Dr Jo BVSc (Hons)

After completing her Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours at the University of Queensland, Jo has worked in both small and large animal clinics. In 2017, she settled in Cairns to thaw out in the tropical climate and explore the reef and rainforest... and has decided she is here to stay. She says the best part of working at Beachside Vets is having enough time to really talk with clients about diagnostics and treatment, then providing the best possible medical and surgical care.


Jo has a special interest in complex companion animal cases, diagnostic imaging and pain management, but has a particular soft spot for geriatric dogs and cats. She says the best professional reward comes from improving the quality of life for older pets, so they can regain the spring in their step and enjoy being an active member of the family.


Jo and her partner share their home with cats Feral Cheryl, Screamy Pants and golden retriever Dirty Harry.