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 cattle and horses.

 

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 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 and joined our practice in 2010.

Antonio has a Shoodle called Santiago.

 

Dr Veronica Turner

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 Tibetan spaniel called Polly, and two Burmese 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 Belgian Shepherd called Valdin, as well as a mixed breed rescue dog called Loui. She also has three Draft Horses (Katherine, Theodore and Paladin), a rescuse pony called Lillith as well as a pet cow that likes to spend most of the day in the dam!

 

 

 

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

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 and has a special interest in reptiles and wildlife.

Brenton has a Rottweiler called Ellie, two Macaws called Mya and Mikey, an Eclectus called Frankie as well as lots of other birds and reptiles.

 

Kimberley Tingle

Cert IV Veterinary Nursing

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

 

 

 

 

 

Tegan Jennings

Cert IV Veterinary Nursing 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.

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

 

Caitlyn Sands

Cert IV Veterinary Nursing 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 has a spoilt Eclectus parrot named Remi.

 

 

 

Paddington

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.