Mackay Veterinary Hospital

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Meet Our Team


Bill Perry


After completing my schooling in Brisbane, I studied Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland and graduated with honours. I worked at a number of Veterinary Clinics in both Western Australia and Queensland. In 1985 I was offered a position at Mackay Veterinary Surgery and the rest they say is history.

At Mackay Veterinary Surgery I met my wife, Dr Lindsey Evans, and over the following 25 years have raised two boys, along with numerous furry housemates, enjoying everything that Mackay life has to offer. We have also enjoyed being involved in numerous community and sporting groups as well as being active long term members of the Australian Veterinary Association. I have had the opportunity to work alongside a fantastic group of Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses, some of whom I continue to work with.

The last 30 years has seen a period of great change, with the hospital transitioning from a mixed practice clinic which treated horses, cattle, dogs and cats;  to become a purpose built facility dedicated to the treatment of small animals, ie. dogs, cats, birds and other small creatures. To facilitate this transition has come the necessity to stay up to date with the latest developments in veterinary care, including information about existing and new medical conditions, surgical techniques, diagnostics and treatments. This along with regular access to specialists, who visit the hospital as well as being available for referrals, has greatly improved the care available for our furry (and feathered) patients.

I love the opportunity to continually learn across all aspects of veterinary science, and enjoy the challenges that come with a general veterinary practice. I do have a special interest in orthopaedic surgery, especially stifles (or knees) as well as general surgery and complex medical cases. The variety of work, the trust of our clients and the enjoyment of the patients we treat, along with the dedication of our Veterinarians and especially our Veterinary Nurses, are all factors that contribute to the satisfaction and pleasure of my veterinary working life.


Katie May


I am a part-time veterinarian at Mackay Veterinary Hospital and Mt Pleasant Veterinary Surgery. I wanted to become a vet since my teenage years because of a love of animals and the outdoors. I graduated from QLD university with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (honours) in 1987. Since then I have worked in various small animal and mixed practices on the Sunshine Coast, Innisfail, Mackay and in the UK. Areas of interest include: Opthalmology, skin disorders and canine and feline medicine. I first worked at Mackay Veterinary Hospital in 1994 before leaving to travel & locum overseas. I returned to live in East Mackay with my husband  Rob and our 3 daughters. I came back to work at Mackay Veterinary Hospital team as a part time vet when our children were young. We have two infamous fox terriers Rosie & Peanut as family pets . In my leisure time I enough family beach holoidays, road cycling, bird watching and walking the dogs at Town Beach.

Cassandra Thwaites-Johnston


In June 2020 I joined the team at Mackay Vet Hospital as a part-time Veterinarian and am known for my special interests in surgery and any cases involving anything with scales or feathers! I enjoy a busy day of surgery as well as internal medicine cases.
When I am not at work I am establishing my silkie chicken empire, fishing and gardening.
I feel lucky to be a part of a wonderful team of vets and nurses who work relentlessly to provide top care for our patients.

I am currently on leave until June 2022.

Tiffany Teale


I have worked at Mackay Veterinary Hospital for many years and I have enjoyed my time here. I see cats and dogs but I have a particular interest in all exotic animals including birds, reptiles, guinea pigs, rats and mice. To further my studies I previously conducted an internship at An exotic clinic in Brisbane and I have recently studied a post graduate course of avian medicine through Massey University. In the future I plan to obtain my avian memberships. I definitely enjoy being an exotic and small animal veterinarian and hope to offer high standards in this area where exotic animals are often overlooked. In my free time I'm at home relaxing with my son, playing with my border collie, Rosie and caring for my exotic pets. 

Fiona McIntosh


My veterinary career began in Mackay in early 1997, soon after graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (honours) from the University of Queensland. I had intended to stay for just a year, but am still here. In 2019, I was very fortunate to join the lovely team at Mackay Veterinary Hospital.
Prior to becoming a vet, I worked in human health. Having grown up amongst a variety of animals on a western Queensland sheep station, it wasn’t until I became a veterinarian that I really found my “calling”. I enjoy helping people and their pets, and I find all aspects of veterinary science intensely interesting. Continuing education has always been a committment for me, and I have completed year long distance education courses from the University of Sydney in each of Dermatology, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
In my leisure time, I enjoy bushwalking, playing tennis, swimming and cycling with family and friends. I also enjoy time spent at home with my husband, our son, Doberman/Kelpie X Heidi and three chooks. 

