Welcome to Greencross Vets Wellington Road, Mount Barker
Here at Greencross Vets Wellington Road we are committed to offering you and your pet’s exceptional service and the very best in veterinary medicine and preventative health care.
Our Mount Barker clinic has been involved in the Hills community for many years, and we are local team of pet care professionals that are truly ‘passionate about pets’.
Our experienced team is particularly interested in animal behaviour and training. We are dedicated to providing a “Stress Free” environment for our patients and use special techniques and handling approaches to ensure shy or anxious pets are more comfortable when visiting our veterinary clinic.
We are excited to share that we run Puppy School too! Give us a call today to learn more about our puppy training program.
At Greencross Vets Wellington Road your pet’s quality of life, loving care and healthy living is our priority – your pets become part of our family. Our clinic offers a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for your pet needs, ranging from preventative health care to weight loss programs through to surgery and diagnostic medicine. We encourage you to contact us directly should you have any questions about your pet’s health and wellbeing.
Puppy School classes now running at Greencross Vets Wellington Road!
Give our friendly team a call on 8398 2855 to book your puppy in for our next Puppy School class.
Greencross Vets Wellington Road offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.
Heartworm can be hard to detect, but it needn’t be hard to prevent. Greencross Vets recommends year round heartworm prevention. Ask your vet about prevention today.
The latest in-house laboratory equipment allows our vets to perform a range of diagnostic tests to achieve accurate, rapid diagnosis of your pets’ health status.
Sarah has recently joined the team at Greencross Vets Wellington Road. She has always had great empathy and compassion for all animals, and especially horses. Sarah’s nursing career started almost two decades ago in the Adelaide Hills. She especially loves providing comfort and a high level of care to sick animals.
Sarah also spends time helping horses and riders forming a friendship and bond, based on trust and understanding.
Her passion is classical dressage and the wellbeing of the horse. Sarah lives with her two dogs Bailey and Rommy, cats Timmy, Ari and Milo and horse Ada and pictured with her special boy Gryphy.
Dr. Courtney Swanson
Dr. Courtney Swanson
After graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2017, Courtney began her career as a mixed practice Veterinarian in Mt Gambier. While she enjoys working with both large and small animals, she decided to pursue her interest in small animal internal medicine. She then decided to move to Warrnambool in Victoria and focused on small animal general and emergency practice. Having lived away from home, she has decided home is where the heart is, and started working at Greencross Wellington Road.
In her spare time, Courtney enjoys horse riding, hiking and spending time with her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel ‘Rory’.
Courtney is looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of the clients and their pets!
Tam came to work at Greencross Vets Wellington Road once she completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFESA Gilles Plains. After her placement with us, she was offered a casual role with our clinic and you may see her around the clinic a few days a week.
Tam has a deep love for all animals, with a particular interest in pocket pets, especially ferrets, she has two cheeky ferret’s Theo and Humphrey. When she is not at the clinic she can be found at home with her partner and their family of 3 dogs, Hudson a Bull Arab, Sadie a Labradoodle and Rocco an American Staffordshire Terrier, a sugar glider, a few rescue cats, 2 Flemish giant rabbits and guinea pigs. While at home you can find Tam with a ferret on her shoulder, looking after all her animals and studying all things pets.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Kate joined Greencross Vets in 2021, previously working at Holden Hill and Strathalbyn Greencross Vets clinics, and joined our clinic in early 2022.
Kate decided in 2018 that she wanted to do something different and made the leap to move solo to Australia from the UK, after settling in for a few years she decided that she wanted to advance her previous experience working in veterinary in the UK by studying her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. She is really enjoying broadening her knowledge during her studies.
In her spare time Kate enjoys spending time with her partner and their Border Collie ‘Squid’, camping, surfing and photography.
Shannyn started working towards a career in veterinary nursing as an intern at Wellington Road. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and continues to increase her knowledge whilst working as a nurse in the clinic and through ongoing study.
