soon to be on maternity leave for baby number 2 and we hope to see her back in early 2019.
Jess joined our team in April 2015 after working a few years at an emergency centre and various small animal clinics. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014, with a Bachelor of Applied Science – majoring in Veterinary Technology. Since joining our team she has also completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing.
Jess has a strong love for all small animals, but everyone knows her heart will always belong to working breed dogs. Especially Cattle dogs! In her spare time she loves working on her car and entertaining her pocket rocket, muffin making cattle dog, Azura.
Renee joined our team in July 2010, as a trainee vet nurse and receptionist. She has a deep love for animals and prior to working for Anzac Avenue Veterinary Surgery, spent two years volunteering at the Peninsula Animal Aid.In her spare time, she loves spending time with her own pets.
Renee one day hopes to be a fully qualified vet nurse and wildlife carer.