Meet Our Team


Dr Chelsea Smith (B.Sc, DVM)

Veterinarian & Director of Modbury Vet Clinic

  • Dr Chelsea Smith graduated from The University Of Adelaide and has been working with us since December 2015. Dr Chelsea has subsequently become co-director of the Modbury Vet Clinic alongside Dr Tegan.

  • Chelsea has a special interest in orthopaedic surgery, soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging.

  • Although she has found her niche in small animal practice, Dr Chelsea still has a passion for large animal work, particularly working with cattle.

  • Chelsea has beautiful fur family consisting of two dogs; Bella & Ralph, a ginger cat named Paddy, & some cheeky chickens. Outside of life at the clinic, Chels & her fiance Brad work hard on their 80 acre farm looking after their cattle, sheep and alpacas.

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Dr Tegan Hadley (B.Sc (Hons), DVM)

Veterinarian & Director of Modbury Vet Clinic.

  • Dr Tegan Hadley graduated from The University Of Adelaide and the school of Animal and Veterinary Science. She has been working with us since Dec 2015 & became co-director of the clinic in 2021 alongside Dr Chelsea.

  • Dr Tegan has an interest in animal behaviour which led her to complete her post graduate certificate in Small Animal Behavioural Medicine through CVE. 

  • She is very passionate about reducing the patient's stress levels throughout their consultations.

  • At home, Tegan loves to relax on the couch with a wine and is supported by her partner George, cheeky tuxedo-cat Albert & her dog called Ned.



Dr sebastian stachurski (B.Sc, DVM)


  • Dr Sebastian Stachurski graduated from The University Of Adelaide in 2019. 

  • Sebastian worked rurally in his first job, and decided to make the move back home to Adelaide to be closer to his family. As Sebastian had done placement with Tegan & Chelsea while he was still studying, he was keen to join the team (and knew he could put up with the girls banter!).

  • After completing 2 wildlife internships in Canada in 2013, Sebastian confirmed a passion to work with all weird and wonderful species. This is a passion Sebastian brings with him to the clinic, happily providing consults for birds, reptiles & exotics. 

  • Sebastian is currently looking to buy a home within the local area with his partner Krysten (who is also a veterinarian). In his spare time, Sebastian loves enjoying outdoor activities including kayaking and hiking with his beautiful dog Sadie.

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Caitlyn Peciar (V.N)

Head Veterinary Nurse

  • Caitlyn started working with us in November 2014 after completing her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. 

  • In 2019, Caitlyn took on the role of Head Nurse of Modbury Vet Clinic and is responsible for over-seeing the day to day running of the clinic and co-ordination of the nursing team.

  • Caitlyn has a passion for Surgical Nursing and Anaesthesia. She hopes to one day further her studies in Emergency and critical care nursing.

  • Caitlyn has a passion for travel with her husband Andre, & has a beautiful Cocker Spaniel called Benji.

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Courtney Luders (V.N)

2IC/ Senior Veterinary Nurse

  • Courtney joined our team in early 2017 after spending some time on work placement with us. She has since completed her Certificate 4 in veterinary nursing in January 2019.

  • In her short time in the industry , Courtney has already discovered a passion for caring for animals, particularly critical care and surgical patients.

  • Courtney supports our team as the 2IC of the clinic.

  • Courtney enjoys staying active and particularly loves hiking and tennis. Her fur family consists of a cat called Daisy & beautiful big German Shepherd boy called Mambo

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Tegan Gregory (V.N)

Senior Veterinary Nurse

  • Tegan has been with us since November 2014, she has a special interest in animal behaviour and training and hopes to complete her Delta Accreditation In the coming years.

  • Tegan loves educating about puppy behaviour making her the best candidate for our Puppy PreSchool Co-ordinator.

  • She has a passion for nursing critical care patients & also streamlines communication between clients and our vets as our go to client liaising nurse.

  • Tegan's family consists of hubby Wade, daughter Blaike & son Pheonix, 2 dogs (Lightyear & Akela) & 2 cats (Dobbie & Tiger).

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Elle Kohlberger-Masson (V.N)

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

  • Elle joined our team in 2021 as our clinic was seeking to expand & move into its new location.

  • While Elle is the newest addition to our team, she comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, having already been qualified and working within the industry for several years.

  • Elle loves all fields of veterinary nursing but has a passion for wildlife care.

  • Outside of work, Elle takes care of her beautiful Rotty called Zara & her many beautiful birds.



qualified Veterinary Nurse

  • Kirrily joined our team last year in 2021, to support us while Nurse Tegan went on maternity leave. Kirrily fit in so perfectly with our team though so we decided to keep her!

  • Kirrily completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing shortly after starting with us, but has been working within in the industry for many years.

  • Kirrily thrives in all areas of nursing, but has a particular passion for building long lasting relationships with clients, and loves when she gets to liaise with people in our reception area.

  • Outside of work, Kirrily lives with her partner Cody and their tribe of animals including 2 beautiful Bull Terriers (Reggie & Sherbet), 2 tuxedo cats (Kiwi & Mojito) & a menagerie of reptiles and insects!


april aworth

trainee Veterinary Nurse

  • April is our newest addition at Modbury Vet Clinic, joining in early 2022

  • April is currently studying in her second year of Bachelor of Veterinary Technology with the University of Adelaide. 

  • While April is just getting to know the veterinary industry, she is particularly interested in the areas of emergency and surgery.

  • Outside of work, April loves going out with friends, playing netball, going up the river and practicing her makeup. April has two beautiful doggos called Buddie (Rhodesian Ridgeback) & Sirius (Kelpie Cross).