Dr Ian McBryde BVMS, BSc - Veterinarian/Practice Owner
I graduated from Murdoch Uni Vet School in 1981 and
spent a year shared in rural and city practices. I
then moved to Salisbury Highway where I was doing
about 50% companion animal practice & 50% equine. I
became a partner in the practice in 1985 and became
proprietor in 1987 when my partner Andrew Black
decided to undertake a new life as a NSW farmer. Since then with the
development of the Salisbury District and the dwindling
fortunes of the equine endeavours the practice increased
its companion animal role until in 2001 I retired from
Over the years I have developed an interest
in canine and feline behaviour and in the broader issues
of urban animal management. I do some work for the RSPCA
and am keen that good animal welfare practices are
We are a 3 vet practice with a great nursing
team enabling us to provide great quality service,
medicine and surgery standards.
Michele Haynes - Practice Manager
I joined the team at Salisbury Highway over 15 years ago
working one shift a week and relieving. Since starting
I have received my qualifications in Veterinary Nursing
and have been working as the Practice Manager for over
years. In my role as Practice Manager I manage many
different areas of the practice from rostering staff to
seeing industry representatives to everyday
troubleshooting and occasionally some vet nursing tasks
which I still find very rewarding. I also started Puppy
Preschool classes back in March, 2000 with great success
and these classes are now being run by Liz Brady.
In my spare time I like to spend time in the garden,
listening to music, reading a good book and spending
time with my dog and cat that I gained as strays through
Cole BVSc – Veterinarian
I started working at SHVS
in January after graduating from Melbourne
University at the end of 2012. I am Adelaide
born and my family still live in this city. My
Whippet, Kitty, moved over with me but my 2 cats are
still in Melbourne. I'm hoping to be reunited
with them soon. I have interests in feline
medicine and surgery but am keen to further my
knowledge in all areas of veterinary medicine.
During my spare time I enjoy cycling.
Dr Michelle White BVSc – Veterinarian
I started working at SHVS
in November, 2008 after having been in the cold,
grey UK for 8 years. Prior to this I lived in South
Africa where I trained and graduated with a
veterinary science degree from Onderstepoort.
My interests lie with
cats, dogs, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, etc. I
am trained to perform acupuncture and use this with
much success on some of our patients.
In my spare time my
two lively kids keep me busy and I try to keep fit
by running and cycling.
My 2 cats and recently adopted
dog (Oakley) complete our family unit.
Jaci Troughton – Veterinary Nurse
Since starting my vet nursing career in 1972 I have been
in the industry consistently and now am primarily on
reception. I was one of the first veterinary nurses in
South Australia to become qualified (way back in 1975).
I have worked with many vets and seen many developments
in animal medicine over the years.
My role now is primarily reception duties where I make
appointments and assist our clients with the many and
varied enquiries they may have.
Some of our older clients may recognise me from my days
when I was on television with Joanne, Robin and Winky
Dink giving animal care information.
In my spare time I enjoy educating my horses, showing
them and just being home with my husband and my many
Liz Brady – Veterinary Nurse
I began my employment at SHVS in September, 2006 as a
qualified veterinary nurse and accredited dog
behavioural trainer. My vet nursing career started back
in 1987, and I have worked in both small and large
animal practice and more recently in animal welfare.
I have a keen interest in animal behaviour (particularly
dog behaviour) and conduct both puppy preschool and
doggy deportment (for older puppies) classes as well as
doing private training sessions at the surgery.
I also run training classes for adult dogs at Virginia.
You will see me in the consultation room where I will do
an initial examination (for example temperature and
pulse rate) and discuss your pet’s problem with you
prior to the vet coming in. I may also collect blood or
urine from your pet when necessary and explain how to
use any medications you have been prescribed.
When not at work, I enjoy riding, showing, eventing and
hunting my horses as well as competing in Doggy
Dancing competitions and spending quality time with
my 6 dogs and 1 cat.
Leah Chapman – Veterinary Nurse
I joined the SHVS team in April, 2002 and am a qualified
veterinary nurse. I spend much of my time
looking after hospitalised and surgery patients. I have an interest in animal
nutrition which has helped me to develop the surgery’s
weight loss program, Bulge Busters. I am also happy to
advise you on nutrition for your pets.
Along with Philippa, I help maintain our specialised laboratory
equipment and I am the main dental hygienist.
I am now
working on a part time basis after having a son in April
of 2008. Along with the family life, my husband and I
show and breed ponies.
Taev - Trainee Veterinary Nurse
I'm delighted to return to veterinary nursing with
the team at SHVS after many years of trying other
careers and raising my daughter. I look forward to
returning to study next year and becoming a fully
qualified veterinary nurse.
my free time I enjoy spending time with my daughter and
our family pets. We have a dog, a cat, a bearded
dragon and a 7 foot Centralian carpet python. I
also enjoy getting in the kitchen to cook up a storm and
even dabble in cheese making. Other hobbies
include designing body art, belly dancing and going to
Sarah Brydon – Nurse Aid
My role at the surgery varies on a day to day basis.
You will see me in reception approximately 3 times a
week. I also enjoy working in the laboratory running
blood tests. At other times you will see me cleaning
the surgery both inside and out. This is another aspect
I enjoy as I get the chance to interact with other
staff, clients and pets.
When not at work I am busy with my 3 children. I am a
soccer mum and all three are involved in the sport. My
family and I also enjoy spending time with our dog. On
rare occasions (whenever I get the chance) I love to
indulge in scrapbooking and jewellery making.
Philippa Lynch – Nurse Aid
I have been working at SHVS as a nurse assistant since
November, 2005. I have a wide variety of duties which
range from assisting the nurses, working on reception,
developing radiographs and running blood tests (which is
Working with animals is a very rewarding and satisfying
job with different things happening every day.
When not at work I enjoy watching a good game of Aussie
rules and, when on holidays, enjoy travelling overseas.
Our current staff can cater to many of your needs. The interests
that our veterinarians have include: companion animal
medicine and surgery, animal behaviour, acupuncture,
skin disease, pocket pet medicine and surgery.
The nurses are also encouraged to attend continuing education
seminars and we have nurses with qualifications and
accreditation in surgical nursing and behavioural
training and interests in dentistry.
Our nurse assistants are trained to handle your animals in a caring
and compassionate manner and assist the nurses during
your pet’s procedure. They also make sure your pet
has a clean and comfortable bed while they are staying
with us and run any pathology tests that he/she may require on
our in-house laboratory equipment.
When you first visit or phone the surgery you will speak to one of
our receptionists. Most of our receptionists are fully
qualified and experienced veterinary nurses so are able
to give you accurate advice regarding pet care.
The staff is overseen by our Practice Manager who ensures that the
surgery runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Our Practice Manager has been in the veterinary industry
for many years and is also a qualified veterinary
We also have a very good working relationship with the
Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre,
Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre and
the Companion Animal. Health Centre (Roseworthy
Campus of the University of Adelaide) We will
refer you to the appropriate place if your pet
requires a veterinary specialist.