Dr Kate Pitt
Dr Kate is our experienced Veterinarian with the special interest in dentistry. Kate graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 with a Bachelor in Applied Science (Vet Tech), and then a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) in 2011. Her love for anything teeth related makes her a unicorn in the vet world, and that is why she decided what’s another few years of studying after so many.
In 2018, Kate gained Membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery. She has been at Bonton Ave Vets since 2015.
Kate’s two Border Collies (Fysher & Hunta) and German Shepherd (Eccles) that keep her constantly on the go. She loves travelling and getting lost around the world.
Dr Wil Wilson
Dr Wil was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and qualified as a vet from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He eventually arrived in Australia nine years ago via a convoluted journey involving Wales, Ireland, and New Zealand. Wil has an interest in orthopaedic, abdominal and eye surgery. He also enjoys working with colleagues from other countries and the younger generation of vets who often have different techniques and treatments which he thinks is beneficial for the practice overall. He is always willing to help others and give advice or second opinion on the medical case.
Wil has two dogs; Hank who is an ex-guide dog puppy but unfortunately had a few health issues and Charlie who was due to be euthanised at a previous practice before the nurses decided he would be a good fit for his family. Their weight management can best be described as challenging. Wil’s main interests outside work include motorcycles, especially fixing/restoring them, he enjoys going to the cinema and walking the dogs. He also seems to buy houses that require constant maintenance which means he does a fair bit of DIY as well. We all love Dr Wil’s sense of humour and his kind nature.
Dr Yew-Li Fang
Dr Yew-Li graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours IIA), and she worked in a mixed practice in Central Queensland for several years.
She returned to SE Qld in 2000 to focus on small animal practice, working at several practices located in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Moreton Bay.
Yew-Li enjoys working in a veterinary general practice, especially helping clients to achieve the best outcomes for their pets’ health and to further strengthen the extraordinary bond between people and their pets. She has interests in animal behaviour, preventive health care and nutrition, as well as caring for Australian native wildlife.
Outside of work, Yew-Li is an avid reader, a keen gardener, and the owner of a mischievous Kelpie.
Dr Emily Mabbott
Dr Emily is our experienced Veterinarian and a new team member. Emily always knew she wanted to be a vet while she was growing up and she qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2005. By then she had had enough of the infamous British weather, and she moved to Hong Kong, where she worked at both a busy small animal hospital and the Jockey club for a few years. After a rather prolonged holiday travelling Australia, Emily decided she liked it so much that she’s still here! She initially worked in a busy equine and small animal practice in the Western suburbs before moving to the Northside of Brisbane and is our most recent addition to the team at Bonton Avenue.
Emily enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a bit of a soft spot for our geriatric patients. When Emily is not at work, she is busy at home with her two young boys and rather naughty, American Staffy, Nitro.
Jana is our Practice Manager. She is a qualified Veterinary Technician, but she also holds a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, Diploma in Agriculture and Animal Science and Diploma in Economics and Finance.
Before joining Cartmill’s (Bonton Ave Vet) she worked in multiple Vet surgeries in Europe and Sandown Veterinary Clinic in Melbourne.
Jana joined Bonton Avenue Veterinary Surgery in 2001 and has been here for over 20 years!
She is a proud Deception Bay resident. Jana loves D-Bay waterfront and loves seeing clients and local resident at the waterfront on the evening walks, or simply having a chat at the local shopping centre. Jana looks after all Vets and nurses, organises daily life and ensures everything runs smoothly.
If you haven’t met Jana in the past 20 years, please come and introduce yourself, she loves chatting to our clients.
Kirsty is our experienced Veterinary Nurse with over 10 years practising within this clinic. She completed her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through the Animal Industries Resource Centre in 2016 and has since been on multiple courses to continue broadening her knowledge, with the most recent being focused on Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. Kirsty has a range of experience with reception work, surgical nursing, medical nursing and assisting in emergency triage. She particularly enjoys assisting the Veterinarians with difficult surgical and medical cases that come through the clinic. Kirsty takes pride in doing her best to advocate for the patients in her care. When not at the clinic, Kirsty enjoys spending time creating amazing memories adventuring and travelling with her friends. She is also kept busy with her Cat (Blueberry), Weimaraner (Romeo), French Bulldog (Luke) and Maltese cross (RickyBobby).
