Vet Clinic Team

Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding is the culmination of Dr. Roger Absalom’s life work in caring for animals, large and small, for over 35 years – all in Port Augusta!  All the team are committed to providing best practice to every animal under their care.

Dr Roger Absalom, has been a Port Augusta local for over 35 years. Well known throughout the district, Dr. Roger has generalised knowledge over all species, with a special interest in native animals.

As a team, the Redgum Veterinary staff are a fantastic group of Vets, nurses and support staff, which means 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 monitoring 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 recognises that each case and situation is different, and each owner has different health philosophies. To ensure we meet your need, we offer a range of support services, including Acell and Laser Therapies.

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 Roger Absalom (Senior Vet)

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Dr. Absalom has been the local Vet in the Port Augusta area for over 35 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.

Nikki (Head Nurse)

Nikki

Nikki joined Redgum mid-2020, and has fitted into the Redgum team amazingly well! Nikki brings with her a wealth of Vet nursing experience, especially in the surgery area. A local Wilmington girl, Nikki’s ability to mentor the younger nurses is valuable. Her bubbly nature shines at Redgum where her depth of professionalism is welcomed.

Molly (Head Nurse)

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Having worked in Darwin for quite a few years, and in differing settings, Molly brings a wealth of experience to the role. Molly came to Redgum with glowing reviews from her previous practices, and in the short time she has been with us, she has quickly demonstrated her depth of skills and knowledge in supporting the Veterinary staff, including mentoring to our junior nurses. Molly is all about sharing knowledge – you will find her a fantastic resource to answer your pet questions, no matter what pet – and YES! she has experience with reptiles as well!

JiaYi (Vet Nurse)

JiYa

JiaYi has bee a very welcome addition to Redgum – she has slotted in, just as if she has been here for ages!! Moving up from Adelaide hasn’t phased her at all, and she now calls Port Augusta home. Full of giggles and laughter, JiaYi (or as we call her J) is the happiest of staff members, and finds the positive in everything!

Lizzie (Trainee Vet Nurse)

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Lizzie joined Redgum early in 2020, stepping into the Nursing role. Lizzie is a great addition to our team – she is quick to do anything asked of her, and will take on anything! You always know when Lizzie is in the building, because you can hear her laughing! Always bright and happy, Lizzie just LOVES puppies, especially her own dog Ghost.

Ellie (Trainee Vet Nurse)

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Ellie joined Redgum in 2020, also in the nursing role. Coming from a farming background, Ellie has been quick to take on the nursing role; eager to try anything and always willing to learn and grow. Ellie has Gypsy, her new little (for now!) Rottweiler , and Izzy her fast growing Staghound x Wolfhound.

Caitlin (Trainee Vet Nurse)

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Caitlin is Redgum’s newest trainee nurse. She completed year 12 in 2020, but is not new to the customer experience, as she has held retail positions in various businesses in Port Augusta. A local girl, Caitlin will be known to many of you, and with her happy, smiling face, and absolute love of animals, she will have a bright future as a Vet Nurse. Caitlin also helps out in the kennels several days a week, and is quickly cementing her place within the business.

Steve (Front-of-House Manager)

steve

Steve is one of the faces you will see first when you come into Redgum, and likely he will be the main person you get on the phone! Coming from a background about as far removed from the Vet world as you could imagine (airport management), Steve has slotted in to Redgum with ease! What it all boils down to is the client experience, and Steve is an expert at this! With his happy, smiling face and easy, relaxed manner, it is a pleasure having Steve in the building every day!

Hayley (Trainee Vet Nurse)

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Hayley is well known to many people for her grooming role at Redgum. She also helps out in the kennels from time to time. And now with her absolute love of animals, large and small, she is moving into a nursing role as well. So, if you find Hayley in the clinic when you come in, give her a big hello! She will surely give you one back as well!!

Louise (Practice Manager)

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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.

The Van

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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!

Grooming Team

Donna and Hayley

Our grooming girls are a real local team! Both born and bred in Port Augusta, Donna and Hayley are a fantastic duo! They work beautifully together, are amazing team members, and they produce brilliant grooming results!

Both girls are experienced groomers and are always open to your ideas. Donna has more recently trained under Natalie West, from Dog Diversity in Melbourne. Dog Diversity has been successfully training dog groomers for the past 11 years.

Our grooming team are in high demand, with clients travelling from as far as Roxby Downs and Coober Pedy for regular appointments.

Both Donna and Hayley also work in the Boarding Kennels and can occasionally be found helping out in the clinic too! These two are a great asset to the Redgum team.

Donna and Hayley can also help you with all your queries about shampoos, conditioners, grooming supplies and requirements, as well as nail polishes and doggie hair dyeing!

Boarding Team

Dillan

Dillan Moore is Redgum’s Kennel Manager and heads up the Boarding team. Dillan has the happiest of dispositions, and is always smiling! Coming from a strong trade background, Dillan combines the maintenance role and kennel manager role perfectly. He is thoroughly enjoys his role and makes great friends with all the animals as they come into the kennels.

Dillan is supported by a range of Redgum staff, mainly Donna, Hayley and Caitlin. Several mornings a week, Shannon also helps out in the kennels and with maintenance. This means your animals get to meet a variety of new friends and have plenty of people to play with during their stay. We can’t promise they will always be as clean when they go as when they arrive – the dogs have a great time playing and running outside during the day (weather permitting), including water play in the summer, but we can assure you that they have the MOST fun!

