Meet Our Team

Get to know a bit more about our friendly team of vets and nurses!

Nell Petraello

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc, BAppSc)

Since I could remember, I have always wanted to be a vet.  I grew up in South East Queensland and started pursuing my interests in animal studies after high school.

I completed a Bachelor of Applied Science specialising in Veterinary Technology and Animal Production at The University of Queensland, Gatton. 

Having worked as a veterinary nurse in a country town in WA, I had the opportunity to work with all types of animals including camels, llamas, chickens, horses and small animals.  I have travelled and camped throughout Australia and witnessed the magnificent wildlife the Australian outback has to offer. I have also travelled throughout Southern Africa and South America which exposed me to amazing wildlife and motivated my ambition to become a veterinarian.

I began my Veterinary Science studies in Perth WA and finished the degree at James Cook University Townsville.  Upon graduation, I worked for a local Townsville vet clinic and then at JCU Veterinary Hospital both in general practice. I particularly enjoy working with cats and dogs, chickens and avian species as well as small mammals.   

Addicted to the gorgeous weather and outdoor activities that North Queensland has to offer, my fiancé Shaun and I have settled in Townsville and consider ourselves locals.  I enjoy travelling, figure-skating, mountain biking, snorkelling, fishing and touch football.  I am mum to two young boys plus a ball-crazy Jack Russel named Roaty and a loving cat named Finnius.

Bennett Moncrieff

Veterinarian (BVSc)

I graduated from JCU Vet School in 2014 and started with the team from Vet2urpet in 2019. I am a Townsville local and I have always loved our tropical outdoors lifestyle.

I enjoy most fields in small animal veterinary medicine, but my special interest is soft tissue surgery and chronic pain management. I like most animals but I absolutely love dogs. I have two dogs named Frankie and Dora, a little cat called Poppy and 2.5m python called Psych.

Outside of work I enjoy fishing, gardening and camping. I am NRL mad and support the Cowboys. 

Maddie Hart

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Maddie grew up in Charters Towers where her love for animals started at a young age with her two gorgeous chihuahuas and numerous cockatiels.  She moved to Townsville to start her Veterinary Science degree at James Cook University and has developed a keen interest in anything weird and wonderful!

She loves to help sick birds, small animals, reptiles, and of course the furry family members.  She has had the privilege to be able to complete placement with several well-known professionals in the field including avian specialist Dr. Bob Donely at the University of Queensland.

Dr Maddie loves being able to offer veterinary services to her patients in the comfort of their own home and is very popular with our clients due to her warm and caring manner. 

Maddie lives with her husband, two Border Collies called Jake and Ellie, and two cockatiels called Sir Birdington Beaks and Lady Daenarys Wingford (mother of dragons). 

Kayla Apap

Veterinarian (BVSc)

I grew up in Tully on a banana and cane farm along side a variety of different animals. I made the move to Townsville to study veterinary science have have lived in Townsville since. I graduated in 2016 from James Cook University and have been working as a small animal veterinarian since graduating. I started with Vet2urpet at the beginning of 2020. 

I enjoy all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine however in particular internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. The part I love most about my job is being able to be a part of helping your beloved pets live healthy, happy lives. 

I have a cavoodle called Oakley who I adore. In my spare time I enjoy staying active, spending time with family and friends and travelling.

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