Dr john rigley - senior vet
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. After over 16 years of dedicating and honing his skills as a leading veterinary surgeon, Dr John has recently graduated with a Diploma in Animal Acupuncture 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 at the clinic, Dr John enjoys mountain-biking and spending time with his wife, his son and his beloved supermutt, Marley.
dr alannah jupe - vet
Dr Alannah – who grew up in Byron Bay - joined us as a new-grad after completing her internship at a Specialist Centre and is now a permanent fixture at The Point Vet. She’s got a chocolate Border Collie called Molly and a kitten who loves puppy dogs named Hugo. (Hugo even has his own Instagram!) When she’s not fixing our fur friends, she loves going to the beach, hiking and spending time with her own furrbabies!
Tess Nolan - Practice Manager & Senior vet nurse
We first discovered Tess when she came to do work experience for us in 2012...and she never left, so we're very lucky! She then studied and became a qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse. Our original staffer, Tess is a key part of our nursing team, organising our busy little clinic, puppy school, social media management, all our community events and travels to Bali to deliver much-needed donations and medications to the BARC program The Point Vet supports.
Tess has a French Bulldog named Bosley who she loves taking to dog friendly cafes and the beach on weekends!
Summah Woods - Vet Nurse
Summah started volunteering with us in 2014 where she discovered her passion for animal care. She went on to complete her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2017. Summah has a keen interest in Australian wildlife and rehabilitation! She will often care for injured lorikeets, pigeons, frogs, lizards, you name it!
Summah has a Pomeranian x Chihuahua called Chino, two snakes and a Bearded Dragon called Boo Boo!
Natalia Giuliano - Vet Nurse
Natalia began her career in Veterinary Nursing over 9 years ago! Having been in the industry for so long she has an abundance of knowledge in all things pet care and a passion for surgical nursing and post operative care. Natalia is an integral part of our team and provides only the best care for your pets.
Natalia has a fur baby called Ralph who was a rescue Golden Retriever x, we call him the "gentle wise old soul."