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

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!   

Dr Rebecca Barnier
  • 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.

Practice Manager

Practice Manager Sarah, Veterinary Nurse since 2008. As well as being a crazy cat lady, she somehow finds time to ride her horses, and also has a dog, Phoebe! Cats: Olive, BC & Martha, Dog: Phoebe, Horses: DJ, The Mare, Bennike, Billy.

Vet Nurse

She is also our main reception superstar! Veterinary Nurse since 2018 and is really knowledgeable about preventative care for your animals. Cat: Floof, Cockatiel: Chicken.

Emma E.
Vet Nurse

Veterinary Nurse since 2008. She has a passion for supporting arthritic and ageing pets, and has a wealth of knowledge on this subject! Dogs: Beau &Turbo, Cat: Nugget & Mintie.

Emma S.
Vet Nurse

Emma started at the clinic as a Veterinary Nurse since 2016. She excelled in her studies and her vet nurse skills that we just had to keep her! 

Emma has completed further education in dentistry and is able to teach you everything you need to know about how to keep your pets smiling with pearly whites and fresh breath! She is the resident crazy cat lady of Mt Gravatt Vet Clinic and has two delightful cats of her own, Moo Moo and Brooklyn. Her favourite part of the job is the complexity of anaesthesia and continually learning and seeing new things, as well as being in the company of animals all day.

Vet Nurse

She has been nursing for a whopping 25 years since 1995! She is passionate about continued learning and shares this around with our team. Dogs: Esme & Jack.