07 5447 4569 [email protected]
Sunshine Beach Vet

Full Medical and Surgical Veterinary Service



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Locally owned reliable family operation


Comprehensive Surgery

The Sunshine Beach Veterinary Surgery is proudly a family owned and operated business for the past 26 years by Dr.Peter Rickford  B.V.Sc (Hons.)


We place great stock in being a sole practitioner as this allows us to provide a personal service every time we see you and your loved pet.  This is also reassuring for your pet as they will always have the same person seeing them each time.

Peter and his nurses enjoy being a part of your pet’s journey from puppy/kitten care right through to geriatric care and everything during the many years in-between.

Having wanted to be a vet from an early age and combining study with surfing, Peter is fortunate to love his job and be able to balance it with the beach lifestyle he shares with his wife and 2 sons and a menagerie of pets.

In appreciation of the wonderful opportunities the vet surgery has provided, Peter is very enthusiastic in supporting various worthy pet charities such as Smart Pups, Silver Lining, Animal Rescue QLD, and other fostering and re-homing charities.

Indeed if you are associated with a charity and are looking for charitable vet help please give us a call.

Our strong ties to the local community and animal welfare are also reflected in our discounted desexing programs for approved applicants in conjunction with the National Desexing Network, Noosa Lions Club, Sippy Creek Animal Refuge and RSPCA QLD.

We are also acutely aware of the keeping our prices competitive for all and have a pragmatic, realistic approach to cost.  We offer the best value care for you and your pets.

Our Services

With over 26 years of establishment we have a well consolidated skill set and equipment to provide for all of your vet care needs

Radiology / X-rays

General Medicine and a Comprehensive Pharmacy

Conveniently available at the time of your appointment

Consultations and Health Checks

which are well spaced to reduce waiting times for you and your pet – we have found this to be really helpful for pets that may stress easy or are super hypo around other animals

Accreditation for Preparing Your Pet/Dog/Cat for Overseas travel


Weight Loss and Dietary Advice and Foods


Oncology and Cancer Care


Vaccinations and Preventative Medicine

To help your pet have a healthier, longer life

In House Blood Diagnostics and Laboratory

With fast access to full external laboratory as necessary

Hospital Ward for In-patients


Surgical procedures including but not limited to:

Soft tissue
Orthopaedic including cruciate ligament repair
Tumour and lump removal
Emergency procedures
Emergency admissions – these take precedence at any time of the day
Dentistry and oral care
…and MORE!

We also can provide access very quickly to specialist referral vets for more difficult cases that may require specialised equipment or skills

i.e. cataract surgery, hip replacements etc.

Charities Supported