our team

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

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! 





 Support Team


Ave Paasuke- registered veterinary nurse & practice manager

‘I have been working with Coral Coast Veterinary Hospital for 5 years now and have enjoyed every moment of it. 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, dog behaviour, 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 dogs Abby and Frank, camping, fishing, horse riding and dog obedience training. 



Kayla Jarratt- Registered Veterinary Nurse

Simone Woods- Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Kris Darcey- Boarding Manager