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Welcome to Hervey Bay Vet Surgery

Hervey Bay Vet Surgery started with Dr. Ron McKay, who provided excellent vet care to the Hervey Bay area for over 20 years. Dr. Ron still drops in to visit from time to time but these days Dr. Megan Devlin, Dr. Jason Tait, Dr. Nicole Rutledge and Dr. Louise Barbesgaard have taken the reins and are providing personalised veterinary care for their patients and clients. Jason, Megan and Nicole are experienced veterinarians. As a team, they have vast knowledge in small animal consults, surgery, rehabilitation, emergency, and medical cases. Louise is an experienced equine vet and has more recently been applying herself to small animal consults and surgery.


Together with their friendly, knowledgeable support team Megan, Jason, Nicole and Louise, are striving to provide a high standard of veterinary care to the animals of the Hervey Bay community. They offer routine consultations, vaccinations and check ups and they provide professional, up to date advice when a pet is unwell.


As a clinic, we offer:

  • Vaccinations and routine health checks
  • Emergency consults
  • Small animal surgery; including desexing, soft tissue surgery, abdominal surgery and more
  • Equine consults, health care packages and some surgical procedures
  • Dental care and dental procedures for both small animals and horses
  • Treatment for a range of conditions including but not limited to; arthritis, injury, ear and skin problems, behaviour, gastrointestinal upset
  • We can also offer more complex surgery (depending on the case) including orthopedic surgery

We are looking to add more veterinarians to our team but in the meantime, we will occasionally have a locum vet in clinic helping us out. Our vets are popular and can book up quite quickly, please call us early so we can plan and schedule an appropriate appointment time for you.


Best for Pet is a fantastic pet health care plan that we offer in clinic. It is similar to our previous CritterCare program with some added and alternative benefits. Best for Pet members receive free consultations and get some great discounts on their pets health care. To learn more, ask for more information next time you are in the clinic. 


We run our consultations by appointment. If your pet requires vet attention, please call (07) 4124 4679 to speak with one of our team members to book a time. If you would like a specific vet or if your pet has a specific problem, please be sure to let us know so we can provide tailored care for you and your pet.


If it is within our open hours and your pet is in a critical condition or you believe they need URGENT care please call (07) 4124 4679. We can provide emergency care but in these situations, we appreciate a phone call to let us know you are coming so we can prepare appropriately for your pets arrival. There may be rare situations where we do not have a vet available, if you call first we can give you the information you need to get your pet seen as soon as possible. The vet clinics in Hervey Bay work together to provide an after hours service to our area. This means that it may be a different clinic on call, depending on which night of the week it is. If you believe your pet needs urgent care at a time when the clinic is closed, please call (07) 4124 4679 and the recording will provide instructions on who to call.


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We often get asked whether we do consultations for exotic pets like birds, rats, reptiles and guinea pigs. These animals are not our specialty. We are happy to provide basic vet care, by appointment only, to these pets but if you want in depth, experienced advice for exotic animals we suggest you look for a veterinarian with a special interest in the species of animal you own.

Hours of Business:

7:00am – 5:00pm Monday - Friday

Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm


After hours emergency on-call 24/7, 365 days a year – on rotation with all other Veterinary Surgeries in Hervey Bay.


  • We are excited to announce that we will now be open again on Saturdays 8am to 1pm for your convenience. Please call 4124 4679 to book.
  • We have a new vet on our team! Welcome Dr. Nicole Rutledge. Dr. Nicole is available for appointments now. Please call us to book or book online.
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