Suzanne is our experienced and fully qualified Veterinary Nurse. She has been working at Bonton Avenue Veterinary Surgery since 2007. Suzanne completed her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Animal Industries Resource Centre. Suzanne loves all aspects of nursing but has developed a special interest in emergency & critical care and surgery. She has gained invaluable experience in emergency nursing working at an afterhours clinic on weekends. Outside of work Suzanne enjoys spending her time with her husband, son and their dog Benji and cat Leo.
Jen is our experienced and qualified Veterinary Nurse. Originally from Colombia, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science from the University of Tasmania. In 2016, she decided to change careers and enrolled in a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and became a qualified Veterinary Nurse. Jen has been working as a Vet Nurse since then. She also works as Medicine and Intensive Care Nurse at Pet Emergency.
Jen loves camping, travelling, and cooking (that’s where we get all yummy cakes from).
She has 4 fur kids: Santiago, Julio Fernando, Jasmin and Chirpy.
Nurse Em is the crazy cat lady with crazy hair. She has been a Veterinary Nurse for about 2 years now and she loves it! Em has a Certificate II in Animal Studies, and she is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and she is looking forward to growing her skills and knowledge in birds as well as feline behaviour.
At home, she has two beautiful sibling rescue kittens, Kiki and Gus, along with Beta fish and has had many cats and parrots in the past. Em is always looking forward to meeting your fur babies and helping them have a stress-free visit with lots of cuddles. She also provides wing clipping for small parakeets and small parrots (contact the clinic for more info).
Madisyn is one of our new team members. Her passion for animals started at a very young age and has only grown extensively since. From, as young as 4 years old, she has aspired to work at a Vet Surgery. Madi’s passion for nature and animals is constantly stimulated at Bonton Ave due to the wide array of clients and wildlife that present themselves to us.
She has grown up locally, schooling at places such as Moreton Downs SS and Dakabin SHS. Madi’s involvement in the Agricultural Program and Sheep Team led her to discover a love of Animal Showing which she still fulfils by showing her various Studs during show season. Madi is starting to study her Veterinary Nursing with the goal to continue into Veterinary Science and one day become a Veterinarian. Outside of work, she spends as much time as possible at the beach or surrounded by books. Madi’s favourite way to spend time is with her little Nugget, a rambunctious kitten she adopted in April of 2021.
Ana is our ever-smiling receptionist, and she works every Saturday, so the rest of the team can have the weekend off. She is 16 years old and the latest addition to the Bonton Ave Vet Family.
Ana has worked in McDonalds for two years and she is used to being busy. She is in grade 11 and during the school holidays she comes to help when we are busy.
Ana has three cats and she said she loves puppy cuddles. If you are coming in with the puppies, please look for Ana 😊
Veterinary Nurse (Trainee)
Hi, my name is Tyla and I am currently studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
I was most interested in the animal behaviour and science, and I completed my Certificate III in animal behaviour through the TAFE. During this time, I gained a passion for caring and nursing for the animals and I started my journey into Veterinary Nursing.
Often on the weekends you’ll find me hanging out with my friends and their pets. I must admit, Staffordshire Terriers and Golden Retrievers are my favourite breeds, their smiles make the hard work being worth it at the end of day.
If you hear me on the phone, please be patient as I am still learning.
Veterinary Nurse (Trainee)
Hello, my name is Lily and I am currently finishing my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. For as long as I could remember I have always wanted to help not only people but animals as well and that’s why I love veterinary nursing. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my family or going to grab a coffee with friends or even sitting down with a good book. I have one cat, his name is George. He is a bit mischievous and keeps me on my toes but always good entertainment. If you are here at the reception, please come and introduce yourself and your pets, as I love meeting new animals and chatting to our clients.