Since 1976 Stabler and Howlett Veterinary Surgeons has been committed to providing high quality care to pets in the Mackay and surrounding districts. Being animal lovers and owners ourselves, our first priority is to pets and we pride ourselves on offering the best possible care of this important member of your family. We understand the emotions involved when your pet is sick or injured which is why we have a dedicated team of veterinarians and veterinary nurses who ensure each patient receives the best possible care and treatment options whilst in our clinic.

At Stabler and Howlett, a Veterinarian is on call each night, every weekend and all Public Holidays for both small and large animal emergencies. If you have an emergency then please phone 4952 2522 – if the Veterinarian is not at the clinic then please listen to the recorded message and then phone the mobile number provided. No problem is too small and we pride ourselves on being available at all times as we understand you can’t predict when your pet becomes ill.


"The Vets at Stabler and Howlett have always been there to help with medical problems, or just to talk or even with a loving shoulder if needed. When your dogs get excited when arriving at the Vets, well that just says it all.... and I have 10 of them"

(Beth Reading, Breeder of Border Collies, Borderwayridge, Eungella)

"Through [Stabler & Howlett Veterinary Surgeons] tireless efforts, compassion and devotion, Bart was afforded quality of life for over 10 years and I was given the gift of Bart's companionship. I cannot praise them enough for their professionalism, expertise and compassion. I would never consider taking my furry family members to any other Vet..."

(Rose and Pat Daley. Dog, cat and horse owners. Stabler and Howlett client for 30 years)

"Stabler and Howlett deliver a very professional and reliable service for our cattle needs. Honest, accurate, and get the job done"

( Jason Kelly, Manager , Old Bombandy Station, Sunland Cattle Co, Nebo.)

"We are continually impressed by the high level of care and knowledge they offer us, for our horses right through to our small animals. Anytime, day or night, they are on hand to offer great advice whenever we need it. Up to date with the latest technology and information, they are able to provide clients with the best veterinary advice available. The hospital is state-of-the-art and the care second to none"

(Berry and Kelly Shann, Nibbereena Stock Horses, Clermont)

"We have been customers of Stabler & Howlett for over 15 years. Late last year our Maltese Shih-tzu 'Christie' was attacked by another dog. We cannot speak highly enough of the complete Stabler & Howlett team on how they worked and cared for Christie for the next 10 days until she was out of danger and allowed to come home. The whole team made us feel just like one of their family, even to the stage that after Christie recovered and we took her back for her check ups, she would run into the surgery just like it was home and that she was part of the establishment; a 180 degree turn around from her previous behaviour when visiting the vet surgery. Thanks again to the whole team at Stabler & Howlett Vets, they certainly went the 'Long Mile' for Christie and us."

(Linda and Gerry Dempsey, Beaconsfield, Stabler and Howlett client for 15 years)

"We have been a client at Stabler and Howlett for over 17 years and couldn't be happier. The vets and nurses have always provided high quality care and to be always greeted warmly by name from the reception staff is very welcoming. Our fur babies have needed a lot more care as they have entered their senior years and our 17 year old cat Bundy, who has renal failure, now has monthly home visits - nothing ever seems to be too much trouble. Dr Letitia Grant and her team have made us feel like they love and care about our fur babies as much as we do. When the sad day came to say goodbye to our beautiful dog Zoe, it was done with so much personal care, compassion, love and respect - we could not have asked for anything more. We wouldn't trust any other vet with the care of our fur babies."

(June & Bernadine Vergara, Oakenden, Stabler and Howlett client for 17 years)