Mt. Gravatt Veterinary Clinic, historically, is one of the oldest veterinary establishments in Brisbane. In 1991 Dr Alan Bird bought land and built the current clinic at the corner of Ham and Broadwater Roads.

Dr Alan retired in 2017 and the clinic is now owned by Dr Shibly Mustapha who graduated from University of Queensland in 2003. Dr Shibly has years of experience in companion animal and emergency medicine. He has worked in South Africa, UK and various parts of Australia.

Our staff strive to provide amazing care for our clients and their pets. We are all passionate about our job and have lots of love for animals both at work, and in our home lives. When you pop in for a visit, these are some of the friendly faces you will see.

Meet Our Team
Dr Belinda Stancombe
Vet

Dr. Belinda grew up in Brisbane’s bayside, where for as long as she could remember she had wanted to be a vet. She went on to graduate from the University of Queensland with honors and has worked in small animal clinics on Brisbane’s southside for the last 10 years. 

Dr. Belinda enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but is especially passionate about animal behavior. She enjoys getting to know all her clients and the unique needs of their pets. She has an interest in animal welfare and is involved in the rehabilitation and rehoming of rescue kittens. 

Dr. Belinda is a local, living in close proximity to the Mt Gravatt clinic and volunteering at the nearby schools her 3 children attend.  She loves the strong sense of the local community and contributes through her work in the area.

Dr. Belinda’s menagerie consists of a Hungarian Vizsla names Louie, two cat brothers named Fatty and Houdini (hand-reared from 7 days of age) and 5 laying chickens. 

Dr. Belinda has been featured on Courier Mail and Love your Pets Magazine for her passion for Veterinary Medicine and Rescue Cats!

https://loveyourpetsmagazine.com.au/meet-dr-belinda-standcombe/.   

Dr Rebecca Barnier
Vet
  • BVSc (Hons)

Rebecca is our super star veterinarian. She grew up in South West Brisbane, and also studied locally graduating from the University of Queensland with honours in Veterinary Science. She has mostly worked around the Brisbane area, including some time spent as a contracting vet (which is how she came here!) She also spends time volunteering at the RSPCA. 

Rebecca has particular passions in preventative treatments, ultrasonography and internal medicine (specifically cardiology and endocrinology). She is constantly attending courses to further her continuing education, so that she can provide your pet with the most up to date medicine. Rebecca will always treat your pet like one of her own, as she considers them to be a part of the family. She also loves to get to know you, the owners. This photo shows her Ragdoll x rescue cat Sophie, but she also has a giant black German Shepherd x Border Collie called Hendrix. There's never such a thing as 'too spoilt' when it comes to pets for Rebecca, because what they give back in return is beyond measure.

Angel T.
Vet Nurse

Angel has been in the veterinary nursing industry for 5 years. She completed my certificate IV in 2018 and recently completed a course in Avian Nursing.

Angel's love for animals came from Steve Irwin. Ever since she was a child, she always admired Steve Irwin's passion for helping all animals great and small! And so, she wanted to be just like him !

At the clinic, Angel thoroughly enjoys connecting with clients and assisting in any way she can!

In her free time, she loves to spend time with her fur-daughters and family.

Favourite Movie: Disney classics fan !

Life Motto: If you love what you do you don't have to work a day in your life

Little Known Fact: Mumma to be in March 2022

Pets: 2 oodles: Cotton and Bambi. Three birds: Kaka, Clyde & Piccolo. And a one-eyed chicken named: Leela.

Favourite food: Garlic bread

Claire B.
Vet Nurse

Cert II and Cert III Animal care. Cert III Captive Animals. Cert IV Vet Nursing. Cert IV Trainer and Assessor.

Claire has always been involved in the animal care world in some way or another. When she was a little girl, she would help her Oma take care of lost little kittens, puppies or wildlife. From there she started to volunteer at her local vet clinic around school hours, where she was so inspired by the vet team and stayed there until she completed her qualification in Vet Nursing.

Claire's passion for wildlife and the natural world was also influenced by the great Steve Irwin and David Attenborough. Through her career she has worked in GP clinics, surgical nursing, emergency, shelter work, zoo work and wildlife nursing.

Special Interest: Wildlife and conservation.
Work motto: I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message
Little known fact: I have an identical twin sister who works as a human nurse.
Pets: Belle” 3 1/2 yr old Golden Retriever. She is sassy and bossy but loves a good treat and belly rub.
Hank is a 2yr old German Shepard who loves only one thing in life, fetch. But will sometimes seek a hug or pat.

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