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Avenue Road Stirling Veterinary Surgery
8 Avenue Road,
SA 5152

08 8339 2842
  • Dr Sophie Rumbold
    Principal Veterinarian

    Dr Sophie Rumbold graduated from Murdoch University in 1997 and returned to Adelaide for 18 months before further developing her career in the U.K.

    During the 6 years in the UK she developed a special interest in small animal medicine and surgery and was involved in the treatment of wildlife at local wildife Centres.  In 2006 Sophie spent 6 weeks in Northern India working with Vets without Borders.  On her return to Australia she attended a conference on the management of pets in the indigenous communities which sparked a move to the Northern Territory for 4 years.  It was here that she developed a special interest in birds and reptiles and was able to travel to some remote communuties to conduct health care programs for dogs and cats.  Sophie really enjoyed the challenges of dealing with the different tropical diseases and the remote travel that is required to deliver health services in the N.T.

    On her return to South Australia Sophie set up home in the Adelaide Hills, a region close to her heart and loves the close knit communtiy of Stirling.  An avid gardener and horse rider, on the days away from the clinic she is usually found doing either and shares her house with Flora the Border Terrier and Rosie the Australian Shepherd.



    Sophie and Rosie
  • Dr Melissa Dunn

    Dr Melissa Dunn graduated from Sydney University in 1995. She started working with both large and small animals in the South-East before travelling around Australia and then the UK. Melissa moved back to Adelaide from NSW 4yrs ago and works with us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. She lives in the Hills with her husband, 3 young children, Toby the Jack Russell and Kipper the Bengal.

    Mel 1.5.15
  • Sarah Evans
    Veterinary Nurse - Practice Manager

    Sarah's veterinary nursing career commenced in 2005 at Balhannah Veterinary Clinic. In 2006 she joined the team at Avenue Road Stirling Veterinary Surgery. She is very passionate about caring for animals and particularly enjoys spending time with and comforting the nervous and anxious patients, making their visit to the clinic as relaxed as possible.

    Sarah has 2 dogs at home - Bella the very loving Labrador and Bailey the mischievous Bichon Frise x Jack Russell. They are all kept under control by Timmy, the short hair cat (who was an adoption kitten from the clinic)

    Spanish horses are the love of Sarah's life. She spends most of her spare time caring for and training these beautiful creatures. She currently has two handsome boys at home. She enjoys taking them out on weekends and is inspired by the art of classical dressage. Animals are clearly a very big part of Sarah's life and she wouldn't have it any other way!


    Certificate II in Animal Studies

    Certificate IV in Equine Studies

    Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

  • Ashleigh Smoker
    Veterinary Nurse

    Ashleigh has always had a passion for animals and right from a very young age knew that she wanted to work with them.  She started working for Avenue Road Stirling Veterinary Surgery in 2008 and quickly realised that she thoroughly enjoyed the job and wanted to learn more. This desire led Ashleigh to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with an open access college that allowed her to study and work at the same time.

    Ashleigh lives with her husband Matt in the Adelaide Hills.  They are parents to the mischievous Tigger, a Tabby domestic short hair boy, whom they adopted through the Surgery's Kitten Adoption Program.


    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Diploma in Animal Technology

    Ash 13.5.15
  • Kim Maddern
    Veterinary Nurse

    Kim is a certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse who has been working at Avenue Road Stirling Veterinary Surgery since 2012. She shares her home with her two sweet dogs, Saskia the Shih Tzu X Maltese and Herbie the Bichon Frise X. Kim likes to spend her time with her furbabies as well as cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing


    Kimmy 12.5.15
  • Lucy Taylor
    Veterinary Nurse

    Lucy joined the team in June 2014 after taking a break from the industry. She has completed her Certificate 2 in Animal Studies and is currently studying her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. She has developed a special interest in surgical nursing and shares her home with her dog Lily the Kelpie Cross. In her spare time Lucy enjoys helping her partner with landscaping projects, camping and spending time with her family.


     Certificate II in Animal Studies

    Lucy 13.5.15