About Redgum Vet

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Our History

The journey to Redgum Vet!

Dr Roger Absalom began his veterinary career in 1984, in Port Augusta, after graduating from Murdoch University. Since that time, Dr Absalom has gained a wealth of local experience in dealing with many animals and problems and prides himself on his dedication to detail and proficient surgical skills.

Dr Absalom has also worked in the locum capacity all around Australia for 12 months. This decision broadened his horizons, as he dealt with different animals in different locations.

Roger and Louise Absalom purchased Redgum Kennels in December 2011, reinventing it as a one-stop shop for animal care.

Dr Absalom believes Redgum has the right mix of skills, knowledge and compassion to meet the needs of the many clients who come to us each day.

Dr Absalom and his team are committed to ongoing education. This doesn’t stop with our Vets, it continues right across the full range of staff at Redgum. Whether it is a Vet Nursing role, or Administration, or Kennel, Grooming and Support Staff – everyone is encouraged to keep learning and to bring those new skills to their work every day!

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Our Community Programs

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Jenny’s Angels

Jenny’s Angels are a small team of dedicated animal lovers who work together to rescue dogs from the local pound and surrounding country areas. Our dogs are all fostered in loving homes where they experience life in a family and learn valuable lessons needed to ensure their successful transition to their new home. We re-home dogs and puppies of all ages, sizes and breeds that have been surrendered, dumped or abandoned.

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Redgum Vets support Jenny’s Angels in offering reduced price vet checks, vaccinations, microchipping and desexing before re-homing. Jenny’s Angels believe that our dogs are always a part of us for their entire life.

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Local Government Animal Control

Redgum has engaged with local Councils for several years. Currently, we have a working MOU with Port Augusta City Council. Part of this agreement is that  we support  the local community by initiating programs to support good animal health and care.

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This might be desexing programs, or initiatives such as reduced cost microchipping; each program meets strict outcomes and is part of the individual Local Council Animal Program. Redgum are also proud to be involved with each of these local governments and appreciate their help in providing locations for regular Redgum clinics.

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Port Augusta & Local Communities

Redgum has long held a firm commitment to the people of the Port Augusta region, and outlying communities, and supported a variety of community-based programs.

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We support the annual Million Paws Walkthrough sponsorship, Veterinary and Nursing presence on the day, offering advice and support.

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YP Puppy Rescue

YP Puppy Rescue is a small, private rescue service set up to specifically save puppies from the pounds within our region of the York Peninsula, working closely with the animal control officers within these areas. They work hard to reduce the number of healthy, re-homeable dogs left in pounds that are euthanised unnecessarily and prioritise the rescue of these dogs.

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Why We’re Perfect For You

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30+ Years Experience

Experience matters. There’s no getting away from that! Dr Roger has concentrated his entire Veterinary career in this area – he knows the region, the seasons, and the people.

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One Stop Shop

Redgum has created a one stop shop for all your animal needs! From total Veterinary care, to grooming and boarding, and now including home visits and home delivery, we take care of all your animal needs in one convenient location.

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Outreach Support

Redgum Vet clinic undertakes regular support trips to local areas such as Wilmington and Quorn. Call the clinic to find out when the next trip is planned. 

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Cater For All Animals

Our extensive animal repertoire includes camels, horses, sheep, cattle, native animals (kangaroos, wombats, birds and more) reptiles, companion animals, exotics (rabbits, ferrets etc) and everything else in between!

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If your pet needs emergency assistance, call this number

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