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

I just wanted to say a big thank you so much for the staff and vets at Golden Grove and at Ridgehaven for everything they did for Qui Gon and for us while he was unwell.

You gave us appointments at short notice and even went out of your way to give us immediate appointments and made sure you got Qui Gon to see your amazing bunny doctors every time. You took such great care of Qui Gon and gave him wonderful care, you showed a lot of care towards him and us with his ongoing issues and when we had to make that awful decision to say goodbye you were honest about his prognosis and for that we are very grateful.

We were so impressed with how your practice has embraced bunnies and we will continue to bring our bunnies to you and feel happy and confident that you are exactly where we need to be. Thanks again, we miss Qui Gon so much, he was out big beautiful baby and it’s been hard we miss him so much.
-The T family

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