Veterinary Practice

We bought the Aspley Veterinary Pactice from Dr Richard (Harley) Lomax in 1997. At the time it was in an old wooden Queenslander on Gympie Road where Harley had practiced for nearly 30 years. When Harley began practice there was no veterinarian to the north of him until you reached Townsville.

Since 1997 we have built a new facility, replaced all the equipment, and introduced highly trained nurses. Aspley is now able to offer full service patient care with veterinary and nursing staff on-site six days a week; dedicated surgery suite; in-house biochemistry and haematology analysis, and dedicated hospital facilities for patients needing to stay with us.

The most valuable asset we gained from the old practice was Dr Jill Retell who continues practising today.

Vetwell’s groomers, visit the practice throughout the week. For more information on our Grooming services click here.


Dr Danielle Boyd
Dr Jill Retell
Dr Jandy Stephens
BSc(Hons) BVSc(Hons)

Services Offered

  • Lifetime and Preventative Healthcare
  • Vaccinations
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Hospitalisation
  • Medical Imaging and Diagnostics
  • Oncology and Chemotherapy
  • Nutritional Advice and Weight Loss
  • Behaviour Advice
  • Premium Pet Food and Prescription Diets
  • Skin and Coat Care, Hydrobaths and Grooming
  • Flea and Tick Control
  • Heartworm and Parasite Control
  • Exotic Pet Medicine

If we don’t have the service or can’t help you ourselves, we’ll find somebody who can.

Not all veterinary practices offer exactly the same services. The state authority regulates what each practice can do. Some are not allowed to perform surgery, or might not be equipped for radiology or critical care.

Some might not be interested in exotic pets or animal behaviour. Vetwell practices provide access to all the services listed here. Whatever the service, we believe excellence and compassion are essential.