Pet Doctors Palm Beach are fortunate to have a wonderful team of veterinary and administrative staff on hand to offer our clients the finest in veterinary care on the Gold Coast.
You are invited to read our staff biographies below for further information on the team who will be treating your family pet.
Dr Peter Brown
Peter is the owner and senior vet at Pet Doctors. Peter opened the very first Pet Accident and Emergency Service on the Gold Coast in 2001 after many years working in England.
For the past 13 years he has worked effortlessly to bring his vision to life – to create a local veterinary practice in the Palm Beach area that offers modern diagnostic facilities to support veterinary care advancements and a practice where all our clients receive outstanding personalised care. He has worked in over 40 practices both in Australia and UK and brings a wealth of experience to Pet Doctors, including emergency and critical care, complementary medicine and acupuncture as well as general veterinary practice. He has a keen interest in surgery, especially orthopedic. Away from Pet Doctors you’ll find Peter flying down the hills of the Nerang State Forest on his mountain bike with mates, two sons Jackson and Nicholas and their Labrador X Ollie.
Dr Dylan Mallett
Dr Dylan Mallett joined the Pet Doctors team officially at the start of 2019 after being a locum with us for a little while. After qualifying from Onderstepoort, South Africa he worked in a mixed practice which saw him doing everything from thoroughbred stud work to managing alpaca herds! Looking to travel and explore Europe with his wife Mary-Anne, he moved to the UK where he worked with horses and small animals for the past 3 ½ years.
Looking for more sunshine in their lives, he finally travelled to the Gold Coast where he now works alongside Dr Peter. In his spare time he enjoys running, surfing, golf and quality time with his family and gorgeous pup, Phoebe (pictured).
Tara Matthews VN
Tara joined the Pet Doctors Team in April 2011 as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse.
Prior to working at Pet Doctors, Tara indulged her love of birds by working for an avian vet for 3 years.
Originally from Melbourne, Tara and her family packed up and headed for the warmth of the Gold Coast 15 years ago and Tara hasn’t looked back.
Tara completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing ahead of schedule in 2013, and spends her free time with her family and looking after her many birds, Riley cat and her other cat, Poppy.
Carolyn Kuzelicki VN
Carolyn is our Senior Veterinary Nurse. As well as having 9 years of experience looking after companion animals she also has a wealth of experience looking after our native wildlife. And on top of all this she still finds time to be Pet Doctors Senior Puppy school teacher!
When she does have free time Carolyn likes to keep fit and healthy and also loves to take her dogs, the mischievous Vader (Belgian Shepherd Groenendael X) and the cheeky Pearl (Australian Shepherd) to the beautiful Gold Coast beaches.
Ayana Jenkins VN
Ayana joined the Pet Doctors team in September 2017 with a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and loves to get hands on around the practice. No task is left incomplete when she is around!
She has a special interest in surgery and is a keen learner. She loves to be outside, especially when sitting with a good book and her furry best friend, Moose the cat! On her free days she also takes her rescue Greyhound, Beanie (pictured), to the beach to do some amazing zoomies while chasing her toys.
Caitlin Creak VN
Caitlin joined the Pet Doctors team in August of 2018 with a wealth of experience in the industry. She has a special interest in surgery, more specifically orthopaedic surgery, as well as pain management and dental nursing and her 10 year old Bull Terrier rescue, Topie.
During her weekends Caitlin loves running, hiking and exploring all the beautiful beaches we have here on the Gold Coast.
Georgi Knipe VN
Georgi joined the team at the beginning of 2020 with a BSc in Zoology and experience in a country practice in the UK. She has a special interest in animal behaviour and loves to make our furry visitors feel as comfortable and at home during their visit to Pet Doctors.
When she’s not at the clinic she is spending quality time with her daughters, Chloe and Phoebe and fur baby Willow, whose adventures you can follow on insta! @cavinthecountry
Amber Thomas VN
Amber joined the Pet Doctors team early 2020 and has had previous experience as a volunteer at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary hospital. Her furry family includes 3 dogs, a rabbit (as she lives in NSW) and a cat who she loves to take out on adventures with her husband on her days off. She has special interest in animal behaviour so her hobbies also include dog trick training!