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 11 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.
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 time looking after her many birds, Riley cat and her other cat, Poppy. She is currently on maternity leave after having a beautiful baby girl, Hadley, in October 2018.
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 beach with her husband Alex.
Diana Buchanan VN
Diana has been a Vet Nurse since 2009 and first joined the Pet Doctors team in 2012. She rejoined the Pet Doctors team in September 2017 after taking some time to be with her husband, Michael, and daughters, Zali & Lenna.
She has a Certificate III in Companion Animal Services and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves being on the reception desk and giving the best customer service she can and while she’s not at work she enjoys walking on the beach and spending time with her family and furry/feathery family (which consists of Groova the Border Collie, Bambi the Kelpie, her cats Cleo & Pippa and her many chickens!).
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.
Amanda Jackson VN
Amanda joined the team in July 2018 as her first experience in the veterinary industry and loves every moment. She enjoys learning new skills and watching our other vet nurses work their special magic around Pet Doctors.
Amanda is currently studying for her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and while she isn’t working or studying she enjoys going on adventures with her family and friends, including camping. She also loves playing indoor soccer and spending time with her three special friends, Squirt the green cheeked conure, Ollie the Cavalier and Simba, her Ragdoll cat.