Meet Our Team


Dr Derek McNair

Practice Owner (BVMS (Glas) MRCVS (Lond) University of Melbourne Academic Associate)

Dr Derek the Radio Vet

Every Monday at 2:00pm, Dr Derek McNair chats on FiveAA – Adelaide 1395AM with Tony ‘Pilko’ Pilkington answers your pet questions. You can call Dr Derek on air at FiveAA on (08) 8223 0000 with any topics or questions about your pet. Tune in to listen to Dr Derek on FiveAA - Adelaide1395AM or via the web

Dr Derek as seen on Outdoors Indoors and In The Garden - Channel 9 

Watch Dr Derek on Channel 9 on Outdoors Indoors and In the Garden. Watch the latests episodes here

Dr Ana Carolina Springford

Senior Clinic Veterinarian (BVM BVS (Nott) )

Dr Ana graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2015. After finishing her studies, she moved to Australia to complete a small animal internship at the University of Queensland. She then came to Adelaide to work with emergency and critical care for 3 years. Ana started at The Parade Norwood Veterinary Clinic in September 2019 and has since been loving getting to know her new patients and their parents. Her main areas of interest are cardiology, toxicology and trauma. She spends most of her free time with her husband, their Labrador Stella, their terrier Moo and their cat Gnocchi working on their vegetable garden or at the beach.

Dr Ashvin Vasuthevan

Senior Clinic Veterinarian (BVSc (Syd) )

Dr Ash graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012. He started off in a busy small animal practice up north for a couple of years, but then went into the field of emergency and critical care. He worked as an emergency vet for over 5 years in both Adelaide and Sydney. He joined the team at The Parade Norwood Veterinary Clinic in January of 2020. He has a keen interest in small animal medicine, emergency and critical care and dentistry. In his free time, he rides his motorcycle, reads, goes for jogs, and watches movies with his cat Abbey.

Dr Naomi Bittner

Senior Clinic Veterinarian

Dr Michael Hilditch

Veterinarian (BSc (Vet Bio), DVM)

Dr Michael graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2020. Having done multiple placements at The Parade Norwood Veterinary Clinic during his studies, Michael joined the team in early 2021. Michael has a keen interest in feline medicine and imaging. He spends his free time cleaning up after his cat Bernie and his two Cairn Terriers, Charlie and George. 

Dr Nancy Gomes

Veterinarian (DVM, BSc (VetBio), BBiolSc (hons))

Dr Nancy graduated from the University of Adelaide 2020 with previous studies at La Trobe University, Victoria. She started off as new graduate down south of Adelaide before joining the Parade Norwood Veterinary team in late 2021. Nancy has a keen interest in diagnostic imaging and surgery. In her free time Nancy has a food obsession and is always hunting for new places to try wonderful cuisines in SA and around the world. As well as food, Nancy enjoys going to the gym, visiting family and friend interstate and keeping track of her cheeky English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Zelda, who certainly knows how to melt everyone's hearts to get out of trouble. 

Dr Victoria Gray

Veterinarian (DVM, BSc (Vet Bio Science), BSc (Animal Science))

Dr Chloe Bowman

Senior Clinic Veterinarian (BVSc, MANZCVS (Emergency and Critical Care), MVSc (Melb))

Dr Winnie Lee

Senior Clinic Veterinarian (BVSc (USyd))

Jodie Karayiannis

Veterinary Practice Manager

Jodie started nursing in 1996 and got her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2000. She has been a part of The Parade Norwood Veterinary Clinic family for over 20 years. She is very passionate about continually updating her knowledge, and loves learning new things in the veterinary industry. She has an interest in animal behaviour and nutrition. She also loves helping with puppy pre-school. 

Caitlin Baker

Veterinary Practice Manager

Caitlin has a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing. She began working at The Parade Norwood Vet clinic in 2008. She has an elderly pure bred mutt named Lexi and a food obsessed ginger cat named Mai Mai. They assist her in binge watching many movies and TV shows. She also loves catching up with family and friends, travelling, and taking Lexi for new and interesting walks.

Liz Halsall

Senior Vet Nurse

Liz joined The Parade Norwood Vet Clinic in May of 2010. She has her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has loved working here as she feels that everyone is really friendly and supportive. Liz is married with 3 adult children. In her spare time she enjoys bike riding, hiking/walking, camping, going to the beach, and reading. She has a beautiful old girl named Jessie who is a Border Collie, and two cats named Meg and Toby.

Carly Pike

Veterinary Nurse

Carly has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has been nursing for about 14 years now. She loves all aspects of her job. She has a Golden Retriever called Sampson and a retired clinic cat named Toby. She loves spending time with her son Liam, and her husband Dave. She spends a lot of her free time catching up with friends and family.

Rachel Heames

Senior Vet Nurse (Certificate IV in veterinary nursing)

Mimi Leung

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in veterinary nursing)

Marci King

Veterinary Nurse

Kimberley Coulter

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary student )

Gabrielle Nikielski

Veterinary Nurse (Bachelor of Animal Science)

Gabrielle graduated with her Bachelor in Animal Science degree in 2019. She has a food driven and incredibly spooky Labrador x Blue Heeler named Sasha and a rascal of a ferret named Tika. She loves everything nature relate, but is also a total movie buff. she takes a particular interest in animal behavioral enrichment and loves caring for all the gorgeous fur babies in the clinic. 

Isabella Devizio

Veterinary Nurse

Sharon Harford

Veterinary Nurse

Izzy Maniscalco

Veterinary Nurse

Jazmin Kehagias

Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Student)

Madison Cox

Veterinary Nurse

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