Dr. Andrew Melville-Smith
Dr. Melville-Smith has been living and working in Whyalla since 1998. He is the principal veterinarian at the clinic.
Under his stewardship the veterinary clinic has a strong environmental focus on sustainability, runs a re-homing program for rescued dogs and cats and has expanded to offer a 7 day a week service.
He is married, has three grown up children and four dogs. (All rescues)
Dr. Tsz Ching Cheung
Dr. Tsz Ching Cheung originates from Hong Kong. She studied a veterinary degree at Murdoch University in Perth. Dr. Tsz Ching Cheung treasures the opportunities to care for animals, whether they are two-legged, four-legged, feathery and scaly and she has a great supportive team to help her. The wombat reminded her passion of wildlife and protecting the environment, thanks to Steve Irwin. Although she enjoys many aspects of veterinary science, she has developed interests in exotic animals, especially birds. Back in Hong Kong, she has had two cockatiels and five turtles since childhood. She enjoys hiking and exploring Australia.
Dr. Jerin Joy
I was born in India and brought up in Adelaide where I recently graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2019. During my studies, I worked in the hospitality industry where I particularly enjoyed getting to know new people and listening to their stories.
I’ve always had a passion for animal’s and the relationship people have with them and enjoy all aspects of Veterinary medicine with special interest in clinical pathology and small animal surgery. I am honoured to be the latest addition to Whyalla Veterinary Clinic.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring the outdoors, trying out new places to eat and drink and playing soccer.
Dr. Jennifer Du
I’m born and bred in Adelaide, South Australia and completed my veterinary degree at the University of Adelaide. Most people know me as a crazy cat lady. When I was 7 years old a stray cat kept lingering around our family home over the course of 2 weeks. I went against the rules and fed him daily and eventually we adopted him and he became my best friend! His name was Kitty and he was my partner in crime for 17 years. Kitty inspired me to become a vet!
As a vet I’m patient focussed. I want everyone to feel comfortable when they visit and always strive to provide the animals I treat with the utmost care.
In my spare time I like to pig out on my favourite food – sushi, bake, travel, exercise, play football and spend time with my family, friends and cat Jimmy.
Dr. Andrew Wong
I was born in Hong Kong and grew up there. At the age of fifteen, I’ve already decided to become a vet. However, veterinary studies were not available in Hong Kong at the time, so I came to Adelaide for college and university.
Adelaide is a lovely city with wonderful people. While on rotations and work placements, I discovered my interest in specific fields of the veterinary industry, particularly in cats and fish. As a vet I’d try as best as I could to help the animals.
It is lovely to see happy owners bring home healthy pets. To me, challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. During my leisure time, I like to exercise, read and spend time with my family, friends and (my friend’s) cat Faith