Meet The Team


Dr Stephanie Chapman BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Stephanie joined the practice in November 2016.
Originally from France/USA, she grew up riding horses and competing in showjumping primarily.
Graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2015 and practiced as an equine ambulatory vet in the U.K.
She also spent time in Kentucky aiding in research projects centered around the Thoroughbred yearling sales, as well as helping out at sales in Newmarket (UK), Deauville and Chantilly (France). In her spare time, she's enjoying the Aussie culture and exploring the region and beaches with her dog.

Dr Pratul Patil BVSc & AH MVsc (surgery) MRCVS


Pratul graduated from Bombay Veterinary College in Mumbai in 2000 and later pursued a masters degree in veterinary surgery. He is also a member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London.

Pratul has worked in India and Malaysia as a vet and club racing official and has been in Australia for 3.5 years.
In this time he has worked for a private practice in the Sunshine Coast and Melbourne before making a move to South Australia.

In his spare times he enjoys photography.



Lizzy Wagenaar- BSc (AnS) Practice Manager


Lizzy has been with Hahndorf Vet Clinic since Dr Arnold took over 6 years ago. However she has been working  as a part of  Dr Arnold's team for 12 years. Emigrating from the Netherlands in 2005, she has a degree in Agricultural Science and Animal Husbandry from Den Bosch University.  

Lizzy is our go to girl in the clinic, from booking appointments, coordinating vets schedules and managing accounts to assisting our vets with nursing and lab services, there isn’t much she doesn’t do.

Currently taking a break from competing with horses, she is a devoted fur mum to her staffy, Cooper.


Deb Elliott- Qualified Veterinary Nurse


Deb joined the practice in November 2016

She started her veterinary nursing career the age 17. After taking some time off to raise a family she is now enthusiastically back nursing.  She currently lives in Nairne with her adult human children and her fur children Jade (Maltese Cross), Bonnie (Springer Spaniel), Dexter (ginger cat, with attitude), Luna (Tabby Cat, rescued from wheel well) and her two black chooks, Kath and Kim. She is thoroughly enjoying being back in a job she loves.  Deb is the friendly face you will see behind the counter and the nurturing, hands that care for your pets while they are with us.



Laura McClaren- Marketing and Social Media Manger


Laura joined the team in June 2018, born and raised in Adelaide she comes with over 10 years retail and marketing experience. She studied Visual Art at the University of South Australia majoring in Photography. Having both a passion for animals and all things creative, this role seems a perfect fit for her. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and having a wine with friends.