About Us

The Hospital was established in 1983 in a small house along a quiet road.

It had a major face lift in 1997 to cope with the growing demands and is now the biggest Veterinary Hospital in the area and one of the largest in the state.

Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital is proudly independently owned by Dr Mark Reeve who took over the practice that his parents founded 35 years ago.  During this time we have been serving the pet community of the Adelaide's North Eastern Suburbs and beyond!

In 2017 we moved to our brand new, purpose built veterinary facility which is located right across the road from the original TTG Vet site.

Our team is constantly striving to provide excellent care for your pet, and we believe that ongoing education is the key to this.

All vets in our practice are members of the AVA (Australian Veterinary Association) and participate in continuing education to ensure they stay up to date with latest developments in veterinary medicine. Individual vets are members of various special interest groups, including Small Animals, Dentistry, Behaviour, Dermatology and Radiology.


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Staff

Dr Mark Reeve

BVSc

Hospital Director, Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Mark graduated from Vet School at Sydney Uni in 2004. Since then he has worked in general and emergency practice, in privately owned veterinary hospitals, and University hospitals here and overseas.

In 2013 Mark Proudly took over management of the TTGVH from his parents. Mark is supported by His wife Kate, their two sons Patrick and William and their pets Trae and Cleocatra.

Mark is passionate about communicating for pets, making sure their needs are heard. In practice he spends most of his time looking after sick pets or in surgery putting them back together. His special area of practice include the most complicated surgery's like knee repairs and upper airway surgery on flat faced pets.

As well as practice Dr Mark writes a weekly column in the advertiser on pet care and is a frequent commentator for pet health on the radio.

His favourite part of practice is seeing people grow with their pets and now seeing people whose parents brought the family pets to the practice get their first pets and bringing them into the hospital.

Dr Karen Phillips

BVSc (Hons)

Veterinary Surgeon

Karen graduated from Sydney University in 2007. Having previously worked as a kennel hand in her uni holidays, she joined the Tea Tree Gully team in 2008. Since graduation she has spent a year working in the UK before returning home to Adelaide. Karen is an accredited small animal export vet - helping owners to prepare their pets for travel overseas.

Karen lives with her two beautiful ginger cats - Charlie and Teddy - and in her spare time enjoys reading and would love to travel more.

Dr Victoria Bailey

BSc (Hons), BVSc (Hons)

Veterinary Surgeon

Victoria graduated from Queensland University in 2009. She then returned home to South Australia and joined the Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital team in 2010. Victoria has a special interest in Sonology, canine and feline internal medicine and “pocket pets”.

Victoria, her husband Dave, and their children live with Geordie, a cheeky Eclectus parrot and a hungry Dalmatian named Helena. Victoria enjoys animal encounters at the zoo, voluntary work and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr Nicole Taylor

BVSc BLabMed (Hons)

Veterinary Surgeon

Nicole graduated from James Cook University in Townsville 2011. During her studies, she spent some time learning and helping out at Tea Tree Gully when she could during holidays. Despite enjoying the tropical humidity, torrential rain and occasional cyclone, she came home to South Australia to join the Tea Tree Gully Hospital team permanently in 2012.

Nicole has a special interest in acupuncture and its role in complementing veterinary medicine. After completing the CIVT introductory course in acupuncture, she has already had many successful treatments, particularly for older arthritic dogs. During this year Nicole is undertaking the IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) accredited acupuncture course through the ACVA (Australian Centre of Veterinary Acupuncture).

Nicole has a little black cat called Slinky who has managed IBD, and would like to one day give a dog a loving home. In her spare time Nicole enjoys netball and playing her saxophones and flute in an orchestra with her wonderful and supportive husband, Henry.

