Dr Shibly Mustapha
Dr Shibly is a Senior Veterinary Surgeon, who has been in practice for 17 years, having worked in general, referral and emergency settings. Dr Shibly is Australian-born but grew up in South Africa on farmland with his family and two dogs (a German Shepherd and a Pug).
After being exposed to so many different types of animals, including a lot of wildlife, Shibly decided that he wanted to dedicate his life to looking after them and their owners. He loves putting a smile on owners’ faces and knowing that he can alleviate some of the concerns they have about their furry family.
Shibly gained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours at University of Queensland. Shibly then spent four years working and travelling through Southern Africa and the UK, mainly looking after wildlife and pocket pets. It was at this point that he realised his passion for companion animals, and the bond between pets and their owners.
Formerly, we were the proud owners of Monty and Minx, a Brisbane-based vet clinic group. While we pride ourselves on treating any pet that comes in, we couldn’t stop thinking – “There must be a way to care for pets before they get sick?”
Preventative care is the foundation of the MustCare method, and of the MustCare brand.
In the 1998 film Patch Adams, Robin William’s character famously said, “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” There’s a reason this became a famous movie quote.
Our pets are our children, our best friends, our family. You wouldn’t want our loved ones to be scared or stressed during a hospital visit, so why would you want your pet to suffer unnecessarily? At MustCare, we know that keeping your pets calm, comfortable and happy is a vital part of treating them.
Our unique approach
We noticed years ago that many people were paying costly bills for treatments that could have been easily prevented with some simple advice from a qualified vet. We couldn’t stand to see so many cute animals in needless discomfort, so we decided to do something about it.
The MustCare Method is the unique approach that we use in all of our clinics. Rather than being reactive and waiting for sick pets to come in, we pride ourselves on our ability to educate our communities. Prevention is always the best treatment.
If pets could talk, they’d rave about MustCare.