Originally from Adelaide Hills she grew up surrounded by animals, from chickens to a turtle. At present, she has a gorgeous Field Spaniel called Fred and the best snuggle buddy in Louie the Devon Rex. Shannyn also has a passion for marine and aquatic life and enjoys watching the fish in her home aquarium thrive.
Shannyn is thrilled to be a part of the Greencross Wellington Road team and looks forward to welcoming you and your pet family members to the clinic.
Dr Amber Miller
Dr Amber Miller
Amber graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2016. She started her career in mixed practice in the WA Wheatbelt region, where she gained experience in a range of different species and situations, from dogs and cats to livestock and even emus! After three years in WA, Amber returned home to the Adelaide Hills to join the team at Greencross Vets.
Amber is interested in all aspects of veterinary practice, but particularly enjoys investigating complex medical cases. She enjoys working as a team with clients to provide the best possible care to their pets.
Amber is often accompanied by her little shadow, a scruffy terrier called Izzy, and also lives with a fiesty cat called Evie. When not at work, she can usually be found cooking, reading or riding horses. Amber is very excited to be joining the Greencross Wellington Road community.
Charis Bailey is the Practice Manager here at Greencross Wellington Road. She has been with the practice since 1999 in between getting married and having 3 children. She started as a volunteer and worked her way up to Practice Manager. She loves meeting people and their pets on reception, enjoys monitoring anesthetics during surgery and has recently challenged herself taking on the role of Practice Manager.
Charis has had a love for animals for as long as she can remember. Presently she has a maltese x shihtzu called Benji and a labrador x kelpie called Marley. She also has a ragdoll cat, Leroy and a silver tabby named Misty.
She lives with her husband and 3 children on a farm outside Echunga. Some of her other interests include reading books, walking her dogs in the forest and running obstacle courses.
Charis looks forward to meeting you in the clinic!
Dr Carol Mayes
Dr Carol Mayes
Carol has worked at this clinic since 2006 and has strong emotional ties to this veterinary practice due to the wonderful clients and pets she has met over the years. Some of these pets are our special oldies that were puppies and kittens when she first started working here. Providing care to “oldies” is a particular favourite of Carol’s.
She is also passionate about pet emotional wellbeing as well as their physical health. As a team, we do everything we can to make the experience of the veterinary clinic as gentle and fear-free as possible. Over time, this concern about pets mental health and wellbeing resulted in her doing extra study and sitting examinations in animal behaviour. She now has a membership (recognition of a special interest and extra knowledge) in animal behaviour. We offer longer consultations and a holistic approach to behaviour problems so feel free to give us a call if you have any behaviour concerns.
Carol and Matt have 2 sons, Finn and Austin, a naughty whippet called Juno, as well as a cat who was originally a Mount Barker stray brought into the vet clinic, called Billy. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, medicine, surgery and dentistry and looks forward to meeting you and your pets.
Growing up in Crafers in the Adelaide hills, Karen was never really allowed pets, but loved animals and started working in wildlife parks when she was only 15. She continued her work with wildlife until when she decided to try a career in the veterinary industry. Karen has been lucky enough to work with many different species including birds, reptiles, and some cool mammals such as koalas, dingos and Tasmanian devils. In her one-year stint at the zoo, she had in her charge a couple of hippos, otters, giraffe, brown bears and beavers. Her knowledge and passion for native and exotic animals is valued here at Greencross Wellington Road.
Karen’s spare time is mostly spent with her dogs and big cuddly cat Ranga She is a registered breeder of Australian Shepherds, which she competes in the show-ring as well as in obedience and agility. Her wildlife companions, including lizards, a python, chooks, squirrel gliders, possums, a cockatoo, galah, cockatiel and budgies, complete her animal family. Karen has completed many behaviour and skills courses through Greencross and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia. Her special interest is puppy development and conditioning and she will work hard to keep your pets anxious free and comfortable when visiting us.
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