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Happy Healthy Pets For Life.
We believe that every pet is special and we have attracted a loyal following of pet owners over 34 years in business who share our goal.
Choosing Your Vet is a big decision.
It is going to be a lifetime journey of care for you and your treasured pet. You will want to know that the Vet Clinic you choose offers everything you are looking for.
Our highly skilled Vets and Nurses enjoy getting to know you and your pets personally.
If there are ways for us to help you and your pet that we don’t offer we will find out or refer you to a specialist for the very best care.
Familypet Vet offers a broad range of veterinary services including check-ups, vaccinations, dog training, pet supplies and hospital and medical care.
Our fees are very competitive and we don’t believe in cutting corners. We only use the best in surgical materials, anaesthetics, equipment and drugs.
Familypet Vet is a member of the Australian Veterinary Dental Society.
Meet the Team.
Dr Arielle Bridges
Owned by 2 Golden Retrievers: Chad and Dizzie, Winx the Labrador and Two Spoilt Cats
Arielle qualified at the University of Adelaide and began her veterinary career in Birdwood and Woodside in the Adelaide Hills before joining the team at Familypet Vet.
Arielle grew up in Willunga and went to high school in McLaren Vale so is very excited to be back servicing the local area! Arielle has also spent some time working with animals in Africa and Indonesia.
Arielle is particularly interested in animal dentistry and surgery, as well as small animal reproduction and neonatal care.
In her spare time, Arielle loves to keep active whether it be playing basketball or hiking Mt Lofty.
When she isn’t outdoors Arielle loves spending time in the kitchen and baking desserts for friends and family!
Dr Sarah Jayalamar
Owned by a small white terrier
Sarah joined the Familypet Vet team in January 2019.
She ran her own practice for 10 years in Malaysia before immigrating to Australia.
Sarah enjoys every aspect of small animal veterinary science. In her spare time she likes watching her children and husband play soccer.
Dr Ella Cousins
Owned by 1 Dog and 1 Cat: Douglas and Reuban
Following graduating with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide, I was lucky enough to join the wonderful team at Familypet Vet.
I love my job as a veterinarian and all that comes with it. My special interests include pathology and exotic pets/wildlife – areas that I look forward to advancing my skills in.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my dog, Douglas (pictured) and cat, Reuban, as well as enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.
Dr Phil Pearson
Owned by a dog, a cat, some chickens, an alpaca and a few sheep
Phil Pearson graduated from James Cook University in 2011 before moving to South Australia.
He worked in Murray Bridge for 9 years where he split his time between caring for all the dogs and cats, and spending time on farms working with both dairy and beef cattle.
Phil has been living in the hills close to McLaren Vale for many years and joined Familypet Vet in 2021 to be closer to home and focus on working with companion animal.
Phil’s main areas of interest are surgery, dentistry and reproduction where he has undertaken extensive training to be able to provide the best treatment possible to his patients.
In his spare time, he is often found running with his dog in the forest and on the beach. He also enjoys mountain biking, wakeboarding, surfing, snowboarding, and any other water sports. He and his partner Brooke, share a small farm where they care for their dog, cat, chickens, alpaca and sheep.
Dr Emma Liebich
Owned by a little white terrier with a big attitude
Emma graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2014. She initially worked in Murray Bridge before joining the FamilyPet Vet team in 2021.
Emma grew up in the local Fleurieu region and is excited to be back working in the area. In her spare time Emma enjoys spending time with her young family and fur children at home.
Dr Katie Eley
Owned by a Labrador, a little white fluffy and a Burmese cat
Dr Katie graduated from vet school in the inaugural class at Adelaide university in 2013. Since then she has worked in multiple practices in South Australia and the UK before returning to South Australia to work with Familypet vet.
Katie is passionate about small animal medicine and the human animal bond. She enjoys working in general practice and is keen to continue honing her skills.
She has 3 pets: a 14 year old Labrador who still thinks she’s a puppy and a grumpy 15 year old diabetic Burmese cat and a very new addition – a white Maltese X. These three fuzz balls help to keep her on her toes when she’s not at work.
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