VET CLINIC TEAM

Vet Clinic Team

Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding is the culmination of Dr. Roger Absalom’s life work in caring for animals, large and small, for over 35 years – all in Port Augusta!  All the team are committed to providing best practice to every animal under their care.

Dr Roger Absalom, has been a Port Augusta local for over 35 years. Well known throughout the district, Dr. Roger has generalised knowledge over all species, with a special interest in native animals.

As a team, the Redgum Veterinary staff are a fantastic group of Vets, nurses and support staff, which means 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 monitoring 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 recognises that each case and situation is different, and each owner has different health philosophies. To ensure we meet your need, we offer a range of support services, including Acell and Laser Therapies.

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 Roger Absalom (Senior Vet)

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Dr. Absalom has been the local Vet in the Port Augusta area for over 35 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.

Nikki (Head Nurse)

Nikki

Nikki joined Redgum mid-2020, and has fitted into the Redgum team amazingly well! Nikki brings with her a wealth of Vet nursing experience, especially in the surgery area. A local Wilmington girl, Nikki’s ability to mentor the younger nurses is valuable. Her bubbly nature shines at Redgum where her depth of professionalism is welcomed.

Molly (Head Nurse)

molly

Having worked in Darwin for quite a few years, and in differing settings, Molly brings a wealth of experience to the role. Molly came to Redgum with glowing reviews from her previous practices, and in the short time she has been with us, she has quickly demonstrated her depth of skills and knowledge in supporting the Veterinary staff, including mentoring to our junior nurses. Molly is all about sharing knowledge – you will find her a fantastic resource to answer your pet questions, no matter what pet – and YES! she has experience with reptiles as well!

JiaYi (Vet Nurse)

JiYa

JiaYi has bee a very welcome addition to Redgum – she has slotted in, just as if she has been here for ages!! Moving up from Adelaide hasn’t phased her at all, and she now calls Port Augusta home. Full of giggles and laughter, JiaYi (or as we call her J) is the happiest of staff members, and finds the positive in everything!

Lizzie (Trainee Vet Nurse)

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Lizzie joined Redgum early in 2020, stepping into the Nursing role. Lizzie is a great addition to our team – she is quick to do anything asked of her, and will take on anything! You always know when Lizzie is in the building, because you can hear her laughing! Always bright and happy, Lizzie just LOVES puppies, especially her own dog Ghost.

Ellie (Trainee Vet Nurse)

Ellie gypsy good2

Ellie joined Redgum in 2020, also in the nursing role. Coming from a farming background, Ellie has been quick to take on the nursing role; eager to try anything and always willing to learn and grow. Ellie has Gypsy, her new little (for now!) Rottweiler , and Izzy her fast growing Staghound x Wolfhound.

Caitlin (Trainee Vet Nurse)

caitlin

Caitlin is Redgum’s newest trainee nurse. She completed year 12 in 2020, but is not new to the customer experience, as she has held retail positions in various businesses in Port Augusta. A local girl, Caitlin will be known to many of you, and with her happy, smiling face, and absolute love of animals, she will have a bright future as a Vet Nurse. Caitlin also helps out in the kennels several days a week, and is quickly cementing her place within the business.

Steve (Front-of-House Manager)

steve

Steve is one of the faces you will see first when you come into Redgum, and likely he will be the main person you get on the phone! Coming from a background about as far removed from the Vet world as you could imagine (airport management), Steve has slotted in to Redgum with ease! What it all boils down to is the client experience, and Steve is an expert at this! With his happy, smiling face and easy, relaxed manner, it is a pleasure having Steve in the building every day!

Hayley (Trainee Vet Nurse)

Happy Hayley and Piper2

Hayley is well known to many people for her grooming role at Redgum. She also helps out in the kennels from time to time. And now with her absolute love of animals, large and small, she is moving into a nursing role as well. So, if you find Hayley in the clinic when you come in, give her a big hello! She will surely give you one back as well!!

Louise (Practice Manager)

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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.

The Van

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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!

GROOMING TEAM

Grooming Team

Donna and Hayley

Our grooming girls are a real local team! Both born and bred in Port Augusta, Donna and Hayley are a fantastic duo! They work beautifully together, are amazing team members, and they produce brilliant grooming results!

Both girls are experienced groomers and are always open to your ideas. Donna has more recently trained under Natalie West, from Dog Diversity in Melbourne. Dog Diversity has been successfully training dog groomers for the past 11 years.

Our grooming team are in high demand, with clients travelling from as far as Roxby Downs and Coober Pedy for regular appointments.

Both Donna and Hayley also work in the Boarding Kennels and can occasionally be found helping out in the clinic too! These two are a great asset to the Redgum team.

Donna and Hayley can also help you with all your queries about shampoos, conditioners, grooming supplies and requirements, as well as nail polishes and doggie hair dyeing!

BOARDING TEAM

Boarding Team

Dillan

Dillan Moore is Redgum’s Kennel Manager and heads up the Boarding team. Dillan has the happiest of dispositions, and is always smiling! Coming from a strong trade background, Dillan combines the maintenance role and kennel manager role perfectly. He is thoroughly enjoys his role and makes great friends with all the animals as they come into the kennels.

Dillan is supported by a range of Redgum staff, mainly Donna, Hayley and Caitlin. Several mornings a week, Shannon also helps out in the kennels and with maintenance. This means your animals get to meet a variety of new friends and have plenty of people to play with during their stay. We can’t promise they will always be as clean when they go as when they arrive – the dogs have a great time playing and running outside during the day (weather permitting), including water play in the summer, but we can assure you that they have the MOST fun!

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