Our Facilities

Our Facilities

For Humans

  • Ample street parking available.
  • Comfortable reception area.
  • Wheel chair accessible.

For Pets

  • Cat friendly reception area and consultation rooms.
  • Modern surgical suite.
  • Complimentary treats.
  • Wide selection of toys.

Our Team

Vet Catherine Harper from Tannunda

Dr. Catherine Harper


BSc BVMS (High Distinction), BSc (Biology), Post Grad Cert (Business Admin) (Agricultural Consulting)
Catherine's Bio

Catherine has a degree in Biology from the University of Louisville in USA and completed her veterinary training at Murdoch University in Perth. She graduated in 2013 and has worked in the Barossa since then, initially working for Dr Peter Jones and since July 2016 as the business owner of Barossa Veterinary Service.

Her special interests include small animal medicine and farm animal welfare and production. She is passionate about improving the management practices to maximise welfare and production for the farmer through education and awareness of the latest research.  

Her hobbies include spending time with her daughter Isabelle, walking and training her crazy dogs, gardening and enjoying a good movie.

She has two dogs, Olly and working dog bitzer, Jax the German Shepherd and a cat named CC who she adopted from the clinic.

Vet Carol Bray from Angaston

Dr. Carol Bray


Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Murdoch University
Carol's Bio

Carol has been employed by this practice for over twenty-five years and has professionally managed many industry and practice changes during this time.

Carol’s hobbies include photography, furniture restoration and reading.

Carol lives with a dog, two cats, two horses, one corella, chickens, sheep and alpacas.

Vet Georgia Clement from Eundunda

Dr. Georgia Clement


Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Distinction), Low Stress Livestock Handling (Cert III)
Georgia's Bio

Georgia graduated from Murdoch University, WA and joined Barossa Veterinary Service in 2018.

Growing up on a cattle farm in the coastal town of Denmark, W.A is where Georgia’s passion for farm animals arose. Being surrounded by a menagerie of animals her whole life and wanting to make a difference is what drove Georgia to becoming a vet. Her special interests lie in production animal and equine medicine.

In her time off she enjoys horse riding, camping, fishing and exploring what the area has to offer.

Georgia lives with 2 dogs – Lissa and Bandit and a horse called Angus

Dr. Marion Abbott


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, human exercise physiology and adult education background


Marion's Bio

Marion graduated from The University of Adelaide and joined Barossa Veterinary Service in 2019.

Marion enjoys working in a mixed practice, and especially love horse work and getting out onto farms and properties. 

In her spare time she likes to go horse riding and bushwalking, enjoys keeping fit and camping with her family. 

Marion lives with Breezy the horse, Maisie the pony, Zeke the border collie, Jinx the tiny cat and a few geriatric chooks.

Vet Catherine Harper from Tannunda

Helen Hughes

Practice Manager

Hospitality & Business Management & Project Management (UK and TAFE SA)
Helen's Bio

Special interests and expertise in this field: background working with dogs

Hobbies include cooking, visiting wineries with friends and gardening

Helen lives with Barkley the westie cross and Nina the cat

Veterinary manager Sara Martin from Tarlee

Sara Martin

HR & Comms Manager / Canine Training

Certificate IV Companion Animal Services – Open College


Sara's Bio

Sara facilitates the practices Puppy Pre-school and Junior Manners classes and assists clients requiring personal care. 

Sara is continuing her behaviour study with the Delta Society plus holds additional qualifications in Scentwork to further enhance the services for our patients preferring their own company.


Sara’s hobbies include aromatheraphy and spending quality time with her granddaughter.

Anita Gaerth

Senior Vet Nurse

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing at Gilles Plains TAFE SA
Anita's Bio

Anita is our pocket pet enthusiast owning a menagerie of mini lop rabbits and crested guinea pigs. She also enjoys surgery nursing, pathology and diagnostics.

Anita’s hobbies are showing and breeding her pocket pets, walking with her dog and spending time with her family.

Anita lives with her cat Rascal and Tex the Cavoodle.

Veterinary Nurse Lyn Thiele from Tannunda

Lyn Thiele

Vet Nurse

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing at Gilles Plains TAFE SA


Lyn's Bio

Lyn has been employed by this practice for over 40 years, her local knowledge and connection to the community ensures this rural area receives the best care possible, over 40 years is admirable.

Lyn enjoys football, camping, reading and spending time at the river with family and friends

Veterinary Receptionist Lynnette Kassebaum from Angaston

Lynette Kassebaum


Certificate III Veterinary Nursing
Lynette's Bio
Lyn’s employment within this business extends to 35 years, initially as our veterinary nurse and now our clients first point of contact.

Lyn loves exploring on bike, foot and car with her family and her mischievous little wire-haired Jack Russell called Skipper.

Chloe Williamson

Vet Nurse

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing via Open Colleges NSW
Chloe's Bio

Chloe’s medical interests are imaging and surgery and receives great satisfaction when patients return to their families happy and healthy

Chloe is an outstanding event rider on horses Oscar and Koda, plus she resides with two cats Gertrude and Elsie and two dogs Mallee the Golden Retriever and Carby the Labrador.

