Practice Owner (BVSc)
Richard Graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1997. He spent 4 years as a Dairy cattle vet in cold and windy Warrnambool in Victoria before travelling around Australia working as a locum veterinarian. Richard has spent time working in mixed and small animal practices in Western Australia, Darwin and Port Maquarie, treating a diverse range of animals. Richard has worked as a vet in Townsville since 2005. Richard’s interest include fishing, camping. 4WDing and large breed dogs.
Jolene is Townsville born and bred. She has been Vet nursing at Bohle Vet Surgery since 2003 and lives locally in the area. She shares her house with her 2 young daughters, a puppy, cats, chickens and guinea pigs. She enjoys the challenges and rewards that being a vet nurse provides.
Veterinarian (BVSc Hons)
Dr Felicity Smith BVSc Hons
Dr Felicity’s love of animals and the important part they play in the family dynamic started in her formative years on her parent’s hobby farm in the Adelaide Hills area of South Australia.
She graduated from Melbourne Uni with Honours in 1991. Dr. Felicity found a new graduate position at a mixed practice in Port Lincoln straight out of Uni, starting her Veterinary career as a mixed vet in sheep country. Gradually she came to focus on small animals and after a short stint in Brisbane made her way to the North of the state, settling in Townsville 25years ago.
She spent her early career working as a general practice vet in Townsville. Taking a break from clinical practice for a while she entered the world of academia at JCU concentrating on the area of Human Epidemiology until recently.
Recognising that animals are a core part of the modern family unit her Commitment to lifelong pet care and her love of animals has brought her back to small animal clinical practice at Bohle Veterinary Surgery where she has fast become an integral part of our team.
She loves that our clients treat their pets as family members and knows that her broad knowledge across all aspects of pet health and disease management is valued by our clients. She loves helping uphold our commitment to quality care and outstanding customer service.
Outside of the clinic she enjoys a broad range of hobbies from sailing and bushwalking to gardening and sewing.
Veterinary Practice Manager
Emmi joined the management team in 2013. With a background of management outside the veterinary field she enjoys the challenge of balancing patient, client and team needs. Originally from Victoria she loves the warm weather. She has called Townsville home since 2005 and loves the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in North Queensland. At home her large dog and young children keep her busy and entertained!