Introducing Dr Megan Wheeless
We would like to introduce our amazing new vet Dr Meagan Wheeless. Meagan earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling both from the University of Texas, Austin.
Previously Meagan worked for 6 years as a rehabilitative counselor and psychotherapist for military veterans who were transitioning back into the civilian workforce. After years of incorporating equine therapy programs and service dogs into her work, she decided to pursue veterinary medicine. She saw the tremendous impact that animals make in people’s lives and wanted to make a difference for animals in return.
Meagan is an 8th generation Texan, originally from Austin. In April 2017 she moved her family to Australia on a 457 visa to embark on a new adventure together. People thought they were crazy for bringing the whole crew but they couldn’t imagine making a home here without each of them, including fellow native Texan husband, Chance; Golden Retriever Cali; black Labrador Canan; Terrier-Doxie mix Lola; Chihuahua Lily; and Ginger Manx cat Mason. They say everything is bigger in Texas and that certainly includes their personalities! Eventually they would love to expand their family with horses, goats, and alpacas.
Meagan has a strong passion for travel and international animal welfare. She has done externships and volunteer work all over the world including the Galapagos Islands, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. She hopes to continue this work domestic and abroad through outreach/ community education programs and spay-neuter clinics. She has been really enjoying treating and learning more about native Australian wildlife.
Meagan loves to spend her spare time outdoors with her husband and dogs, particularly hiking, paddling and swimming in the lakes, rivers and the ocean. She also loves photography and creating works of art out of refurbished material.