Our Staff

Dr. Paul McCosker

MA, VetMB, MACVSc - Large/Mixed Practice Vet & Practice Partner

Paul graduated from the University of Cambridge in England in 1990. Since graduating Paul has worked in various mixed practices both overseas and in Australia. Paul purchased the Acacia Veterinary Surgery in 1999 and now specialises in all aspects of equine veterinary care, but still enjoys his weekend work with small animals.

Paul has a Scottish fold called Fluffy, a grey cat called Adelaide as well as many horse and cattle.


Dr. Martin Hack

BVSc - Mixed Practice Vet & Practice Partner

Marty graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993. Since graduating he has worked in various clinics across Central Queensland before coming to Acacia Veterinary Surgery in 2002. In 2010 Marty became a practice partner. Marty enjoys working primarily with small animals, but enjoys the occasional large animal job as well.

Marty has three dogs: Tux, Muddy and Daisy as well as a cat called Skittles.


Dr Veronica Cech

BVSc (Hons) - Small Animal Vet

Veronica graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 2007. After graduating she started work with us in 2008. After taking a short break from working to start her family, she has now returned to work part time focusing on small animal patients.

Veronica has a Cocker Spaniel called Spud, a Border Collie called Chips, a Guinea Pig called Rosie as well as an Eclectus parrot named Skittles.




Karen Cocker

Veterinary Nurse / Accounts Manager

Karen started work for the Acacia Veterinary Surgery in 2007.

She originally started veterinary nursing in 1979 in Rockhampton. Since working with us, Karen primarily works as office manager but also likes to help out with nursing.

Karen has an adorable Shoodle called Molly


Kimberley Tingle

Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Kim joined our team in 2010 and completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2014. Kim primarily works in the main clinic and has a special interest in birds and pocket pets.

Kim is currently back working part time with us, as her and Brenton have just started their family!

Kim has two Macaws called Mya and Mikey, an Eclectus named Frankie and lots of other birds and reptiles.


Caitlyn Sands

Cert IV Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist

Caitlyn began working for us in July 2014 and completed her studies in veterinary nursing in 2018.  Caitlyn really enjoys working with animals and has a special interest in caring for injured birdlife. Caitlyn works between our clinics in Yeppoon and Emu Park.
Caitlyn has a spoilt Cocker Spaniel named Maggie.


Tegan Jennings

Cert IV Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist

Tegan had worked as a veterinary nurse for several years before having a short break to start her family.

She returned to the industry to work part time with us in March 2014. Tegan likes working with all animals, but has a special interest in horses.

Tegan works between both our Yeppoon and Emu Park Clinics

She has a Clydesdale called Marilyn, a Miniature Pony called Toby, and two dogs, Ruby and Ollie.


Helena Rowbotham

Cert IV Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist

Helena has worked in other clinincs around CQ before taking a break to start her family. Now they have moved and settled into the Yeppoon area, and her children are a little older she is ready to return to veterinary nursing working part time.

Helena has a cattle dog cross named Freckles as well as two horses, Fonz and Honey



Monique Jackson

Trainee Veterinary Nurse & Receptionist

Monique joined our team mid 2019 initially to help cover a maternity leave position. After Monique worked with us for a short while we asked her to stay full time!

Monique has a keen interest in behavioural cases, as well as a love of puppies! Because of this, she is our new Puppy Preschool teacher!! Monique has two Golden Retrievers called Monty and Murphy, as well as a street cat called Max!



Trisha Zammit

Trainee Veterinary Nurse & Receptionist

Trisha joined our team in 2020, returning to the workforce after starting her family.
Trisha enjoys working with both small and large animals, being particularly interested in canine reproduction.

Trisha has French bulldog named Jackey, a Burmese cross caled Me Mau as well a Quater horse named Teddy and a Pony named Kenai 



Clinic Supervisor

Paddington has been our friendly clinic cat since 2009.  He will generally meet you at the front door or counter and loves as many pats and as much attention as he can get.