Dr Andrew Duncan grew up in Adelaide. After obtaining a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree at Adelaide University, he moved to Perth to study Veterinary Science at Murdoch University, where he met Claire. After graduating in 1987, he moved back to Adelaide and worked in a small animal metropolitan practice for 5 years. Together with Claire, they established the Rose Park Veterinary Surgery in 1992. Andrew enjoys all aspects of veterinary work and has special interests in consulting and general surgery. Outside of work Andrew is a keen bike rider, enjoying in particular riding through the Adelaide Hills.
Dr Claire Duncan grew up in Perth and studied Veterinary Science at Murdoch University. She graduated in 1988 and moved to Adelaide the following year and worked in two metropolitan small animal practices for 5 years before establishing Rose Park Veterinary Surgery. She spends her time divided between the surgery, their 4 adult children, Meals on Wheels and the Norwood Swimming Club. The house is completed with Wally the Griffon Bruxellois, Louie the Cavoodle, and Hamish the Burmese cat. Claire no longer consults but spends her time in the surgical suit, specialising in soft tissue surgery.
Dr Craig Toyer originally hails from Sydney and studied Veterinary Science at Sydney University. After graduating in 2002, he moved to Adelaide and worked for 5 years in various Adelaide metropolitan small animal practices. He joined Rose Park in 2007. Craig is married to Kylie -and they have 2 daughters Brooke and Gemma. Their household is currently ruled by 'Shadow' the cat. The newest member of his family is young ‘Asha’, a very cuddly little Cavoodle who is adored by all of the humans, and well tolerated by Shadow.
Craig has special interests in canine and feline medicine and dentistry. Outside of work, Craig enjoys cooking, wine, soccer and golf.
Dr Hamish Burns has been a member of the Rose Park Veterinary clinic for a number of years completing placements and work experiences with us, he commenced working as a consultant and surgeon in early 2017 after graduating from the University of Adelaide. He is enthusiastic, professional and can often be found cuddling one of the patients at lunch as he types up his notes. At home Hamish has a tiny companion called Smudge, a toy poodle cross. Smudge tips the scales at just under 3kg and Hamish being 6'5 often gets some interesting looks when taking Smudge out for walks. In his spare time, he lives an active lifestyle and enjoys getting out of town with any opportunity he gets to go diving, surfing or hiking.
Hollie recently graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2019. Spending most of her childhood either at her grandparent’s farm or rescuing injured wildlife from her pets, she has always had a passion for animals and the relationship people have with them. While Hollie enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she has a special interest in clinical pathology and diagnostic imaging with a soft spot for Border Collies and Australian Shepherds. Outside of work she can be found at the beach with her Border Collie Drover, kayaking, snorkelling or trying new places to eat and drink with family and friends.
Tiffany graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015 where she started her career in a busy general and emergency hospital. After gaining much experience in that setting, she has moved to the Rose Park Veterinary Surgery team to focus on her general practice medicine and surgery while providing personalised care to her clients and patients. Tiffany’s veterinary passions are clinical pathology, palliative care and animal behaviour and she hopes to one day become a boarded specialist in clinical pathology. When not in the clinic you can find her singing, hiking, listening to K-pop and drinking bubble tea… possibly all at the same time!
Leah has worked in the Veterinary Industry for over 16 years, starting her career as a Veterinary Nurse in 2005, and then stepping up as a Practice Manager in 2014. She is a qualified Workplace and Business Coach and has her Advanced Diploma in Management. She is currently studying her Bachelor of Business, HR Management, and enjoys spending whatever free time she has left with her family and friends. She has two very special boys at home, Levi, her deaf white fluffy cat, and Leroy (pictured), her mischievous new addition, who definitely rules the roost!
Leigh grew up on a farm on the Yorke Pensinsula, and moved to Adelaide after graduating high school. She started nursing way back in 1999, and joined the team at Rose Park in 2003. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, in particular surgery and client relations, and has a soft spot for geriatric patients. Leigh shares her home with her Beagle x Rottweiler Bazza (pictured), adopted ginger kitten Milhouse, and adopted domestic short hair cat Morris. In her spare time, she loves catching up with friends, watching the footy, checking out local markets (for more earrings!) and going for big walks with Bazza.
