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Meet Our Team

Dr. Ross Polst BVSc (hons.)

Owner, Veterinarian

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!


Vet Nurse

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.

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Vet Nurse

Anna joined the Hinterland Vet team in November 2023. She completed her work placement at our clinic, while studying her certificate IV in veterinary nursing. She is originally from Russia and loves to experience new and challenging things. She is a welcomed member to the team.


Vet Nurse

Jessica joined the Hinterland Vet Surgery team in January 2024. She has recently completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing and is enjoying putting her knowledge into practise. Jessica has previous experience in customer service in a supervisor role. She is very excited to start her career in the animal industry.



Occupational Therapist

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.

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