About Us

Who we are

When people come to see us at any time of the day or night, they are often entering the Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre with their best friend who is very sick or injured.  Owners will be anxious and they will be concerned.  They are seeking relief, hope and a solution to their best mates’ problems.  We are here for them.  We are here for you.

We are a group of people, passionate about animals, working for a proudly Australian owned company, where the drive to work every day comes from a calling. A calling to help those who can’t help themselves, the magnificent animals of our wonderful planet earth.

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans”

– James Herriot

Our Staff

Dr Ron Baker

Managing Director

Dr Matthew Woodruff

Resident Small Animal Medicine

Dr John Punke

Specialist Small Animal Surgeon

Dr Claire MacRae

Hospital Operations Manager, ER Team Leader and Emergency Vet

Dr Kirsten Hailstone

Resident Veterinary Dentistry

Dr Nick Pretorius

Resident Small Animal Surgery

Dr Richard Woolley

Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

Dr Fui Yap

European Specialist Small Animal Surgeon

Our Emergency Vet Team

  • Dr. Claire MacRae
  • Dr. Jeff Clyne
  • Dr. Casey Jacobs
  • Dr. Jo Elliot
  • Dr. Felicity McGovern
  • Dr. Mario Morgos
  • Dr. Tim Lawrie
  • Dr. Helen Palm
  • Dr. Donna Sayer
  • Dr. Erik Geiss
  • Dr Brook Saloma

Our Emergency Nursing Team

  • Lee-Anne
  • Kellie
  • Jo
  • Fiona
  • Charlotte
  • Annie
  • Amy
  • Francia
  • Gillian
  • Sarah
  • Angela
  • Samantha

Our Surgical Nursing Team

  • Leanne
  • Kayla
  • Michelle
  • Belinda
  • Rhonda
  • Zinta
  • Lauren H
  • Lauren S
  • Vikki

Our Dentistry Nurses

  • Ursula
  • Rachel

Our Medicine Nurse

  • Stefan

Our Receptionists

  • Leah
  • Kerry
  • Leanda
  • Amanda

Our Admin Team

  • Kate
  • Elisha
  • Melissa
  • Judy

Our Support Team

  • Teresa
  • Dylan
  • Daniel
  • Holly
  • Denisse

Our Radiographers

  • Jess Allan
  • Justine Branson
  • Trevor Harlow

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