Kath grew up in Adelaide and has been vet nursing since 2001 and joined Rose Park in 2004. After volunteering at the fauna centre, while she studied at the University of South Australia, Kath knew she wanted to work with animals. She enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Nursing but her main interests are nursing ward patients and surgery. At home, Kath loves spending time with her husband Robbie and her young son, Hamish and also, her Budgerigars, Pickle and Russell (pictured) and Maple Mc Syrup, the previous clinic cockatiel. Kath enjoys going to the beach with her family and travelling. She also enjoys a good cup of coffee!
Nic has been nursing for approximately 7.5 years, and completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017, after a career change from hairdressing. Enjoying all aspects of veterinary nursing, she has a particular interest in surgery and nursing hospitalised patients back to health. Nic has two fur children, Shadow and Ellie (both Labradors) who steal all the quilt when it comes to bedtime! Ellie’s favourite thing being beach adventures and belly rubs, and Shadow is in his element when it comes to dinner time and loves a cuddle on the couch! Other hobbies Nic enjoys are pilates, gym workouts, gardening, beach walks with her fur kids, and cheese and wine tasting.
Ali has lived and grown up in Adelaide and has always loved animals. After finishing school, a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science was an obvious choice. While studying she began her nursing career in 2013 and has been enjoying it ever since. Ali joined the Rose Park team in August 2019. Outside of the clinic you will find her at Pilates classes, trying new restaurants, or hanging out with her Golden Retriever, Bill. Ali adopted retired Guide Dog, Bill, in 2018 and they have been inseparable ever since.
Kirstyn grew up in Adelaide and has always had a passion for animals. Completing her studies in November 2018 and beginning her career in Veterinary Nursing, she joined the Rose Park Team in February 2020. She has a special love for big dogs but loves all pets. She is passionate about working with anxious patients, working with them to make them feel more comfortable in a clinic setting. Kirstyn lives in the hills with her fiancé, her beloved German Shepherd, AJ (pictured) and her budgie Finnigan. Outside of work you’ll find her spending time with her pets or gallivanting through the hills checking out restaurants and wineries with her fiancé.
Judy grew up in Perth and moved to Adelaide as a young adult. Having started off in the banking and retail industries she decided to use her long service leave to do some studies to be able to join the veterinary industry, as she is very passionate about animals and animal welfare.
Judy has completed a 2-year Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour through the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and is very much interested in learning more about our feline friends. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Veterinary Nursing certificate through the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing.
Judy is married to a South Australian and together they have 6 rescue cats. In her leisure time Judy and her husband enjoy walking, going out to dinner with friends, playing video games and enjoying a glass of red wine.
Ursula grew up in Port Pirie and has always had a passion for animals big and small. She has always been around animals, her father being the local vet in Port Pirie has given her great insight into the vet industry. Ursula is currently studying a bachelor of Veterinary Technology part-time at Adelaide Uni. When she is not at work or studying, Ursula enjoys hiking with her senior golden retriever Olive, going to the beach, especially taking her stand up paddle board, and going to the gym.
Collette grew up in New Zealand before moving to Tasmania in 2012, where she lived for 8 years until coming to South Australia. Collette has been working with animals since she was little and has always had a passion for caring for them. She has two pets, a horse Emmy and a rabbit Bartholomew (pictured). When not working Collette enjoys travelling and exploring new places, baking, and binge watching TV shows.
What's all that commotion?
Our waiting room is quaint and homely with the occasional woof or meow, but in the background there's some rather intense chatting as to who is the prettiest boy! Pedro and Nemo, our 2 beautiful budgies can certainly let themselves be heard or seen.
Since Maple Mc Syrup, the cockatiel, departure, Pedro and Nemo have ruled the roost and will always like to start their conversation while nursing staff try to take a phone call.
These guys have brought joy and happiness to the clinic with their funny antics, but sometimes we wish they could use their inside voices. Never a dull moment with these boys.