Hammett Street Veterinary Surgery
Local Vets caring for local pets
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Meet Our Team


Sandra started here in 1998, she 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 (it was known as the RSPCA Animal Shelter). Outside of work, Sandra dedicates her time to her grandchildren and her many animals.


Dr Max has been a Vet at Hammett Street for many years but has been full time since the start of 2004. He completed his Veterinary qualification in 1994 at the University of Queensland and moved to Townsville in 2000. Dr Max has a special interest in reptiles but is happy to treat all small animals. Max has two cats called ‘Skiddy’ and ‘Zed’ who test his animal psychology skills! In his spare time, he can often be found in the great outdoors on foot, kayak or mountain bike and he enjoys participating in Adventure Races.

Amber - Practice Manager / 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 “brown dogs” named 'Winnie' and ‘Jacky Bobby’, a calico cat called 'Martha' (a Townsville special who was dumped at one of her previous vet clinics) two cockatiels, chooks and fish. Amber has a strong interest in birds and snakes and her favourite part of the job is nursing for really complex dentals.


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.


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'.


Rhiannan joined our team in March 2014. She 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 also has her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Rhiannan is very dedicated in caring and hand raising any orphaned animal that comes into the clinic until they are ready to go to their new homes. She has a wolfhound called 'Odin', a bull terrier x shih tzu x American staffy called ‘Crumpet’ red collared lorikeet called 'Taj', an affectionate cat named 'Gavin' and two blue tongue lizards called ‘Tank’ and ‘Tiny’.


Courtney joined our team in September 2017. Courtney was previously in the Defence Force as a medic but her love of animals was too strong and she chose to become a Veterinary Nurse instead. She has completed 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' a Rottweiler called 'George' a blue tongue lizard called ‘badger’ a children’s python called ‘Monty’ and lots of fish. Courtney enjoys playing soccer, netball, fishing and going to the gym in her spare time.


Emma is the newest addition to Hammett Street vet clinic and started with us in March 2019, she is a Queenslander though and through and was raised in the town Mount Isa. Emma came from a background of underground gold mining and worked in the industry for 5 years, before a change in career and her passion for animal’s and their welfare became a higher priority. She is currently studying her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Emma enjoys the outdoor activities such as camping and fishing with friends, however she does enjoy her time by herself just as much. Emma has three fur babies ‘Odie’ her king charles cavalier X corgi and 2 cats called ‘Jasper’ and ‘Luna’ that are failed fosters.


Sarah moved from Ipswich to Townsville and joined our team in January 2019. Sarah has always had a passion for animals and wanted to have a career in the animal industry. Sarah has completed her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys teaching our puppy preschool. Sadly, Sarah has left behind her mini fox terrier called ‘Pup’ (that her mum cares for) and a Siamese fighting fished called ‘Pubert’. Sarah enjoys going for a walk and watching movies in her spare time.