Our Team

Veterinarians

Dr Jaco Joubert

BVSc

Director Peak Vets, Veterinarian

Dr. Jaco grew up on the border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. He moved to North Qld with his family in 2008.

Jaco Graduated from James Cook University, Townsville in 2013 and started life as a mixed practice Veterinarian in Mackay. Having an affinity for equine Veterinary work he moved to Beaudesert and spent 3 years in a busy equine practice.

Dr, Jaco and his wife Dr Jennifer bought Peak Crossing veterinary Services from Dr. Ian Wilbraham in 2018. Since then the practice has rebranded to Peak Vets and has grown to 6 vets and will soon be opening a practice in Kalbar too.

Outside of work Jaco enjoys spending time with his wife Jenn, his little girl Alice and their dogs on their farm in Milora where they have Droughtmaster cattle and horses.

Dr Jenn Rey

BVSc

Veterinarian

Dr Dave Nolan

BVSc

Veterinarian

Dave grew up on farmland in country Victoria, where the desire to work as a veterinarian developed at a very young age. Dave made the move to Townsville in 2009 to study Veterinary Science at James Cook University. Following graduation in 2013 he moved to northern Tasmania to work in a mixed animal practice, with a particular focus on equine and cattle veterinary services. During his time in Tasmania a keen interest in equine dentistry began and developed through extensive post graduate training and clinical cases. This culminated in accepting and treating complex referral cases from around the state.

In 2019 Dave and his young family made the move back to Queensland to join the team at Peak Vets. Dave continues to enjoy the variety of mixed animal practice, in particular meeting people around the area and helping their animals. Dave has a Short Haired Pointer X Spaniel dog called Mac and a small mob of Dorper sheep. On his days off he enjoys spending time with his family, motorbike riding, hiking, camping and anything else that is outdoors

Dr Amy Neale

BVSc

Veterinarian

Amy grew up in Palm Beach on the Gold Coast and after finishing school moved to Far North Queensland to study at James Cook University. After graduating Veterinary Science in 2018 she moved to the small country town of Collie in Western Australia where she started out in a busy mixed practice. This is where Amy fell in love with Rural mixed practice and learned to appreciate the true variety it has to offer. Amy particularly enjoys small animal soft tissue surgeries as well as getting out in a paddock for a challenging calving or horse stitch up. Amy has an Italian greyhound “Donny”, an x-racing greyhound “Milo”, a Labrador x Kelpie “Bilby” and a cat “Buttson”.

In the Winter months Amy takes part in Dry Land Mushing with Bilby in the Sled Dog Racing Queensland Club. A sport that will make you truly appreciate the athletic abilities of our animals! when the weather is warm you’ll find her at the beach or out hiking or camping.

Whether it’s a guinea pig, cat, dog, horse or cow, Amy is passionate and excited about providing care to all the colourful creatures the region has to offer.

Dr Cathy Faye

BVSc, MANZCVS ECC

Veterinarian

Cathy graduated from Liverpool last century, although she is not quite as old as the Beatles!!

She worked in mixed practice in Devon, Cornwall and North Wales before moving to Gympie with her Australian husband in 2005.

Five years ago, she relocated to Brisbane and has pursued a career in small animal practice and emergency medicine. She joined Peak Vets in January 2021 and is loving the camaraderie and mixture of work in the clinic. This year she took and passed exams in emergency and critical care medicine.

When not at work, she loves mountain-biking, and is learning to crash less frequently. She also dabbles in triathlon when she has time!!
Her pets include a very cuddly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Tom (who just loves giving cuddles), an elderly collie (Zennor) who keeps Tom in line and two failed RAAF Malinois (Rockit and Nicky) who love joining her for her gym workouts!!

Dr Sarah Ffinch Mitchell

BVSc

Veterinarian

 

 

Dr Brittany Jones

BVSc

Veterinarian

 

 

Nurses

Alex List

Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing

Human Resources Manager

Alex grew up in Townsville, North Queensland and relocated to the Scenic Rim at the end of 2013 with her family. Alex joined the Peak Vets team in 2016 where she worked part time while working towards completing her Cert II in Animal Studies and Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. After completing her studies, Alex then became a full time employee and has continued on to become the Practice Manager of our Kalbar clinic. 

Alex enjoys all aspects of her job, but her true passion lies with medical nursing. Alex can't explain the feeling of reuniting a pet with their owner after they've spent time in the hospital. Alex enjoys continuing her education across all things Vet Nursing. In 2020, Alex completed a course in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing and in 2021 she attended the Annual Vet Nurse Conference. 

Outside of work, Alex and her partner Billy enjoy spending time with their mates, eating good food, going camping and renovating their home. Between them they have 6 dogs, 5 working Border Collies and the boss of the pack, a Westie called Kippa. You'll often find Kippa hanging out at clinic, usually sleeping or trying to convince someone to share their food with her. 

Melissa Forrest

Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing

Senior Veterinary Nurse & Operations Manager

Melissa joined us in 2019. She has over ten years’ experience as a vet nurse at a large mixed practice. Her areas of interest are Nutrition, Surgery and Medical nursing. She is also an accomplished dog and cat groomer.

Originally from rural WA Melissa previously worked as a Farm Services and Procurement Officer for a leading dairy company in WA, VIC, SA and NSW.
Mel spends her weekends (when not working) competing on her Welsh D, Ruben in official dressage and shares her house with 4 dogs and 2 cats, and her partner.

Shannan Fitzpatrick

Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing

Veterinary Nurse

Emma Godfrey

Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing

Veterinary Nurse

Emma is a local, growing up she shared her childhood with many animals, each with their own stories so it is no surprise Emma's love and passion for animals bloomed into a veterinary nursing career.
Emma has a love for mixed practice as she gets to see many different animals for many different reasons, forever allowing the opportunity of growth in learning and gained experiences.

When Emma is not at work providing many cuddles to your pets, she enjoys taking time getting back to simpler living, camping & 4WD exploring our beautiful country with her family (animals included) and just appreciating precious time.


Emma enjoys building positive relationships with you, our fellow clients and your pets.
Have a pawsome day.

Kate Armour

Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

Veterinary Nurse

Kate grew up on a farm in Northern NSW where her love and passion for animals was born. She began working in a busy mixed practice while she completed her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Kate and her partner Jake made the move to the sunny state in December 2021 and that’s when she joined the PEAK VETS team.

Kate’s passion lies in surgical and medical nursing but also loves jumping in the car and helping the Vets out on farm with large animals.

In her spare time, you will find her riding her horses, camping or adventuring to lookouts or waterfalls.

Emily Weber

Veterinary Technician Student

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Emily has been a part of the PEAK VETS team since early 2022. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University of Queensland. 
Emily grew up on a local farm around various animals, with a particular love and passion for cattle. This experience built her dream of pursuing a career in the veterinary industry.
Emily loves the rewarding experience of helping sick animals of all sizes and when she is not doing this, you'll find her competing at local shows in the Beef Cattle show ring. 

Aimee Burzec

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Originally hailing from Wollongong NSW, Aimee moved to the Sunshine State pursuing her career with animals. After completing her Certificate III in Animal studies, Aimee has just joined us in 2022 as a trainee nurse to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. As a retired track work rider Aimee enjoys the variety that a mixed practice has to offer. Aimee has a strong interest in broodmares, foals, and nutrition. In her spare time Aimee enjoys Canicross with her 2 dogs “Franky” and “Darcy” or working her horse “McBitey”.

Peta O'Dwyer

Trainee Veterinary Nurse