Meet our friendly veterinarian staff

Meet Our Team



Dr Peter Gillespie

Veterinarian (Bachelor of Veterinary Science BVSc)

Dr Peter graduated from the University of Qld in 1984 and has gained experience and further training in private practice in various practices here in Australia and overseas. He moved back to his Hervey Bay hometown and worked in other Hervey Bay vet practices before he developed the Wide Bay Vet Surgery in 2001.

With over 30 years of veterinary surgery experience, Peter has the solutions to your pets health needs.


Veterinary Practice Manager (Diploma in Feline Behaviour)

Marilyn is the resident cat at Wide Bay Vet Surgery. During the day she can either be found assisting the nurses in reception and greeting clients, overseeing hospital operations or managing files in the office. At night she is in charge of clinic security and is on call 24/7 for gecko management. When Marilyn is not busy running the clinic she enjoys cuddles and naps on the lounge, regular brushes and monitoring her food bowl level.


Head Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Rachel grew up on her family’s cattle property where she found her love of animals big and small. At home she has many pets but is particularly fond of her Shar Pei 'Norbit'. When Rachel is not at work she enjoys attending dog obedience and agility training, crabbing (especially in crocodile infested water) and travelling the top end of Australia. Rachel loves being a vet nurse at Wide Bay Vet Surgery but her favourite aspects of the job include emergencies, surgical operations and interaction with the patients.


Trainee Nurse (Trainee Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Jaydene grew up on a small property surrounded by all types of animals. She is now fulfilling a lifelong dream by studying to become a veterinary nurse. Outside of work Jaydene is still surrounded by animals and loves her three dogs Dexter, Pepper and Trace as well as her cats Remy and Tigger. In her spare time you will either find her out riding horses or on her boat at sea. Jaydene enjoys working at Wide Bay Vets and her favourite parts of nursing are monitoring surgical patients, and assisting clients with advice on caring for their pets.

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