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Aberfoyle Hub Veterinary Clinic
Hub Professional Centre
Aberfoyle Park
SA 5159

Phone:
08 8270 5155

 


Ian Mather

BVSc (1984, Sydney University); International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Accreditation 1995
Ian has worked in both small animal and mixed practice since becoming a Veterinarian in 1984, and has experience with a wide range of small, large and exotic species. He now concentrates on small animal medicine with only occasional horse work, leaving his cattle and alpaca days well behind him! Ian is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association, the Australian Equine Veterinary Association, the Australian Veterinary Acupuncturists Association and the local Veterinary Dermatology group.

 


Barb Menzies

BVSc (Hons) (1987, Sydney University); Farm Animal Internship (1990-1991, Murdoch University); MBA (1992, Murdoch University)
Barb is our Practice Manager as well as being a consulting Veterinarian and surgeon. She has a particular interest in surgery and is always looking to advance her skills and learn new surgical techniques. She is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association and the local Veterinary Dermatology group. As well as their three teenage children, she and Ian are the proud pet-parents of Labrador Sandy, cats Tilly and Wolf, horse Shannon, rooster Tom Junior and his hen harem.

 

 

Delwyn Bennett
BSc BVMS (Hons)
Delwyn Bennett completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University in 2002. She joined us in 2012 after 10 years in small animal practice in and around Adelaide in which time she has developed a fascination for animal behaviour and learning. This encompasses everything from puppy development and puppy preschool, effective training strategies for pet and performance dogs and veterinary behavioural medicine for pets with significant behavioural problems. Delwyn enjoys working with senior pets and their owners to optimise their quality of life given both behavioural and medical needs. Complex medical cases are a challenge she is all too happy to take on. Spending most of her time at work consulting she is enjoying getting to know our clients and their pets. Outside of work Delwyn's spare time is spent with her horses (Aba and Bagheera), dog (Tango), cat (Nelson) and Husband, Andrew.

 


Erin Harris
Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing 2007

Erin (aka Ezzy) has been a member of the Hub Family since 2002 and a fully qualified veterinary nurse since 2007. She has a keen interest in dermatology and enjoys running nurse clinics to help educate clients in husbandry care.
At home Erin enjoys playing softball and being a mum - and if having 3 kids isn't chaotic enough, throw in two demanding cats (Lulu and Elly).
Sadly Charlie (aka Chaz - pictured) is no longer with us but is “Forever in our hearts".

 


Lauren Williams

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing 2007
Lauren (otherwise known as Loz) started as a part time Veterinary Nurse in 2002 and achieved full Certificate IV qualification in 2007. She is one of our part time nurses and is responsible for stock control and running our weight loss clinic, where she provides invaluable support and advice for owners with overweight pets. Lauren is mum to Shannon, who attends and is enjoying school. In between working hard and taking care of Shannon, she enjoys spending time with her big beautiful Akita, Duke and is a keen Adelaide Crows supporter.

 

 

Tina Gaddi
Certificate II Animal Studies 2012; Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing 2014
Tina started as a kennel hand in May 2011 & completed her certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing in 2014.

 

 

 


Hayleigh Bridgman
BSC (Animal Science) (Hons)

Hayleigh joined the Hub team in late 2014 as a part-time animal attendant filling in for the nurses while they had their well deserved holidays. Hayleigh completed her Animal Science Bachelor Degree at Adelaide University in 2013 and later completed her Honours in 2014, graduating in 2015. She has always had a passion for animal care and welfare and growing interest in animal behaviour and nutrition. Growing up there has always been animals around coming from a farming background. Currently her main focus is on her fur babies Scar and Keena (Bullmastiffs), family pets Jade (Doberman) and Athena (Staffy x). Hayleigh looks forward to continuing to gain knowledge in chosen fields and to progress in her journey within Aberfoyle Hub Vets as our full time receptionist.

 

Sarah Fuller

Cert III Veterinary Nursing 2014

Sarah joined the team in May 2016 as a casual veterinary nurse. Sarah is currently mid way through completing her certificate IV in veterinary nursing and aims to be completed by the end of 2018. Sarah currently runs our puppy pre school classes and processes all your insurance claims. Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with her Kelpie Lucy and Horse Harry. 

 

 

 

Leanne Berkseth

Cert III Veterinary Nursing 2005

Leanne joined our clinic in October 2017. Leanne completed her certificate 3 in veterinary nursing in 2012 however has been working in he industry since 2005, starting in Roxby downs then relocating to Adelaide. In 2012 had a break for a couple years doing dental nursing and aged care. During this time nothing satisfied Leanne as much as working with animals. Leanne has 2 cats at home (Dio & Ozzy) which she hand reared from 2 weeks of age. Out of work Leanne makes jewellery, sells crystals and has her card reading certification, also has her Reiki 1 & 2 certification.

 


 

Flynn
Clinic Cat
Flynn came to us in 2004 when a member of staff's neighbour bought him in as an injured stray and asked if we could care for him until they could locate his owners. Unfortunately no owners were found and we were faced with two choices - send him off to the RSPCA where he would face an uncertain fate or keep him as a clinic cat. Thus Flynn was castrated and microchipped and is now living it up in the clinic loved by all the staff (most of the time!) His hobbies include eating, sleeping, breaking into any foodstuffs that are left in his reach, and occasionally chasing a bottle cap across the treatment room floor. Keen-eyed visitors may spot him through the consult room doors and reclining on his throne a top the refrigerator! On the 27th of March 2015 we said good-bye to Flynn as he crossed over rainbow bridge. You will be forever in our hearts RIP.