Meet Our Team
Dr. Ross Polst BVSc (hons.)
Dr Ross Polst is the owner and Principal Veterinarian for Hinterland Veterinary Surgery, joining the clinic in November 2006. Dr Graeme Lyon, the original owner, retired in 2015 and Ross took over ownership from then. Ross grew up in Adelaide and studied in Melbourne, graduating with Honours in 2001. He has a particular interest in small animal medicine, with over 20 years working with birds and exotics species. He performs both general and orthopaedic surgeries, including TTA and TPLO techniques for cruciate ligament repair.
Practice Manager, Head Vet Nurse
Danielle joined the Hinterland Vet Surgery team in 2013. She has been nursing since 2006 and completed her certificate 2009. Danielle takes pride in running the clinic and training team members. She has a passion for emergency nursing and also enjoys running, gardening and drawing in her spare time. She is the owner of a very cheeky (but cute) German Shorthaired Pointer named Georgie as well as six beautiful hens!
Senior Vet Nurse
Tahlia joined the Hinterland Veterinary Team in May 2021. She is a very experienced nurse, working in several, large and busy clinics over the years. Tahlia takes pride in providing high quality nursing and is a welcomed member of our team. She is the owner of two dogs named Tilly and Diesel and three cats, Zali, Dallas and Tanzie.
Emily joined the Hinterland Vet Surgery team in March 2023, after volunteering for placement to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a special interest in exotics and wildlife and is a professional wildlife photographer in her spare time. She also volunteers her time as a registered wildlife carer. She has been lucky to work with platypus, whales, koalas and many more.
Emily has recently joined the Hinterland Veterinary Surgery, in January 2022. She is currently completing her certificate IV in veterinary nursing. She is experienced with birds and exotics species, as well as dogs and cats. She is a mum to both two human children as well as a furry one named Moe, the domestic cat.
Salami has been a welcomed member of the Hinterland Vet Surgery team since April 2022. She was handed in as a stray at 4 weeks of age! She has been very helpful, supporting staff through their stressful day, with snuggles and entertainment. One day she hopes to be a blood donor for patients in hospital.