Sandra Evans - Owner/Practice Manager
Starting here in 1998, Sandra was a veterinary nurse for the first seven years before becoming the surgery's practice manager. Prior to this clinic, Sandra worked at the Townsville Animal Refuge (now known as the RSPCA Animal Shelter). Outside of work, Sandra dedicates her time to her two sons and her many animals.
Dr Max Kadel - Owner/Veterinarian
Dr Max has been a Vet at Hammett Street for many years, but has been full time since the start of 2004. Dr Max completed his Veterinary qualification in 1994 at the University of Queensland, and is also a member of the Unusual and Exotic Pets Chapter of the Australian Veterinary Association. Dr Max happily treats all small animals with a great interest in your more "exotic" pets, especially reptiles.
Dr Rachel Greenhill - Veterinarian
Rachel joined our team in January 2018. She graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2010. She has worked in general practice and as an emergency vet in Queensland. She enjoys working with all animals but has a special affinity for cats and pugs. Rachel is married with two sons and has two cats 'Weeny' and 'Squishy', a mastiff X called 'Thor', a pug called 'Toby' and four chickens. In her spare time she likes to go camping with her family or relax with a good book.
Dr Aidan Wilson - Veterinarian
Aidan joined our team in February 2018. Aidan is a 2017 JCU graduate whom originally grew up in Bundaberg where he predominantly enjoyed surfing and snorkelling. Ever since Aidan was young he was fascinated by animals, constantly observing lizards and birds in his backyard and visiting his local library to read up as much as possible on a variety of animals. This passion was further driven by his interest in science in high school and particularly the ever expanding subject of health and physiology. This encouraged him to pursue a career in Veterinary Science at James Cook University here in Townsville. Since becoming a local, Aidan frequently visits Maggie Island enjoys the local beach camping spots and is keen to pursue scuba diving and learn to kitesurf.
Chantelle - Vet Nurse
Chantelle has been nursing since 2009, and joined our team in May 2014. She has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology through UQ. She has a Border Collie x Kelpie called 'Vladimir', two cats 'Akasha' and 'Fox', and a carpet python called 'Maiale'. In her spare time, Chantelle enjoys fostering stray kittens until they are ready to go to their new homes. Outside of work she enjoys playing sport, in particular Soccer, Rugby Union and Gridiron.
Lisa - Vet Nurse
Lisa has always dreamed of becoming a Vet Nurse, and is studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Before joining us at the clinic, Lisa worked at the RSPCA for three years as an animal attendant. And in 2011 Lisa worked as a volunteer for three weeks in Africa in an animal refuge, caring for cheetahs, meerkats, foxes, donkeys, birds and any other African wildlife that had to be brought in. At home Lisa spoils her cat 'Pepper', a Maine Coon cross of 9 years and a new addition from the RSPCA, a Boxer cross named 'Willow' and a Bull Arab x named 'Ace'.
Bec - Vet Nurse
Bec has been nursing since 2010 and has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Bec is currently studying a degree in Human Nursing. She is very dedicated in caring and hand raising any orphaned animal that comes into the clinic, and has a special interest in birds. She has two cats named 'Eggs' and 'Maimie', a green-cheek Conure called 'Taco', a snake called 'Tommy' and two dogs, a Bull Arab x called 'Lacey' and a Catahoula called 'Arwen'.
Amber - Vet Nurse
Amber joined the Hammett St Vet Clinic team in August 2014. She has been a vet nurse since 2009 and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012. After completing her studies in Townsville she moved to Darwin for one year and worked again as a nurse, then returned to Townsville. She has two dogs, a Dalmatian named 'Lily' and a Ridgeback X named 'Winnie', a cat called 'Martha' (a Townsville special who was dumped at a vet clinic) and four cockatiels. Amber has a strong interest in birds and will hand raise baby birds if she has time in between her pets, husband, and daughter Aster.
Rhiannan - Vet Nurse
Rhiannan has always wanted to work with animals. She has previously volunteered at the RSPCA and has worked at Beaches Pet Resort. Rhiannan has completed a Certificate II and Certificate III in Animal Studies and is studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a deaf Bull Arab name 'Dougie', who she involves in the group Hear No Evil (a deaf dog group), a Wolfhound called 'Odin', a red collared lorikeet called 'Taj' and an affectionate cat named 'Gavin'.
Courtney - Vet Nurse
Courtney joined our team in September 2017. Courtney was previously in the Defence Force but her love of animals was too strong and she chose to become a Veterinary Nurse instead. She is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Courtney has a special interest in macropods and frequently fosters orphaned joeys. She has a deaf Border Collie x Cattle Dog named 'Winter' and Rottweiler puppy called 'George'.