Our Promise To You
Dr. Shibly Mustapha
Practice Co-Owner, Veterinarian
Shibly is Australian-born but grew up in South Africa on farmland with his family and two dogs (a German Shepherd and a Pug). After being exposed to so many different types of animals, including a lot of wildlife, Shibly decided that he wanted to dedicate his life to looking after them and their owners.
He loves putting a smile on owners’ faces and knowing that he can alleviate some of the concerns they have about their furry family. After studying back in Australia, he gained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours. Shibly then spent four years working and travelling through Southern Africa and the UK, mainly looking after wildlife and pocket pets. It was at this point that he realised his passion for companion animals, and the bond between pets and their owners.
This realisation brought him back home to Australia. In 2007, Shibly joined the team here at Calamvale and has never been happier! He has a keen interest in motivating his (and Monty & Minx’s) team to be the best vets and nurses they can be, and also is particularly gifted at creating an educational, fun, fair and professionally challenging work environment in which his staff can flourish.
Shibly and his family currently share their home with two pets; Megs, the geriatric, diabetic and often cranky Domestic Medium Hair who they adopted and love dearly; and Yusuf, the friendly Cockatiel who was recently gifted to them.
Dr Ingrid Groeger- Stone, BVSc
Tell us a bit about your journey into the vet industry?
I originally wanted to become a zoologist but changed degrees because I love helping individual patients. Since my graduation I have worked in rural mixed practice, emergency, as a hospital vet and in small animal general practice.
What are your qualifications?
I have a BVSc from James Cook University and a membership by examination with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. I am currently studying a MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour with the University of Edinburgh. I am also a professional dog trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy.
Did you always want to work with pets?
I have always wanted to work with animals. Many of my happiest childhood memories are with my horses or dogs. I want to advocate for animals to give them a voice and relief suffering.
Do you have any special area of interest?
My special interest is veterinary behaviour.
What do you love to do in your free time?
I spend my free time training Urban Search and Rescue dogs and playing with my horses. I also love to read, run, go to the gym and travel the world.
What’s your favourite movie?
Dances with wolves
What’s your life motto?
Pursue what sets your soul on fire
Tell us about your own pets?
I have lots! I have 4 dogs: Ernie, Brave, Schoko and Candy, as well as 2 cats: Panther and Hagrid, 3 horses: Izzy, Finn and Frigate & 6 chickens: Casper, Luna, Wilma, Betty, Nugget and Sunny
What’s your favourite food?
Our Support Team
Hi, my name is Swastika, most people call me Swasi.
I’ve been a vet nurse since 2014 and own 2 cats, named Lola and Layla and a dog named, Zeus.
I became a nurse because I loved the idea of being a voice for those that couldn’t speak or stand up for themselves.
I love coming to work at Monty and Minx Vet every day as I align with the clinic’s family culture and the gold standard level of patient care we strive to give to each patient every day.
I also enjoy being able to help my team achieve personal and professional growth as well as being a strong foundation for them.
In my spare time I like to paint or watch horror movies.
Vet Nurse Skye
Nurse Skye was born and raised on the southside of Brisbane. Started her nursing in emergency at SASH in Sydney and moved back to sunny Queensland. She has a keen interest in pathology, singing to your fur babies, canine and feline behaviour. Outside of work, Skye shares her life with her 5 year old Son Arthur, four legged best friend Rosie, and 4 cats (Gracie Anne, Benjamin, Yugi Moto and Luci).
Vet Nurse Elisabeth
Elizabeth worked hard to get the necessary koalaficiations. She loves the Simpsons hence her cat being named Lenny and her dog named Carl but that’s irrelevant to the job. She has extensive customer service experience and has passion for all animals and providing them with excellent and loving care. Elizabeth loves her job even when it’s pure Pandamonium. Changing careers from the business corporate world to the veterinary industry was the best decision she ever made .