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Salisbury Highway Veterinary Surgery

Salisbury Highway Veterinary Surgery

(08) 8258 7978

(08) 8258 7978

Privately Owned
Puppy Pre-School
'Basil' our Clinic Cat
In-House Diagnostics
Modern Veterinary Care
Friendly and Knowledgable Staff
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About Us

Salisbury Highway

The management and staff of Salisbury Highway Vet Surgery are dedicated to providing a high quality medical and surgical facility for your pet whilst maintaining friendly and approachable service. Services we offer include professional consultations, up-to-date advice on preventative health care and nutrition, hospitalisation, general surgery, dentistry, digital radiography and ultrasound, and in-house laboratory testing.


Dr Ellen McBryde

Principal Veterinarian


I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2016, joining SHVS as a new graduate Veterinarian shortly afterwards.

After 2 years working here, I embarked on a 'working holiday', volunteering for various organisations throughout the South Pacific before getting 'stuck' in the Cook Islands during the Covid pandemic. Two and a half years later, I was able to return to Australia and again worked for SHVS alongside Locum work at various clinics in Adelaide.

Most recently, I spent 6 months working in North Queensland before returning permanently to SHVS in July 2023. My main interests are small animal radiology and medicine, with hopes to pursue further study in the future. In 2023 Dr. David and I became the owners of Salisbury Highway Veterinary Surgery.


Dr David Porublev

Principal Veterinarian

DVM, GCert SAECC, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery)

I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2013. Growing up in Salisbury I was keen to gain employment close to home and was fortunate enough to be employed as a new graduate at Salisbury Highway Veterinary Surgery.

During 2020 and the first half of 2021 I left SHVS to complete an internship in veterinary dentistry at one of Adelaide's referral centres where I vastly improved my knowledge of dental issues affecting dogs and cats. Following this training I resumed my position as an employee at SHVS. In 2022 I acheived membership via examination with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) in the subject of small animal dentistry and oral surgery. In 2023 Dr. Ellen and I took over ownership of Salisbury Highway Veterinary Surgery.


Dr Ian McBryde



After graduating from Murdoch University (WA) in 1981, I moved home to SA where I worked in Strathalbyn before starting at SHVS over 35 years ago. A few years ago I go back into rowing, my school sport of choice (along with rugby, but I'm too old for that these days!)

I'm still very much enjoying my work after all these years, although you're probably seeing my face slightly less than you might be used to.


Dr Lynda Warner

Associate Veterinarian


I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2023.


Leah Chapman

Senior Veterinary Nurse

I started in the animal industry when I was in high school, working and showing ponies. After starting some part-time nursing, I also worked in a dairy before moving into full-time vet nursing over 23 years ago, more than 15 of those with SHVS (and counting...)

My brood includes two dogs (Indi and Tessa) and my cat Messi, and several cats I inherited with my new house. My weekends usually consist of kids' sport and showing horses.


Felice Case

Veterinary Nurse

Felice joined the team in 2020 bringing with her a great deal of experience in behaviour to complement Dr Ian and nursing skills.

In her spare time In her spare time (of which she has little we hear) she attends training related courses and always find time to spend with her partner Daniel and her rabbit in training - Marshmallow along with her other rabbit babies.


Lauren McFall

Veterinary Nurse

After finishing high school in 2016 and choosing not to go the university I worked at a veterinary clinic in Grange for 2 years before starting at SHVS in August 2020. I have grown up around the veterinary industry so it is in my blood.

In my spare time I like to cook and spend time with my family and our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels - Kenny and Teddy. My partner and I also have our own furbaby, a Golden Retriever named Sonny.


Courteney Hoile

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

I started at SHVS in 2023 and am currently studying for my certificate 4 in veterinary nursing at TAFE

Support Staff

Michele Heywood

Practice Manager

I started working in the veterinary industry almost 35 years ago, back in my home town of Kadina. After moving to Adelaide I joined SHVS (over 25 years ago!) as a locum nurse with just one permanent shift befoe moving into part-time vet nursing, and then the role of Practice Manager in 2000.

