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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.


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 removal by appointment only
  • Canine and Feline x-rays and ultrasounds 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 will 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!

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

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 2023

  • 15 April - 30 April                            
  • 26 June - 22 July                          
  • 30 September - 15 October        
  • 16 December - 28 January 2024

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.

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