Redgum Vets is staffed by 3.5 Vets. Dr Roger Absalom, has been a Port Augusta local for over 30 years. Well known throughout the district, Dr. Absalom has a close affinity with the outback and rural and remote environments. As such, he regularly services outreach clinics in Coober Pedy, Ceduna, Roxby Downs, Andamooka, Quorn and Hawker, as well as shorter day trips to closer areas.
Dr. Yvette Yates is with us three days a week. Her local knowledge is invaluable and her calm and relaxed manner is a great asset to the clinic.
Dr. Hannah Moy and Dr. Kerrod Uebel both joined Redgum in January 2018 as new graduates from Queensland. Each of the Vets at Redgum offer a unique approach and perspective. As a team, and supported by a fantastic group of nurses and support staff, the team at Redgum are able to meet any situation and need.
The Redgum Vet clinic is fully equipped and functioning. To ensure the best possible care, support and diagnosis for your pets, we carry an extensive range of diagnostic tools and equipment. This includes digital x-ray processing, and ultrasound, as well as surgical support tools.
We network with a range of specialist services to ensure those more involved cases and surgeries are offered the best outcomes for recovery. Redgum also has the support of a behavioural consultant and an animal Bowen Therapy practitioner.
Redgum carries a wide range of products to support good animal health and care, from nutritional needs, enrichment toys and treats, and skin and coat requirements. Our Vet Nurses are able to support your decision making in ensuring positive animal health.
Dr. Absalom has been the local Vet in the Port Augusta area for over 30 years. He has a strong understanding of the local environment and the factors which might impact on your animals. Dr Roger has the unique privilege of now working over several generations, from parents to children and now grandchildren. The concept of the family Vet, and the ongoing support of this type of relationship is very important to all the staff at Redgum.
Redgum are thrilled to include Dr Yvette in our Veterinary team! Graduating in 2012, Dr. Yvette has been in Port Augusta for a while, and previously supported Redgum with locum roles, before taking up a permanent position. Dr Yvette and her husband welcomed the most laid back baby ever, little Ezekiel, in 2016. Dr. Yvette has an interest in all areas of general practice.
Dr. Hannah is a recent new graduate from the University of Queensland. Along with her dog, Jasper, Dr. Hannah is making Port Augusta home. Dr. Hannah is a keen cook and loves exploring the outdoors. She has an amazing, empathetic nature, and is quickly amassing her own client base. Her smiling face, warmth and sense of caring is clearly evident; she is a great addition to the team at Redgum.
Kerrod comes to Redgum as a new graduate, from Queensland, now also making Port Augusta his home. He brings a range of background interests, including reptiles, fish, and pretty much anything most of us don’t like to play with! Kerrod approaches his work in a very thorough and respectful manner, and goes out of his way to support the client/animal relationship.
Dot is well known to Port Augusta locals and has been Vet nursing for more than 20 years. Dot has completed Certificates 2 & 4 in Animal Studies. She has also completed training in Business management and animal nutrition. Dot is in the Clinic Monday to Thursday afternoons. Dot is the person to talk to if you need any merchandise; her years of knowledge will support useful and valid information.
Phoebe is a local Wilmington girl, who loves the country lifestyle. Phoebe brings a wealth of animal handling experience to Redgum, along with a smiling face and a genuine empathy towards animal health and care. Phoebe is studying her Nursing qualification, and also has a degree in Animal Science. She is also Redgum’s Puppy School Nurse, and has extensive knowledge of the Redgum product base.Phoebe is the proud owner of Amy, her horse, and her new addition, Bindi, a very clever Border Collie pup!
Zahli comes to Redgum from the Eyre Peninsula. She brings with her a knowledge of farming life, and farm animals, and a strong awareness and knowledge of horses, from hunting, to show jumping, in fact just about anything you cna do on a horse, Zahli has done it! Zahli is passionate about, and responsible for, the equine Equissage support at Redgum. Studying her Nursing qualification, Zahli is bright and cheery, and has her own little busy bundle, a Jack Russell named Dash.
The newest addition to the nursing team at Redgum, Carmela is well known around Port Augusta. Her family are local, and you might have seen her in her previous role – hairdressing! Carmela has a wonderful customer focus, and will work to making sure your needs are fully met! She is the proud owner of Ollie, her little Pug.
Mel is the very capable receptionist at Redgum, and is the person you will most probably talk to when you phone Redgum. Mel has a strong customer service background, and will be eager to help you when you call. She will book your appointments, order products or direct your call to one of our brilliant nurses, who will be able to help you with a specific animal enquiry. Her happy personality and genuine care for people and their animals shines through in every conversation!
Not strictly speaking a staff member, but, none the less, the Van is an integral part of the day-to-day operations of Redgum. You might see it delivering food, or collecting a dog for grooming, or as part of the home visit service Redgum operates. Give a wave to The Van next time it passes you!
Louise is Redgum’s practice manager. Coming from a background encompassing Diversional Therapy, and Adult and Vocational Learning, Louise is responsible for the day to day running and organising at Redgum.
Meet Skye! Skye comes to Redgum Vet & Pet Boarding straight from completing her schooling at Grafton, New South Wales. Skye has been very busy working through her Certificate 3 in Companion Animal Services, under the training of Natalie West, from Dog Diversity in Melbourne.
Dog Diversity has been successfully training dog groomers for the past 11 years.
Skye began her training earlier this year and has quickly learned her new craft. She has been in high demand since starting at Redgum.
Skye has also completed the Certificate 3 in Animal Grooming through Parramatta TAFE, and is currently enrolled in the International Master Groomer course. This is an extensive course, over several years. Skye was recognised by the Pet Industry Association of Australia as a Groomer of Excellence at their 2016 National Conference. This is a wonderful achievement – we are very proud of Skye as she continually sets new goals and strives to meet them.
Skye is in high demand, with clients travelling from as far as Roxby Downs and Coober Pedy.
Skye has trained Donna, who works across both the Boarding and Grooming areas at Redgum. Donna grooms with Skye three days a week, and is a great asset to the Redgum team.
Skye can also help you with all your queries about shampoos, conditioners, grooming supplies and requirements, as well as nail polishes and doggie hair dyeing!
Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding are absolutely thrilled to welcome Dillan to the team! Dillan has the happiest of dispositions, and is always smiling! Coming from a strong trade background, Dillan is a very welcome addition, and combines the maintenance role and kennel manager role perfectly. He is thoroughly enjoying his new role and is buy making friends with all the animals as they come into the kennels.
Dillan is supported by a range of Redgum staff, mainly Donna and Skye, but also including Vet Nurses and trainee Vet Nurses, as well as holiday support staff. This means your animals get to meet a variety of new friends and have plenty of people to play with during their stay.