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Our Team

Directors

 

Kim Mc Pherson
BVSc Veterinarian

My family come from Longreach QLD so I was raised on a sheep and cattle property. I graduated from Queensland Uni with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science way back in 1990

 

Ben Brightman
BVSc Veterinarian

I grew up in Mackay going to school at Slade Point Primary school and Mackay North State High School. While growing up I spent most of my time on my family’s cattle and cane block out near Finch Hatton.

Chloe Watson
Practice Operations Manager

I rejoined Valley Vets in February 2020 after 2 years break working and traveling overseas in the UK. I am locally from Mackay so having the opportunity to return after 2 years has been amazing! I have over 9 years experience in vet nursing and hold a certificate 2 in Animal Studies and Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. My job is my passion and I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather be doing. 

 
       

Veterinarians

 

Cameron O’Neil
BVSc Veterinarian

I completed my Bachelor of Veterinary Science at James Cook University in 2010. I work mainly in the small animal field with a love for surgical cases. I have developed my skills in orthopedic surgery and am now able to perform TPLO, Hip Toggles and Fracture repairs.

 

 

Cassie Harper
BVSc Veterinarian

I was born in Atherton, but grew up in Sarina on a cattle & cane property with my family. I completed my Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at James Cook University in Townsville in 2015 & I am now completing my degree in Zoology.

Annie D'Netto
BVSc Veterinarian

I studied veterinary science at James Cook University in 2015 and have worked as a vet in Mackay since then. I love Mackay for it’s beautiful beaches and laid back feel, very different to were I grew up in Sydney. I started working at Valley Vet in 2020 and thoroughly enjoy it. My special interests are in small animal medicine and ultrasonography. 

I enjoy spending time with my family including my two dogs and three legged cat.

Danika Burns
BVSc Veterinarian

 

 

Emma Errington
BVSc Veterinarian

 

Hope Woods
BVSc Veterinarian

I originally grew up in a very small town in Central QLD before completing my Bachelor of Veterinary Science at JCU in Townsville. 

I am loving all aspects of being a mixed practice veterinarian however I do have a strong passion for horses. When I’m not at work, you’ll most likely find me spending time with my own horses!

Marine Travers
BVSc Veterinarian

 

Courtney Perna
BVSc Veterinarian

 

 

Jessica Saunders
BVSc Veterinarian

 

 

Breeanna Smith
BVSc Veterinarian

 

 

 

 

 

       


Veterinary Nurses

Bec Wallace
Veterinary Nurse

I was born in Mackay & have always lived up in the pioneer valley region. I have been with the Valley Veterinary Surgery from the day we opened in 2001. I have a son called Charlie who is 10 years old. I have been a qualified certificate IV nurse for 20 years.

 

Myste Mellor
Veterinary Nurse

 

 

Kara Lyon
Veterinary Nurse

I have been a Veterinary nurse at Valley Vet Surgery since July 2013. I love working with animals and enjoy helping owners to better understand the individual needs of their pets. I am a Mackay Local who loves video games, board games, musicals, anything to do with Batman...

 

Kirsten Ford
Veterinary Nurse

I first started at Valley Vets way back in 2005, when the surgery was half the size, the paper files were still in use and Kim and Brad were the only Vets. I have now had 3 boys with my husband since then and I have recently started back a couple of days a week after being away for 7 years.

 

Antoinette Muscat
Veterinary Nurse

From a very young age I have had a great passion for animals and caring for their needs. I have been a vet nurse since I was 16. In 2008 when I got offered a school based traineeship after I participated in work experience I jumped at the opportunity and haven’t looked back since.

 

Cassie Tanner
Veterinary Nurse

I grew up in Mackay and have always had a love for animals big and small. I started working at Valley Veterinary Surgery in December 2019 and have completed my Certificate 3 in Animal Studies. I am now studying my Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. When I am not at work I enjoy going to the gym, enjoying a good platter and spending quality time with my friends and family.

Maddison Adams
Veterinary Nurse

I grew up on a farm just outside of Mackay and I’ve always had a great passion for animals big and small.
I started working at valley vets in 2017 and haven’t looked back since.
I’ve completed my certificate 2 in vet nursing. When I’m not working I enjoy exploring new places and being with my friends and family.

Stevie Paterson
Veterinary Nurse

Jayden Jones
Veterinary Nurse

 

Jordin Campbell
Veterinary Nurse

 

Krystle Bowden
Veterinary Nurse

 

Michele Cox
Veterinary Nurse

 

Jessica Vassallo
Veterinary Nurse

 

 

Hannah Porter
Veterinary Nurse

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Kennel Hands

 

Lachlan Ford
Kennel Hand

 

Paige Zeller
Kennel Hand

 I have been a kennel hand at Valley Vet Surgery since October 2021. I’m an aspiring Vet, and am very grateful for the learning opportunities presented at the clinic. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

 

Admin

 

Tanya Radke
Practice Business Manager