Dr Gillian Hall-Smith

BVSc

Veterinary Surgeon

Gillian graduated from Sydney University back in 1987 and loved vet life right from the very start. Her first job was in a greyhound clinic Sydney. After 18 happy months there, followed by the best part of a year back packing around the USA and Europe, she headed home to South Australia to spend several years working in a mixed practice in Gawler, doing everything from calvings to desexing kangaroos.

When she reached her 10 year vet anniversary, she then moved back to her beloved home patch, the Barossa Valley and opened her own clinic. 14 years, many wonderful memories and lots of long hours later, she sold her clinic.

Adventures as a locum, working in the Pilbara and then Darwin followed, until South Australia called her back late in 2015. A 3 month locum then came up at the Tea Tree Gully Vet Hospital. Cake seemed to happen at this clinic on a regular basis, so she decided to stay, (the lovely staff, clients and of course the patients here may have contributed to her wanting to stay too!) She can be found here at Tea Tree Gully on Mondays.

The other days of her week are spent running a small property in the Barossa, two B&Bs and also a little homewares shop.

She is the proud mother of two adult children and the happy owner of several Icelandic horses, two goats, geese, chickens and two dogs. Cups of tea, her garden, wine, backgammon and writing are all things she likes to do in her down time.

Dr Benjamin Feo

BVSc, B.Sci (AnSci) (Hons)

Veterinary Surgeon

Benjamin was born and raised in Adelaide. In 2010 he completed an Honours degree in Animal Science from the University of Adelaide and commenced his studies in Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in 2011, graduating in 2015.

Benjamin loves all animals, but has a soft spot for cats. Ben has 5 cats - Seven, Indi, Phoenix, Bumblebee and Soda. His veterinary interests include dermatology, pharmacology and oncology.

When not at work, Benjamin can often be found attending a football, baseball or cricket game. He also loves to travel, particularly cruises.

Dr Conor Brand

BSc DVM

Veterinary Surgeon

Conor graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2017 and joined the team at Tea Tree Gully Vet Hospital shortly after. Throughout his university career Conor particularly enjoyed studying small animal medicine and pathology, and has been an active member of several committees and special interest groups.

In his spare time Conor enjoys hiking, travelling, having a coffee or wine with friends, and taking his Labrador, Niamh, for a walk and swim at the beach.

Dr Melissa Ewens

BHSc (Hons) BSc DVM

Veterinary Surgeon

With no veterinary course originally offered in SA, Mel completed a degree in Health Science and worked as a researcher for the health of women and babies. Nevertheless, her love of animals persisted, so as part of the University of Adelaide’s inaugural veterinary class, she graduated in 2013 and has since worked in small animal practice around Adelaide.

Mel has an immeasurable love of cats and a passion for feline medicine. With four cats of her own, two purr-fect Burmese (Oli and Mieke) and two adopted domestics (Thomas and Oakley - who she treated for burns), she is happiest when meeting, treating and of course cuddling her feline patients. She is currently completing a 2-year Feline Medicine course via the University of Sydney with a view to obtain feline memberships in the future.

Away from work she enjoys camping, bushwalking, travelling, fine food and wine, reading, and of course all things cat!

Dr Phillip & Dr Susan Reeve

BVSc GAICD & BVSc (Hons)

Veterinary Surgeons

A farmer’s son from Naracoorte, Phil went to Sydney University in 1969 to become a large animal vet. Somewhere in the middle he met another vet student, courted and married her, and they established themselves as a small animal Vets in 1980 in Para Hills.

In 1983 they established what was to become Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital.

Whilst raising a family of 3 children with Sue, the practice has grown to become a leading veterinary hospital in the Adelaide Area.

In 2012 Dr’s Phil and Sue Reeve proudly sold the business to their son Dr Mark Reeve.

After 29 years of vetting Phil and Sue still have a great passion for animals and their importance to us.

