Meet our team

Dr Fiona - Lead Veterinarian

Yeppoon Vet Surgery - Veterinarian Fiona

Fiona studied Veterinary Science at University of Queensland, graduating in 1995. She moved to Yeppoon in 2007 with her family, and has been at Yeppoon Vet Surgery since 2009.

Outside of work, Fiona enjoys horse-riding, and is kept busy with her family and their property. Her menagerie consists of 2 dogs, 2 cats, horses, goats and chickens.


Dr Marine Venter - Full Time Veterinarian

Yeppoon Vet Surgery - Veterinarian Dr Marine Venter
  • BVSc

Marine has previously worked in Cowra in NSW but studied at James Cook University in Townsville. 

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Dr Richard - Part Time Veterinarian

Yeppoon Vet Surgery - Veterinarian Richard

Richard completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at University of Queensland, graduating in 1980.

Richard and his family moved to Yeppoon and purchased Yeppoon Vet Surgery (previously on Arthur Street) in March 2000. He built up the business from a one-vet, two-nurse practice, into the well-known and respected, busy clinic it is today. Richard moved the surgery to the larger premises on Industrial Avenue in 2005.

Richard sold Yeppoon Vet Surgery to National Vet Care in August 2015, but remains on as a part time Vet.

In his own time, Richard enjoys watching NRL and working around his property. Richard’s animals include two horses, two cats and a dog.


Jo - Practice Manager

Yeppoon Vet Surgery - Nurse & Admin Manager Jo

Jo moved to Yeppoon in 1992, and completed High School here. She worked for Yeppoon Vet Surgery for about 2 years during 1998-2000. Jo re-joined the Yeppoon Vet team in 2013, after having a career in the automotive industry for 10 years.

Outside of work, Jo enjoys reading and netball, and spending time with family and friends. Jo has an eclectus parrot called Oli and a dog called Manny.


Emma - Nursing Manager (on Maternity leave)

Yeppoon Vet Surgery - Nurse & Nursing Manager Emma

Emma started Nursing in 2010, and has been at Yeppoon Vet Surgery since August 2012. Emma moved to Yeppoon in 2002, and completed High School locally.

Outside of work, Emma spends her time horse-riding with her horse, Leo, and working on her property with her husband. She has 2 dogs and a cat, as well as her horse.


Nicole - Veterinary Nurse

Yeppoon Vet Surgery - Nurse Nicole

Nicole started as a school based trainee veterinary nurse with Yeppoon Vet Surgery in 2011. She completed her traineeship, and therefore Certificate II in Animal Studies in December 2012.

Nicole grew up on her family property in Theodore, but attended school in Rockhampton. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym and being with friends. She has a cat called Ralph out at her family property. She is about to start her study for Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.


Simone - Part Time Veterinary Nurse

Yeppoon Vet Surgery - Nurse Simone

Simone joined Yeppoon Vet Surgery in September 2012, after managing one of the local Boarding Kennels. Simone moved to Yeppoon in 2005.

When she’s not at work, Simone likes to take her dogs and kids to the beach, and see family and friends. She has 2 dogs and a cat.





Bridie - Part Time Veterinary Nurse

Yeppoon Vet Surgery - Trainee Nurse Bridie

Bridie started with Yeppoon Vet Surgery as a Saturday Junior in 2014. She then signed on as a school based trainee in January 2015. She went part time in 2018.

In her downtime, Bridie enjoys singing, drawing and watersports. She has a Ragdoll cat called Archie.


Fiona – Part Time Veterinary Nurse

Fiona joined the team our team in November 2017. She has worked in the Veterinary industry and human medical field for over twenty years.  Fiona holds an advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and has a special interest in critical care, animal behaviour and nutrition.

Fiona has a small hobby farm that is guarded by her loyal fur baby Hercules, with his lick you to death attack approach.


Esther – Part Time Veterinary Nurse

Yeppoon Vet Surgery - Nurse Esther

Esther has lived in Yeppoon for 10 years, and has joined our team in July 2018. Esther has been nursing for 5 years.

Esther owns a small acreage out of town towards Bungundarra and has quite a menagerie of animals, consisting of dogs, cats, horses, cattle and chickens!