Hervey Bay Veterinary Surgery Staff
Dr. Ron McKay (BVSc) / Jenny McKay
Veterinarian & Clinical Director / Business Manager
Ron graduated University of Queensland in 1976 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. He has been running Hervey Bay Veterinary Surgery for over 25 years. Jenny has been with us since 2009. You can usually find Jenny chatting to clients in the waiting room or helping Ron with large animal work. They have an Italian Greyhound called Elvis and in their spare time, Ron and Jenny enjoy bike riding, hiking, skiing and travelling.
Clinic Mascot / Meeter and Greeter
Elvis is a 7.5 year old Italian Greyhound who is in charge of meeting and greeting clients and patients. He has been working hard at the clinic since 3 months old and is a great comfort to everyone he meets. His hobbies include sunbaking and stealing chicken from our hospital patients.
Alicia Muller (BAppSc (Vet Tech))
Practice Manager/Veterinary Technician
Allie graduated University of Queensland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology). She has been with us since 2013. Allie has two Jack Russell’s called Nellie and Basil, a cat called Elf and four horses. In her spare time, Allie enjoys riding and competing her horses, and spending time with family and friends (2 & 4 legged!)
Dr. Tiana Araya-Mason (B.S; DVM)
Tiana graduated University of California, Davis in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology, and then went on to graduate the University of Melbourne and Ross University in 2018 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Tiana has been working with us since 2018. She has a special interest in emergency & critical care medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Tiana was born and raised in Los Angeles, and has settled in Australia permanently with her husband and Basset Hound called Olive. In her spare time, Tiana enjoys baking, travelling and sleeping.
Dr. Lentswe Rampa (BVSc)
Lentswe graduated University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2007 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. He also has a Bachelor of Agriculture in Animal Health from North West University (South Africa). He has been with us since early 2020. Lentswe has a special interest in primary animal healthcare and surgery. He enjoys travelling and spending time with his family in his spare time.
Dr. Megan Devlin (BVSc)
Megan graduated University of Queensland in 2004 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. She joined our team in 2020. Megan has a special interest in physio and rehabilitation, and soft tissue surgery. She has a cattle dog called Sue, a Boston terrier called Jolene and a Cornish Rex cat called Smeagle, as well as sheep and chickens. In her spare time, Megan enjoys reading fantasy novels, fishing and hitting the beach.
Dr. Jason Tait (BVSc (Hons))
Jason graduated University of Queensland in 2004 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons). He joined our team in 2021. Jason has a special interest in medicine and emergency & critical care. He has a cattle dog called Sue, a Boston terrier called Jolene and a Cornish Rex cat called Smeagle. In his spare time, Jason enjoys fishing and spending time with animals.
Lisa started in 2011, but has left temporarily multiple times for new adventures. She always finds her way back to us though! Lisa lives with two staffies called Dozer and Digger, and a husband she quite likes most of the time. On the weekend you can find her reading magazines with a glass of wine or camping at the beach somewhere.
Anita Mills (BAppSc (Vet Tech))
Anita graduated University of Queensland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology). She has been with us since 2014. Anita has a maltese x shih tzu called Indiana. She enjoys camping around the Fraser Coast and trying her hand at making resin jewellery in her spare time.
Renee graduated Open Colleges in 2020 with Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has been with us since 2016. Renee has a Cocker Spaniel called Mia, a staffy called Diesel, and two cats called Dexter and Spinx. In her spare time, Renee enjoys spending quality time with her partner and friends, crafting and watching crime and medical documentaries.
Jessica Maxfield (BAppSc (Vet Tech))
Jess graduated University of Queensland in 2014 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology). She has been with us since 2018. She has two beautiful cats called Sootie and Emma. In her spare time, Jess enjoys painting, playing video game and tinkering with 3D modelling/printing.
Bianca graduated Open Colleges in 2017 with Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She joined us in 2019. Most of the time she is out on reception enjoying chatting to clients and their animals. She has some pet fish and in her spare time, Bianca enjoys camping and spending time with her family and friends.
Sam Stewart (BAppSc (Vet Tech))
Sam graduated University of Queensland in 2019 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology). She has been with us since 2019. Sam has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels called Charlie and Peppy. In her spare time, Sam enjoys buying books, reading, weightlifting and sleeping.
Amy graduated Tamworth TAFE NSW in 2004 with Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has seven years of mixed practice experience, working in physiotherapy with orthopaedic and arthritic patients, as well as experience in wildlife rehabilitation. She joined our team in 2021. Amy has pet chickens and a cockatiel, and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her boys and learning new things.
Ash joined our team in 2021. She has a kelpie called Bailea, two horses called Honey and Dakota, two cows called Maisy and Stormy and a new pet sheep called Chops. Ash is a dog trainer so enjoys doing agility and teaching her dog new tricks in her spare time.
Leah studied animal studies at the Australian Industries Resource Centre and has over 15 years experience. She worked for four years in emergency and critical care, and for seven years in dermatology before joining our team in 2021. Leah also worked with Australian Fur Seal colonies with the Melbourne Zoo, studying a medical condition that was only impacting particular seal colonies. She enjoys writing fiction and cooking.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Kris has six years nursing experience in mixed practice nursing, with a special interest in equine, bovine reproduction and small animal emergency nursing. She joined our team in 2021 and is currently studying for her formal qualification. Kris has two dogs called Daisy and Tom, three horses, sheep and cows. In her spare time, Kris enjoys campdrafts, working her dogs and fishing.
Animal Attendant / Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Demi started with us in 2021 and is studying Certificate II in Animal Studies. She has previously completed a Certificate III in Agriculture and a Diploma in Agribusiness Management. Demi has a menagerie of animals, including two miniature dachshunds, a cat, two quarter-horse mares, a papillon and two working border collies. In her spare time, Demi enjoys horseriding, mustering and farmwork.