Ian is our Senior Clinician, and has worked in both small animal and mixed practice since becoming a veterinarian in 1984. He has experience with a wide range of small, large and exotic species, and now concentrates on companion animal medicine and ultrasonography. Ian is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association, Australian Small Animal Veterinary special interest group, Australian Veterinary Acupuncturists’ Association and the local Veterinary Dermatology group. Ian is married to Barb, and enjoys being outside in the garden or playing golf on his days off.
- BVSc (1984, Sydney University)
- International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Accreditation 1995
Barb is our Veterinary Manager as well as being a consulting veterinarian and surgeon. She has a particular interest in surgery, dentistry, and palliative care medicine and is always looking to learn more and advance her skills. She is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association, Australian Small Animal Veterinary special interest group and the local Veterinary Dermatology group. As well as their three (adult) children, she and Ian are the proud pet-parents of dog Beau, cats Tilly and Wolf, horse Shannon, and hens Muji, Fuji, Fiji and Sylvie. Outside of work, Barb keeps busy painting, volunteering, and training Beau!
- BVSc (Hons) (1987, Sydney University)
- Farm Animal Internship (1990-1991, Murdoch University)
- MBA (1992, Murdoch University)
Delwyn Bennett completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University in 2002. She joined 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 verterinary 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. Delwyn returned in 2018 after a year on maternity leave. Outside of work Delwyn’s time is spent with her husband, Andrew, being a mum to her son, Rowan, with her horses (Aba and Ebony), and Australian Terrier, Seesaw.
- BSc BVMs (hons) 2002, Murdoch Uni Western Australia
Celeste joined the Hub Vet team in 2019 as Practice Manager to assist in the daily running of the clinic and related administrative duties. She has been working in the Veterinary Industry for the past 20 years and enjoys being part of a dynamic and dedicated Hub Vet team. . At home, Celeste is kept busy with her 2 children and their rescue dog, “Jelly Bean” and recently adopted geriatric jack russel terrier, Niles.
- Diploma Veterinary Nursing, 2000
- BCom MBM, 2011
Erin (aka Ezzy) has She has a keen interest in dermatology, enjoys team consulting with the Vets and keeps the clinic sparkling. At home Erin is Mum to 3 crazy kids, Amelia, Pippa and Lincoln. Her fur babies are Heidi the greyhound and her beautiful Lulu, an elderly cat with Renal and Hyperthyroid Disease. Sadly Charlie (aka Chaz – pictured) is no longer with us but is “Forever in our hearts”.
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.
- Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, 2007
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.
- BSc (Animal Science), 2014 (Hons) 2015
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.
- Certificate III Veterinary Nursing, 2014
Ashleigh completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2019, with the hopes of finding a rewarding and engaging career. She found this in the Hub Vet Clinic, joining us in early 2020. Outside of work Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her family dog, Bella, who despite her old age still gets herself into a lot of mischief and eats all the things she shouldn’t.
- Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, 2020
Hebé joined the team in 2019 as a qualified veterinary nurse after undertaking placement with us as apart of her study. She is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour) at Flinders University and has an interest in behaviour and surgical nursing. Outside of work and uni Hebé likes to stay fit and enjoys playing sport competitively.
- Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, 2019
Purdey joined the Hub team in November 2019. Being new to the Veterinary Industry at that stage, she quickly settled into the Hub vet family and has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the industry, patients and clients.
Purdey’s background has been quite varied, but has always involved working with people. Her various past roles have included child care, receptionist In physiotherapy & Flight Attending, as well as being a qualified Counsellor.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time exercising, the outdoors, hiking & camping with her daughter Tayla, family, friends and pets.
- Diploma in Counselling, 2017
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