BSc, BVMS, DAVDC
Dr. Kirsten Hailstone is a Board Certified Veterinary Dentist, holding the prestigious diploma from The American Veterinary Dental College, achieved in 2022 under the expert mentorship of Dr. David Clarke BVSc, DAVDC, FAVD, MANZCVS. She currently spearheads the innovative oromaxillofacial center at Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre, where Surgery and Dentistry seamlessly combine to provide thoughtful solutions for complex issues related to companion animal oral and facial diseases and malocclusions. In her role, Dr. Hailstone oversees the referral department, which welcomes patients seeking specialized care in orthodontics, facial fractures, treatment of oral and maxillofacial neoplasia, endodontics, periodontics, restoratives, and medical concerns involving the head and oral cavity of companion animals. Her commitment to excellence is evident in her dedication to improving the oral health and overall well-being of her patients. Dr. Hailstone's extensive career in veterinary practice spans over 27 years. She spent a decade as an employee in Gawler and Chandlers Hill and then assumed ownership for 17 years in Mt Barker before specializing in dentistry. Her vast experience and deep-rooted passion for the field make her a trusted expert in veterinary dentistry. Beyond her clinical accomplishments, Dr. Hailstone is a passionate educator in the field of veterinary dentistry. She is committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise with the next generation of veterinary professionals. In an exciting development, she is actively working towards establishing training facilities in veterinary dentistry across Australia by 2024. Her vision is to further education and elevate the standards of veterinary dentistry nationwide, ensuring that more animals receive excellent dental care. In her personal life, Dr. Hailstone is an avid softball player and a passionate gardener. Her family includes a delightful assortment of feline, canine, and equine companions, in addition to two wonderful human children and a supportive husband of 30 years. Dr. Kirsten Hailstone's unwavering dedication to veterinary dentistry, coupled with her commitment to education and training, embodies a compassionate and accomplished professional who continually strives to enhance the lives of animals and their owners.