Ready Vet is a new and innovative family owned veterinary surgery on the Atherton Tablelands offering a tailored and personal approach to veterinary care. It is the brainchild of Matthew and Catherine Robinson, otherwise known as "Matt & Cat".
Matt & Cat are originally from NSW but met in Brisbane where they forged a living as musicians while studying at university. After moving in mutual circles for many years Cat finally agreed to join Matt for a lamb roast at his place. The rest is history.
Matt & Cat first laid eyes on the Atherton Tablelands from the inside of a red Kombi van named "Gavin" in 2009 . It was love at first sight and they decided to return one day for good. Matt & Cat relocated to the Tablelands in January 2012 and joined the community as a Veterinarian in Mareeba and a Solicitor in Atherton. They were married in the rainforest in Tarzali in 2012.
Matt & Cat befriended Dr John McKenzie of the Yungaburra Veterinary Service in 2012 and recognised a kindred spirit in him. Dr McKenzie retired in October 2013 and Matt & Cat opened Ready Vet, having given Dr McKenzie their word to look after his clients and their animals.
Ready Vet attends to its smaller patients at the Louise Street surgery and treats large animals as a mobile service. Matt & Cat's fresh take on the veterinary industry has quickly earned Ready Vet a reputation for providing attentive and affordable veterinary care.