our team

Dr Emma Barrett BSc BVMS- Practice Owner, Veterinarian & Acupuncturist

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Dr Emma was four years old and living on her family plantation in Carnarvon when she first watched the Australian TV series ” A Country Practice” and decided she wanted to be a Vet and with determination and dedication, that is exactly what she did! Emma left Carnarvon only briefly to complete her studies, first as a boarder for year 11 and 12 at Santa Maria college, then straight onto Murdoch University to complete her degree in 2006.

Emma returned home and went straight to work at Gascoyne Vets where she stayed until 2009, leaving to assist a co-worker who opened the Coral Coast Veterinary Hospital.  In 2015, Emma took ownership of the business, and loves assisting the families of Carnarvon and surrounds with all their pet care requirements. Emma loves reuniting people with their pets after they have been unwell and the many smiles she brings to peoples faces.  She loves Carnarvon for its diverse industry and cross section of people as well as being close to her family and life long friends. Emma’s special interests include dentistry, acupuncture and equine cervical spinal mobilisation. Emma has 3 very boisterous beagles- Marshall, Arnold & Ali who keep her on her toes! 



Dr Rossana McKenzie DVM – Veterinarian, Remedial Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist


Dr. Rosey qualified with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with Honours) in Canada in 1988. Since then, she has worked mostly in small animal practices in Canada, the U.K., Singapore and Australia, most recently for 4 years within a large veterinary group in Perth. She has also worked as a sales manager for a veterinary diet company, and in a very large dog rescue centre. She has 20+ years’ experience as a veterinarian and a strong interest in dermatology, ophthalmology, and nutrition. She set up and ran her own successful practice in Cheshire, U.K., integrating acupuncture and homeopathy with conventional medicine. Rosey is also a qualified and practising remedial massage therapist and Yoga teacher.

Rosey lives with her husband Daren and two boisterous dogs Mia & Bourne, both rescued from Shenton Dog Refuge.





 Support Team


AveabbyAve Paasuke- registered veterinary nurse & practice manager

‘I have been working with Coral Coast Veterinary Hospital for 2.5 years now and have enjoyed every moment of it. I’m currently finalising my study in Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, I love that every day is different and challenging. It is so rewarding when our sick patients are reunited with their pet parents healthy, happy and exited. I’m very privileged to work in CCVH because we have endless opportunities for continuous education and work with all the latest equipment.
I love assisting our vets in all sorts of procedures from acupuncture to complicated orthopaedic surgery.
I’m very passionate about emergency nursing, radiography, and the aboriginal dog health program, as well as the work we do with our local SAFE (Saving Animals From Euthanasia).
On my time off I enjoy everything that Carnarvon has to offer. Long walks on the beach with my rescue dog Staffy x Abby, camping, fishing and being outdoors’.


michelle1 Michelle Anderson- registered veterinary nurse

Welcoming our new veterinary nurse Michelle to the team! Michelle has travelled all the way from South Australia to be with us. She has previously nursed in emergency and critical care for a number of years, has a strong interest in surgery and feline behaviour and is looking forward to meeting you all soon and caring for your furbabies like they are one of her own!





Mariee Ward- Boarding Co-ordinator & groomermariee1

We welcome Mariee to the Coral Coast team. Mariee has joined us as manager of our boarding kennels and is a fantastic asset to our hospital! Mariee is doing a great job of learning all aspects of vet nursing and shows great passion for animal care and welfare.