Sharon Thomas

Veterinary Practice Manager

I have been the Office Manager at Mackay Veterinary Hospital since 2005 and ‘fell into’ the role of Practice Manager in 2019. I originally came from a little rural town in Central Queensland called Monto which I still call home. After moving many times due to my husband’s work, I moved to Mackay from Calen in 2000. My life is very full, with my work which I enjoy immensely (I am lucky enough to work with a great team of Vets and Nurses and I get to watch the antics of so many lovely and varied pets), my two children and three gorgeous but mischievous granddaughters and my little old dog Isobel (maltese X). In my very small amount of spare time I enjoy fishing, gardening, jigsaws and just being a grandmother..

Robyn Glasziou

Veterinary Nurse

Having the opportunity to be part of a great team of vets and nurses that share the same passion for animals as I do is very rewarding. Starting in 1999, I achieved my cert IV in Vet Nursing and later completed the Delta Society Good Citizen course. It gives me great pleasure instructing our Puppy Preschool classes where I see such great bonds develop between the owners and their new puppies. My husband and our 2 children share our home with our dear dog Rio, cats Smooshy and Dora and our many chooks.

Michelle Lewis

Veterinary Nurse

27 years ago i found my dream job with Pert, Perry & Evans Veterinary Surgeons and I now spend most of my time at the Mount Pleasant Vet Surgery. It’s both rewarding and very enjoyable to have vets and nurses that have the same passion for animals as myself. My husband and I have one daughter in university who loves animals as much as we do and spoils our cattle dog Azula far to much. We also have a budgie that never stops talking named 'Ollie'. When I'm not working I love camping, gardening and catching up with family and friends. 

Nicole Herbst

Veterinary Nurse

My passion for animals lead me to start my career at Mackay Veterinary Hospital in 2008.  During my time at this great clinic I have achieved a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.  I enjoy spending my work days nursing and caring for our patients and their humans.  I have special interests in behaviour and surgical nursing. My husband and I have been blessed with two amazing children, Elza and Asher (who both share my passion for animals).  Our household now comprises of two Golden Retrievers (Richie and Meicie) and a Birman cat (Laila). We all love spending our free time together outdoors exploring.

Kristine Coburn

Veterinary Nurse

I have been part of Mackay Veterinary Hospital for many years, having started here on 4th May 1984. The last few years I have been working mostly on weekends and the occasional week day. I'm kept very busy with my three children and running my own business, Homebush Boarding Kennels and Cattery. In my spare time (what little there is), I enjoy gardening and just spending time with my family.

Debbie Hall

Veterinary Nurse

I originally started my nursing career in county Victoria where I was for 18 months before moving to Mackay and was lucky to continue my career with Pert, Perry & Evans. After 17 years I said goodbye to vet nursing and started looking after the elderly. I returned to nursing after missing all my animals and co-workers.
I have managed some travelling and experienced a life time dream of visiting Antarctica where I mingled with the penguins and watching humpbacks feeding at 9 o’clock at night. Outside vet nursing, I enjoy gardening, swimming and spending time with friends and family.

Alicia Alexopoulos

Veterinary Nurse

I started my career as a Veterinary Nurse at Mackay Veterinary Hospital in July 2011. In this time I have completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.  I grew up on a farm so have been surrounded and loved animals for as long as I can remember.  My husband Ben and I share our house with our son, 2 very spoilt animals, an Australian Terrier named Ruby and a cat named Scarlett.  In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors and catching up with family and friends.

Emily Cullen

Veterinary Nurse

Since I was young, I have always been obsessed with caring for animals, so it is no surprise that I ended up as a veterinary nurse! I have been vet nursing for 10 years and spent most of those years involved with horses where I was lucky to be able to travel working with racehorses. In 2018, my partner and I moved to Mackay and I took on a role in a different industry, however vet nursing always has been my passion and in January 2020 I started at Mackay Veterinary Hospital. I feel very lucky to be a part of a team who all share the same dedication to pets and their humans. My passion is providing nursing care to hospitalised patients and ensuring their emotional needs whilst away from their families.

My partner and I share our home with 3 dogs (Lucy, Cobba & Sampson), horses, cows and chickens. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my farm of animals, boating, camping and enjoying the NQ weather! 

