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21 Murray St

Tanunda, 5352

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8-12 Redbanks Rd

Willaston, 5118

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Cnr Queen Street & Anderson Walk 

Smithfield, 5114

Meet  our Fabulous 
Vet Nurses

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Melissa Lewis

Veterinary Nurse

As a Cert IV Accredited and Registered Veterinary Nurse and formerly the Vice-Chair of the VNCA, Mel is one of our most experienced nurses.

She thrives under the pressure of surgery, critical care and emergency situations, and is absolutely passionate about training the next generation of vets and vet nurses.

Mel is also our resident MasterChef, who loves to spoil her co-workers with her amazing cooking. You might even see us showing of her skills on our Facebook Page.

Mel lives on a 20-acre farm we’ve dubbed “Animal Nirvana” with 7 horses, 9 sheep, Feta the Goat, 4 dogs, 6 cats, 1 ferret, as well as numerous ducks, chickens and turkeys!

Kat McDonald

Veterinary Nurse

Ask any of our vets, vet nurses or clients and they’ll tell you that Kat is one of the very best animal handlers and surgical nurses you can find, and she strives to make visits to the clinic enjoyable for both patients and clients.

With nearly a decade of experience as a vet nurse, Kat was inspired by her time at Moholoholo Rehab Centre in  South Africa, where she spent time volunteering with sick and orphaned lions cubs, birds of prey, tamarins, servals, a rhino and jaguars.

And while Kat loves dogs, at heart she’s a cat person, living with her two neurotic cats – Fizz and Floki (who don’t like each other very much) - enjoys catching up on the latest Netflix has to offer and driving Mel crazy by hiding her coffee mug around the office

Kylie Armitt

Veterinary Nurse / Reception

With a background in aged care, Kylie’s supportive and understanding nature have helped her become the smiling and caring face of our Smithfield Clinic.

Living locally in the Northern Suburbs with her family and beloved dog Ruby, Kylie joined the GVS team in 2010, fresh from completing her Veterinary Nursing studies, and over the last decade she has worked across our clinics dealing with unique situations and cases which have developed her nursing skills and experience.

Kylie gets enormous satisfaction from surgical nursing, but is also keenly interested in animal rehabilitation and wildlife care

Britt Lewis

Veterinary Nurse

Having already started her career in veterinary medicine in 2017 by completing a Cert II and Cert III in Animal Studies and working as a vet nurse in the Barossa, Britt joined us in 2019 and this year began studying for her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Since starting at the Gawler Clinic in March 2019 Britt has begun learning the whole trade from answering phones, to administering and monitoring anaesthetic to providing surgical assistance and is taking to it like a duck to water.  Britt loves helping the litters and families of pets, and one of the highlights of her time at the clinic so far was successfully helping to deliver a litter of kittens via a delicate caesarian operation, and she’s keen to keep learning everything she can about animal care.

Britt lives with her precious Malamute called Maheegan, an indestructible cat called Grimm and one of the cutest ferrets you’ll ever see.

Holly Taylor

Veterinary Nurse / Reception

Holly currently works as a Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist at our Gawler Clinic while she studies her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, but we can already see a great vet developing her skills.

Having wanted to be a veterinarian since she was little, Holly is loving the experience she is getting

working in a clinic before she graduates, and is getting to see all aspects of the business that can only make her a better vet in the future.

Originally from Victoria where she grew up with a pet cow that could be ridden and liked to roll over for belly rubs, she moved to SA to study and loves it here.

Holly’s now a Gawler local, where she lives with Albie – her menace of a border collie – 3 chooks and two resident possums. working in a clinic before she graduates, and is getting to see all aspects of the business that can only make her a better vet in the future.

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Sally Limb

Veterinary Nurse

Straight out of TAFE Sally’s first nursing job was In a 24/7 emergency clinic – and she loved it, thriving on the intense and dramatic nature of emergency practice.

With a CERT II Animal Studies and a CERT IV Veterinary Nursing, Sally is interested in anaesthetics and surgical nursing and is enjoying the less hectic pace of general practice and the many opportunities she is getting to learn from her colleagues.

Early in 2020 Sally volunteered with the Adelaide Koala Rescue Hospital, set up after the devastating bushfires in what was a heartbreaking but eye-opening and extremely rewarding experience.

Sally lives locally with her 3 dogs – Coops the old Labrador and staffy cross cattle dogs Syd & Tiggi – 3 ex-stray cats (Boots, Monkey and hand-raised demon-puss Nuggle) and 6 hand-raised sheep who might just think they are dogs.

Corrin Burgess

Veterinary Nurse

A born and bred Barossa girl, Corrin’s nursing experience stretches right back to completing a school-based apprenticeship in year 12, and she has been nursing your pets ever since.

Corrin holds a Cert II in Animal studies, loves being part of the surgical team, but  is also very interested in helping us understand the preventative power of nutrition on your pets’ overall health.

Corrin lives in the heart of the Barossa with her family and an aging flock of animals, including a 17-year old Heeler who patiently suffers being dressed in princess capes and crowns by Corrin’s happy 3-year old daughter, and two 13-year old kittens called Hamish and Andy.

A long-term crazy horse gal, Corrin also has 2 welsh ponies and her 20-year old thoroughbred called Fab, who she rode in State & National Showjumping teams, but is now happily enjoying the retired life.

Indi Sayer
Veterinary Nurse-COMING SOON

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Hayley Carter
Veterinary Nurse-COMING SOON