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 Australian Terrier named Aussie and a Grey cat called Adelaide.


Dr. Martin Hack

BVSc - Mixed Practice Vet & Practice Partner

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

Marty has two dogs, Muddy and Daisy, and two cats called Missy and Skittles


Dr.  Antonio Perez-Olea

BVSc - Mixed Practice Vet

Antonio graduated from the University of Chile in 2003. After working in various parts of the world, Antonio decided to settle in Yeppoon 2010 and joined our practice.

Antonio has no pets as yet, but is looking forward to when he can!


Dr Veronica Turner

BVSc (Hons) - Small Animal Vet

Veronica graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007. After graduating, she started work with us in 2008. She now works Part time focusing on small animal patients only.

Veronica has two tibetan spaniels called Golly and Polly, and two cats called Millie and Bailey.


Dr Carmen Pearson

BVSc - Mixed Practice Vet

Carmen graduated from Charles Sturt University (NSW) in 2014, and began working with us shortly after. She has a particular interest in large animal internal medicine. Carmen has a mentally challenged Belgian Shephard called Valdin, as well as a mixed breed rescue dog called Loui. She also has two Draft Horses, that she feels one of which has small man syndrome, as well as 4 pet cows that spend most of their days in the dam!


Dr Meg Cassar

BVSc (HONs) - Small animal and Exotics

Meg graduated from the university of Queensland in 2005. She has practiced at various clinics in Rockhampton over the past 9 years and has also worked as a locum veterinarian whilst travelling Australia in 2007 & 2008. Meg predominatley focuses on all aspects of small animal surgery & medicine, with a special interest in birds and exotics!
She has two rescue dogs named Aggie & Dasho!


Karen Cocker

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 a cat called Ginger and a Shoodle called Molly 


Brenton Tingle

Cert IV Veterinary Nursing - Nurse and I.T. Manager

Brenton joined Acacia Veterinary Surgery in 2009 and has since completed his certificate IV in veterinary nursing. Brenton enjoys working with large and small animals but has a special interest in reptiles and wildlife.

Brenton has a rottweiler called Ellie as well as lots of birds and reptiles.


Kimberley Day

Cert IV Veterinary Nursing and Receptionist

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 has a siamese called Coco and two macaws called Mya and Mikey, and an eclectus named Frankie.


Monika Wilkinson

Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist

Monika worked in the veterinary industry many years ago, and after a break has returned to work with us since 2011. Monika enjoys all aspects of animal care and has a special interest in Dalmatians. Monika also loves playing with puppies, so it is only fitting that she is our Puppy Preschool teacher!!

Monika has a cross-breed dog called Neri, a rescue dog called Neasa and a bearded dragon called Swivell.




Tegan Jennings

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 like working with all animals, but has a special interest in horses.


Caitlyn Sands

Trainee Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist

Caitlyn began working for us part time in July 2014. She is currently completing her certificate IV in veterinary nursing, and hopes to have it completed by mid next year!





Clinic Supervisor

Paddington is our friendly clinic cat who will generally meet you at the front door or counter and love as many pats as he can get.