THE NORTHFIELD VETERINARY CLINIC TEAM


 

Our VET team

Dr Belinda Argent - BVSc(Hons), BSc

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My love for animals and desire to understand how the body works (and how to fix it when things go wrong!) led me to studying vet at Sydney University, graduating in 2006. I have worked in a number of different clinics around Adelaide over the years as well as volunteering in the remote Cook Islands. My special interests include Internal Medicine and Dentistry - I love fixing difficult medical problems or sore mouths and seeing both the animal and owner happier as a result! When not vetting, my interests include relaxing with my family & many pets, the Adelaide Crows & Auskick, skiing, the beach and exploring - either on foot or in our camper trailer! 

Dr Ben Sando - BVSc(Hons), BSc

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Growing up around dogs, cats, chooks, pheasants, aviary birds and a goat, and working on farms with horses, dogs, sheep, cattle and pigs, I chose to study vet at Melbourne University, graduating in 1986. I worked as both a country & city vet for a few years before ending up at Northfield Vet Clinic in 1990. I have special interests in Surgery and Ophthalmology but most of all I enjoy seeing animals return to good health. In my spare time I am a keen artist and enjoy sharing my works at art exhibits around Adelaide. 

Dr Karen Hunter - BVSc (Hons)

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Graduating from Melbourne University, I became a vet in 1983. I have a special interest in Dermatology. My loves are my family, a dachshund, numerous other pets, travel, gardening, photography, ceramics, skiing, the Richmond Tigers... and did I mention the dachshund? 

Dr Sarah Drysdale - BVSc (Hons)

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 I have been a small animal vet for 26 years, working at various small animal clinics around Adelaide. I have been at Northfield Veterinary Clinic for over a decade! I have completed Post Graduate courses in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and Anaesthesia and taught at TAFE. I also have an interest in Animal Welfare. 

Our vet nurse team

Casey-Lee Fadden

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 I started nursing at Northfield Veterinary Clinic in 2015 after moving from the Sunshine Coast, QLD. I am incredibly privileged to be able to say that almost every day I get to devote myself to what I am truly passionate about, animals! I am the fat buster nurse who assists pet owners in developing healthy habits and diet plans for their pets. I also foster abandoned or orphaned animals until they are old enough and/or well enough to go to their new families.

Donna Martino

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I joined the Northfield Veterinary Clinic team in 1996 - back when Dr Frank Hollis owned the clinic! My forte is keeping the admin side of the clinic running smoothly - you will also see me helping with consults and on the front desk. I love meeting the puppies and kittens when their new families bring them in to see our vets. That is the best part of my job! I love to travel, so in my spare time, my husband and I pack up the caravan and the dog and take off to explore! 

Gillian Singh

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 I'm more commonly known as Gill :)  I have been a nurse since 1999 - most recently working as an emergency nurse as well as being a part of the team at Northfield Veterinary Clinic. I love this profession more and more the longer I am involved in it. I love working with all animals - from swans to pugs! I also love spending time with children and have two of my own who are as fascinated with animals as I am. 

Leanda Michael

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I am currently studying Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Adelaide - in training to become a vet! Having grown up with animals of all shapes and sizes I was drawn to the veterinary profession from a young age and after working as a Jillaroo for a season I knew this was my passion. My hobbies include hiking, watching movies, horse riding, playing musical instruments, the beach, gym and FOOD!

Marsha Drca

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I completed my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018 - but also hold a Bachelor of Arts (Hons)! I live on a hobby farm with my pets Alfred (German Wire-haired Pointer Dog), four cats: Toulouse, Bagheera, Malcolm, and Scout. Two goats: Vincent Van Goat (pictured), and Daisy, six sheep, and seven chickens!  I am interested in Animal Behaviour, specifically feline behaviour and will be running Puppy Preschool in the near future. Hobbies include playing piano, gaming and spending time with my many animals. 

Ursula Ware

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 I am new to the Northfield team & have worked as a vet nurse for 14 years, the last four alongside specialists.  Missing the closeness of a small team, and getting to know clients and their pets on a personal level, I made the switch back to general practice in June 2019 and I'm so glad I did! At home my time is taken up by a beautiful foster fail Tabby cat called Daly, Freyja, a strongwilled Rottweiler disguised as a Jack Russell Terrier X, and 2 rescue ringtailed possums called Florence and Clarice - my partner gets some of my attention, occasionally!! I look forward to meeting you soon, but I look forward to meeting your furry friends more!! 

Schedule Your Appointment

  Northfield Veterinary Clinic services the Inner North of Adelaide including the following suburbs: Northfield, Pooraka, Ingle Farm, Clearview, Walkley Heights, Blair Athol, Enfield, Northgate, Mawson Lakes, Manningham, Valley View, Broadview, Kilburn, Klemzig, Gepps Cross, Gilles Plains, Hillcrest, Oakden.