Our Doctors

Our team of qualified, caring and dedicated Veterinarians

These are the people that start your journey at Southern Cross Vet. They all believe that using their smarts alongside their hearts is important as we know how stressful and scary a visit to a vet may be. Each of our Doctors have a special interest, so reception will endeavour to book you in with the most appropriate Doctor for the species or condition you are visiting us for. Remember that you can always request the same Doctor as they become partners in your pet’s care.

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Dr Sam

BVSc (Merit), 
Chartered member of the Australian Veterinary Assoc.
Member, Royal College of Vet Surgeons, UK, MSGFC

Dr Sam followed his dream of becoming a veterinary surgeon that began at age three. Since that time, he has developed a strong interest in oncology, internal medicine and animal behaviour. Now a Chartered Member of the Australian Veterinary Association, Dr Sam continues his passion of providing the most up-to-date care to his patients and their two-legged family.

Sam founded Southern Cross Vet in the heart of St Peters, bordering on Alexandria to the west, Marrickville to the east and Newtown to the north, to offer pet parents  a new level of service but with reasonable fees.

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Dr Edmund


Edmund graduated from the University of Sydney with his Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1985.

After graduation, he worked in Australia at RSPCA Yagoona for 2 years, then travelled extensively throughout UK, Europe, Africa, America and Asia for the next 5 years. Travel was interspersed with locum stints in UK and Australia.

Edmund also worked in Singapore at Companion Animal Surgery for 18 years.
Edmund returned to Australia in 2014 and joined Bass Hill Veterinary hospital as a senior associate. He started at Southern Cross Veterinary hospital in December 2020.

He has a keen interest in working with cats, he also has a special interest in veterinary dermatology. Edmund has stayed current with advances in veterinary medicine and surgery by attending conferences and participating in continuing education in Singapore and now in Australia.


Dr Tony


Dr. Tony graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016. He worked in the inner south as a small animal veterinarian for 2 years before taking an exciting trip to the other side of the world to work and travel throughout the UK and Europe.

He has an interest in small animal diagnostic imaging and internal medicine and lives with a very vocal 3-legged rescue cat called Kiwi.

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Dr Sarah


Dr Sarah graduated from Cambridge University in 1999. She went directly to Sydney University to complete an Internship, Residency and went on to pass Fellowship Examinations in Equine Surgery.

In 2005 she won the National Championships in rock climbing and represented Australia in 13 world cups over the next 5 years and during that time started working as an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian as the hours worked in well with her training.

Sarah continued in that field until this year when she transitioned into General Practice with Southern Cross Vets. These days her spare time is spent with her 2yo daughter, Chloe who is as animal obsessed as Sarah


Dr Neil

BVSc, PhD, MANZCVSc (Small Animal Surgery)

Dr Neil completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney and then obtained a PhD in canine knee surgery.

He currently lectures undergraduate students at the University of Sydney. Dr Neil performs complex orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery at the clinic and is well known in the veterinary community for his surgical excellence.


Dr Viktoria


Dr Viktoria is originally from Latvia.

Born and raised in Soviet Union she always dreamed of being a vet.

Viktoria has been in the veterinary industry for over 29 years.

She has gained extensive practical experience, working in Latvia, Poland, the United Kingdon and the UAE.

Viktoria has settled in Sydney and is loving her new home – being able to spend time in the great outdoors hiking and exploring.

Her other hobby is taxidermy, it which she feels helps to preserve the beauty of this world.

Dr Zoe

Dr Zoe


Hello! My name is Dr. Zoe. I have relocated to Sydney from Cheshire, England and I am so proud to be a part of the SCVC family. I absolutely love what I do and will always do my utmost to make sure your pet receives the best care.

I am particularly interested in chronic diseases, having completed a masters of research on the subject at Liverpool University in 2019 – winning the student award of the year for the highest score.

I love chatting to people and will always strive to make your experience with us as informative and enjoyable as possible. 

I’m a keen lover of music festivals, love the beach, couldn’t be in a better place for that:)

Dr Paul

Dr Paul


Paul was born in rural Ireland on a dairy farm and studied Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin. He has spent the last 3 years working in London as a small animal vet and has developed a keen interest in small animal surgery. He has a 7 year old Collie at home in Ireland called Mandy. Paul enjoys keeping fit at the gym, playing soccer and travelling.

We team up with some of the finest specialists

Dr Graeme Allen

Diplomate American College Veterinary Radiologists

Dr Graeme Allen brings a wealth of diagnostic imaging experience to our clinic. He reads and reports CT images and x-rays as well as undertaking interventional procedures such as ultrasound guided biopsies of suspicious looking masses.

He became one of the first qualified specialists in Australia and for the past 10 years has also acted as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney. He conducts undergraduate lectures in radiology and many postgraduate courses.

Dr Eugene Buffa


Eugene is an experienced and passionate surgeon who has been a Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery for over 20 years.

Eugene has been published internationally in veterinary journals and has presented at several national and international conferences on his areas of expertise including canine cruciate disease, canine hip replacement surgery and wound healing.

Eugene is committed to providing your pet with the best possible care.

Dr. Scott Cumming

BVSc (hons) MCom MANZCVS (Anaesthesia and Critical Care)

Dr. Cumming graduated from the University of Sydney in 2005 with First Class Honours. After practicing in small animal medicine for a number of years in Australia and the United Kingdom, Scott discovered a passion for anaesthesia. In 2013 Scott was admitted by examination to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the Chapter of Anaesthesia and Critical Care.

In 2021 Scott completed a three year European College of Anaesthesia and Analgesia specialist training residency program at the University of Sydney. Scott has trained under several of the most renowned Veterinary Anaesthetists in Australia, and now offers that expertise to the small animal patients of Sydney.

We team up with the finest international specialists

Dr. Tony Pease


Dr Pease is a USA board certified specialist in veterinary radiology and a champion of veterinary education for over 15 years.

Tony Pease graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  He has also completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Marion DuPont Equine Medical Center in Virginia. Further to this, Dr Pease has completed a Small Animal Internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida.  Tony has also completed a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at Cornell University.

Tony is currently the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Western Veterinary Conference, one of the USAs largest Continuing Education events for vets. He was previously president of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists, the organisation that registers specialist vet radiologists to practice. Dr Pease has lectured internationally on diagnostic imaging with a focus on radiography and ultrasound.  In his spare time, Tony enjoys Ice Hockey and competing in triathlons.