Glen Osmond Veterinary Clinic

Fullarton Vet Clinic
210 Glen Osmond Road
FULLARTON SA 5063

t : 08-8379 9647

Cross Road Vet Clinic
181 Cross Road
WESTBOURNE PARK 5042

t : 08-8373 1699

Our Veterinarians - myVet Bird & Smith Veterinary Clinics - Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton | Cross Road, Westbourne Park

The Veterinary Team

Dr Craig Bird BSc. BVMS Dip. Acup (IVAS)

Craig graduated from Murdoch University, Perth WA in 1983.

On completion of his studies Craig returned to South Australia and began working with David Lindsay at his then Stirling practice, treating both large and small animals in the Adelaide Hills area. Craig became a full partner in the practice in 1986. Together they built up practices on Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton (opened 1981) and Cross Road, Westbourne Park (opened 1990). Having sold the Stirling practice in 1994, the partnership is now focusing on small animal practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide.

In 2007 Dr Hilton Smith joined the practice and Bird & Smith MyVet was formed.

Craig has an interest in orthopaedic surgery and cryosurgery and is accredited by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.

He has two pets a burmese cat named Tom, and a Jack Russell Terrier named Lucy.

Dr Hilton Smith BVSc

Hilton graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 1996. He began his career as a mixed practice veterinarian near Rotorua, NZ, dealing predominantly with large dairy cow herds.  At the end of 1998 Hilton worked for 3 months in Naracoorte and Penola before embarking on a 2 year stint to the United Kingdom.  There he worked in a number of clinics, from London and East Sussex to Whitehaven in the Lake District dealing mainly with cats, dogs, rabbits and hamsters.

On returning to Adelaide with wife Liz, Hilton has spent the last 6 years working as a companion animal veterinarian at a clinic in the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide.

On June 30th 2007, Hilton bought David Lindsay’s share of Bird and Lindsay. Drs Bird and Smith formed a new partnership Bird and Smith- MyVet.

Hilton has a special interest in dermatology and companion animal behavior.

Dr David Lindsay B.V.Sc P-G Dip An Chiropractic.(RMIT)

David graduated from the University of Sydney in 1970, his first position was in mixed practice at Mount Gambier and after 12 months he moved to Stirling in the Adelaide Hills. For 7 years he conducted a mixed practice on his own, the clientele included a large proportion of dog breeders with a number of hobby farmers raising cattle, horses, sheep and goats. As the district became more urbanised the practice trended towards dog and cat medicine and surgery.

In 1979 he employed an assistant, that position being filled by Craig in 1984. Craig became a full partner in the practice in 1986. Together they built up the practices on Glen Osmond Road Fullarton, (opened 1981) and Cross Road Westbourne Park (opened 1990) and in 1994 a decision was made to consolidate by selling the Stirling practice.

David has been active in professional and community veterinary affairs. At various times he has held the positions of National President of the Australian Veterinary Association, the South Australian Council of Professions, The Australian Federation for the Welfare of Animals and the Governing Council of the Cat Fanciers of S.A. David was also Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee on the Uses of Wildlife which advised the Federal Minister of the Environment.

David and Margie married in January 1970, they have three adult children two dogs and a cat.

 
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