Transformed into a small animal clinic in 2005, and an elite mixed animal hospital over subsequent years, the 'Old Mill' is a true symbol of old meeting new. The state of the art diagnostic equipment and luxurious animal accommodation is in contrast to the vintage charm of the rustic building and the familiar warmth of the animal care team. From the moment you walk in, you are greeted with that country kindness. All throughout your visit, your questions are answered with knowledge and sincerity, and your pet is handled as if they are our own - with gentle hands and kindness. The Old Mill Animal Vet team welcomes you and your pet to meet us at any time.

Meet Our Team
Dr Michaela Plata
  • BVSc/BVBiol (Hons)

Michaela grew up on a Boer goat and Cattle property in Narrabri, North West NSW. It was from those beginnings her love of farm animals began. After local high school, she undertook Veterinary studies at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, NSW where she started to really develop a passion for cattle practice, even taking it to Pakistan to work with dairy cattle in regional villages of North Pakistan.

Following graduation, Michaela started her veterinary career in Goondiwindi, QLD and learnt the ropes in all the wonderful things mixed animal practice can offer. Cattle pregnancy testing and Bull testing were her favourite parts of the job. After cutting her teeth in Goondiwindi she moved to the city with her husband to be closer to family. She has a German Short-Haired Pointer called Rio, a Rhodesian Ridgeback called Moshi and a Black cat called Pippin as her fur family.

After working between Murrumba Downs Vet and Old Mill Veterinary Hospital for 2 years, we are lucky to have Michaela as our Full-Time veterinarian at Old Mill Animal Hospital. She thoroughly enjoys the variety of Dayboro veterinary practice and is dedicated to treating all of the species that come her way.

Dr Emily Mabbott
  • BVM&S

Emily graduated from the Royal (Dick) Vet School in Edinburgh. Not being fond of the infamous British climate, she moved to Hong Kong to work in a busy small animal practice and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.  Emily then travelled the Australian East coast and fell in love with all things Aussie. She took a job at a busy mixed practice in the western suburbs of Brisbane. Five years later Emily moved to the north side of Brisbane and started working at Old Mill Animal Hospital in 2016.

Emily enjoys the varied caseload that working at Old Mill brings- from first time visits with new puppies & kittens to the lovely greying muzzles of our older patients, unwell feathered friends as well as the occasional woolly patient.

Emily is currently on maternity leave, adding another addition to her troublesome duo at home- her toddler and a rather naughty Staffy cross “Nitro”. Emily is looking forwards to returning to work at Old Mill in early 2019.

Vet Nurse

Kat hails from an emergency and specialist background. She has 14 years of nursing experience and has brought her skills to the team at Old Mill Animal Hospital. Our nurse Kat has a genuine interest in animal enrichment and behaviour, along with being a highly dedicated wildlife carer.

Vet Nurse

Amy joined the Old Mill family in July 2019 after making the career change from Customer Care & Retail, to become a Veterinary Nurse. Amy lives in Ocean View with her Husband, Staffy X called Boy, 7 chickens, 2 Cockatiels & has recently taken on 3 bottle fed calves for their hobby farm adventures. Amy has always had a passion for animals and has a keen interest in wildlife care. She is currently studying with the AIRC for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and looks forward to learning all aspects within this field, particularly in Pathology work. Amy looks forward to creating long-lasting relationships with our clients and the community.