Meet our team

Dr Nikki Tapp - Lead Veterinarian

  • Coral Sea Vet Care - Lead Vet - Dr Nikki Tapp

Dr Nikki Tapp joined us as full time Veterinarian from October 2018. Nikki originates from New Zealand and after 10 years working as a Veterinary Nurse all over the world, she graduated from Massey University as a Veterinarian.

Nikki has been working in the FNQ for the past 5 years in small animal, exotic and emergency roles. She loves all animals great and small, furry, feathered and scales and is now a permanent fixture here at Coral Sea Vet Care to provide you with the highest standards of veterinary care. 

Dr Ellen May Ariel - Veterinarian

Coral Sea Vet Care - Vet Dr Ellen May Ariel
  • BVSc

In February Dr Ellen May Ariel, a James Cook University graduate, joined the team at Coral Sea Vet Care. Ellen has the tremendous asset of being fresh from the academic setting and excited about sharing her knowledge with clients regarding nutrition and behavior. She is also eager to broaden her experience base with non-traditional pets and local wildlife. New graduates always invigorate a practice by making colleagues reassess current protocols and ways of thinking. We are lucky to have her be able to share the latest in medical therapies with us.