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St Bernards Road Vet
Dr Jennifer Trewren
B.V.Sc. (First Class Honours), MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine), CMAVA
Jenni grew up in Brisbane, and moved to the Riverland in 1991, after graduating from University of Queensland - Bachelor of Veterinary Science with First Class Honours. She has lived and worked in the Riverland since then, although she is now commuting between Berri and Adelaide since purchasing St Bernards Road Veterinary Clinic in February 2015.

She completed post-graduate studies in 1996 when she was awarded Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Science in Small Animal Medicine – a challenging undertaking with a new baby (Sarah) who was allergic to sleeping. Timothy joined the family in 1996, and after being a mum for a few years, she opened Jenni Trewren Veterinary Services in Berri in January 1999. The name of the business was changed to RivaPetz Pet Care in 2008.

She feels very privileged to have had the opportunity to provide veterinary care for so many wonderful Riverland pets over many years, and is looking forward to being able to do the same in Adelaide.

Her menagerie currently consists of; Matilda the Border Collie, Toffie the spoilt Chihuahua cross, Molly the very naughty Burmese cat, Harry & Henry the cockatiels, Silky Bantams and heaps of much loved Guinea Pigs with some really weird hairstyles and great personalities. Matilda, Toffie and Molly travel between the Riverland and Adelaide with Jenni every week.
Dr Chandana Neelawathura
Chandana joined the Veterinary team at St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic in June 2015.

Chandana graduated from the University of Peradeniya, in Sri Lanka in 2006 and worked in a number of local clinics gaining significant surgical experience. He migrated to Australia in 2009 and under took the National Veterinary Exam to have his veterinary qualifications recognised in Australia. He achieved his accreditation in 2011 and started working in a small animal practice it the southern suburbs of Adelaide.
With his family, he relocated to Melbourne for a short time, and worked at the RSPCA, before deciding that the lifestyle in Adelaide was much more attractive and he has moved back to join the friendly and caring team at St Bernard’s Road Veterinary Clinic.
His special areas of interest are soft tissue surgery and dentistry – which means that he brings significant surgical experience to our surgical team.
In his spare time he enjoys reading, watching documentaries and playing with is baby daughter.
He is very much looking forward to meeting you and your fur-babies.
Dr Ru Hui Chua
B.V.Sc, BVMS (Murdoch)
Ru joined the Veterinary team at St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic in October 2016.

Ru grew up in Singapore and moved to Adelaide to study in 2002. She graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 2008 and moved back to Adelaide after graduation. She has worked in several Adelaide veterinary practices and hospitals and is very excited to be joining the team at St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic.

She is interested in surgery, ultrasound and acupuncture. She completed the Sydney CVE post graduate surgery course in 2010 and the IVAS acupuncture course in 2014.

Ru and her husband have 4 fur babies – 3 cats and 1 puppy. In her spare time, she loves cooking, baking, trying new food and cuisine, catching up on Asian dramas and singing karaoke.
Dr Brooke Carey
Brooke joined the Veterinary Team at St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic in April 2017.

Brooke grew up overseas and met her Australian husband in America in 2005. In 2010, they moved to Melbourne for work and to be closer to his family. Dissatisfied with her career in research, Brooke decided to
retrain as a veterinarian at the University of Melbourne. Upon completion of her degree, they decided to move the family (including their son, their dog Suzie Q, and their naughty cat Neko) to her husband’s hometown – Adelaide.

Such a wonderful decision!

In her spare time, Brooke enjoys cooking, gardening, running, spending time with family, and being entertained by the little creatures in her life.

Judy Bastian
Office Manager
Judy re-joined the St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic team in June 2017.

Judy grew up in Perth and moved to Adelaide as a young adult. She is married and has 7 rescue cats, one of which has very special needs. She is passionate to learn more about feline care and is currently studying a 2 year certificate in advanced feline behaviour through The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)

Although Judy is mostly to be found in the office, she still enjoys both the client and patient interaction and getting to know the whole family. She also likes to assist the fabulous vets and nursing team whenever she can.
Vicky Jimenez
DVM - Columbia
Vicky joined the Veterinary Nursing team at St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic in December 2018.

