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PETSinTuition Veterinary Clinic

TAFE SA’s very own Veterinary Clinic, PETSinTuition provides students with the opportunity to practice their skills under Veterinarian supervision in our modern clinic located at our Gilles Plains campus. Our daily Veterinary clinic staff include a fully qualified experienced Veterinarian, a fully qualified experienced Veterinary Nurse and up to six trainee Veterinary Nurse students.

TAFE SA is the only provider delivering the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification in South Australia, and also has an on-campus Veterinary Clinic. It includes a fully functioning veterinary clinic with surgery, dental and radiology suite, a pathology demonstration theatre with CCTV monitors, facilities for animal holding, grooming and plenty of room to move. We are registered and open to the public for consultations and surgeries.

PETSinTuition is an environment where students are supported and encouraged with growing their knowledge, skills and confidence to go out into the industry. Know your animals will be given the highest level of care in a professional and safe environment.

At PETSinTuition we are passionate about pets and people.


Looking to adopt?

PETSinTuition, our student veterinary clinic at Gilles Plains campus, is ready to send our loved greyhounds into their forever homes.

The Veterinary and Applied Science Centre (VASC) at TAFE SA work together with South Australian greyhound trainers to receive retired racers and expose them to a whole new world of socialising, sights, smells and sounds. This prepares them for their new lives as pets.

Our greyhounds are cared for by our Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing students and staff. The students learn invaluable skills about canine health and welfare and our greyhounds are very loved in return.



Desexed female.
I am a very intelligent, curious, affectionate and friendly girl. I could live by myself or with another dog.

Learn more about ELLA



Desexed male.
I am a calm, quiet, sweet, lazy and affectionate gentleman. I am good with dogs of all sizes and could live alone or with another doggy friend.

Learn more about HUEY



Desexed male.
I am a bright, bubbly, friendly and affectionate boy. I love a good pat and cuddle time with everyone I meet.

Learn more about JOCK



Desexed female.
I am a cuddle bug that loves getting attention from everyone I meet. I could live alone or with another medium/large dog.

Learn more about WILLOW

Greyhounds are gentle animals who love human companionship. If you are after an affectionate, loving pet, often labelled as the ‘world’s fastest couch potato’, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with your new family member.

Please contact Anna Rogers for more information or an application form today.

Note: there will be an adoption fee.

Whilst we offer a vast array of services, we do not provide the full range of services available at veterinary clinics.


We offer animal care for routine health checks, vaccinations, dental checks, and routine surgeries - such as desexing and dental procedures (scale and polish).

For enquiries and fees, please call PETSinTuition on (08) 8207 1177.

General services

  • Temperament testing alone (no other issues)
  • Consultations (30 minutes)
  • Canine and Feline small lump removals following consultation with veterinarian
  • Canine and Feline x-rays by appointment only

Canine services

  • Canine C5 vaccination
  • Canine male desexing (castration)
  • Canine female desexing (spey)
  • Canine dentals

Feline services

  • Feline F3, FIV vaccination
  • Feline male desexing (castration)
  • Feline female desexing (spey)
  • Feline dentals

Client Information

  • Our students are in a learning environment
  • Consultations are 30 minutes long
  • Our Veterinary Clinic mainly see dogs and cats and occasionally sees small pocket pets such as guinea pigs, rabbits and some small birds
  • Dogs and cats will need to have a temperament test done in the initial consult to deem that they have a good nature and that our students will be able to handle them with ease
  • All our on-duty Veterinarians will see general cases and may have an area of special interest. Mentioning the type of appointment required with our trainee Veterinary Nurse students at the time of booking will help to allocate the client to the appropriate veterinarian.
  • If extra services or treatment are required from the veterinarian, please advise at time of booking to allow for availability and estimation of fees to be discussed.
  • We value our customers feedback. Please be sure to let us know if there is anything we can improve on. Feedback forms can be provided at the end of appointments.
  • Payments are by card only. (AMEX cards not accepted)
  • TAFE SA is a smoke free zone.
  • We look forward to meeting you and your pet friends!

Please note:

At PETSinTuition we believe in providing personalized care for your beloved pets. We have made a deliberate choice not to list prices on our website. This decision allows our dedicated students to engage with you directly, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of your pet's unique needs and recommending the most suitable services.

By discussing services over the phone, our students gain valuable educational experiences, enhancing their communication and customer service skills. We are committed to providing a high standard of care and believe that a personalized approach is essential for delivering the best possible outcomes for your furry companions.

We understand the importance of transparency and assure you that our pricing represents excellent value, based on the service provided. We strive to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make informed decisions about your pet's well-being.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our services, please don't hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable team. We appreciate your trust in us and look forward to serving you and your pet with utmost dedication.

PETSinTuition - Where personalized care meets educational excellence.

Contact us

PETSinTuition Veterinary
TAFE SA Gilles Plains Campus
33 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains 5086
Veterinary & Applied Science Centre on the southern side of the Gilles Plains TAFE campus
Phone: (08) 8207 1177

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Opening hours

Clinic Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Please see school holiday closing dates below for closures.

Veterinary consultations by appointment only

Monday to Thursday: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Friday: 9:30am to 11:30am

Surgery admission time

Monday to Friday: 8:45am

Public & School Holidays


School Holiday Closing Dates for 2024

  • 15 April - 28 April                            
  • 28 June - 08 July                          
  • 28 September - 08 October        
  • 16 December – 02 February 2025

We want to hear from you!

PETSinTuition is committed to improving the health and well-being of your pets by providing high-quality services. Feedback about your experience provides us with valuable information about what we are doing well and where we can improve.

Email your feedback.
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