Welcome to Greencross Vets Wellington Road
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.
Involved in the Hills community for many years, we work to make anxious pets more comfortable when visiting our veterinarian team. We are your local team of pet care professionalsthat aretruly ‘passionate about pets’. Behaviour is a focus for our team and Greencross training programs ensure up-to-date practices and standards of care are high. We run Puppy School too!
Greencross Vets Wellington Road provide you and your pet with practical solutions to all of your pet problems. As asmall animal business the majority of our practice work is with domestic pets, some native fauna and reptiles. 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. For more details on classes click here.
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.
“Michelle brings a passion for working with people and business management from her career in hospitality management for Scott Elmes Hotel Group, Lakes Resort Hotel, Novotel, German Arms Hotel, Mt Lofty House & Parliament House, Working in administration for Wellington Road since 2013, Michelle has grown with the business and takes a hands on approach to her role. Support and strength from the Greencross Operations team has seen the clinic upgrade all systems. Her admiration for her vet and nurse team is evident, as well as her love for pets. Michelles family Tim, Chloe and Ashton live locally and are passionate about community. Pets are a huge part of everyone family, so we treat patients like our own. Always seeking nothing but the best standards of care for our clients, Greencross Vets Wellington Road is a practice to be proud of. Michelle is always happy and keen to assist you all. Greencross Vet Wellington Road is a proud sponsor of Hahndorf Softball Club.”
Charis started veterinary nursing back in 1999 when she was 19 years old. She worked at Wellington Road Veterinary Surgery until the birth of her second child in 2009. Now that her 3 children are getting a little older, Charis has decided to return to veterinary nursing part time.
Charis has had a love for animals for as long as she can remember. Presently she has a Maltese x Shihtzu called Benji who is 2 years old. She also has a mischievous Ragdoll cat called Leroy and a silver tabby called Misty. Her animal family is completed by and five friendly sheep and a mischievous possum called Billy.
Charis lives with her husband and 3 children on a small property in Meadows. Some of her other interests include, reading books and walking Benji in the forest.
Dr Carol Mayes
Dr Carol Mayes
Carol graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1999. Carols first Veterinary position was in the Riverland where she was exposed to a wide range of animals from horses to livestock, cats and wildlife. She then went to the UK to practice as a small animal vet for three years. She decided to move back to Adelaide with husband Matt and after locuming in various practices, decided that the Hills lifestyle and the small friendly veterinary clinic here suited both her and her family.
Carol and Matt have two boys. Finn and Austin. Their family is completed by Circe the whippet and Billy the cat.
We are proud to say Carol and worked at the clinic since 2006. As a Veterinary Director standards of care, up-to-date training and equipment are a constant focus. A strong desire to look after our local community and loyal clients creates a brilliant workplace and productive team to deliver best patient care.
Medicine and surgery are a keen interest and she certainly enjoys watching puppies and kittens that she has vaccinated at the start, grow into wonderful family pets. Your pets are part of our family too at Greencross Wellington Road.
Dr Danielle Rathjen
Dr Danielle Rathjen
Danielle is originally from a mixed sheep and cropping farm on the outskirts of the Adelaide Hills. She completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Adelaide University then moved to Western Australia to complete a Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University. Danielle moved back to South Australia to start her veterinary career in rural mixed practice. Danielle has joined the team here at Wellington Rd to further her knowledge in companion animal veterinary medicine and because she wants to work in her local community.
Danielle now lives at Wistow on a small equine property with her fiancée Jesse and their many animals. They have two horses named Girl and Prophet, fur child Paddy the Toller, a Border Collie called Tiffy, an inherited Westie X Maltese called Franki, two rescue felines Zuma and Kenneth along with some sheep and other rescue wildlife. Danielle has recently welcomed her son into the world, Thomas who shares her love for animals. Pets and family have such a special bond.
Danielle has a keen interest in surgery & dentistry; her thorough approach as an asset to Wellington Road Vet. She looks forward to meeting everyone and their animal family members!
Ellie grew up in England and moved to the Adelaide Hills with her family at the age of 13. Having grown up with dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises, Ellie developed a strong love of animals from a young age. Ellie works at Wellington Road on Saturdays as a veterinary nurse and is in her final year of studying Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide. In her spare time Ellie enjoys keeping fit, travelling, and spending time with friends and family. Ellie has a keen interest in small animal medicine and has dreams to one day travel the world as a veterinarian. Ellie is passionate about your pets health and looks forward to getting to know you and your family at Greencross Vets Wellington Road.
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.
Lindsay White is another local Hills girl who’s qualifications bring plenty of experience to our team. Lindsay and her husband Beau’s family consist of their three cats Whitey, Blacky & Skittles and she cares for three horses, two are retired but Indy is her horse she loves to trail ride.
Lindsay joined the team after nursing at the Animal Veterinary Specialist & Referral Centre. Her experience in hospital care, client relations, stock management, reproductive medicine and dog obedience is an asset to Wellington Road. Lindsay manages our hospital, emergency facilities and staff training to ensure high levels of skill development across our team. Her compassion for clients, desire for best practice and passion for pets is evident, this means she will give you her best. Lindsay is keen to meet our regular Hills clients who make this practice such a special place to work.
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