Meet Our Team

 

  

Kate Bitter

Veterinarian

Kate joined us as a locum veterinarian in March 2018 to help with holiday cover.  We loved working with her and were thrilled when she accepted a part-time position.

After studying in Melbourne, Kate worked for 6 years in mixed practice in Bordertown, SA before moving "across the ditch" to Auckland, NZ where she worked in small animal practice for 3 years.  Originally from Adelaide, Kate and her husband Steve answered the call to move back home and decided to settle in the Barossa.

Kate is very caring with all species that walk through our doors and has a dedicated work ethic. She has a happy, positive attitude and brightens our days when at work! 

When not at the clinic, you'll find Kate enjoying some time at Ground up Fitness.  She also enjoys spending time with Steve and their young daughter Maggie at home with their dogs and chickens. She loves exploring the food, wine and experiences the Barossa has to offer!

 


Suzanne Luce

Practice Owner

Suzanne walked through the doors of The Vet Clinic in the middle of 2007 and quickly decided to stay for good.  In fact she loved the clinic so much that she bought it in 2011! 

Suzanne had been a vet nurse in her native country Canada and then in New Zealand where she lived for 7 years before coming to Australia.  She has developed great nursing skills and is comfortable handling any situation that walks through the doors.  These days, although she is spending more time working as a business manager, she will still always find time to give the patients a cuddle!

In February 2013 Suzanne opened For Pets Sake, our pet supplies store, and continues to run both the store and clinic today.  

When Suzanne is not busy managing the businesses, she enjoys doing a bit of woodworking, or just relaxing at home with the dogs and her many (!) cats.

 

 

 

 


Skye Evans

Veterinary Practice Manager

Skye started working at The Vet Clinic in 2006 as our after school cleaner and quickly rose up through the ranks to become an experienced vet nurse and now practice manager.

Alway calm, she takes everthing in her stride without skipping a beat and always remembers the little things that the rest of us are liable to forget!  Skye has developed amazing organisational skills and has a keen ability to keep us all working seamlessly!  Skye has become a confident, reliable veterinary nurse and an invaluable part of our team.

A local girl through and through, her family have been on the land in the Barossa since the mid 1800's.  Skye knows the Barossa and its people like the back of her hand! 

When not at work, Skye enjoys spending time with her partner Scott and their very spoiled cat Ron. She is also constantly busy socialising with friends!


Sue Baxter

Veterinary Nurse

Sue is a kind and gentle soul.  She is a natural listener but can also have an interesting story ready to tell!  Sue is a fantastic nurse and has a natural compassion for our patients in need of a cuddle, with a special affection for the geriatrics. 

Sue now spends most of her time at our pet store but still helps us out at the clinic whenever needed.  Sue is a wealth of information and experience and will always steer you in the right direction when it comes to your pet's needs. 

Vegetarian Sue has fulfilled her lifelong dream of living in an old church with the purchase of a property on the flats.  She shares this with her 2 cats, her dogs Alfie, Bodie and Moo, her chickens and a menagerie of other rescue animals!


Kerrie Shepherdson

Veterinary Nurse

Kerrie started with us in 2007 and after a short stint away, she is now back with us full time.

Kerrie has nursed both small and large animals over many years and continues to love the clinic life and job.  She is a very competent nurse who can manage anything that comes her way.  And best of all she does so with a non-stop smile on her face.  Kerrie certainly knows how to make our days fun no matter how hectic things may get. 

Kerrie has an adopted greyhound from GAP and an adorable mixed breed terrier.  On top of that, her family has recently expanded from 5 to 7 with the addition of two young grandchildren!  

When not at work, or immersed in her grandchildren, Kerrie enjoys spending time with her family, doing outdoor activities, walking with her dogs and photography.

 


Will Reynolds

Veterinary Nurse

Will has been a part of our family since 2014 and started as an after school cleaner.  Will graduated from University with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences and is now working as a veterinary nurse.  

Will is a hardworking and responsible nurse who has taken on all challenges with enthusiasm and confidence. He is wonderful with the patients, gentle, kind and caring.  Will may seem a bit reserved when you first meet him, but don't be fooled, he has a quick-witted sense of humour that keeps us laughing throughout our lunch breaks!  

When Will is not at the clinic, he enjoys volunteering at Monarto Zoo and has a keen interest in African wildlife.  He also enjoys camping and hanging out with his mates.


Peanut Butter

Client Relations

Peanut Butter was brought in by a local business where she had been spending many hours attempting to solicit some tasty treats.  Peanut was a very affectionate and healthy looking cat but after a couple of weeks with us, it became apparent that she did not have a home of her own. 

During those few weeks with us, Peanut quickly worked her way into our hearts with her silly antics, endless cuddles and adorable meow!  She needed a new home and it looked like she had found it.   Peanut now spends her time between the store and the clinic, following Suzanne around.  She equally loves to schmooze the many dogs that visit our clinic and check out the cats as well. 

Her favourite spot though is either draped over Suzanne's shoulders having a nap or stealing the free dog treats in the store.  She keeps our customers amused with her statue like antics!


  
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