Dr John Rigley


After graduating in 2001, Dr John spent his first few years in a busy practice in the UK before returning home to work for a local small animal clinic. It was there his love of all creatures great and small inspired him to begin his own practice in the northern Gold Coast's Paradise Point - and so The Point Vet was born. There’s not too many of us who get to spend our days doing something we absolutely love. Something we are so very passionate about…but each year, Dr John sees on average some 3000 of our wonderful fur friends and every one has touched his heart. With a level of empathy few can match, it’s his humility and absolute passion for the work he does that sees many nights spent researching instead of sleeping. For over 18 years, this work has been his life and last year, The Point Vet was voted one of the Gold Coast’s top vets - an accolade reflected by the many happy friends who frequent the practice. With an interest to further develop the care options we could offer in the clinic saw Dr John graduate with a Diploma in Animal Acupuncture two years ago, which allows him not only to treat our beloved pets with traditional medicine and surgical options but also gives the clinic the ability to offer a holistic approach to animal health. On the rare occasion he isn't in the clinic, Dr John enjoys mountain-biking and spending time with his wife, his son, Flynn, his baby girl, Evie and of course his beloved supermutt, Marley.