Team Members

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.

For more information contact us, or book an appointment online

Team Members

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 and is supported by his two sons Patrick and William and their standard poodle, Trae.

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 Reeve writes a weekly column in The Advertiser on pet care and is a regular commentator for pet health on 891 ABC radio with Sonya Feldhoff.

His favourite part of practice is seeing people grow with their pets, especially when 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 2009 at the University of Queensland. She has a special interest in internal medicine and enjoys soft tissue surgery. She will often be found in the ultrasound room with our wonderful new ultrasound machine but she still loves her bunnies and other pocket pets.

Victoria has a lovely, but always hungry Dalmatian called Helena and a bossy eclectus parrot called Geordie. She is not quite full time any more as she is a very lucky mum to three beautiful children.

Dr Nicole Taylor

BVSc, CVA (IVAS), 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. She is certified through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) after completing the course through the Australian College of Veterinary Acupuncture (ACVA) in 2016-2017. She has also done an introductory course in Canine Integrative Rehabilitation and is starting to see good results with improved therapeutic exercise plans for musculoskeletal injuries and post-surgical cases.

Nicole has an adopted Siamese cat called Lily who loves a warm lap to snuggle but is good at avoiding cuddles from the toddler. In her spare time Nicole enjoys netball and playing her saxophones and flute in a little big band and orchestra with her wonderful and supportive husband, Henry.

Dr Catherine Parkin

BSc BVMS MANZCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Catherine graduated from Murdoch University (Perth) in 1993 and spent 6 years working in London before returning home to Adelaide. She has worked extensively in both general and emergency practice.

Catherine loves all aspects of Small Animal Medicine and has attained Membership to the Australian and NZ College of Veterinary Scientists in 3 different chapters: Small Animal Medicine (2002), Emergency & Critical Care (2017) and most recently Dentistry (2022).

With 2 teenage sons, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, 2 budgies, 4 chooks, a goldfish and a very understanding husband Catherine is kept pretty busy outside of work but wouldn't have it any other way.

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 Alexandra Carey

BSc DVM

Veterinary Surgeon

Alex graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2017 and went onto complete a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at a busy specialist referral hospital in Melbourne. After this, she returned home to Adelaide to excitedly join the Tea Tree Gully Team at the start of 2019.

She loves all aspects of veterinary general practice and is especially interested in small animal internal medicine and is keen to increase her skills in diagnostic imaging.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family's Labradoodle Albie, travelling (when she can!) and eating her way around Adelaide with friends and family.

Dr Lauren Williams

BSc BSc DVM

Veterinary Surgeon

Lauren graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2021 and moved to Melbourne to practice exclusively with companion exotic pets (small mammals, birds and reptiles). Although the loves helping all animals in general practice, she is particularly passionate about the health and welfare of rabbits, ferrets and rodents.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys drawing portraits, exploring nature, running and spending time with her mischievous parrots, Finnegan, Gus and Orla.

Dr John Barrett

BSc (VetBio), DVM, MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Veterinary Surgeon

John graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015 and has focused on surgery with primary interests being small animal orthopaedics and reconstructive surgery. John joined the Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital in April 2023 and obtained Membership of the Australian and New Zealand of Veterinary Scientists by examination in small animal surgery.

When John is not hard at work he spends time with his two cats and likes travelling with his wife.

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.

Jenny

Assistant Director of Clinical Operations & Hospital Operations Manager

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 partner and two children. At home she has 2 cats, T-Rex and Leroy and 2 dogs, Oscar and Honey-Coco.

Kristen

Assistant Director of Clinical Operations

Kristen began working at the hospital in 2017 as a trainee and completed her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2019. She's always wanted to pursue a career with animals and her passion for helping them grows each day. Kristen spends most of her time behind the scenes as a team leader, vet assistant or you may see her on the reception desk or team consulting with the vets. She offers nutrition and weight loss advice for pets and has a particular interest in surgical and emergency nursing. Kristen has recently become a Registered Veterinary Nurse and plans to complete further study in 2021.

When not at work she enjoys taking her two cheeky Jack Russells Marlie and Theo for walks in the hills. In the future Kristen plans to utilise her knowledge and passion in overseas exotic Veterinary Rescue Centres.

