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Meet Our Team

Our friendly and dedicated team at Raby Bay are always happy to help out and make sure you and your pet have the best experience. Find out more about our members here! 

Dr Joanne McLaughlan


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Dr. Jo joined our team in July 2023. She graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 1993. With extensive experience, she has worked in mixed practice in the Hunter Valley before transitioning to small animal practice on the Gold Coast, in Melbourne, and in Mackay.

Outside of work, Dr. Jo is passionate about Ironman triathlon and Ultra Trail Running. She is also completely devoted to her fur babies, an Aussie Shepherd named Phoebe and a Springer Spaniel named Eva.

Dr Piya Coughlan
DVM BSc (Vet Biosc)


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Dr. Piya joined the team in early 2024, graduating the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Adelaide. She also has a Bachelors of Education and taught for three years on the remote Tiwi Islands. 

Her passion for companion animal health, ornamental fish and public health has given her opportunities to work in all parts of the country and even conducted research on wildlife in Botswana. 

On days off Dr. Piya enjoys spending time with her dogs, Basil the catahoula and Luna the kelpie, working in the garden or renovating the home.


Veterinary Nurse

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Tessie graduated from Carmel College in 2015 then went on to complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE QLD. She started working for Raby Bay Vet in February 2019. Tessie has two dogs named Archie and Monty.


Veterinary Nurse


Seeba’s love for animals started at a very young age telling her parents she wanted to be a “doggy doctor". She was able to fulfill this passion by studying and working as a veterinary nurse from the age of 17. Seeba has been nursing since 1995 and started her career as an emergency nurse in a 24 hour vet hospital. Seeba enjoys helping animals in need and giving guidance and support to their owners. During her career she has gained a special interest in surgery and orthopedics. At home, Seeba has a quite few rescued animals including: Ginghi a ginger tabby cat who is missing one eye, a Pomeranian puppy who survived an emergency C-section, a Frenchie surrended due to illness, a conure parrot, and a turtle. In her spare time loves spending it being a mum, fishing, reading, motorbike riding, and keeping active.


Junior Veterinary Nurse

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Jenna joined the team at Raby Bay Vet Surgery in August 2023 after moving to sunny QLD from Melbourne. She is currently working towards her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing after completing her Certificate II in Animal Studies.

At home Jenna has a beautiful golden Labrador named Obi.

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