21 Murray St
8-12 Redbanks Rd
Cnr Queen Street & Anderson Walk
Meet our Amazing
Dr Tony Atyeo
Practice Owner / Principal Veterinarian
Tony completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in 1972 then came to work at a little vet clinic in Gawler owned by Dr Bruce Eastick.
Now, with over 45 years of experience caring for your furry, feathered, scaled or tailed family members, Tony is the owner and Principal Veterinarian of that little clinic – Gawler Veterinary Services.
Proud of his contribution to developing future generations of veterinarians, Tony has mentored students and graduates from all the Australian and New Zealand vet schools, and helped many new veterinarians get their start in the industry.
With a professional interest in dermatological issues and soft tissue surgery, Tony keeps the nurses on their toes in the treatment rooms and surgery as his experience shows in the speed and precision of his work.
A local through and through with close links to many community groups – most especially to the Gawler Rotary Club – Tony lives in Willaston with his aging Labrador Riley and a pandemonium of rescued parrots.
Dr Michelle Starr
With an 1st Class Honours Degree in Veterinary Science and over 15 years experience in veterinary treatment, Dr Michelle loves getting to know your pets, takes pride in watching them grow up and live fulfilling lives, and is dedicated to building her already extensive knowledge of veterinary care.
Her interests in diagnostic imaging and pocket pets have led Dr Michelle to complete further education in ultrasonography and to gain her Fear-Free qualification to help reduce the stress of pets during vet visits.
When she’s not hard at work in the clinic Michelle relaxes with her violin and is a member of the Australian Veterinary Orchestra and enjoys travelling the country and the world (and she always sends us great photos of the animals she sees on the way!).
Dr Michelle lives with Billy, her lively rescue terrier adopted from the AWL, and despite chronic hip pain he’s still a lively little “puppy” who always bounces happily when Michelle comes home.
Dr Clare Kibble
You can’t get much more local than Dr Clare Kibble.
A home-grown vet that grew up in Gawler and completed her degrees in Veterinary Bioscience (2013) and Veterinary Medicine (2017) at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus, Dr Clare is a testament to the quality of veterinary education in Australia.
Here at GVS we’ve watched Dr Clare’s transition from wide-eyed graduate to seasoned veterinarian happen at a rapid pace, as her love of learning has seen her develop her surgical skills and embrace a focus on preventative medicine that helps maintain your pets’ quality of life.
When not caring for your furry family, Clare plays hockey in the local league and loves to take her constant companion – black Labrador Rosie – to the local dog park or on long neighbourhood-discovering walks.
While spending much of her time at the Gawler clinic, Dr Clare works across all three of our clinics.
Dr Serena Hawes
Dr Serena Hawes is the newest vet to join the Gawler practice, and is already at home with our patients, new and old alike.
With previous experience in education and vision science, she has realised her life-long dream of becoming a Veterinarian by recently completing her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide. During her studies, she worked as a Veterinary Nurse and completed veterinary clinical placement across several hospitals and clinics, including right here at GVS. She loved the area so much while studying that she is a now a firmly entrenched local.
Serena has turned her love of animals into a passion for many aspects of veterinary practice, in particular dentistry, surgery and feline medicine, and she looks forward to caring for your loved ones.
Mother to two Exotic cats, Snoop and Bertie, Serena enjoys exercising around Gawler, spending time with loved ones, and is thrilled to be working at Gawler, Tanunda and Smithfield Veterinary Services.