Meet Our Team

Dr Peter Gillespie  Bachelor of Veterinary Science BVSc

Dr Peter graduated from the University of Qld in 1984 and has gained experience and further training in private practice in various practices here in Australia and overseas. He moved back to his Hervey Bay hometown and worked in other Hervey Bay vet practices before he developed the Wide Bay Vet Surgery in 2001.

With over 30 years of veterinary surgery experience, Peter has the solutions to your pets health needs.

Dr Kate Peters  Bachelor of Veterinary Science BVSc (Hons)

Country girl at heart, Kate is a Vet at Wide Bay Veterinary Surgery. She grew up on a beef cattle property on the outskirts of Grafton NSW, and has lived in various locations as far as the Solomon Islands before settling in Queensland to complete her Veterinary Science degree at the University of Queensland. Kate has always been drawn to Veterinary Science for the excitement and diversity it offers. She has the compassion to effectively treat all furry and feathered patients, with a special interest in soft tissue surgery and disease prevention. In her spare time you can find Kate on an outdoor adventure, relaxing with her loyal German shepherd, Ruby, playing guitar, 4WDing or fishing.

Jessica  Qualified Veterinary Nurse.
Veterinary Nurse

VET NURSING SPECIAL INTEREST: Her greatest passion is working with animals in all areas including: emergency care, neonatal care, caesarean, weight management programs, specific diet plans, preventative dental care, wildlife cases, puppy pre-school education classes, dog obedience issues, intensive patient care and many other animal health issues.


Parasites Seminar, Business Management Certificate, Frontline Management Seminar, Puppy Preschool Workshop & Certificate, Dental Workshop 2007, Authorised Microchip implanter Certificate, Patient Examination Certificate, Nutrition & Weight Management Conference, Nursing Animals Conference, Managing Feline Hyperthyroidism Conference, Managing Patients with Vomiting and Pancreatitis Conference.

PETS: Jessica has two adopted cats (Persian x & Ragdoll x), three dogs (Shih tzu/Maltese/Lhasa Apso/Labradoodle), chickens, cockatiels, budgies, guinea-pigs, and a miniature horse.


Jessica has been part of the Wide Bay Vet Surgery team since January 2005 and has been in the Veterinary industry since 2004. Jessica has had experience with a large range of different species of animals including reptiles, fish, rodents, birds/poultry and livestock. Jessica absolutely loves her job and endeavours to fulfill every client and patients needs. 

When not working Jessica loves spending time with her family being a mother to two sons, motorbike riding, travelling, caravaning and dog training.

Rachel  Cert 2 Veterinary Nurse
Trainee Nurse


Rachel grew up on her family’s cattle properties where she found her love of animals big and small. Rachel has many pets at home and is very fond of her Shar Pei ‘Norbit’. Norbit one night decided to scratch Rachel’s brand new car because apparently he thought it needed a new paint job and she still loves him to pieces despite his mischievious behaviour. Rachel’s other love is Suki the Bull Arab who decided that Rachel no longer needed a Bromeliad garden and chewed it to pieces. Regardless, Rachel still loves her dogs and spends abundant time with them and their continuing education at doggy training and agility classes every weekend.



Certificate 2 in Veterinary Nursing



Emergencies, Surgical Operations, Play time/Interaction with the patients


Animals big and small, dog training, crabbing (especially in crocodile infested waters), mauy thai, cooking and anything outdoors (except hanging the washing out).


African Safari


Dr Peter

Ben  Trainee Vet Assistant
Trainee Nurse

Ben joined the Wide Bay Vet Surgery team in January 2015 brining with him a bundle of knowledge, having already worked in the pet care industry. Ben grew up in Tin Can Bay and spends his spare time fishing and playing footy.

He has a fascination for all animals big and small and has a keen interest in marine fish and reptiles.

At home Ben has a pet Border Collie cross Lab named Lewis who is 4 years old and a blue merle Koolie puppy named Narla. They enjoy fishing together!  


Rochelle  Trainee Nurse
Trainee Nurse
I grew up in Sydney and moved to Hervey Bay when I was 10. I have a European background and hopefully one day I can go back and travel. I have always had love for animals. As a child I used to try to rescue little creatures and bugs that would fall into my pool. I like to cook many different foods, I also enjoy art, drawing and riding my horse bliss.
I have owned many pets in my life some including rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, dogs and birds. I currently have an 11 year old cat called M2 who was named after an old pet, a white rat called Teko and my 5 year old horse Bliss who is an ex harness racer. 
FAVOURITE FOOD:  My favourite food would hands down be Indian and Asian.
IDEAL HOLIDAY: I would love to travel to Europe and maybe somewhere sunny with good shopping and beaches when I'm a little older. 
Bec  Cert 2 Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Trainee Nurse

INTERESTS: Photography, Art, Animals, Travelling
VET NURSING SPECIAL INTEREST: Unusual and Complicated Surgeries
PROFESSION: Trainee Vet Nurse & Dental Assistant
IDEAL HOLIDAY: Europe, Thailand, South Africa and parts of America are some of the places she would love to travel.
PETS: Rebecca has 2 Chocolate and White Border Collies, Beau and his younger sister Kira.
Before working at Wide Bay Vet Surgery Rebecca had worked at the largest Pet Shop in the Fraser Coast Area for 5 years.
Rebecca has been working at Wide Bay Vet Surgery since 2011 and enjoys every moment of it.
“There is always something new and different which you learn from everyday".