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.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1992, Dee headed to Central Queensland to work as a mixed practice vet. Exposed to all manner of critters, Dee grew her experience base quickly. One birthday, Dr Dee even pulled an egg from an Ostrich!
As life progressed, Dee found herself in need of a change from the rural life. At seven and a half months pregnant, Dee decided to move towards a life of small animal medicine. Seventeen years as practice principal in Mackay followed.
These days, Dee has found herself back in Brisbane, owned by an ageing Husky X, Punk and a grand cat Mow. We're so lucky to have Dee as part of our team at Wellpets.
Being born and raised in South Africa, Dion had the kind of introduction into a career in the care of animals that Australian trained vets only get to dream about. As a school leaver, Dion studied Nature Conservation, and worked for 3 years for the Natal Parks Board as a ranger, working amongst the amazing wildlife of Africa on land and at sea. Dion’s exciting experiences include getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks and Seals off the South African Coast, whilst participating in the tagging and monitoring of these magnificent creatures.
Dion completed his Veterinary degree and went on to work in large and small animal practices in South Africa, the UK, and NZ before settling on the Sunshine Coast with his young family. Their home is a menagerie of creatures, with birds and dogs, and a blue tongue lizard, which Dion and his daughters reared after rescuing it from a roadside as an injured baby. Dion is an avid water sportsman; he has solo swum the English Channel and is now a keen kite boarder.
Dion is passionate about surgery, and in 2011, after rigorous written and oral examinations, he gained his Membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons, in Small Animal Surgery.
Dr Maria graduated from the University of Queensland in 2021. It was her childhood dream to be a vet, and since then she has developed a lasting love for all creatures great and small. Maria has been on the veterinary scene since 2013, working her way up from kennel hand to vet nurse, and now vet. She has a strong interest in surgery and loves watching puppies and kittens grow up and building strong relationships with clients.
She lives in Brisbane and is owned by her dog, Luna. When she’s not at work you can find her at Messina enjoying a gelato, at the beach, spending time with her big Italian family, or going out for brunch.
Maria is excited to expand her skills at Wellpets and would love to meet you and your furbabies at the clinic!
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.
Becky joined our team officially in 2021 after covering shifts during COVID. She has always had a passion for animals, after going along to her own pets vet appointments she became curious of what was behind the consult doors. In 2017 Becky began work placement at her local clinic and graduated with her Certificate 4 in Vet Nursing in 2019. Ever since Becky has gone on to work alongside amazing nurses and vets that have taught her countless lessons and enabled her to further her skills.
Becky loves all areas of nursing but has developed a special interest in surgery, anaesthesia, exotic and avian nursing.
Outside of work, Becky can be found taking her foster fail black kitten, Smores for a walk (on harness of course), going for beach trips, cooking and falling in love with every Golden Retriever she finds.
Karla joined the Wellpets team at the end of 2021. She graduated her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 via correspondences whilst living in Kalgoorlie WA. Karla has now returned to Queensland after being away for 7 years.
Karla enjoys all aspects of nursing and is an all rounder in the clinic; with an eagerness to learn whenever there is a chance.
When not at work Karla enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters. At home Karla has two budgies Keith and Baz and a small fish tank.
Renee is currently the longest serving Wellpets staff member, and joined our team in July 2010, as our receptionist. She has a deep love for animals and prior to working for Anzac Avenue Veterinary Surgery, (Yep, that’s what Wellpets used to be called!) spent two years volunteering at the Peninsula
Animal Aid, mostly with the cats.
At home, she loves spending time with her husband Harley, (who she met in our waiting area in 2012!) and her own pets, which include 2 dogs, 4 cats, 4 birds and a turtle called Simon.
In her spare time she loves reading books in bubble baths, and cooking dinner for friends. In the future she hopes to raise a family and look after elderly adopted animals for their golden years.
Michael joined the team in 2020 as a volunteer and will start his Vet Nursing study soon.
After working in the Australian Army for 10 years he decided he wanted a career change working with animals.
Michael grew up in Cairns and spent a lot of time on the Great Barrier Reef and has a strong passion for Marine Conservation.
On Michaels days off he enjoys going to the beach with his wife and son, and going for walks with his French Mastiff Luna.
Michael is planning on building a new home soon and extending his family with a new baby girl, some chickens, ducks and goats.
Growing up all I wanted to do was become a vet. At university I was on track to study veterinary science but my goals took a bit of a detour during my science degree.
I started working with animals in 2007 in an educational role. I worked with a local wildlife presentations company where I learned more about our native wildlife, how to handle them, and began my love of reptiles. Following my role as a presenter I began working as a zookeeper where I worked with koalas, reptiles and domesticated farm animals for about 8 years. My career goals took another turn and I began studying my certificate in veterinary nursing.
In my spare time I foster rescue cats and kittens, hang out with my aging staffy, very tolerant cat and the best shingleback lizard ever. I have a toddler son that keeps me very busy and is the main reason I want to complete my studies and become a registered vet nurse.
Kerri’s love of animals started back in 1998 when she scored an after school job at the local pet shop but her nursing journey began in 2007 working in a small animal practice in Cairns. It is here, teaching Puppy Preschool that her love of behaviour and dog training began. After a few years she started making her way back to Brisbane working in other small animal clinics along the way.
After returning to Brisbane and beginning her family, she continued to work part time both as a nurse and also continuing her love of behaviour and dog training. For Kerri her love of her patients shines through in her care for them. Whether it is a pat, a brush, scratch behind the ears or head bumps or just sitting in the sun with them. It is the bond and trust of her patients that helps to make her a favourite with her patients. A hazard of the job is when they steal your heart as is the case of Kerri’s old pup (they are all pups or kitties to Kerri) Scruff who came into her workplace in Maryborough as a stray and decided Kerri was his human. And after a month of trying to contact his former owners Kerri officially belonged to Scruff.
When not at work you can find Kerri spending time with her daughters playing in the park, walking along the Sandgate foreshore, enjoying a movie or getting messy with crafting, cooking or in the garden .