Dr Jon Carruthers

I graduated from Murdoch University in Perth (my home town) in 1987, after which I drifted around Adelaide, Perth and Europe with my now wife Hilary before opening our first practice in the early 90’s. We took over the then Eden Hills Veterinary Clinic in 1994 and moved to our present home a couple of years later.

I have spent all my working life in small animal practice, and have always taken an interest in animal behaviour running one of the first puppy pre-schools in Adelaide. Over the years I have undertaken post graduate certification in Veterinary Oncology, Veterinary Practice management and more recently in Veterinary Behaviour.

I have spent the last 18 months obtaining my Membership in Veterinary Behaviour to be admitted to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. I have always loved small animal medicine but am very excited at the prospect of extending our behavioural services.


I will now be devoting most of my work time to tending to patients with behavioural problems.


I have been blessed to work with a fantastic group of people at the centre, over the years, who make it a pleasure to come to work.
Apart from 2 daughters we have Riley the Labrador, and Trevor the maniac cat.
When not at the clinic I love water-skiing, blacksmithing, and coaching netball.