Outside of work I enjoy watching the footy, gardening, and my husband and I have just purchased a caravan so we'll see where that takes us!


Sarah Brydon

Senior Receptionist

I've been working at SHVS for over 15 years. This was my first job in the veterinary industry, starting as an animal attendant before moving into my current role as a Receptionist.

At home I have a tiny scruffy fur baby named Poppy who finds every opportunity to snuggle up on cold and windy days and nights. When I'm not at work you might find me out hiking, checking out local markets, or at home cooking, baking, or doing arts and crafts.


Cassie Barnes


I started at Salisbury Highway Veterinary Surgery in 2023



We know that when your pet is sick you want answers fast. That's why we're equipped with a wide range of specialised equipment to assist us in diagnosis and treatment.

This includes IDEXX in-house laboratory machines for on-demand blood testing and digital assessment of your pet's urine. We also have the capabilites to take digital X-rays of your pet's body as well as specific equipment for x-rays of their teeth. We can perform basic ultrasounds using our MyLab ultrasound machine and also have disease specific blood tests that are quick and easy to run in-house (including Parvovirus, FIV/FeLV, and Heartworm Disease).

Advance DNA Testing for dogs is also a service we offer - the results might just surprise you!


Although often necessary, surgery can be a stressful time for you and your pet. Have peace of mind knowing that our vets and highly-trained nurses are both involved in monitoring your pet’s anaesthetic throughout their procedure.

Our surgical patients each receive intravenous fluid therapy as a standard part component of their procedure. To help you pet stay warm throughout their procedure we use covered heating mats as well as heated anaesthetic tubing to maintain your pet’s temperature throughout their anaesthetic, assisting a quick and smooth recovery. In the hospital we have dedicated dog and cat areas with individual housing for your pet’s comfort.


Do you know the difference between a behaviour problem and a problem behaviour? We’re here to help!

We provide dedicated behavioural and training consultations with our senior veterinarian, Dr Ian McBryde.

We stock a wide range of training aids to provide environmental enrichment for your pet, helping to keep them occupied and stimulated at home. We can also arrange harness or head collar fittings and provide training advice on walking aids and on those hard to tackle problem behaviours.


Did you know that over 80% of pets over 3 years of age suffer from dental disease? 'Doggy breath' isn't normal and can be an early sign of an unhealthy mouth, with bacteria on the surface of teeth leading to gum inflammation (gingivitis) and pain.

Removing plaque and tartar early can stop dental disease in its tracks but, if left untreated the build-up of bacteria on your pet's teeth can have some serious consequences for their long term health beyond just losing teeth. Remember, prevention is better than cure and we're here to help! Ask us about how to maintain your pet's dental health at home, from daily brushing to veterinary-approved dental chews.

Puppy Pre-School

Puppy Pre-School really is one of the best things you can do for your new puppy! Our course promotes positive socialisation between puppies, people, and even our clinic cat Basil.

New and positive experiences provide young puppies with the best possible start in life! Our courses encourage positive play and interaction between puppies while also providing you with great training tips and techniques to ensure your puppy develops good behaviours and habits.


We believe that great nutrition provides the best foundation for your pet's health and longevity. From prescription diets for specific health concerns to diets for general wellbeing, we can provide expert advice on what's best for your pet and have seen first hand the difference the right diet can make!

We're also able to assist you in making the right nutritional choices for your pet at every lifestage, from birth into their twilight years.


There are so many pet products available today that even a trip to the supermarket can be overwhelming! But don't worry, we're here to help. We stock a wide range of vet-approved pet products, along with up-to-date knowledge and advice.

Prevention is better than cure! We stock a range of preventative health care products for dogs and cats and are here to help find what works best for you and your pet.

Payment Plans

We know first hand that vet bills don’t always come at a convenient time! Payment options mean your pet can get the treatment and care they need, when they need it. You can apply online or get in touch!

We can assist you with your application in-clinic (by appointment only) or provide you with more information to help you determine which payment option is best for you. Please be aware we do not provide accounts.

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(08) 8258 7978

(08) 8258 7978