Jodie

Director of Clinical Operations

Jodie, a fully qualified Cert IV Veterinary Nurse, is our most experienced and senior nurse. She has over thirty years’ experience in the veterinary industry working in 4 different surgeries in Adelaide over time. We were lucky enough to have her join the Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital in 2004. Her personal and professional standards have integrated well into the hospital to achieve the wonderful levels of care and compassion we offer. Her love of the job and passion for the care of animals transfers through her amazing energy into training and development of our dedicated team.

Jodie is also a wife and a mum with two lovely boys. Jodie enjoys spending time with her family especially water skiing at the river, bike riding and watching her boys play sport.

Janine

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Janine has been veterinary nursing for over 30 years and is a fully qualified Senior Veterinary nurse. She started her career at the age of 15 and knew that working with animals was her calling. She's worked in only 2 other veterinary hospitals since nursing, showing dedication, commitment, and loyalty to those practices and in February 2007 Janine joined us here at Tea Tree Gully Vet Hospital. Janine's vast amount of experience and knowledge is a great asset to our hospital. She has a genuine love of animals and enjoys working with our dedicated team. She is very interested in all aspects of veterinary nursing, particularly dentistry, and has a keen interest in dog breeding and has bred 2 litters of Italian Greyhounds.

Janine is an outgoing staff member with a passion for animals. Janine, her husband & two children live on 15 acres at One Tree Hill and have two Italian greyhounds, "Bella and Nahla", one cat "Mr Fang", a pony "Kitty"and some chickens!

Tascha

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Tascha began working as a veterinary nurse in 2008, becoming qualified in 2010 and completed a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in General Practice in 2015 where she received a Veterinary Nurse Excellence Award. She has also become nationally recognised by the Australian Veterinary Association as an Accredited Veterinary Nurse. Tash is very passionate about Veterinary Nursing and is actively involved as a committee member of the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia.

Tash joined the Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital in 2010, she thoroughly enjoys her job as she loves to make a difference in each pet’s lives and as each day varies greatly. Tash is quite often at the back of the hospital managing the team or seen team consulting in the afternoons with the Vets. She has a keen interest in emergency and dentistry.

In her spare time, she enjoys camping with her fiancé and exploring parts of the coast around Australia. She keeps busy with her two dogs, Arjy a black Labrador and Hazel a Jack Russel X Pug.

Brooke

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Brooke started her veterinary nursing career at Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital in February 2010. After completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing she decided to pursue her interest in emergency and critical care and worked for 2 years at an animal emergency centre. Brooke has now returned to Tea Tree Gully Vets as a Senior Nurse.

Brooke enjoys taking her 2 German Shorthaired Pointers to the beach with her husband and son.

Jenny

Veterinary Nurse

Jenny joined the team at Tea Tree Gully in June 2013 and has since completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing along with a course in Pet Obedience and Basic Dog Grooming. She has a huge love for all animals big and small.

Jenny’s dream for helping animals started when she was young and she loves coming to work every day to fulfil that passion. She likes to help and care for sick and injured animals and especially has a soft spot for baby animals.

Jenny enjoys spending her spare time with her son. At home she has 2 cats, T-Rex and Leroy and a bearded dragon called Lenny.

Lisa

Veterinary Nurse

Lisa started her nursing career in 2000. Over the past 15 years she has cared for a wide variety of family pets and wildlife. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing with a special interest in ultrasound, endoscopy and dental health.

Lisa lives with her partner and daughter as well as 20 pets including 1 dog, 2 cats, 3 chickens, 4 parrots, a lizard, turtle and 8 fish.

When not at work, or caring for pets, Lisa enjoys cake decorating and playing field hockey.

Rhoda

Veterinary Nurse

Rhoda joined the team at Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital in November 2012.

She began her career in animal care in 2003, working in the Veterinary and Applied Science Centre at TAFE and The Animal Welfare League.

Rhoda has worked as a veterinary nurse since 2006 and has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Rhoda grew up in a small country town with lots of pets, including cats, rabbits, fish, birds, sheep, and a turtle. Her current pets include, two cats Belle and Beau and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Abbie and Sophie.

