Name: Kristie Neale


Qualification: BSc (Hons), BVSc (Hons)


Study Institute: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) at Queensland University 2002

Bachelor of Science (zoology & chemistry) from University of Sydney 1992

Bachelor of Science Honours at Queensland University 1993

Joined Pacific Vetcare in December 2021


Interest Areas:-

Exotics (rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, fish) and Avian medicine & surgery

Ultrasound, Behaviour, Small animal medicine & surgery

Brachycephalic Airway and Oropharyngeal Surgery


Career Highlights:- Meeting and treating so many of the incredible native fauna we have in Australia.


Most Memorable career moments:- Speying a 1.2kg pregnant chihuahua through her inguinal canal, suturing the torn throat pouch of a pelican, helping x-ray & remove a tooth from a Malaysian tapir, meeting a platypus, removing the gall bladder in a mini dashchund, becoming more confident in ultrasound & Brachycephalic Airway surgery.


Personal Hobbies:- mountain biking, road riding, hiking, camping, travelling, learning French and Spanish, cooking, ocean swimming


Number 1 on my bucket list:- Seeing Polar Bears in their natural environment


Unusual Talent: mimicking accents


Treasured Moments:- belly laughs with my work colleagues