Meet Our Team

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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 which they want to add many sheep and cattle to!

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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.



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, 2 dogs (Lightyear & Akela) & 2 cats (Dobbie & Tiger).

Jessica Manning

Junior Veterinary Nurse

  • Jess joined our team in 2019 to help our team out while Nurse Tegan went on Maternity Leave. However, we loved her so much we kept her as a permanent part of the team!

  • Jess is currently studying her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through TAFE SA. 

  • Jess has a passion for surgery and has a soft spot for cuddles with working dog breeds.

  • Jess has a cute kitty at home called Jasper & loves to unwind with a beer in hand while watching the footy (as long as its a Port game!)

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.