COVID-19 Important Notice

Coral Coast Veterinary Services would like to request your cooperation to help assist in keeping our clients and employee’s safe during this very trying time:

For CCVS pet owners:

  • If you or a family member are unwell or have been in contact with someone who is currently unwell and have a pet requiring attention, please call our clinic to make an appointment time and we will collect your pet from your vehicle, dependent on the patient’s requirements.
  • We request that only one person comes into the clinic with your pet.
  • For clients coming into the clinic we have provided an alcohol-based hand sanitiser to be used when entering the clinic.
  • We have put in place 15-minute intervals between appointments to reduce congestion in the foyer and this allows our staff time to attend to cleaning.
  • The 1.5m social distancing applies within the clinic so please ensure to give staff and other clients the required space when entering or exiting.
  • When finalising payment we are encouraging clients to pay via eft/payWave so that we can reduce contact as much as possible.

All the team at Coral Coast Veterinary Services thanks you for your co-operation and ongoing support.

Contact Us

(07) 4061 2590

12 Palmerston Drive,

Goondi Bend QLD 4860


Monday to Friday 8 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday 8 am – 12 pm


About Us

Coral Coast Veterinary Services was initially established by Dr Anthony Kahler as Anthony Kahler Veterinary Services. In 2005, Dr Karen Phillips purchased the practice after having worked as Dr Kahler’s associate.  In 2011, we moved into our purpose-built hospital at Goondi Bend and have not looked back since.  We are now a practice of three full time vets and 4 vet nurses, all of whom are local residents who are lucky enough to be able to work in this rewarding occupation.

At Coral Coast Veterinary Services we service areas including Innisfail, Mission Beach, Silkwood, Babinda, Wangan, South Johnstone, Mena Creek and surrounding areas.

Coral Coast Veterinary Services offers ‘Best Practice’ which means your pet will receive a thorough clinical examination to investigate their medical problems and a diagnostic and treatment program will be discussed with you. An estimate of costs will be provided if requested so that together we can give your pet the best possible care.

We place enormous emphasis on ensuring that the patient and their family’s interests are all considered to allow for the best possible health plan to be put into place in a compassionate and considerate environment.  All staff focus our efforts on making each patient’s and owner’s visit as stress-free as possible.

Our vets and nurses are all very active in their continuing professional development. This means that our staff are up to date with the latest developments in pet health and care and our extensive in-house diagnostic equipment and facilities are being regularly upgraded.

Coral Coast Veterinary Services

Your Pet’s Quality Vet

(07) 4061 2590

Veterinary Services Offered in Clinic

  • Anesthesia with the most up to date agents and equipment.
  • In-house pathology.
  • Laser therapy.
  • Digital radiography.
  • Ultrasound.
  • Dentistry.
  • Comprehensive surgery – soft tissue, orthopaedic, desexing, and everything in between!

We believe that all puppies and kittens should undergo a vaccination protocol to ensure future health. Dogs are commonly vaccinated against Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Bordetella (Kennel Cough). In North Queensland, we also vaccinate at risk dogs against Leptospira australis. Cats are commonly vaccinated against Herpes and Calicivirus as well as Panleukopaenia. Adult animals should have a yearly vaccination booster.

We recommend routine desexing of all animals who are not part of a breeding program.  The ideal age for desexing is 6 months.

Coral Coast Veterinary Services are an AVA Acredited Microchipping Centre.

A microchip used in pet identification is about the size of a grain of rice. It is electronically imprinted with a unique code. Once scanned, the unique identification code is used to identify you, the owner, via a central pet registry. You can then be contacted to arrange reunion with your lost pet.

Clipping can be an essential component to coat management and tick control in some dogs and cats. It can also aid in preventing heat exhaustion during the warmer months of the year. Sedation is offered to facilitate clipping of pets that are reluctant to part with their hairy locks.

At Coral Coast Veterinary Services we offer a variety of bathing options ranging from standard baths to medicated, flea, and tick baths. With warm water on tap and our covered hydrobath area, baths can be performed year round by one of our nurses.

Our Team

Dr Karen

Principal Veterinarian

Dr Zoe


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