Chelsea

Veterinary Nurse

Chelsea began her veterinary nursing career in 2014 and completed her Certificate IV qualification in November 2015. She later joined the TTG Vet team in March 2018 where she maintains her interests in emergency and critical care and is hoping to study canine hydrotherapy in near future.

Chelsea lives with her partner and two dogs. Diego is a 2 year old Siberian Husky and Kaos is a 3 year old American Staffordshire.

When not at work, Chelsea enjoys traveling with her partner and adventuring around Adelaide with her dogs.

Alex

Veterinary Nurse

Alex graduated from the University of Adelaide with an Honours degree in Animal Science. After spending time travelling overseas and volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in Borneo, she decided to pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017 and joined the team at Tea Tree Gully in 2018. Alex lives with her fiancé and their Kelpie X Rhodesian Ridgeback, Archie.

Sarah

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Sarah is a trainee Veterinary Nurse, currently studying her Certificate IV qualification. She joined the team at Tea Tree Gully Vet Hospital in January 2013 as an Animal Carer after completing work experience in Year 10. She loves working with all the staff and looking after the animals and helping them to get better.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys going to the Gym, walks along the beach with her Cavoodle, Oscar, and socialising with her friends and family.

Jasmine

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Jasmine has always aspired to become a vet nurse and in February 2016 she joined the TTGVH family.

She is currently studying for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and absolutely loves working with such a great team of people and looking after all of the animals that we have the privilege of caring for.

At home she has Chester, a British Shorthair and Finley, a Koolie.


Kristen

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Kristen began working for Tea Tree Gully Vets in 2017 as a trainee veterinary nurse and is currently studying her Certificate IV qualification. Kristen thoroughly enjoys her job and plans to continue with her career in the animal industry and would like to gain more experience volunteering and working in overseas rescue and rehabilitation centres.

At work she loves to be involved with anaesthetics and to provide care for unwell pets and help them get better. She is keen to complete her qualification so she can progress to use her learnt skills in the hospital and carry out surgical nursing routines.

Kristen's always been a lover of animals since she was young and spends her time taking her two Jack Russells Marlie and Theo for walks in the hills and has 2 cockatiels and a jenday conure. She is excited to see what the future holds as she pursues her career as a veterinary nurse.

Hannah

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

After completing one week of work experience at the Tea Tree Gully Hospital Hannah was offered a position as a Kennel Hand, and more recently as a trainee Veterinary Nurse. Her love for the role encouraged her to undertake studies at TAFE working towards becoming a Vet Nurse, having now completed a Certificate 3 in Retail and Certificate 2 Animal studies.

She has always had a love for animals and grew up with chickens, fish, budgies, cockatiels, dogs and guinea pigs.

In her spare time Hannah enjoys going to the beach and spending time with my friends and family.

Sloane

Animal Carer

Sloane is currently studying Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Adelaide and has completed a degree in marine biology and aquaculture. Sloane has been with the TTG team since 2009 and loves working at the hospital, especially watching the surgeries and caring for the patients.

Sloane loves animals and has many pets of her own including a dog, snake, rabbit, birds, turtle, fish, yabby and a ringtail possum which she rescued from the practise. In her spare time, she enjoys going on holidays, SCUBA diving, water skiing up the river and taking the dogs for walks with friends.

Lauren

Animal Carer

Lauren is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Bioscience at The University of Adelaide. She joined the team at Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital after a week of work experience in July 2013.

Lauren loves caring for animals of all shapes and sizes and is thoroughly enjoying the knowledge and experience she is gaining whilst working at the surgery. Her love of small, furry creatures is a great one, as she has a rabbit of her own named Shyster. Lauren enjoys reading, horse riding and anything musical, although finds she often has to spend a lot of her time studying.

Alicia

Animal Carer

Alicia is currently a year 11 student at Torrens Valley Christian School and after completing year 12 she hopes to study medicine or veterinary sciences.

