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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
Certificate II – Animal Studies

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 previously worked in banking and then for many years in the bookselling industry. As an animal lover it was always her desire to one day go into the animal care industry.

Initially Judy’s studies were taking her down the path of veterinary nursing but she decided what she most enjoyed was both the client and patient interaction and getting to know the whole family. She still likes to assist the fabulous vets and nursing team whenever she can.

Judy is married and has 7 rescue cats, one of which has very special needs, and is passionate to learn more about feline care. She will be attending a cat behaviour and handling workshop in December 2017 and hopes to look for more opportunities in the future to broaden her knowledge in this area.
Allison Scharber
Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
Allison joined the Veterinary Nursing team at St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic in February 2017.

Allison had a passion for animal welfare from a very young age. Anything hurt or homeless was brought home and loved, much to her parents frustration.

Unfortunately, life got in the way of pursuing an animal welfare career, but it was always on her mind. Volunteering and fostering whenever possible. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing in 2016 and feels very lucky to be welcomed as a part of the wonderful St Bernard’s team.

Allison has a very cheeky black cat called Artie, a super loveable Whippet called Stix, an inseparable Silky Terrier X called Britney and a Border Terrier X called Chico.
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''.
Hannah Pergoleto
Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
Hannah joined the Veterinary Nursing team at St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic in July 2017.

Hannah was born in Adelaide and grew up between here and Port Augusta. Hannah knew from as young as she can remember that she wanted to work with animals, and her desire to become a vet nurse was solidified when during her high school years she volunteered at a clinic and saw first hand what an important role the nurses played in the treatment and rehabilitation of their patients, so after completing her schooling she moved back to Adelaide to study veterinary nursing and graduated in 2016.

Hannah loves all aspects of nursing, with particular interests in behaviour, nutrition and avian nursing- if you have a bird, Hannah will show up!

At home, Hannah has lots of little fish, a rescue fantail pigeon and two cats: the very hungry Chilli, and her newest member of the family is Obi, a kitten she hand raised and adopted through the clinic.


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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