Meet Our Team




Clinic Cat (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.

Dr Peter Gillespie

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (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.


Registered Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager (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.

Dr Emma Simon (Senior Veterinarian)

Veterinarian (BVMS MVS)

Dr Emma grew up on the other side of the country knowing being a vet was the job for her! Apart from being an awesome vet, she is a serial ice coffee addict who loves lounging with her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers whilst watching game of thrones on every day that ends in 'Y'! 

Dr Jon Shen (Senior Veterinarian)

Veterinarian (BVSc MVetSci)

Dr Jon grew up in Europe and to this day still loves to explore. Dr Jon has a passion for veterinary science and is always extending his knowledge so he can help his patients get the best quality care. After completing a post graduate certificate in Internal Medicine, he spent another 4 years completing his Masters Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice from the University of Edinburgh graduating with a Distinction. Dr Jon has a side kick, Beau the pug. Together they enjoy beach walks and all kinds of adventures that generally involve food.


Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Jaydene grew up on a property in Tamborine and has always been surrounded by animals. She has been with us since 2016 and holds a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She looks forward to any oportunities that get thrown her way, including cake! In her spare time you will find her out catching mud crabs, horse riding or camping somewhere near the beach or bush!


Veterinary Nurse

Mette has studied Vet Nursing in Germany for 3 years. Her favourite area to work in is surgery. She is eager to learn and loves to be surrounded by people and animals. In her spare time she is a Self-employed German pastry baker and a loving mum of 3 children. We are looking so forward to trying some real German Pretzels and excited to have Mette in our team! 


Veterinary Nurse

Georgia grew up in Hervey Bay, and recently moved back after some time in North and Outback Queensland. Her favourite part of being a nurse is caring for our patients during surgery. Georgia enjoys taking her dog Ned to the beach on her days off, and exploring with her camera. Welcome to the team Georgia.



Meet Courtney, Our Boutique Pet Spa Manager. She brings a unique & creative personality to our team and always has a can do attitude! You can find her always creating and thinking of great new ideas to make your furry friend look and feel their best! In her spare time you'll find her either coaching Muay Thai or walking her 3 mischievous dachshunds. 


Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Meet Rochelle our Pet Stylist and Trainee Veterinary Nurse. She is an integral part of our team and shares a very close bond with our clinic cat Marilyn. You can find Rochelle in the Boutique Pet Spa or here in the clinic always lending a hand to help your furry family members. She is one of a kind and are happy to have her in our team! :) 


Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Studying Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Meet Isabel. Isabel has completed her certificate II and is currently studying her certificate IV in animal studies. Isabel has worked in Multiple clinics in the Wide Bay Region. Her can do attitude makes her a valuable member of our team. Isabel loves any outdoor adventures and is always up for a challenge!


Groomer (Senior Stylist)

Bek has recently joined our team of professional pet stylists. With 15 years experience, Bek will have your pets looking and feeling a million dollars! When she isn’t styling you can find her with her playful pooch Nala!


Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Studying Certificate II in Animal Studies)

Meet Caitlin, Caitlin was born in WA and moved to QLD when she was 2 years old. She has lived on acreage since she was very young and has a special interest in cows. She is currently studying her certificate II in animal studies and hopes to extend her studies into Zoology. When she is not at work you can find her camping and fishing with her family. 

Meg B

Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Studying Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing)

Meg B is our youngest and bravest. She is always keen to have a go even when it gets dangerous. Meg is studying her certificate II in Veterinary Nursing via a School based traineeship. In her spare time she loves to ride motorbikes and horses. Meg’s biggest love is her dachshund, Bonnie!


Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Studying Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing)

Meet Eve, Eve is currently Studying a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Animal Science and is also currently studying a certificate II in Animal Studies. Eve has always wanted to work with animals and plans on becoming a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse. When Eve isn’t at work you can find her mustering her pet duck Rosie and her ducklings!

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