Dr Jason Mansfield began the business by operating out of a ute in October 2020. Starting off with just himself, he soon recruited nurse Kate, and together they engaged in house visits and farm visits in the Bowen and Whitsundays area. The next step was to purchase an old furniture warehouse on Leichhardt Street, Bowen, which began the extensive process of fitting out an entirely new, fully-functional clinic. As the work progressed, so too did the team, and by the clinic opening in June 2021, the team including a receptionist and multiple vet nurses and animal attendants.

The clinic continues to grow in size- both in team and potential. The possibility (and attachment) to change continually encourages the team to reach its full potential.


Jason Mansfield

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc)

Most people will recognise him from his work in Proserpine and the Whitsundays, however for those who haven't met him, here's a little bit about Dr Jason Mansfield. The driving force behind the business, he is no stranger to hard work and looks forward to meeting you and your animals.

"I grew up in Sarina on a small cattle property. I have always loved and enjoyed animals growing up on the farm and ever since I was 6 years old, I remember wanting to be a vet. I graduated from James Cook University in December 2014 and was given the opportunity to work at Proserpine Vet Surgery in 2015. I have lived and breathed Veterinary Science ever since that date and have learnt it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle and the relationship you build with clients and their animals is always something I find very special. I am a true mixed practice veterinarian and enjoy working with all animals, big and small, to help with their health dilemmas. Those who know me know that I do like my cows, but I try not to let the horses, dogs and cats know that. Even though I am new to Bowen it still feels like home is just down the road, if you see me down the street feel free to stop me and say g’day."

Mel Cavacas

Veterinarian (BVSc)

"I grew up on a small property South of Proserpine and have too many pets of my own to name! My parents indulged my love of animals from a young age, which encouraged my drive to become a vet. I love all aspects of the veterinary industry but my main passion lies in surgery and ultrasonography. I enjoy working with animals both small and large, and enjoy the different challenges associated with their varied illnesses. I graduated in 2014 (alongside Jason) and have had the pleasure of working in Brisbane, Sarina and Proserpine before joining the great team at GWVS (which of course is the best so far). I enjoy all aspects of small-town communities and can’t wait to be a familiar face giving the best care possible for you and all your beloved pets!"

Christie Nel

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Christie graduated Veterinary Science from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in 2019. After completing his Compulsory Community Service year, he then worked a further 18 months in South Africa before joining the GWVS team. During this time, he worked privately with the "regular" kind of animals, as well as the occasional lion and leopard! In his free time he enjoys fishing, spearfishing and exploring our beautiful Whitsunday region.

Zoe Smyth

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Coming soon!

Kirsten Browning

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Coming Soon!!!



Registered Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, Cert II Agriculture)

Georgia's devotion for large animals commenced at a very young age as she grew up on a cattle property west of Bloomsbury. Although cattle & horses have her most interest she still enjoys all aspects of nursing life. Georgia has been nursing since she has finished school, which now has given her over 6+ years experience in the industry. She said "She would not change a thing, this is by far the best, so many opportunities and growth"

Outside of work you will find her competing in challenges/campdrafts and ASH events. She also loves the gym, her Border Collie "Goose", going home to help her folks on their property and most of all having a rum or beer with her mates.


Veterinary Nurse (Vet Liaison - Cert III Animal Studies)

If you can love every animal possible, that is definitely Shalana's goal! Like most of our team, she is very outdoorsy, preferring to spend her spare time travelling, fishing, exploring, or at the beach with her husband. She is also our resident Husky lover and Cat lady as you can tell her from her pets which include her Husky "Navajo", Staffy X "MJ", and cat "Nitro". One day she hopes to have a Texas Longhorn, her favourite animal, of her own. Shalana's passion in nursing is being the advocate for the animal as they have no voice. 


Veterinary Nurse (Vet Liaison - Cert II Animal Studies)

Growing up in a small mining town, Kianna found a strong love for large animals! She has always loved riding horses and this is where her passion for Veterinary Nursing would come from. Kianna has been in the industry for 4 years having recently moved up to Bowen from Mackay. In her time away from the clinic, Kianna enjoys going to rodeos with her partner, working on their farm and spending time with her Border Collie Macey. 


Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV)

Although Liv is one of the newer faces of Greater Whitsunday Vet Services, she fits in very well! Liv has just moved over from New Zealand, this is where she first started her Vet Nursing career. She is very passionate about all aspects of nursing however, emergency care is very special to her. Liv knew early on in life that, a career in the industry was perfect for her as she grew up with lots of Golden Reitrievers in her family. Outside of the clinic there are two things that Liv loves and that is travelling the world and being a water baby spending time in the ocean or at the beach. Also did you know that Liv's favourite animal is a turtle!



Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Vet Nursing)

Charlee has always wanted to be involved in the Veterinary Industry, from such a young age! In 2018 Charlee started her career with animals in Proserpine, and later completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2020. She has recently completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. Outside of the clinic Charlee loves taking her dog Cronus " border collie X" to the beach! She also enjoys spending weekends watching her partner play football! One day Charlee aspires to volunteer her Nursing in South Africa, with the wilder side of animals!


Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Coming Soon!


Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Cert II Animal Studies)

Having previously worked as a ringer, Renee is no stranger to hard work. Renee has achieved her Cert II in Animal Studies and hopes to continue on to complete a Cert IV in Vet Nursing. While she loves her companion animals, her true passion is with large animal work.


Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Cert II Animal Studies)

Chloe has been working for GWVS for a year now as a trainee, having qualified with a Cert II in Animal Studies and working towards her Cert IV Veterinary Nursing. Since joining the team, her love and passion for both small and large animals have grown. Living on a property there is always something to do with her 5 horses, 3 dogs, and cat. When she's not riding endurance with her cheeky horse "Uno", she spends her time hanging out with her friends and family.


Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Cert II Animal Studies)

Lysa has been with us for a couple of months now and is an asset to the team. She has completed her Cert II Animal Studies is working towards her veterinary nursing qualifications. Her pets include turtles, dogs, cattle, and a barramundi named Bazza. When not in the clinic, she loves adventuring, 4WDing, fishing and hunting.

No data to display
No data to display