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.
Dr Emily graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011 with first class honours. She spent her first year as a veterinarian working as a rotating intern at Veterinary Specialist Services. Following completion of her internship, she went into general practice and decided there was no place she would rather be. She loves developing strong client relationships, watching new patients grow from puppies and kittens into beautiful adults, and helping them along all their life stages.
Within general practice she has a special interest in small animal ultrasound, and has recently completed her Graduate Certificate externally through the University of Melbourne. She is also keen on chemotherapy, and has performed a number of successful treatments since starting general practice.
She lives in Brisbane with her husband, two young children, two greyhounds and two cats. Home life is busy with renovations, cooking and painting whenever free time presents itself. Her other great love is fiction - bothing reading and writing. One day she hopes to become a published author.
Valerie studied BioVeterinary Science at the University of Liverpool, UK, after which she went on the complete her vet degree at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. After eight years in the UK, she looked for better weather, which lead her to move to Australia. Valerie started her career in Mildura doing both large and small animal work. She then moved around doing locum work visiting various places in Australia and has joined the Wellpets team in March 2019. She has now settled in Brisbane and enjoyed being close to both the ocean and mountains. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking, and camping.
Dr Louise was born in the UK and graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from Cambridge University in 1999. After working in the UK for a couple of years, Louise lived in the Middle East for over 10 years where she spent a lot of time working with stray dogs and feral cats. Louise then moved to South Africa for 7 years before moving to Australia in 2019.
She has two cats (including an old grumpy cat from Oman) and three dogs who all traveled from South Africa with her. Louise plans to stay permanently in Australia and spends her free time exploring this great country.
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.
Shantelle joined us in 2017 as a work experience student, while completing her certificate 4 in veterinary nursing, which has progressed into permanent part-time employment.
After volunteering at the RSPCA for 2yrs, she made the decision for a career change to follow her passion for animals and has been with us ever since.
Shantelle also has an interest in wildlife care and conservation and plans to pursue this further in the future.
In her spare time, she enjoys mountain hiking, exploring nature, spending time with friends/family and is also currently learning Australian Sign Language.
She lives locally with her 3 children and has a variety of pets at home which include an American Bulldog X English Staffy “Jessie”, a blue tongue lizard, a pygmy bearded dragon, birds, fish and chickens.
I'm currently studying my Cert II in Animal Studies. I was extremely fortunate enough to be given the chance to volunteer and to learn the ropes, and now I'm part of the team!
I do have a fur baby of my own, his name is Aerrow and he's a Wolfhound X. My husband and I adore him so much.
I have grown up loving animals all my life and now that I'm working in the industry I can say without a doubt that I cannot see myself doing anything else. I absolutely love everything about the job and feel very blessed.
Alex grew up in Far North Queensland raising wildlife with her parents. After working with her high school’s cattle stud, and continuing to help with local wildlife, she realised her calling and joined her local vet clinic as a junior nurse in 2007. From there she hasn’t looked back and worked her way up to senior nurse, completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, before moving to Brisbane in 2016 to further her skills. Since then, she has also completed a Diploma in Leadership & Management.
Alex loves sharing her skills and knowledge, is keen to train junior team members, and is greatly invested in the mental health and wellbeing of her team.
Outside of work, Alex loves music and reading, and is owned by her little, black cat, Slinky.
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.