List of Adelaide Vet Specialists

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This isn’t just for dogs and cats in Adelaide. If you live near any city in the developed world these days, you need to know these people exist. One day you may be very grateful.

To see a specialist you need to get a referral from your regular vet. You can trust your vet to refer when it’s in your pet’s interests but it’s always your right to ask.

What Is A Veterinary Specialist?

A vet specialist is someone who:

  • Has met or exceeded a high standard of training in a specific field
  • Has done extra university training, rigorous study and original research
  • Has been allowed to join a specialist professional board or college
  • Is registered as a specialist with the Veterinary Surgeons’ Board

Below is a list of every vet specialist available to see pets in Adelaide. If you look closely you’ll notice I’ve also included a few other Adelaide vets who are on the path to being specialists, such as those undergoing a Residency. These vets still have awesome knowledge and skills.

Vet Cancer Specialist

Dr Anne Peaston BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD DipACVIM (Oncology) FANZCVSc (Oncology)
Specialist Veterinary Oncologist
Companion Animal Health Centre

Vet Eye Specialist

Dr Robert A. “Tony” Read
Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Location

Kellam Bayley BVSc CertVOphthal
Residency in Ophthalmology
Location

Gavin Newman MA VetMB CertVOphthal
Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Location

Vet Heart Specialist

Mr Richard Woolley 
BVetMed DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS
Specialist in Cardiology
Anzac Highway Referral Centre

Vet Skin & Ear Specialist

Dr Peter Hill BVSc PhD DVD DipACVD DipECVD MACVSc
Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
Companion Animal Health Centre

Dr Andrew CarterBVSc (Hons)
RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Dermatology
Norwood Referral Centre

Dentistry

Kirsten Hailstone BSc BVMS
Residency in Veterinary Dentistry
Anzac Highway Referral Centre

Vet Medicine Specialist

Dr David Davies BSc, BVMS (Hons), FANZCVS (Canine Medicine)
Specialist in Canine Medicine.
Norwood Referral Centre

Dr Jane Yu, MANZCVS
Lecturer in Companion Animal Internal Medicine
Companion Animal Health Centre

Matt Woodruff BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS
Residency in Small Animal Medicine
Anzac Highway Referral Centre

Dr Kristen Parker DVM MVSc ACVIM
Residency in Clinician Internal Medicine
Norwood Referral Centre

Vet Surgery Specialist

Dr Olaf Schaaf BVSc (Hons II), MANZCVS (SAS), Dipl ECVS
Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Companion Animal Health Centre

Dr Penny Tisdall BVSc, MVetClinstuds, FAVSc
Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Companion Animal Health Centre

Dr Ryan Taggart DVM, MS, DACVS
Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Norwood Referral Centre

John P. Punke DVM, MS, DACVS-SA (US)
Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Anzac Highway Referral Centre

Dr Adrian Wallace BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS Dipl.ECVS
Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Anzac Highway Referral Centre

Dr Andrew Dunn BVSc (Hons), MACVSc
Residency in Small Animal Surgery
Norwood Referral Centre

Veterinary Behaviour Consultants

Dr Kersti Seksel BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FACVSc DACVB DECAWBM
Registered Veterinary Specialist, Behavioural Medicine
Kersti consults every 3 months from Adelaide Veterinary Behaviour Services
184 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA, 5171
08 7480 0597

It’s also worth mentioning two vets who are members of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Behaviour. These are:

Dr Tracey Henderson BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

Eleanor Parker BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

They are highly recommended for behavioural problems in dogs and cats

Horse and Cattle Specialists

There are several specialists in equine or bovine medicine and surgery available at the University. I’m less up-to-date with them, but a phone call or a visit to the website should provide some names.
Companion Animal Health Centre

Anaesthesia Specialists

Lastly, let’s not forget these specialists working within our referral hospitals. We don’t specifically refer you to them, but they are still vital to success in many patients.

Where To Find Adelaide Vet Specialists

There are four vet specialist clinics in Adelaide…

Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre

119 Anzac Highway
Kurralta Park SA 5037
Telephone (08) 8371 0333
Website  Map

Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre (AVSARC)

102 Magill Rd
Norwood SA 5067
Telephone (08) 8132 0533
Website  Map

Companion Animal Health Centre (Adelaide Uni)

Mudla Wirra Rd
Wasleys SA 5400
Telephone (08) 8313 1999
Website  Map

Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals

204 Anzac Hwy
Plympton, SA 5038
Telephone (08) 7324 2810
Website  Map

Related: Getting a second opinion for your dog or cat

Things change and I can’t promise to be 100% accurate. If you spot an error, or know of a new specialist, please let me know via the comments below. And yes, I did have a lot of fun making that picture.

By Andrew Spanner BVSc(Hons) MVetStud, a vet in Adelaide, Australia. These blogs are from a series regularly posted on Facebook and Twitter. Like or follow our page or subscribe via email to read the latest.
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