Emergency Contact (24 hours) - 08 8821 3350

Staff

Our clinics only employ nurses and vets who are passionate, excited and thrilled to be in the veterinary industry. (It's difficult to find nurses thrilled about cleaning cages, but we have them!)

All our staff are fully-qualified and committed to working in a country region.

They are handpicked for their medical and surgical abilities, client communication and commitment to the ethics of YP Vets in compassion and highest level of care.

Every staff member has a small menagerie at home, with pets ranging from dogs and cats, to ferrets, rats, horses, goats, hermit crabs, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, rainbow lorikeets, chickens, a hand-raised possum, and even a bearded dragon!

 

Dr Natalie Olding

YP Vets owner and senior veterinarian Dr Natalie Olding (BVMS, BSC) has been with the practice for 14 years. Nat loves all general practice, and loves talking and interacting with owners of her patients. She has a particular passion for feline medicine and surgery, and implemented and works hard for kitten adoption programs across Yorke Peninsula and Port Pirie. In her spare time, Nat enjoys cooking and baking, and taking her beloved cavaliers down to the beautiful local beaches at North Beach and Port Hughes.

 

Dr Linda-Jane Bowden

Port Pirie clinic veterinarian Dr Linda-Jane Bowden graduated from Murdoch University in 2015. After being born and raised in Port Pirie she is happy to return home. LJ likes to spend her free time with her dog, a Jack Russel called Bandit, and close friends and family. She has a keen interest in exotic pet and wildlife medicine and has spent time in South Africa working with vets to protect wildlife and aid in conservation.

 

Mel Watkins

Mel is a veterinary nurse and has a passion for working with animals having been around them all her life growing up on a farm. In her spare time, Mel likes to help out on the farm and ride her horse.

 

Jenna Jankowski

After being an aged care nurse for seven years, Jenna decided to study vet nursing when the YP Vets Port Pirie clinic opened in November 2014. Jenna is the one you hear out the back having one-sided conversations with her patients! Jenna is very passionate about anything animals whether it is patients, her own or animal documentaries/TV shows. She has plans to open up a boarding facility in Pirie. Jenna owns two beloved slobbery Newfoundlands Barlow and Penny and enjoys spending any spare time outdoors or DIY projects around her home.

 

Emily Crossman

Emily has been a vet nurse for five years. Whilst she enjoys all aspects of the job, her main passion is surgical nursing and puppy training. She loves instructing the puppy preschool classes at the Port Pirie clinic. In her spare time, Emily enjoys riding her horses, fishing and taking her beloved Pug Willow for walks on the beach.

 

Kerrilyn Jenkins

Kerrilyn is the Manager and Vet Nurse at our southern clinics, Minlaton and Maitland. Kerrilyn enjoys walking treks and spends her spare time watching her sons play senior footy and cricket, cooking and relaxing with her pet dog, cats and bird.

Cheryl Bell

Cheryl has been a vet nurse at YP VETS for the last 18 years. A local Maitland girl, Cheryl was manager of Maitland clinic for years and worked at all the clinics, but is now based in Kadina. Cheryl loves a chat (understatement!), enjoying interaction with clients and caring for their pets. In her spare time Cheryl spoils her 3 grandchildren and enjoys having dinner and coffee with friends.

 

Chantelle Hackney

Chantelle has been a Veterinary Nurse at YP Vets since starting her traineeship in Cert IV VN in 2014. Chantelle has a special interest in all areas of wildlife, in August 2016 she attended the Australian wildlife rehabilitation conference and runs our wildlife warrior rescue group. In clinic she has particular interest in emergency and critical care nursing which after completing her cert IV she will look into further studies in this area. Outside of work Chantelle enjoys looking after her wildlife patients at home or visiting her hand-reared kangaroos Mollee and Aaleah who now reside in a private kangaroo sanctuary on Adelaide hills.

 

Jeni Sewell

Jeni has been working at YP Vets after completing her Certificate IV Veterinary nursing in 2010. In 2014 she completed her Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care and spent time in Tonga volunteering for SPAW South Pacific animal welfare Spey and Neuter clinic. Jeni is now our Practice Manager of our Kadina and Port Pirie branches. She enjoys all aspects of nursing but takes special interest in surgical and emergency treatment. Since becoming Manger, Jeni enjoys organising team building and training exercises. Her in spare time she enjoys baking and crafts or playing local netball and Basketball.

Shemia Daniel

Shemia has been a Veterinary Nurse at YP Vets since starting her traineeship in Cert IV in 2014. She takes special interest in medical and surgical nursing. You will also still see Shemia’s smiling face running our Puppy Preschool Program in Kadina. In her spare time, Shemia enjoys competing around South Australia with her 2 horses “Eric” and “Louie” in show jumping, eventing and dressage.

 

Rhiannon Herde

Rhiannon came to YP Vets after a career change from Dental Nursing. You will meet Rhiannon’s bubbly personally on our front desk at Kadina. Rhiannon is our customer care representative but also enjoys learning the Veterinary Nursing roles. Rhiannon spends her spare time with her family and friends and Persian puss “Peppa”. She also enjoys fishing, cooking and relaxing in her newly built home.

 

Chloe Boswell

Chloe has been working as a junior Veterinary Nurse at YP Vets since November 2013 after completing Year 12 in Moonta. Chloe takes special interest in running our PetEd (Pet Education) school and nursing home sensory and training programs. In clinic she also enjoys surgical nursing. Outside of work Chloe enjoys spending time with her family, friends and especially her Pugalier “Charlotte” and Poodle “Roxy”.

 

Kadina Clinic

Contact Details

20 Port Road, KADINA SA
Phone: 8821 3350
Fax: 08 8821 3346

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am-12:00am

Maitland Clinic

Contact Details

10 Robert Street, MAITLAND SA
Phone/Fax: 8832 2279

Opening Hours

Tuesday and Thursday
9:00am-4:00pm

Minlaton Clinic

Contact Details

23 Maitland Road, MINLATON SA
Phone: 8853 2474

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm

Port Pirie Clinic

Contact Details

180 Ellen Street, PORT PIRIE SA
Phone: 8632 1805

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm
Saturday Clinic: 9:00am- approx. 2:00pm

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