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 veterinary science at Sydney University, graduating in 2006. I also completed a Bachelor of Science (Microbiology & Immunology, Hons - Animal Science, Adelaide University) prior to this. I have worked in a number of different clinics around Adelaide and Sydney over the years as well as volunteering in the remote Cook Islands - with my non-vet hubby acting as my nurse! I have been a part of the Northfield Vet Clinic team for over a decade and my love for the clinic lead me to taking over the reins from Dr Ben in 2019. My special interests include Internal Medicine and Dentistry - I enjoy 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 & running an Auskick centre, skiing, go-karting, reading, the beach and exploring - either on foot or in our camper trailer!
I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2017. Since then I have been working in small animal general practice in South Australia. I enjoy all aspects of being a GP vet but especially general surgery and dentistry. When not at work I am usually doting on my fur baby Rosie, (a black Labrador), reading, crocheting or playing hockey.
Dr Clare works Monday-Thursday and alternate Saturday mornings.
I graduated from James Cook University in Townsville, North Queensland, in 2010. After graduation I moved to the Yorke Peninsula and worked in a mixed practice there for 3 years, before settling in Adelaide long term. My passion is surgery, of any kind, but I particularly enjoy orthopaedics. I have many years’ experience in cruciate ligament surgery (de angelis, TTA, MMT, TPLO), fracture repairs, difficult lump removals and more complex soft tissue surgeries.
When not at work I enjoy spending time with my dog, Ruby, and my cat, Purcy. I also love catching up with friends and travelling – especially to the snow.
Dr Elle started at Northfield Veterinary Clinic in March 2021.
Dr Elle's work days: Monday/Tuesday
I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2014 and worked in Adelaide before moving to the UK and working in various practices all over the country for 2 years. Returning to Adelaide in early 2020 I also work in Emergency and Critical Care but love the long-term case continuity in General Practice. I enjoy the complex and intricate medical cases and the fast pace of the ER, but also enjoy the closer sense of community working in General Practice provides. In my free time I also volunteer at a Koala Rescue through the Vets Beyond Borders AVERT programme. I have had many cats and birds, even some hopping mice, but currently just have a children’s python named Lyra.
Dr Nicole's work day: Friday.
Dr Taylor has worked at Northfield Veterinary Clinic since 2019 as our regular locum. She is a much loved member of the Northfield Veterinary Clinic team by both clients and workmates alike!
Dr Ben Sando and Dr Karen Hunter retired at the end of 2020.
Dr Karen is very much looking forward to cheering on her beloved Tigers this year and teaching English as a second language.
Dr Ben is thoroughly enjoying the chance to relax after all the years of dedicated care he gave to those at Northfield Vet Clinic. He now has time to concentrate on his other love - abstract painting! We can't wait to see what masterpieces he produces!
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 - my husband and I used to love packing up the caravan and the dog and taking off to explore!
We are very excited to welcome nurse manager Liz Brady! More about Liz to come very soon! :)
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.
I have a passion for animals and a strong appreciation of the medical field which led me to receive qualifications in Veterinary Nursing, Animal Tech and Pathology.
Being a vet nurse is exciting and I am always learning! I love being able to give personal attention to patients and their parents.
I volunteer with various rescue groups aiding in the rehabilitation of native animals and have a special interest in native birds. I also enjoy painting with acrylics and water colours. Pictured with me is Remi, my rescued Australian magpie. I also have two rainbow lorikeets (Peatrie and Ducky) and my mixed breed dog Lorelai.
I'm more commonly known as Gill :) I have been a vet 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.
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!
Currently on maternity leave!
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.
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