About Bargara Vet Surgery

Bargara Veterinary Surgery opened its doors in March 2011 as a branch practice of East Bundaberg Veterinary Hospital to service the animal owners of the coastal regions surrounding Bundaberg including Bargara, Coral Cove, Innes Park and Innes Park North, Elliot Heads, Burnett Heads and The Hummock.

Since opening, our surgery has quickly grown to a facility that now offers professional veterinary care, a surgical theatre, a grooming parlour and stock of a large range of pet care needs.

A Message From The Owner

Hi, my name is David Challen and I own Bargara Veterinary Surgery.

The hospital is dedicated to the prevention of health problems and treatment of sick and injured small domestic animals such as dogs and cats, but we also deal with other domestic animals such as birds, guinea pigs and other pocket pets.
We also offer our services to deal with injured or sick wildlife on a no cost basis.

Our animal hospital was established in 1984 and has grown from a one man veterinary surgery to the multi veterinarian animal hospital it is today. We use the latest in technology for the diagnosis and treatment of problems that our furry friends encounter.

We also spend a lot of time on prevention of problems and have a number of animal health clubs that are active within the business. We offer special discounts for the members of these clubs and encourage all owners to ensure their animal stays healthy.

I welcome you to our animal hospital website and encourage all visitors to have a look at the virtual tour of our hospital, and spend some time investigating the many different sections within the website.

This is the world of the veterinary profession and as you enter each section of the website it will hopefully give you some insight of what a veterinarian and a vet nurse has to encounter during the course of each day. It will also give you some indication of what our animal hospital has to offer you and your animal.

Meet Our Staff

Our wonderful team at Bargara Veterinary Surgery provides you with professional veterinary care with a warm and caring touch.

Dr David Challen

We use the latest in blood testing equipment, powerful x-rays, fibre optics etc to make a diagnosis and we use the latest information in the treatment of animals.

Dr Randall Keyes

I prefer to look upon all small animals as companion animals as I feel these animals fulfil an important role in our daily lives and are well worth considering as being part of every family.

We are Animal Health Professionals Striving for Excellence


Experienced Veterinarians

The veterinary team at Bargara Vet Surgery has a comprehensive knowledge spanning all facets of veterinary science.


Professional & Friendly Staff

Our staff are devoted to a superior quality of veterinary care and always ensure that your precious animal friends are taken care of in the best possible manner.


On Call 24/7

We are available 24 hours a day if you have an emergency. Rest assured that your loved pet will be attended to by one of our caring veterinarians.


Same Day Appointments

We are happy to schedule your pet’s appointment, and we will try to accommodate you with the most convenient time possible.


Walk-In's Accepted

If the need arises, and your pet should need to be seen that day, calling ahead will allow us to ‘work’ you into our schedule.


No Extra Fees

The best thing you can do to avoid emotional situations is to have your pet insured.

First time to Bargara Vet for me today with my little puppy Cypress. Was seen by and treated by Claire. Excellent service by all staff involved. I was given a cuppa while waiting. Everybody was friendly and helpful. Thanks Anne and Cypress

Anne Shepherd

Patient Owner

Animal Health Professionals Striving for Excellence

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. Same Day Appointments are Available.

20 Bauer St, Bargara QLD 4670