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 Faustina Niap
With a degree in Veterinary Bioscience, Dr Faustina (Tina) Niap means business when it comes to ensuring your pets’ well-being.
Dr Tina has keen interests in emergency medicine and surgery, and is currently chasing opportunities to develop these skills and take her knowledge to the next level.
Dr Tina works across all three of our clinics and is both passionate about animal care and dedicated to putting the needs of the patient first.
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.
She would be an asset to any clinic, and we’re certainly glad we get to have her on our team.
As a bonus, she’s just become a local, buying a house in Gawler and settling into the community with her cute-as-a-button kitty cat!
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
Dr Nikki Price
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 Nikki graduated from Glasgow University in 1979 and worked as a veterinarian in London before emigrating to Australia in the 80s.
Since 1986 she has worked at various clinics in and around the Barossa Valley as a small animal veterinarian and brings an absolute wealth of experience to our veterinary team.
Dr Nikki has continued professional development throughout her career, completing a Masters Degree and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment,
and has subsequently become a teacher and mentor to a younger generation of nurses and veterinarians through her work as a TAFE Instructor and assisting with surgical training at the Roseworthy Companion Animal Centre.
When not helping your pets stay healthy Dr Nikki loves to sing and create music. She is the Musical Director of the Kapunda & Districts Choir (KaDenCe) and is a trained classical singer and vocal soloist. Dr Nikki also loves bushwalking, having completed all 1,200km of the Heysen Trail twice.