About Us

We’ve been providing high-quality care to animals and pets in Mackay and surrounding districts for more than forty years.

Our dedicated and highly experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary nurses are committed to providing the best possible service, and their patients with the best possible care.

Regardless of the hour, we’re here for you. A veterinarian is on call every night, each weekend, and throughout any public holiday – for both small and large animal emergencies.

If you have an emergency, please phone 4952 2522. If the veterinarian is not at the clinic, please listen to the recorded message and phone the mobile number provided.

Read more about the over forty year history of Stabler and Howlett serving the Mackay region. 


Our Veterinarians

Our dedicated team of highly experienced veterinarians work closely together and are committed to giving all your animals the very best possible care. We’re always looking for ways to improve our service, upgrade our facilities, and enhance our skills and knowledge, to ensure we continue to lead the way in our profession.

We recognise that emergencies can arise outside standard business operating hours. That’s why, at Stabler and Howlett Veterinary Surgeons, we’re here for you whenever you need us – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dr Bruce Howlett

Dr Bruce Howlett BVSc
Director & Senior Large Animal Veterinarian

Dr Letitia Grant B.V.Sc. (Hons)

Dr Letitia Grant BVSc (Hons)
Director & Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

Dr Megan Schofield BVSc
Senior Large & Small Animal Veterinarian

Dr Fleur Deguara BVSc (Hons)
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

Dr Suzie Richards BVetBiol BVSc
Small & Large Animal Veterinarian

Dr Madi IeversDr Madi Ievers BVSc
Small & Large Animal Veterinarian

Dr Elle Bartlett

Dr Elle Bartlett BVetBiol BVSc
Small & Large Animal Veterinarian

Dr Fiona McIntosh BVSc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian


Our Nursing Staff

The Stabler and Howlett nurses play a critical role in maintaining the clinic’s function, by taking on a wide range of responsibilities. This includes veterinary nursing, reception duties, stock ordering, equipment maintenance and keeping our reminder system up to date.

All our nurses are trained in or are in the process of training for, their Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Tiahna Gauci
Supervising Veterinary Nurse – Ooralea
(Certificate IV)

Jess Vella
Supervising Veterinary Nurse – North Mackay
(Certificate IV)

Allysha Grant
Veterinary Nurse

Alison McElroy
Veterinary Nurse
(Certificate IV)

Shinae McEvoy
Kennel hand

Paige Stolberg
Kennel hand


Our Reception and Practice Management Team

The reception team are responsible for managing most of our incoming phone calls, and for following up with our hospitalised patients after discharge. They’re invaluable in managing our appointment scheduling, taking medication orders for all species, and of course, managing the daily hustle and bustle of each practice’s reception.

The administration team also keep our clinics running smoothly, by handling all our human resource management needs, compliance, accounts, payroll, rostering and inventory activities.

Troy Pietzner
Customer Experience Manager

Joelene Minchianski
Customer Experience Manager

Kerrie McEvoy
Customer Experience Manager

Stacey Davidson
Office Manager

Bronte Nugent
Accounts & Inventory Manager
Assistant to Dr Howlett.

Kerri Howlett
Breeding Farm Supervisor

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