Alicia loves animals, and after doing a work experience placement at Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital was offered a position as a kennel hand. She absolutely loves working at TTG Vets and really enjoys helping to look after the animals. Alicia doesn’t have any pets at the moment but has owned dogs and chickens in the past.

Alicia enjoys spending her free time reading, baking cakes, and spending time with family and friends. She also loves to travel and has recently been to Europe and to Bali. Both trips gave her a passion to do further travel.

Caitlin

Animal Carer

Caitlin is a student at Pedare Christian College, and is studying Animal Science at TAFE one day a week to compliment her position as an Animal Carer. She was thrilled to be offered a position doing a job that brings her dream of working with a variety of animals to life, loving every minute she spends with her work family and all the new things she learns every shift.

Caitlin has had the somewhat unique experience of being exposed to the Professional Cat breeding world, helping wherever possible and eventually being given her pride and joy Ziggy- a Russian Blue. Caitlin has taken Ziggy to many shows and is very proud to have a growing collection of awards. Along with Ziggy Caitlin also has two German Shepherds- Sabre and Mia.

Another love of Caitlin’s is travel, she has been to many locations in Australia and also to Singapore, London, and her favourite place Paris.

Upon completion of year 12 Caitlin plans to pursue a career caring for all animals, whilst expanding her knowledge and experience along the way.

Katie

Animal Carer

Katie is currently studying year 10 at Golden Grove High School and hopes to become a Vet after finishing high school

Katie has always loved animals and has always wanted to have a career in the area of helping animals. She loves working at TTG Vet as it is a great environment to work in, and I loves helping look after the animals.

She has two pets. Mishka, a Burmese cat and a dog, Jesse.

In her spare time Katie loves to read, watch movies, listen to music and spend time with my family and friends.

Melissa

Hospital Operations Manager

Melissa joined the team at Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital in July 2010. She loves her role and the diversity that it brings each day. She always feels lucky to be able to begin her day in the office being greeted by our two beautiful hospital cats Mila and Floyd, and to be able to combine her love of administration management and animals!

Outside of work, Melissa loves spending time with her family - her husband, two sons and their two furry family members, Riley the Weimeraner and Sam a Labrador x Golden Retriever.

Suzanne

Business Development Manager

Suze joined the team at Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital in 2014 after working in the Specialist medical industry. She thoroughly enjoys the energy and passion that working in a busy animal hospital brings and feels very lucky to spend her days working in the company of two very special team members, Mila and Floyd (even when they do insist on sitting on her papers or head-butting for cuddles when she’s trying to concentrate!)

When at home, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her family including their “fur babies” Gasket the MalteseX and her 2 Burmese Cats, Courtney and Ayrton. She enjoys Summer afternoons spent relaxing by the pool or at the River.

Mila and Floyd

Hospital Cats

Mila is a Russian White cat who joined the team as a kitten in 2010. She is a quietly curious cat and loves to observe the world from the top of book cases and filing cabinets. Mila loves Greenies, running water and can be quite a chatterbox!

You might see Mila wandering around the consulting rooms or perched on the waiting room chairs early in the morning as she waits for her favourite human, Mel, to arrive for work.

Floyd is a brown Tabby who was adopted by the Tea Tree Gully Vet family in 2015 after being a victim of the Samson Flat bushfires. He spent several weeks with us as a patient after being brought in by a lovely lady whose property was badly damaged by the fires. Floyd has recovered remarkably well from his injuries and has benefited greatly from his ongoing treatment including acupuncture therapy.

Floyd enjoys eating ANYTHING and you might find him sitting with the nurses at the Reception desk, waiting to take advantage of any stray liver treats that might fall out of the packet! He spends most of his day curled up on the Boss’ chair upstairs in the office, or laying on the stairs catching some rays.

Life is pretty good for a Practice Cat!