Naomi

Business Development Manager

Naomi joined the team in September 2018 as a Customer Service Representative.

She had over 10 years experience in administration and front desk roles when she was extremely excited to join the TTGVH family. In 2020 she joined the Management team as the Business Development Manager.

Naomi has always had a love of all animals and at home has two dogs (Nahla & Lucy) and a Birman cat (Picasso).

In her spare time she enjoys camping with her friends and family, reading and watching old movies.

Janine

Veterinary Nurse

Janine has been veterinary nursing for over 30 years and is a fully qualified 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!

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.

Karena

Veterinary Nurse

Karena started her veterinary nursing career with Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital in 2006, completing her certificate in 2009. After a few years she spent some time at a specialist centre and then returned to the TTG Vet Family in 2017.

Karena enjoys all aspects of nursing. You will see Karena helping the veterinarians with consulting and surgeries.

In her spare time, Karena enjoys spending her time with her young family.

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.

Alex J

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 Z

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah 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 Groodle Remi and socialising with her friends and family.

Jasmine

Veterinary Nurse

Jasmine joined the TTGVH family to February 2016 as a trainee nurse fresh out of high school.

She is now a qualified, registered veterinary nurse and absolutely loves working with such a great team of people to care for such a wide variety of animals.

At home she has a British Shorthair called Chester.


Rikki-Maree

Veterinary Nurse

Rikki joined TTGVH in November 2018.

Rikki began her career in animal care in 2006, working at a boarding kennel. She then pursued vet nursing in 2016 working at two other vet clinics before TTGVH. Rikki has a special interest in feline medicine and exotic animals, particularly working with lizards as well as having a soft spot for golden retrievers.

When she isn't working she enjoys hiking with her golden retriever Milly, going to the beach and meditation. She also owns two rescue cats Shadow and Rory.

Hannah

Veterinary Nurse

Hannah joined the Tea Tree Gully Vet as a Kennel Hand in 2016 after completing one week of work experience in Year 10.

During her time as a Kennel Hand, Hannah completed Certificate 2 in Animal Studies and Certificate 3 in Retail.

Due to her love of her role at the TTG Vet she applied for a Traineeship in 2018 and completed her Traineeship in 2021.

Hannah has always had lots of pets growing up and currently has a little Jack Russell called Floyd, a mix breed called Ruby and a Devon Rex called Cleo. Hannah enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Nursing but has a special interest in emergency nursing and blood work.

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

Jennifer L

Veterinary Nurse

For as long as I can remember my love, passion and interest to pursue a career in the animal industry started from a young age. My first job was working as Kennel Hand at our local Veterinary Surgery at the age of 13, everyday after school. When I was 17 my family moved from New Zealand to Australia and I completed my last year of school whilst being fortunate to have secured another Kennel Hand position at our local Veterinary Surgery in Gawler. After my final year of high school I went on to do my Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing completing my studies in 2009.

My Veterinary Nurse career consists of working for a few Northern Veterinary Groups over the last 18 years. I have been privileged to work at The University of Adelaide where I rotated through several specialty fields, particularly Surgery and Anaesthesia where I hold a strong interest.

When I’m not working I enjoy keeping fit, going for car cruises with my husband in our classic Ford, going for BMX rides and spending time with our menagerie of pets Border Collie “Cosby”, Fox Hounds “Bowser and “Elsa” 5 Cats “Lunar, Mya, Moet, Whittaker and Flintoff”, Galah “Pascal” and Carpet Python “Quint”

Sarah M

Veterinary Technician

Sarah was excited to join the TTGVH in 2023 as a veterinary technician.

Having always had a passion for all animals large and small, Sarah gained her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University of Queensland. With an interest in working with large animals Sarah focused on her studies at the university working within the production animal services and at their Dayboro clinic. Needing to work closer to home she started working in a small animal clinic in Brisbane and absolutely fell in love with her work. There she grew a passion for emergency nursing and gained her Fear Free Certification so she could make sure her patients had the most positive experience they could have when coming to the vet. Sarah was also given the opportunity to work within a group introducing a climate care program created by Vets for Climate Action helping the veterinary team reduce emissions and become environmentally sustainable.

Since moving to Adelaide, Sarah and her family enjoy life on a farm with sheep, chickens, cats, her dog and a variety of native animals that share their home.

