Meet our team

For Pets Sake in the Barossa Valley is run solely by experienced vet nurses to ensure that you get professional advice for you and your pet.


Owner, sales assistant

Suzanne Luce

Suzanne is originally from Ottawa, Canada where she worked as a vet nurse and also spent several years working for a local pet store running the small animal and reptile departments. Her love of animals was evident right from a young age, when she used to bring home any stray creatures she found! This love never dissipated and has led her to running a vet clinic and opening For Pets Sake. Suzanne gets a real kick out of helping people enjoy their pets. A qualified vet nurse herself and an avid pet owner, Suzanne has cared for numerous animals throughout her life including dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits, lizards and turtles. 


Sales assistant

Sue Baxter

Sue hails from Adelaide, although spent a good portion of her upbringing in the country.  Sue started vet nursing with The Vet Clinic back in 2007 and was an instrumental part of the initial set up of For Pets Sake. Sue's love of animals also hails from her early days having grown up surrounded by a menagerie of animals. Sue is an avid animal rights supporter and has a deep love and respect for all animals. All her own pets are either abandonees or rescues. A more caring soul you will not meet! Sue will always steer you in the right direction in pet ownership with her vast experience and knowledge. She is passionate about the well-being of animals and loves being able to share this and assist others to provide the best for their own pets. Sue can be found managing the store on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and also works in The Vet Clinic on Mondays.

Sales Assistant

Danielle Bartsch

Danielle came to us as a veterinary nurse work placement student in February 2017 and we immediately recognized her potential!  She fit in so well with the team and displayed such a great work ethic that we asked her to join us as a nurse in February 2018. 

Now a qualified Veterinary nurse, Danielle is has become a confident and capable nurse, and a valued member of our team.  She is a fast learner and has shown great competence in all facets of nursing and animal care.  Danielle can be found in For Pets Sake every Thursday.

 Danielle comes from a managerial background having spent 13 years in retail. She decided though that she needed a change and her love for animals drew her to the veterinary industry.

In her spare time, she loves to socialize with friends over good food and drinks and going to the beach with her adorable French Bulldog Django.