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Our Brilliant 
Support Staff


Connie Barker
Practice Manager

With extensive hospitality experience and qualifications in Frontline Management, Connie’s organizational skills and calm-in-a-crisis manner are crucial to making our business run effectively.

Connie joined the team in 2008 and over the years has gradually taken control of, and streamlined, a range of clinic functions, and was the driving force behind our successful move from Bright St to our new clinic on Redbanks Rd.

Now our Clinic Manager, Connie is the glue that holds our team together, and loves the experience of supporting a small, family-owned and community minded business.

Connie lives with her partner and two daughters, and we love to use her dog Anzac in our clinic advertising!


Toni Katzorke
Client Relations 

The owner of the friendly smile that greets you at our Gawler Clinic belongs to our receptionist, Toni.

With qualifications in human disability care, Toni now focuses her caring attitude towards our patients and owners, and as someone who’s never been able to walk past a pet without giving them a pat or a cuddle, Toni’s ready to make you and your fur babies feel happy and comfortable when you arrive.

Toni loves to paint, play netball and basketball for fun and is in the middle of renovating her 2nd house.

A Barossa local, Toni lives with her tiny chihuahua/shitzu cross Daisy – an attention seeking little ball of energy that just loves a cuddle as well as her ratbag cat Pudding!

Toni also holds reputation as our professional Cuddler!!


Ebony Perry
Kennel Hand

With a love of all things with feathers, fur and scales, Ebony decided early that she wanted to become a Vet.  In year 10 she completed a week of work experience at a vet clinic and was offered part time work as a Junior Vet nurse. 

Ebony has a passion for science and maths and with all of her subjects picked for her final year of school, Ebony plans to enrol at the University of Adelaide.  

Ebony has 2 dogs, Mack (an American Staffordshire Terrier), and Millie (a Beagle crossed with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Jack Russell) and has 3 tropical fish named Vader, Skillet and Wilbur. 


Ebony is passionate about what she does and looks forward to learning more from the team at the practice and is as equally passionate to care for your pet in any way she can.


Royal Choi
Consultation Liaison

Roy is an international student from Hong Kong currently studying Veterinary science at the university of Adelaide. Being a Vet has always been Roys dream and he is hoping to gain experience and a better understanding of the Veterinary industry by learning from the best!

As well as Roys love of petting and cuddling all fur babies, in his spare time he enjoys sports, and plays volleyball and golf himself for fun.

Roy has two tuxedo cats of his own, who are currently being spoiled rotten at home by his lovely parents.


Odette Applebee

Odette is our afternoon receptionist! 

She has lived in Gawler for over 30 years and in that time has worked in equine and small animal practice as a veterinary nurse.

She has also with her husband been self employed in the wholesale and retail industries owning delis, milk rounds and newsagents.

With many years in the customer service field she jumped at the chance to become part of the GVS team as afternoon receptionist. 

Out of clinic she loves to cook, craft of any type, and being outdoors. 

Gawler Vet Clinic Logo Signage - wider b

8-12 Redbanks Rd

Willaston, 5118

Smithfield Clinic Signage Logo - wider b

Cnr Queen Street & Anderson Walk 

Smithfield, 5114

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