About The Ridgehaven Veterinary Hospital

Address: 1269 North East Road, Ridgehaven, SA | Phone 08 8264 7799

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 Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 12.00pm

The Ridgehaven Team

Dr Jarko Dobes - Managing Veterinarian

Jarko manages the Ridgehaven practice for the group. Dr Dobes has acquired multiple degrees and qualifications over the last eleven years of small animal practice. He obtained his first degree in veterinary medicine in Sarajevo, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1996 he decided to migrate to Australia to further his professional career.

Soon after arriving he completed a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. In 2004 Jarko secured a postgraduate course in feline medicine. Then in 2007, after rigorous examinations, he obtained a Membership in Small Animal Medicine (MACVS).

Jarko's special interests are canine and feline internal medicine. In his spare time, he is busy with his young family and tries to find time to pursue some fishing and cooking.


Dr Caroline O’Connell BVSc.(Hons), BEnvSc.(Hons)

Caroline is an Adelaide local having grown up in the Adelaide Hills. Working with wombats during the honours year of an environmental science degree, spurred a interest to study veterinary science and she graduated from Massy University in New Zealand in 2008. She started out working in mixed animal practice in Clare before working at Vets4Pets for two years. Since leaving our practice in 2012 she worked and traveled in the UK and then worked in the large animal teaching facility at Adelaide University Vet School at Roseworthy.  She has a keen interest in canine internal medicine and wildlife medicine.


Caroline has twin daughters, a GSP and a Labrador, so in the little spare time she has for herself she enjoys gardening, bush walking and catching up with friends.



Dr Alexander Sexton B.Sc(Vet BioSc) DVM

Dr Alexander Sexton grew up on a farm near Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills. He has always cared for animals. Alex graduated from The University of Adelaide in 2016 and joined the Vets4Pets team in January 2017.

In his final year of University, Alex gained veterinary experience in both South Africa and Barnard Castle in the North East of England. Alex is very interested in all aspects of small animal practice including surgery and internal medicine. Outside of work he enjoys keeping fit and active, travel, music and attending social events with family and friends. 

Meet the rest of the Ridgehaven veterinary team

Jarko and his team of veterinarians, nurses and support staff are dedicated to providing exceptional service and veterinary medicine to families and their pets in Ridgehaven and the surrounding areas.

Vets4Pets understand you love your pet, so a senior vet of your choice will organise the management and treatment of your animal companion for as long as you remain our client.


What our clients say about Vets4Pets

To all the staff at Vets4Pets,
Thank you so much for taking care of our Darcy and ensuring her safe return home to us! From Peter, Sue, Lauren, Nicole, Bailey and Darcy

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