Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Dr Shaun Bearcock
Shaun grew up on the Gold Coast. From a young age Shaun helped his parents who showed and bred Golden Retrievers. This bond with pets at a young age inspired his passion to become a vet. Shaun graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. Since graduating he has worked in small animal practice, emergency after hours practices and as a technical veterinarian for a pharmaceutical company.
Most recently Shaun was Veterinary Director at Greencross Surfers Paradise. After years of working in a corporate environment and seeing veterinary staff come and go, Shaun has decided to create his own clinic where he intends to stay for years to come. Shaun’s wants to be your pets vet for life! At Foxwell vet Shaun strives to create a culture that is welcoming and enjoyable for all of the team and clientele!
Shaun lives with his partner and 2 lilac Burmese named Simba and Eevie and a black Spoodle named “penny”.
Shaun lived in Japan for a year as a Rotary International Exchange student. Shaun continues to practice his conversational Japanese skills. Outside of work Shaun likes to keep active at the gym and take penny for regular walks.
Dr Nikki Mcgilvray
Nikki grew up in Grafton in New South Wales but moved to Queensland to persue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Nikki has always had a passion for caring for animals so from a young age she knew a career with animals was perfect for her. Nikki graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours). Looking to move to the city following graduation for a more fast-paced life the Gold Coast was the perfect location. Nikki has a cheeky little Cocker Spaniel called Mia who she loves taking for walks and to the beach in her spare time. Her other hobbies include playing sports such as hockey and squash or just hanging out with her friends and family.
Dr Robyn Willis
Dr Robyn Willis grew up on outback cattle stations in Far North Queensland which fostered her interest in animal health and welfare from a young age.
She obtained her Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 2008, and went on to further complete a BSc(Hons) in 2009. She is a published research scientist (2011) on the topic of the metabolic costs of bioluminescence in Australian glow worms, Arachnocampa flava. She graduated from the University of Queensland’s Veterinary School in 2016, with a BVSc(Hons), attaining the Australian Veterinarians in Public Health (AVPH) student award. Since then she has worked as a small animal veterinarian in SE QLD, fostering an interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery and critical care medicine.
When not working as a general practitioner, or as an emergency clinician, she works at the University of Queensland’s Veterinary School mentoring undergraduate students in soft tissue surgery.
Emma has grown up on the Gold Coast and has always had a passion for working with animals. Starting from a young age Emma immersed herself working within the animal industry.
In 2014 Emma began her Vet nursing journey quickly rising to the position of head nurse. Emma then set herself a challenge of becoming a practice manager and eventually running the Animal Emergency clinic.
After succeeding in both of these avenues and becoming a focused, patient care orientated nurse, Emma has set herself a new challenge in helping better the lives of pets and their owners at Foxwell vet clinic and becoming their practice manager / head nurse.
When Emma is not working with the animals you will be sure to find her occupying her family of Husband, Two children and Two Dachshunds. Emma’s other interest include: Long walks, outdoor adventures and mentoring nursing students.
Melissa grew up in a country-coastal town named Warrnambool which is located in South-West Victoria. She was exposed to animals large and small from a young age which inspired her desire to work for a Mixed practice vet just out of highschool. After gaining her certificate 4 in vet nursing Melissa moved to Melbourne to pursue a role nursing for a specialist reproduction vet where she worked closely with Greyhounds.
In this role, Melissa expanded her knowledge beyond the role of a general practice nurse, with a desire to learn more and continue to look after and care for animals Melissa Moved out of her comfort zone and into the fast faced world of Emergency Veterinary Practice by taking a job at the Animal Emergency Centre on the Gold Coast. Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as a nurse at Foxwell Vet. Melissa enjoys caring for pets and getting to know their owners.
Melissa has a Staffy and a Mastiff that keep her busy at home. She is extremely passionate about patient care and making sure that your furry member of the family is loved just as much at the clinic then when they are at home.
Living in the country I spent most of my young years growing up on our family farm in jugiong New South Wales. Caring and working with a variety of animals; cattle, sheep, horses , pigs, dogs, birds and chickens is where my love and passion for all animals began ! Moving to Queensland to graduate high school and pursue my dream I graduated this year as a Certificate IV veterinary nurse. I spend my days off caring for my amazing dogs; milly, maddie, Matilda and Charlie and my loving horses; Bobby and Steve.
We are located next to the gym and opposite to the doctor and dentist within the village.