Riverport Veterinary Hospital
1 Avoca Street
- 08 8555 5690
Alan was raised on a mixed farm in the Mid North of S.A. and has always been interested in the variety a rural mixed practice offers. After completing his studies at Murdoch University, Perth, his first position was at the Strathalbyn Vet Clinic in January 1991. In 1993 he left for an extended working holiday based in England. Rejoining the practice in 1995 and becoming a partner in 1999 has meant that Alan and his family are well settled in the area. His particular interests include small animal medicine and oncology, while he maintains a healthy interest in horses, cattle, sheep and alpacas. If you are ever in need of a good yarn Alan is your man!
Tia a cute Border Terrier and two cats names Pearl and Edwards
Rhys went to School in Adelaide before going across to Melbourne to study Veterinary Science, graduating in 2001. He worked with Katrina in mixed practice in North-East Victoria for 2 years, then spent a year locuming throughout South Australia and New South Wales. After 3 months of travelling through Eastern Europe Rhys started at Strathalbyn and Riverport in May 2005. Rhys’ main interests include small animal surgery and emergency medicine. He was admitted to the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons in the field of Small Animal Surgery in 2010. He is also a chartered member of the Australian Veterinary Association. Rhys loves a challenging surgical case!
In his spare time Rhys enjoys cycling, golf and surfing. He enjoys following the Aussie cricket team and the Adelaide Crows.
A dog called Guinness who is a Whippador! (a whippet crossed with a labrador)
A cat called Rosie
Casey began working with the Riverport team in December 2010. Casey gained a Bachelor degree in Zoology and Chemistry at Oregon State University and went on to complete a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She loves traveling and has volunteered in desexing clinics in Nicaragua, Mexico and India. Casey became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2013 after completing the course with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Her special interests include acupuncture, soft tissue surgery and dentistry.
Her favourite part of working as a vet is sending home a patient after an emergency surgery - happy and healthy!
Casey loves anything to do with food and is interested in photography, gardening and yoga!
A dog named Ally Rainbow Dingaroo
Katrina was born and bred in Melbourne and graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001. She spent 2 years in mixed practice in North-East Victoria dealing mostly with small animals and dairy cattle. This was followed by 12 months in Sydney working for a large pharmaceutical company as a Veterinary Technical Advisor. After running away from the city Katrina travelled around Canada and Eastern Europe before starting with us in May 2005. Katrina’s main interests include small animal internal medicine and ultrasonography.
Katrina loves sport and tries to keep fit to keep up with two small people! She supports Carlton in the AFL and loves to watch all sports featuring our beloved Aussies. She enjoys travelling especially to Thailand, South Africa and Eastern Europe. She loves reading cook books and magazines with Donna Hay and Delicious featuring as favourites.
A dog called Guinness who is a Whippador! Whippett X with a Labrador
A cat called Rosie
Mick joined the Vets First team in 2015 . He has always had a passion for animals, from volunteering with numerous wildlife organisations in South Australia to patrolling the streets of Rajasthan in India and treating sick and injured street animals.
He has also worked as a Jackeroo in outback SA and spent time in London, UK working for the Government of South Australia. Whilst studying Mick has been working at a busy veterinary clinic in Adelaide giving him lot of hands on experience with the day to day running of a clinic.
Mick is loving life on the South Coast with his wife and newborn daughter where he can combine his love for surfing, fishing and veterinary medicine.
Border Collie called Noah
3 Chickens - Kathleen, Oprah and Narelle
Possum called Midi