North Lakes
Veterinary Hospital

In 2003, one of our principals, Dr Ian McBride, stood in Mango Hill, looked out across the wallaby paddock that was to become North Lakes, and declared that this would be a great site for a new Veterinary Hospital. The rest of us thought he was crazy.

On April Fool’s Day 2007, the North Lakes Veterinary Hospital opened. In the intervening years, Ian convinced the rest of us it was a good idea, then we had to compete for the right to build the practice. Our building and proposal was determined by the owners of the North Lakes development to be superior to all others.

The purpose-built practice building has been equipped and staffed so that it is now one of only a handful of veterinary facilities in Queensland which is able to be called a Veterinary Hospital. This is a designation awarded by the Veterinary Surgeon’s Board of Queensland to practices that can meet specific and exacting thresholds.

Our team at North Lakes is led by the very experienced Dr Tracey Clough who came to us after 20 years as the owner and principal of the Parramatta Veterinary Hospital in Sydney. She leads a capable team of five veterinarians who provide excellent care to the pets of North Lakes and surrounding suburbs.

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


Dr Renee Brigg
BVSc (Hons)
Dr Tracey Clough
BVSc(Hons) MVSt
Dr Katrina Milligan
BVSc (Hons)
Dr Meg Richardson
Dr Peter Shaw
Dr Angela Willemsen
BN, BVSc(Hons), MHlthSc

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
  • Export preparation

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.