Meet the Team...
Our staff strive to provide amazing care for our clients and their pets. We are all passionate about our job and have lots of love for animals both at work, and in our home lives. When you pop in for a visit, these are some of the friendly faces you will see.
Julie trained at the University of Queensland back when dinosaurs walked the earth, in the early ’90s. Although she started her professional life as a large animal vet in Brisbane’s bayside, seeing horses with colic at 3 am on cold winters nights soon lost its appeal and she now concentrates on the care of small domestic pets.
After a few years locuming in the United Kingdom, she returned to Australia to a position with the RSPCA located in Newcastle and Broken Hill. When living among the Mexican’s became too much, she returned home to Queensland, working in a variety of Southside practices. Following some time off starting a family, Julie now works Fridays and Saturdays at Algester Vets, a job she enjoys for its opportunities to closely connect with her patients and their owners. When time allows, she loves bushwalking, kayaking or, on those lazy days, immersing herself in a good book.
Dr Shibly is a Senior Veterinary Surgeon, who has been in practice for 17 years, having worked in general, referral and emergency settings. Dr Shibly is Australian-born but grew up in South Africa on farmland with his family and two dogs (a German Shepherd and a Pug).
After being exposed to so many different types of animals, including a lot of wildlife, Shibly decided that he wanted to dedicate his life to looking after them and their owners. He loves putting a smile on owners’ faces and knowing that he can alleviate some of the concerns they have about their furry family.
Shibly gained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours at University of Queensland. Shibly then spent four years working and travelling through Southern Africa and the UK, mainly looking after wildlife and pocket pets. It was at this point that he realised his passion for companion animals, and the bond between pets and their owners.
Nicole began her career as a Vet Nurse in 1998, straight after her first career choice as a graphic artist and has been working in small animal practice in Brisbane since. Nicole has always had a passion to be involved with animals and loves that each day she can make a difference for her furry patients.
Nicole has a special interest in Canine Behaviour and general management - including owning her own practice for 8 years and now continuing as a practice manager at Algester Vets.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her teenage twin boys, and her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Truffle (retired show dog), and a 3 legged Domestic Medium Hair Cat named Katya.
I have been a veterinary nurse for 25 years. During this time I have worked in many sectors of the industry, including orthopedics, ophthalmology, internal medicine, practice management, and clinic ownership. The loves of my life are my Bull Arab, Bundy, my cats Perry (DMH) and Sheldon (Ragdoll), my horse, Mandrake, and my ringneck, Dory. My non-furry loves are my children, Riley, Keely, and Aleksa. I am passionate about educating clients on pet care, animal behaviour, and fostering the human-animal bond.