Our Staff

Dr. Paul McCosker

MA, VetMB, MACVSc - Large/Mixed Practice Vet & Practice Partner

Paul graduated from the University of Cambridge in England in 1990. Since graduating, Paul has worked in various mixed practices both overseas and in Australia. Paul purchased the Acacia Veterinary Surgery in 1999 and now specialises in all aspects of equine veterinary care, but still enjoys his weekend work with small animals.

Paul has a Scottish fold named Fluffy, a dog named Lucky as well as horses and cattle.


Dr. Martin Hack

BVSc - Mixed Practice Vet & Practice Partner

Marty graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993. Since graduating he has worked in various clinics across Central Queensland before coming to Acacia Veterinary Surgery in 2002. In 2010 Marty became a practice partner. Marty enjoys working primarily with small animals, but enjoys the occasional large animal job as well.

Marty has three dogs: Tux, Muddy and Daisy as well as a cat called Skittles.


Karen Cocker

Veterinary Nurse / Accounts Manager

Karen started work for the Acacia Veterinary Surgery in 2007.

She originally started veterinary nursing in 1979 in Rockhampton. Since working with us, Karen primarily works as office manager but also likes to help out with nursing.

Karen has an adorable Shoodle called Molly


Kimberley Tingle

Cert IV Veterinary Nurse

Kim joined our team in 2010 and completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2014. Kim primarily works in the main clinic and has a special interest in birds and pocket pets.

Kim is currently back working part time with us, as she has just started her family!

Kim has two Macaws called Mya and Mikey, an Eclectus named Frankie and lots of other birds and reptiles.


Helena Rowbotham

Cert IV Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist

Helena has worked in other clinincs around CQ before taking a break to start her family. Now they have moved and settled into the Yeppoon area and her children are a little older, she is has returned to veterinary nursing working part time.

Helena has a cattle dog cross named Freckles as well as two horses, Fonz and Honey


Trisha Zammit

Trainee Veterinary Nurse & Receptionist

Trisha joined our team in 2020, returning to the workforce after starting her family.
Trisha enjoys working with both small and large animals, being particularly interested in canine reproduction.

Trisha has French bulldog named Jackey, a Burmese cross caled Me Mau as well a Quater horse named Teddy and a Pony named Kenai 



Clinic Supervisor

Paddington has been our friendly clinic cat since 2009.  He will generally meet you at the front door or counter and loves as many pats and as much attention as he can get.