Brigita Prior

Vet Nurse

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing at Gilles Plains TAFE SA, Advanced Diploma in Horse Husbandry and Management completed at The University of Adelaide
Brigita's Bio

Brigita enjoys all aspects of equine nursing and production animal health.

Brigita’s spare time is spent with her horses, competing in a variety of disciplines including eventing, dressage and showing and loves her rural lifestyle.

Her pets include a whippet named Steve, two cats Jeffery and Ruffles and too many horses to name individually.

Minindi Pipinias

Vet Nurse

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing via AIRC
Minindi's Bio
Minindi has an outstanding connection with children, assisting families in time of need.

She hand-raises and rehabilitates wildlife teaching her children this same compassion.

Minindi cares for many pets – three dogs, two cats, two ducks, two chickens, numerous birds, a yabby Mr Crabclaw, a horse Kevin, a ewe Darcy and a steer called Boris.

Elise Panetta

Vet Nurse

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing at Animal Industries Resource Centre


Elise's Bio

Elise’s qualifications extend to Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management, Racing Stable Hand Certificate and various Wildlife Rescue certificates. Her dedication and qualifications for fear free practicing will assist all animals hospitalised in our clinics.

Interests include medical nursing, wildlife, pocket pets and large animals.

While not at work Elise is kept busy running a horse agistment property with her partner James, her hobbies include horse riding, spending time with her pets and family and renovating the house and farm.

At home Elise has a dog called Gilbert, two cats Oliver and Mumma, a ferret named Willow, two horses Nashville and Alaska, two sheep Dolly and Rammy, one alpaca Jaslyn, two llamas Pippa and Chewie, 5 chooks and a few fish.

Julie Mielnik

Vet Nurse

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing at Gilles Plains TAFE SA


Julie's Bio

Julie’s expertise is in Paediatric Anaesthesia and her passion is dentistry. She originally graduated in 2009 and updated her veterinary skills in 2017.

Julie was previously employed at the AWL and now owns 2 rescue cats – Emily and Billy.

When not working, Julie enjoys running, kickboxing and gardening. She also loves spending time with her 3 beautiful children.

Jordan Levai

Vet Nurse

Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, Cert I Racing (stablehand)


Jordan's Bio

Jordan’s qualifications include a Cert 4 in Veterinary Nursing and a Cert 1 in Racing (stable hand). Jordan has a wealth of experience in surgery and has a special interest in animal nutrition, dog and cat behaviour and orthopaedic surgery.

Jordan has a cheeky horse called TJ, a cat named Thomas O’Malley and 2 dogs named Caspian and Koda. She also had chooks and a duck called Barry, they have just been re-homed, but she is keen to have more in the future.

When not working Jordan enjoys being outdoors and anything that involves time with her animals. She also likes music, good food, good company, and a good movie.

Olivia Baldock

Vet Nurse

Olivia's Bio
Olivia is currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through AIRC and has previously studied Cert 1 in AgriFood Operations, 2 and 3 in Animal Studies too.

Olivia has a special interest in surgery and just loves helping animals in their recovery.

When not working, Olivia enjoys walking her 2 dogs Henry and George. She also breeds guinea pigs and likes spending time outdoors with her family.

At home, Olivia lives in a crowded house with dogs George and Henry, 4 guinea pigs – Alpacino, Hazel, Harley Quinn and Peanut, Joey the Pineapple Conure, 2 budgies, Myrtle the turtle, Frankie the silkie rooster, Blackie chan the chicken and Russell the red fighting fish.

Jasmine Schwarze

Vet Nurse

Jasmine's Bio

Jasmine graduated from The University of Adelaide as an Animal Scientist.

Jasmine lives in the Barossa and has an extensive knowledge of preventative treatments. She also helps with Puppy School classes and has an interest in canine behaviour.

In her time off she enjoys cooking, visiting the gym and hiking in the Barossa.

Jasmine lives with Sully the Bearded Dragon, Alfie the French Bulldog and Pawpaw the Cat

Emily Beckmann

Junior Vet Nurse

Emily's Bio

Emily is currently studying for a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through AIRC.

Emily lives in the Barossa and just loves animals, she also helps Sara with our Puppy School classes.

When not working Emily enjoys wakeboarding, spending time at the river and the beach with her family.

Emily lives with her cat Bella, 2 Guinea Pigs called Ziggy and Oakley, Otis the budgie and the family chickens



Smash's Bio

Clinic cat Smash is front-of-house concierge at our Nuriootpa clinic.

Our Values

Caring for Animals

Barossa Veterinary Service is dedicated to providing the best possible health outcomes for your pet. We will provide advice and care that aligns with best practice.

Caring for People

We recognise the positive impact pets have on the lives of their owners and endeavour to improve the relationship between owners and their pets.

Caring for the Environment

People and pets have a large impact on the local and global environment. We seek to educate owners on environmentally responsible pet ownership.

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