Vicky graduated as a Veterinarian from the National University of Colombia, in Bogota in 2010 and worked as a mixed animal practitioner in a number of local vet practices for 4 years. She traveled to Australia with her husband in 2014 to improve her English and travel around Australia for one year. After a couple of months living in Melbourne they decided to permanently migrate to Australia because they loved the relaxing and fun Australian lifestyle.
They moved to Adelaide to be close to their friends in 2016. She volunteered at the RSPCA and in a number of Vet clinics in Melbourne and Adelaide gaining experience and understanding of the Australian Veterinary Industry. She is currently undertaking the National Veterinary Exam to have her veterinary qualifications recognised in Australia. While studying at home for her exams she enjoys working part-time as a Veterinary Nurse with the friendly and caring team at St Bernard’s Road Veterinary Clinic.
In her spare time, she loves to walk her rescue dog, Chuck, watching Netflix and going to the beach to watch the sunset with her husband.
Carina Law
Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
Carina joined the Veterinary Nursing team at St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic in June 2017.

Carina grew up in Hong Kong and relocated to Australia in 2012. Before moving Australia she worked as a veterinary nurse in Hong Kong for 5 years. After several years of working in the industry she decided to improve herself by studying Veterinary Nursing in Australia. She received the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nurse Qualification in 2013, and has worked in some veterinary practices in Adelaide and Northern Territory since qualifying.

Her goal is to provide with care and compassion, veterinary services of the highest standard for all animal species through every stage of their life. Using her knowledge and skills to improve their health, welfare and offer respectful treatment to them.

She like all aspects of veterinary nursing and has a particular interest in surgical nursing and dentistry.

In her spare time she enjoy flying aeroplane, baking and chilling on the beach and with her kitty ''Meatball''.
Melissa Whinnen
Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
Growing up along Adelaide’s southern beaches, Melissa has always had a strong affinity with all animals and was often the one who volunteered to take in orphans and rescued animals.
Pursuing her dream of working in the animal welfare industry, in 1994 she successfully gained employment with Plympton Vet Clinic. She made the most of this opportunity, commencing veterinary nursing studies and became fully qualified in 2000. She continued to broaden her skills and gain valuable experience working with various other clinics in the southern suburbs and through continual professional development events.
She became a head nurse/team leader in 2006. She used this role as a valuable opportunity to pass on her knowledge to others starting out in the industry, with an emphasis on compassion and professionalism.
Now with over 20 years’ experience, she decided to join the St Bernard’s Veterinary Clinic team. Her passion for veterinary nursing and providing the best care possible for her patients has never waned, and she continues to strive to increase her knowledge in all aspects of her chosen profession.
Melissa’s approach to clients and patients is one of compassion and understanding. She is always there to lead a helping hand, a comforting ear or a friendly chat. She prides herself with a strong client rapport this coupled with her love of animals makes her a valuable member of the team here at St. Bernards Road Veterinary Clinic.
Jen McKinlay
Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
After 12 years of working for a UK charity, including 7 years in Sri Lanka and India, Jen decided to have a career change and returned to study to follow her true passion and became a qualified vet nurse in 2009. During her time living in Asia, she fostered and re-homed many stray animals, volunteered with street dog desexing programs and vet clinics.

Since her return to Adelaide, she has been working in small animal practices and jumped at the chance to join the St Bernard’s Veterinary Clinic team. Jen has three mischievous rescue cats named Marvin, Basil and Cassy. In her spare time, Jen loves to go camping, travel anywhere in the world and listen to 80’s music.
Leo Immelman
Leo joined the St. Bernards Road Veterinary Clinic Team in November 2016.

Leo was born in Namibia and moved to Australia when she was a little girl. Animals have always been apart of her life and since her time in primary school she had a passion to become a veterinarian. She is currently in her final year of studying Veterinary at the University of Adelaide and loving it! She is regularly looking for opportunities to broaden her knowledge and expand on her veterinary skills.

When she’s not buried in textbooks Leo enjoys brunch, going for walks, travelling the world and spending time with her family and friends. At home she has four rabbits and an energetic Staffie called Mufasa to care for and play with.


Mon to Fri - 8am to 6.30pm
Saturday - 8am to 1pm


St Bernards Road Veterinary Clinic
Shop 7
81-83 St Bernards Road
Magill SA 5072
Ph: 08 8364 4545

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