Caitlin

Veterinary Nurse

Caitlin was lucky enough to join the TTGVH family in 2018 as a kennelhand. Early 2020, Caitlin began her traineeship to become a qualified veterinary nurse and after lots of hard work, completed her certificate in 2023.

Growing up, Caitlin always had a special interest in caring for animals and finds it extremely rewarding to live out her dream. Caitlin's special interests include surgical and medical nursing and is eager to see where her nursing career leads her.

In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys spending time with friends and family and enjoying some of SA's beautiful beaches.

Molly

Veterinary Nurse

Molly has a genuine interest and passion for all animals. Over the years, she has had cats, dogs, sheep, chickens, ducks, fish and the occasional kangaroo and koala make an appearance in her backyard. She currently has three cats, (Chloe, Kodah and Harvey) and a dog (Prickle).

She has previously fostered and cared for cats through the cat adoption foundation.

In 2020 she completed her Certificate three in companion animal services, which led her to the opportunity of a vet nursing traineeship at TTGVH.

Lauren S

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Lauren joined the Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital team in 2019 as a Kennelhand after completing a week of work experience in Year 10. She is currently completing her Certificate 3 in Animal Studies at TAFE SA, and hoping to continue her education next year after finishing Year 12.

She loves the atmosphere at TTG Vet and highly enjoys working with all the amazing vets and nurses.

When not working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. She can generally be found reading a book or watching TV.

Billie

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Billie started working for TTGVH in 2022 as a trainee veterinary nurse. She is currently completing her second year of vet nursing whilst working part-time and has previously completed her Certificate III in companion animal services.

Billie has always dreamed of working in a vet clinic and is very passionate about all animals, her favourite being horses. Before coming to TTGVH, Billie worked as a stablehand at a racing stable and had worked at a spelling agistment. She has a 2 year old miniature poodle at home called "Scout" who has tonnes of character and makes her laugh all the time.

Billie spends her spare time fishing, exploring the countryside and horse riding.

Jacqui

Customer Service Representative

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Casey

Nurse Assistant

Casey joined the Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital as a Kennelhand in 2019, after she had been visiting the vet herself as a client and decided she wanted to pursue a career in animals at the TTGVH.

During her time as a Kennelhand, Casey completed her Certificate 1 and Certificate 3 in Animal Studies at TAFE SA. During this time, Casey decided she wanted to become a Veterinary Nurse.

Casey is now completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE SA fulltime, leading her to be a qualified Veterinary Nurse by the end of 2022. Casey enjoys taking on the role as an anaesthetic nurse during TAFE training and hopes to apply that to her future career as a Veterinary Nurse. Casey has a special interest in wildlife and animals of all shapes and sizes.

Casey loves to spend her spare time with her domestic shorthair, Loki and her chocolate Labrador, Sampson.

Leah

Call Centre

Leah started at Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital in 2021.

She started her career in the industry as a kennel hand in 2010 and earned her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. In 2019 she became a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner and continues education in dog behaviour and training.

Leah is a loving mum to two little ones and has a 'few' animals, including 2 dogs, 3 cats and 3 parrots.

Dylan

Kennelhand

Dylan is currently in secondary school and wishes to one day pursue a career in veterinary service. He has a ginger tabby cat named Cuddles.

Mikaela

Kennelhand

Mikaela is a secondary student hoping to pursue a career in Veterinary Science after completing Year 12. She has a love for all animals and enjoys volunteering and riding horses at local stables in her spare time. Mikaela joined the team in 2021 and really enjoys working in the vet environment. She has two domestic short hair cats named Oreo and Pitch, as well as an American Staffy X named Jack.

Jett

Kennelhand

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Narelle

Kennelhand

Narelle undertook work experience at TTGVH in 2019 and shortly after starting volunteering. In 2020 Narelle was offered a position as Kennelhand and is still loving her job. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) at the University of Adelaide.

Narelle loves working with all the amazing vets and nurses and help caring for the pets.

She loves spending time with her family especially camping and water skiing at the river and also spending time and cuddles with her family's Cavoodle, Coco.

Mila

Hospital Cat

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 heating mats asleep in the treatment area early in the morning as she waits for her favourite humans to arrive for work.

Life is pretty good for a Practice Cat!