Meet Our Team

Dr Chelsea Smith



  • Dr Chelsea Smith graduated from The University Of Adelaide and has been working with us since December 2015. She 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.

Caitlyn Durbidge


Head Veterinary Nurse

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

  • She has since excelled in her field, becoming a confident and valued member of the Modbury Team, who now hold the Head Nurse position.

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

Dr Tegan Hadley

B.Sc (Hons), DVM


  • 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.

  • Dr Tegan has a special interest in animal behaviour, particularly in dogs leading her to complete her post graduate certificate in Small Animal Behavioural Medicine through CVE. 

  • She is very passionate about improving the quality of life for anxious or aggressive animals through creating behaviour modification programs.



Lauren Hoffert


Veterinary Nurse

  • Lauren began working with us in late 2016 and has since become a valued and enthusiastic member of our team.

  • Her favourite part of the job is caring for sick and critical patients, and monitoring surgical patients. She also loves her role as puppy preschool coordinator, and thoroughly enjoys educating clients and new puppy owners.

Tegan Gregory


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 also runs puppy Preschool with Lauren. She has a passion for nursing critical care patients. Tegan also streamlines communication between clients and our vets as our go to client liaising nurse.

Courtney Luders


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.

Kyra Harrington Szychowski


Veterinary Nurse

  • Kyra has worked within all 4 clinics since 2004. She is a mum of four and a fur mum to Melvin, who is one crazy chocolate Labrador. Having such a big family, she has settled at Modbury to be closer to home.

  • Kyra loves all aspects of Veterinary Nursing and loves meeting all clients, Furry and human.

Eva Potocnik


Trainee Veterinary Nurse

  • Eva joined our team in early 2018 and is currently completing her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing through Tafe SA.

  • Evas passion for animals and Veterinary Nursing started with her previous dog “Mazey”. Her passion has since grown further into rescue animals, fostering and critical care nursing.

Kelsey Hall


Trainee Veterinary Nurse

  • Kelsey started with us in 2018 after moving to Adelaide from a small farming community in the Eyre Peninsula. She is currently completing her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing.

  • Since starting she has discovered she loves all aspects of the industry.

Joanne Mcvicar

Kennel Hand

  • Joanne joined our Team in 2017 as a kennel hand. She is studying her certificate IV in veterinary Nursing through Open Colleges Online.

  • Joanne enjoys caring for orphaned kittens who make their way to the clinic. She has even had a foster “fail” and has adopted ‘Matilda’, who she calls ‘Tilly’ for short.

Natasha Anderson


  • Tash is the groomer here at Modbury, she joined our team in 2011 and has been pampering her clients ever since.

  • Tash and her partner Di have a huge family of fur-babies that is ever growing. Tash is a big softie and takes in many abandoned & injured animals. She is also a volunteer for SA Dog Rescue



Dr Gary Stevens

B.V.Sc, M.R.C.V.S.

Practice Owner

  • Dr Stevens joined our team of Veterinarians in 2003 after migrating from Zimbabwe with his family. 

  • He works at our Elizabeth Park and Midway Rd Clinics.

  • Dr Stevens owned and operated his own practice before coming to Australia, and has a special interest in diagnostic imaging and surgery.  

  • In his spare time, Dr Stevens enjoys playing squash, tennis, golf and spending time with family and friends.

  • Dr Stevens owns two very mischievous cats.



Dr Alan Irving

B.V.Sc, M.R.C.V.S. M.B.A

Practice Founder

  • Dr Alan Irving gratuated from the Veterinary School at the University of Queensland in 1968 and establised practices at Modbury and Salisbury and then with his brother, Robert at Elizabeth Park and Midway Road, Elizabeth East.

  • During his career he has employed both Australain and international Veterinary graduates, many of whom now manage their own practices both here in Adelaide and overseas.

  • Dr Irving is now happily retired and we will be forever indebted to him for starting the Adelaide Northern Veterinary Group.









854 North East Road,

Modbury SA 5092


(08) 8264 7111
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