Birdwood Vet Clinic has been in business for over 40 years consulting large and small animals. Our clinics cover a wide area of the Adelaide Hills, providing knowledgeable and caring vet services to a range of species from canines to cowsDr Heath Gladigau and his dedicated and experienced team are committed to providing the highest level of professional service and care for your pet and livestock. Our friendly animal health care teams will offer education, advice and care to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. We treat cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rats, mice, birds, cattle, sheep, alpacas, horses, kangaroos, miniature pigs, and more. We welcome you and your pet to meet our teams at anytime.

Meet Our Team
Dr Heath Gladigau
Vet
  • BVMS(Hons)
  • BSc

Heath graduated from Murdoch University in 1995 and started at the Birdwood clinic straight from university so has been here 23 years. Heath has an interest in the Production animals especially Alpacas. He enjoys the variety of cases and clients seen here at the clinic.

When not working Heath can be seen on stage doing musical theatre (where he is awesome!) Heath has quite a variety of pets, 3 dogs, ponies, horse and mini horses, he also has a goat, 3 sheep and 7 alpacas.

Dr Laurie Doube
Vet
  • BVSc (Hons)

Laurie has been working in the industry for many years and has been working at the Birdwood and Woodside clinics for around 6 months. His areas of particular interest include soft tissue and reconstructive surgery as well as dentistry. Laurie’s favourite parts of the job include seeing animals going home healthier than when they arrived, ensuring that the best is done for our most important members of the family and getting to know clients as people rather than just clients.

Laurie’s hobbies outside of work include squash, jogging, music and live theater (as an observer not participant!). Laurie lives with his wife Denise, two dogs Buster and Paddy and a cat called George on a small farm in Birdwood where they run steers.

Jess
Practice Manager

Jess joined our team as our Practice Manager in May 2019. Jess has spent the last 7 years working in small animal practices. After completing her Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, Jess has returned to the Barossa area to help our clinic continue to provide exceptional standards of veterinary care to all furry friends.

Tanya
Vet Nurse/ Groomer

Tanya has been grooming for over 30 years and in the veterinary industry for over 20 years. She has been at Birdwood for nearly 4 years. She really enjoys grooming and surgeries. Tanya is often seen cuddling and giving love to our patients. She loves meeting lots of people and getting the chance to not only cuddle pets but help get them well.

When she is not working, Tanya can be seen out in her garden or visiting family and friends. She is an awesome cook who loves to entertain. But mostly loves playing with all her pets. Tanya has an extensive range of pets ranging from horses, birds, chooks, dogs (Jaxx, Zowie and Zues), cats, guinea pigs, possum, rats, lizards and a carpet python called Monty.

Sonia
Vet Nurse

Sonia is currently finishing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has worked at Birdwood for 5 years. Sonia has been trained in and enjoys Pet Nutrition and dentisty. She is also a wildlife carer. Sonia is always the first to cuddle any puppies that come in. She loves the satisfaction of sick animals getting better and going home.

Outside of work, Sonia enjoys gardening when she is not caring for wildlife. At home, Sonia has a menagerie of pets including dogs (Molly, Gypsy, Candy, Baxter and Storm), 7 cats, 5 possums, a Green Tree frog, a scorpion, rabbit, cockatiels and an Alexandrina Parrot called Janno.

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