The Gardens Vet

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Welcome to The Gardens Vet

Vet Clinic Parafield Gardens

Welcome to The Gardens Vet. Our purpose built clinic is on the corner of Martins Rd and Rundle Dr at Parafield Gardens, less than 1km from Port Wakefield Rd.

Our clinic has been purpose built with full surgery facilities, xray/diagnostic imaging facility, a large range of flea and worming products plus a comprehensive mobile home visit service which services all suburbs of Adelaide.

We are conveniently located to service the Parafield Gardens, Salisbury, Paralowie, Burton & Mawson Lakes areas.



Our clinic has been purpose built and has complete surgical facilities. Both dog and cat wards are individually temperature controlled.

We provide routine consultations, xray/diagnostic imaging, vaccinations, dog and cat de-sexing and dental care/dental therapy. Our experienced surgeons perform both routine and complex surgeries.

In association with Adelaide Mobile Vet we also provide a comprehensive home visit service that visits most suburbs of Adelaide. We provide the majority of our own after hours service. Adelaide Mobile Vet

We also carry an extensive range of pet health care products, including a full range of flea and worming products, Hill’s Prescription Diet food and Rogz collars, leads, and accessories.

Full Diagnostic Facilities

Advances in veterinary medicine have given us many new tools to help make accurate diagnosis of illnesses in animals. At the Gardens Vet we utilize:

as part of our diagnostic procedures.

To ensure the best results we use the services of SA Veterinary Sonography at our clinic.

Our laboratory testing is performed by IDEXX Laboratories, where we generally receive results either same day or overnight. This gives us the highest degree of accuracy, a much wider range of testing options and allows for interpretation by specialist veterinary pathologists.

Comprehensive Range of Surgical Procedures

At Gardens Vet we pride ourselves on the range and quality of surgical procedures that we offer. Our senior surgeon has over 30 years’ experience with post-graduate training in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.

In almost all cases we use buried dissolving stitches to close the skin. This means no stitches are visible and your pet won’t need to wear a plastic cone to prevent them from licking at their wound.

Pain relief is routinely administered before and after surgery. We endeavour to make your pet’s recovery as smooth and pain free as possible.

Latest Anaesthetic Monitoring

We understand the anxiety many owners feel when their pet needs to undergo an anaesthetic.

The anaesthetic protocols we use at the Gardens Vet are amongst the safest drug combinations available.

All animals have respiratory, pulse and blood oxygen monitoring throughout their anaesthetic.

IV fluids are administered routinely during anaesthetics at no additional charge.

Climate Controlled Wards

Our purpose built clinic includes separate dog and cat wards that are maintained at an optimum temperature through their own climate control systems.

The spacious runs cater for even the largest breed of dog.

Our Staff

Dr Brett Boling BVSc

Our principal vet Dr Brett Boling has over 40 years' experience and has completed post-graduate training in orthopaedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, cardiac and respiratory medicine, advanced diagnostic and clinical therapeutics. He also had more than 10 years' experience in emergency medicine prior to starting Adelaide Mobile Vet. In more recent years, he has greatly enjoyed mentoring younger vets and visiting students.

Dr Brett Boling

Dr Tamath Rainsford DVM, PhD

Dr Tamath Rainsford, B.Sc(Ma&Comp.Sci.), B.Sc(Ma&Comp.Sci.)(Hons), PhD.(Mathematical Physics), GCert.Ed (Higher Education), B.Sc(Pre Vet), DVM, joined the Gardens Vet Clinic in January 2019.

Tamath was born in Adelaide and began her first career as a University lecturer and a researcher in bioengineering. Her decision to change careers and study veterinary science was as a result of her passion for animals, their welfare, and the human-animal bond.

Tamath's particular interests are in canine and feline medicine, especially in the very young and the old. When outside the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband, toddler, two dogs Yoshi and Zumi, cat Ella, ponies Cosi and Portia and her small flock of sheep led by Hugh Hefner.

Dr Tamath Rainsford

Michelle – General Manager

Michelle is our General Manager. She has worked part time at our Playford Vet Clinic for the past 10 years whilst working in other industries. She has extensive experience in all aspects of administration & customer service delivery. She especially enjoys interacting with our clients.


Diana - Vet Nurse

Diana is our longest serving nurse having started at our Gardens Vet Clinic in 2012. Our ever smiling nurse is dedicated to the comfort and care of your pet. She has grown with the practice developing a wide range of skills in all aspects of nursing.

Her ability to translate for our Vietnamese clients has proven to be invaluable. Diana is very hands on with her own private zoo at home where birds, reptiles, cats and dogs all happily coexist.

Diana Lam

Sophie – Cert IV Vet Nurse

Sophie is a qualified Veterinary Nurse who joined our team in 2016. She is passionate about going above and beyond to give exceptional service and care to every owner and their pets. She is a staffy enthusiast who enjoys spending time with her husband, their two dogs Max & Theo, and their cat Zazie Peets.

Sophie Wilson

Teagan - Cert IV Vet Nurse

Teagan is a qualified vet nurse who has been in the industry for 5 years and loves working as part of a great team environment. Having always grown up with animals and has a love for them, it's no surprise she has ended up in the industry.

She has a compassionate and caring nature and will love your pet like they are her own. She is always willing to learn and expand her knowledge so she can provide the best level of care.

Teagan loves Labradors and has two of her own at home who keep her very busy. So when she's not at work, she is normally down at the beach with them or buying them new toys!


Mel - Cert IV Vet Nurse

Mel is a qualified vet nurse who graduated in 2022.

After 10+ years in customer service and retail management, Mel chose to follow her passion for animals, their welfare and well-being and pursed a career in the veterinary industry.

"There is nothing more fulfilling than providing supportive patient care to animals feeling unwell, nursing them back to health and reuniting them again with their owner".

Mel is dedicated to growing her skills further through professional development and continued education to provide best patient care.

Mel enjoys cuddling with her senior cat named Berta who was a "foster fail" adopting her in 2021.


Brooke – Vet Student

Brooke came to our clinic to do work experience and never left. She showed so much enthusiasm we kept Brooke on as our Saturday nurse. She subsequently gained a place in the Veterinary Science course and is set to graduate in 2027. Currently she gets to practice on her two dogs ,one cat and the snake when she is not out surfing, hiking, and camping.


Maddison - Vet Student

Maddison is a 5th year vet student who started her journey at our clinic in 2017 on high school work experience and has since continued visiting, even coming back for University placement.

Maddison works on a part time basis. She is set to graduate in 2025 and cannot wait to become a fully qualified vet. Her beloved German Shepherd, Sara, has become her practice dog, but not when they are both fast asleep on her bed.



Contact Us

The Gardens Vet

Opening Hours:

Mon: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Tue: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Wed: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Thu: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Fri: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Sat: 8.00am to 11.00am

Consulting available all day by Appointment.

Phone: (08) 8182 5855
After Hours service provided by Adelaide Mobile Vet

2 Rundle Drive
Parafield Gardens, SA, 5107

Payment Types:
Cash, Credit Cards, Eftpos, VetPay and ZipPay available