Seaside Vet Surgery opened in May 2013, and has enjoyed ten fabulous years of looking after people and their pets since then. We've grown over that time in size, quality and clinical standards, and are very proud of how well we work as a team, and how well we look after our clients and patients. 

For us, it's all about the people and their pets. "We want a meaningful relationship where we treat our patients and clients as our own family. We want to build the Seaside Vet community to be a happy one that we are all proud to belong to."


Dr Nat Wakeham

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery)

Dr Nat Wakeham started her veterinary career on the Yorke Peninsula 15 years ago, working for Dr John as a new graduate vet. She and Dr Amanda enjoyed their time here so much that they've returned to take on management of the practice, after coming on board as part-owners.

Dr Nat loves medical cases, and really enjoys the problem-solving involved. She prides herself on taking excellent care of her patients and clients.

Dr Nat enjoys fishing, cooking and reading at home, as well as looking after a rather lazy dog and a pair of cats!

Dr Amanda Bunney

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery)

Dr Amanda qualified in Perth and moved to the Yorke Peninsula in 2007 to spend two years working for Dr John, before travelling with Dr Nat to the UK to work for two years, before settling in Darwin for 8 years. Dr Amanda and Dr Nat joined Dr John as practice owners in late 2019.

Dr Amanda is a shy being, mostly performing surgery and various administrative roles. She is pictured here with one of her favourite patients, Sadie. 

Dr Amanda spends far too much time taking photos of her two cats. 

Dr Prue Hicks

Senior Clinic Veterinarian (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Dr Prue grew up on the Yorke Peninsula and after graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2015, she returned home to join the team.

She likes to keep busy outside of work and is heavily involved with the Kadina Netball Club, and the Yorke Peninsula netball association.

Dr Prue has talents other than being a great Veterinarian and is very creative and is able to make beautiful handmade Kokedmas. One of her creations is sitting in our front consult room. If you would like further information about these search 'Ivy Wraps' on Facebook.

Prue has a gorgeous Nova Scotian Duck Tolling Retriever at home, as well as a very cheeky cat. Dr Prue is currently on maternity leave, and we are looking forward to welcoming her back in 2024.

Dr Catherine Sloper

Veterinarian (DVM)

Dr Catherine Sloper joined the practice in January 2024 as a new graduate vet, and has been going from strength to strength ever since. 

Catherine is a fantastic vet already and will only get better from here! All of her patients and clients are in excellent hands. 

Dr Lisa Hanson

Veterinarian (DVM)

Dr Lisa Hanson joined us at Seaside in March and has been a wonderful addition to our vet team. Lisa is highly focussed on detail and accuracy as she works up her cases, making her a very thorough vet who takes everything into account when creating treatment plans for her patients and clients. 

Lisa enjoys taking her dog Peach to the beach for walks, and cuddling with her rabbit Arthur!

Dr Iona Koennecke

Veterinarian (DVM)

Dr Iona Koennecke grew up on a farm on the Yorke Peninsula and graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015.

Her first ever work placement during her uni degree was at Seaside, and she’s stayed in touch with the team ever since.

She has many varied interests outside of work and has recently started to turn her hand to furniture building.

Dr Iona has a staghound called Cricket who loves sleeping, pats, exploring, and pretending to be deaf when she’d rather not listen to what she’s told, like ‘smile for the camera’.

Lauren Miller

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing)

Lauren loves being a vet nurse! She has a very infectious smile and manages to brighten the whole clinic.

She completed her certificate IV in vet nursing 4 years ago and has been working at Seaside Vets ever since. Lauren enjoys all aspects of vet nursing but has a strong passion for surgical nursing.

Lauren has a beautiful border collie at home as well as 2 cheeky kittens, and is currently on maternity leave. We can't wait for her to come back!

Tahlia Moss

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing)

Tahlia completed her Diploma of Animal Technology and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

She has been at the clinic since the beginning and is a cheery member of our team. Running puppy preschool classes, looking after stray kittens and helping with anaesthesia and surgery.

Tahlia has 2 spoilt cats and a dog at home and would have even more if allowed!! Tahlia is on maternity leave currently, and we can't wait to get her back soon!!

Stef Treloar

Head Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Stef is our head nurse, a role that sees her combining excellent clinical skills and knowledge with her well-developed organisational skills. She helps to keep our nursing team up to date and organised, and is a huge help to Drs Nat and Amanda in looking after the whole team. 

Stef loves a list, and she loves a policy. She loves keeping things nice and organised, so that we can always provide a high quality and consistent service to our clients and their pets. 

Stef has two dogs and two cats at home, and is planning to get a staffy puppy soon!

Bianca Woolford

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Bianca joined the team in 2020, and has worked hard over the last three years to complete her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. We are very proud of Bianca's rapid progression and her excellent clinical skills.

Bianca loves animals, and has grown up surrounded by a clowder of cats. We love having Bianca as part of our team, and are looking forward to seeing what she achieves as her experience and knowledge grow. 

Chloe Boswell

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate ll in Veterinary Nursing)

Chloe is one of our surgical nurses, and helps run our social media! Chloe loves her surgical shifts, and takes great satisfaction in seeing our surgery patients go home happy and well at the end of the day. 

Chloe has a cat and two dogs at home, and also tries to steal her mum's dachshund on a regular basis!

Lisa Gray

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing)

Lisa joined us in 2019 and has completed two very important tasks in the last four years - having a baby, and doing her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing!

Lisa is fantastic nurse, who has what we call "the love". She showers her patients with love, which always helps them recover faster. 

She is also a great people person, running our reception desk regularly, as well as her surgical and medical nursing.

Natalie Tozonotte

Veterinary Nurse

Natalie joined our team early in 2021 and has fit right in. She's an experienced veterinary nurse who is particularly passionate about forging connections between the practice and the community. She has won awards previously for PetPep programs, which we are hoping to start up in 2022. 

Natalie, aka Tozz, loves her squishy-faced dogs and naked cats!

Anne-Marie Jarrett

Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Certificate ll in Veterinary Nursing)

Anne-Marie joined us in 2023 as a trainee vet nurse. She's turned out to be an absolute sponge for knowledge, taking on lots of new tasks and mastering them. Anne-Marie is enrolled in her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and we are very keen to see what she can achieve over the next couple of years as she works her way through the course!


Kennel Hand (Certificate ll in Veterinary Nursing)

Lara joined us late in 2023 as our summer kennel hand, and we kept her!! Lara works with us after school and in her school holidays, helping us keep our hospital spick and span and our patients happy and comfortable. 

Lara has a beautiful Ragdoll Cat at home called Samirie.

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