Meet Our Team

Our dynamic team at Bayview Vets bring together a range of skills, interests and backgrounds. Together we work in close collaboration with our clients in order to provide a tailored and holistic approach to pet health care. 



Drs Austin and Bronwyn

Practice Owner (BVSc )

Austin and Bronwyn both graduated with their Veterinary Degrees from the University of Queensland over 30 years ago. Much of their early professional years were spent working and travelling in England, Europe and Africa. On returning to Australia and later establishing Bayview Vets, they have loved focussing on companion animals within the caring community of Hervey Bay. The close long-term relationship they have formed with so many pet-loving families, and with their dedicated and loyal co-workers at Bayview Vets has created an incredibly rewarding work life.

Outside work they love to spend time with their 4 beautiful children, travelling on family holidays, at the hockey fields or at home on acreage in the garden with Dodger - who is a "better than the best" 5 y.o scoundrel border terrier !!    

Dr Sheyne

Veterinarian (BVSc )

After graduating from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Sheyne has worked in the industry for over 18 years. Sheyne has been a part of the Bayview team since 2000 and has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery on small animals. Sheyne enjoys kicking the soccer ball with his two sons, and dreams of one day holidaying on a Tropical Island.

Dr Rachel

Veterinarian (BVSc )

Rachel has recently graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. Rachel is enjoying her move to Hervey Bay, and we are excited to have her on board our team! Rachel enjoys the variety of different cases that she gets to see during the day, and feels that the relationship owners have with their pets is very important.

Dr Bruce

Veterinarian (BVMS, MRCVS)

Bruce studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinborough in Scotland, and has worked in England before travelling and working his way around Australia. Bruce has now decided to make Hervey Bay and Bayview Vets his new home and we couldn't be more excited!! His favourite place in Australia is the Daintree Rainforest and loves our prickly Echidnas. 


Head Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nurse)

Having spent the last 10 years working at Bayview Vets, Ann has been Veterinary Nursing for approximately 27 years. She graduated in 1991 from the Ithaca college of TAFE.  Ann is a Hervey Bay local born and bred, now married with 3 beautiful boys and a property at Susan River, stocked with cattle, some pigs, chooks and 3 dogs. Ann loves that clients at Bayview feel like family!!


Head Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nurse)

Kirsty has been vet nursing for over 10 years, and started with us in 2012. She loves that vet nursing is a hands on occupation, allowing teamwork and close contact with animals and their owners. A delightful 18mth old daughter, along with horses, sheep dogs, cats, chooks, ducks and baby joeys, keep Kirsty busy while she’s at home. When she isn’t caring for injured and orphaned wildlife, Kirsty likes hooking up the caravan and heading off on holidays!


Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nurse)

Joining the team 8 years ago, Rachel completed her Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing from the Animal Industries Resource Centre in 2012.
Rachael really enjoys all aspects of being a veterinary nurse. She thoroughly enjoys the warm, friendly connections formed with clients and loves providing the best care to pets when they are not feeling their best, often handing out kisses and cuddles to all our four legged friends.
Rachael has a dog called Digger (Kelpie) that keep her on her toes, not to mention loving life as a mum to Theo her beautiful son.
Rachael and her husband enjoy travelling and camping whenever they can and she thoroughly enjoys her horse riding and boxing.



Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nurse)

Olivia started working at Bayview Vets in early 2015 and completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017.  She loves seeing the moment when a pet is re-united with their loving humans after a short or long stay with us. Olivia is busy with her two children, Blake and Zayda, along with Coco the cat, three birds, and a guinea pig called Snowy. Olivia loves live music, AFL and the beach, and hopes to see more of Europe one day with her partner Darren.


Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)

Leigh has worked as a vet nurse for the last 3.5 years. She moved to Hervey Bay and joined Bayview Vets at the end of 2016. Leigh has a particular interest in animal behaviour and has been helping out with some of our Puppy Preschool classes! She has 2 dogs and 3 cats at home, and a brand new baby!! Leigh enjoys fishing, camping and surfing in the great outdoors.


Veterinary Nurse

Deb has had 8 years experience in Vet Nursing and has comes all the way from Melbourne with her family, which includes her four legged kids Roxy the Jack Russell x Westie and Leo their cat ....shhhh who is her favourite member of the family most of the time ;)



Nicki moved to Hervey Bay from Hamilton, New Zealand to join the Bayview Team in May 2018. Her dog Trix, cat Eeeve and horse Nemo all flew over with her to live on the lifestyle block that Nicki and her partner Aaron have brought here. Nicki previously worked in a veterinary clinic in New Zealand and has two National Certificates in Equine. Nicki has always had a passion for animals and loves being able to work in this industry. In her spare time Nicki enjoys competing with her horses and going for walks along the beach with her fur family.


Trainee Nurse

Zoe started at Bayview Vets last year, and before  joining us, she worked at Kingfisher Bay on Fraser Island. Zoe is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and likes the feeling of helping care for pets as they recover. Her favourite place she has travelled is The Lakes District in England and has 2 toy poodles at home.


Trainee Nurse

Sam is one of our newest Bayview team member, excited to be starting her studies in vet nursing. Around work and family time, Sam keeps busy playing hockey, going to the beach, and playing with her new puppy Layla!!


Trainee Nurse

Dakota is one of our newest members of the Bayview Family as she begins her training to be a Veterinary Nurse. Dakota has always had a passion for animals and is an active soccer player in her spare time. At home she has a dog called Toby, Smudge the Cat and 2 snakes Archibald and Brutus Eeeeek!!

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