Tyla Lee

Veterinary Nurse

Since I was a little girl I have been pretty much animal obsessed. My Veterinary Nursing career began in 2014 Pert Perry & Evans where I worked for 3 years before taking a break to try something new & then went on to become a Mum. I returned this year in February to continue pursuing my dreams in the industry that makes my soul happiest and I haven't looked back. Everyday I wake up thankful to have this opportunity. I have found my passion in exotics nursing and anaesthesia as well as wildlife conservation & rehabilitation this year working alongside Dr Tiffany Teale. 

Outside of work I spend all my time with my 2 year old daughter Evie, my Great Dane Lunar, our cat Lucy and quite often stray kittens or wildlife that I temporarily care for. 

I have recently relocated to the Whitsundays however still work with our Mackay vet Hospital team casually.

Sandra Smith

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Sandra and I have worked for Mackay Vet Hospital for most of my adult life with a 12 year gap whilst my 3 children were growing up. My husband and I are born and bred locals. It has been a pleasure working along side old and new colleagues who share the same goal for your fur babies health and well being. We have a dog named Junior and a cat called Jerry. On my days off we enjoy camping and going for romantic walks on the beach.

Stacey McAuliffe

Veterinary Nurse

Hi I'm Stacey, and I'm a new team member at Mackay Vet Hospital! I've always had a huge love for animals, growing up around all sorts from fish right up to horses. I'm currently studying my Cert III, with plans to pursue my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing late next year. Working as a vet nurse is a career I find extremely rewarding and getting to know all the wonderful little personalities is amazing. Most of all, I would have to say my favourite part of the job is seeing the look on the owners faces when they are reunited with their beautiful babies at the end of the day!

Being an amateur cyclist, my free time is split between riding, caring for our three boys and taking our dogs for swims in the local creeks and beaches! When time permits, we also love to get out riding dirt bikes and camping! 

Alivia Wakely

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Recently I was lucky enough to begin my dream job as a junior vet nurse here at Mackay Veterinary Hospital in September 2020 when I was here for work experience. I am a school student currently studying my Cert II in Animal Studies whilst still at school. I look forward to pursuing my dreams as a vet nurse and starting my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. 
I spend my spare time volunteering at the RSPCA helping animals and walking dogs, drinking coffee and doing outdoor activities with my awesome dad. I live alongside my beautiful mum, twin sister, two of the cutest guineapigs (Humphrey and Bear) and two gorgeous dogs (Mak and Karma).
The best part about my job is learning new skills in the workplace, meeting all the fur babies and other exotic animals, and most of all working along side all of the dedicated and passionate vets and vet nurses. 

Mel Mulhern

Veterinary Nurse

In December 2020 I moved back to my home town of Mackay after living in Brisbane for 12 years. While I was away, I gained my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing as well as my two beautiful dogs: Ollivander, a Golden Retriever and Ruby, a Border Collie. While most of my time is spent at my full-time job as a primary school teacher, I love my shifts at Mackay Vet Hospital where I get to enjoy being around some incredibly cute animals and an amazing team of staff.

Elisha Schopp

Veterinary Nurse

I have from a very young age always known I've wanted to work with animals in particularly a big interest and love for reptiles.
After having my first son Kaysen I decided to pursue my love for animals which led me to completing my Cert II in Animal studies then onto the Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2021. Whilst completing my studies I was being pregnant with my second child Kinley as well as moving interstate from Adelaide to Mackay which was a big challenge!
I have recently completed my cert IV vet nursing early this year 2021 and am still learning and taking everything in. I absolutely love nursing and can't wait to see what the future holds. 
In my spare time I love going on adventures with my family, staying fit and caring for my beloved snake Sherman and our sweet cat Macey.


Clinic Cat

Bo joined the team at the end of 2010. She was presented to us with whole body paralysis after an encounter with a deadly brown snake, heavily pregnant with no apparent owner. Days later with our assistance she gave birth to 5 kittens. The staff decided she was such a fighter and so inspirational that she should stay with us permanently and with many weeks of around the clock care, she made a full recovery. These days, Bo is looked after like a queen and treats the clinic as her palace. You may see her having a nap by the window in the waiting room and is adored by all of our staff and wonderful clients.

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