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 Benjamin

BSc BVMS

 

Born in New Zealand but growing up in Perth WA, Dr. Ben graduated from Murdoch University in 2013. Since graduation he has worked in Adelaide, rural Victoria, Tasmania, Perth and finally Sydney, splitting his time between general practice and emergency work.

His main areas of interest are both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery and is passionate about furthering Dr. Sam’s work in making minimally invasive procedures more available to his patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Ben enjoys cycling, reading, and drinking wine. He has 2 pets, a moderately overweight cat named Couscous and an Alexandrian parrot called Geoffrey.

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Dr Jordan

DVM

Dr. Jordan hails from across the ocean from the winter lands of Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Sydney in 2019 and has joined the team at Southern Cross Vets since. Dr. Jordan shares his enthusiasm and love for all animals, especially those with feathers and scales.

Although early in his journey, Dr. Jordan has a unique interest in exotic animal medicine as well as species conservation and has spent time with the amazing teams at Melbourne Zoo and the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. A great addition to the team, he is qualified in rabbit dentistry and ready to provide the absolute best care for your fur babies.

When he’s not working, Dr. Jordan enjoys living his best Aussie life with his friends and of course the beach.

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Dr Stephen

MVB

Stephen is our Irish Vet. He hails from Cork City and he graduated from University College Dublin in 2013.

Stephen has worked in the UK, Ireland and most recently Queenstown, New Zealand, before making the big move to Sydney!

Steve has 3 pets at home in Ireland; a 14 year old Jack Russell called Jill, a mean rescue cat called Mildred and a timid cat called Boz.

His main area of interest is small animal medicine. He  is hoping to pursue a qualification in Acupuncture in the coming year and make this available for the pets of the inner city.

Stephen enjoys music, keeping fit and is looking forward to seeing what Sydney has to offer.

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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 India

Dr India

BVSc

India’s love of animals started at an early age growing up on a sheep property in rural NSW. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and went to regional Victoria to work in mixed practice for a few years. India then decided to come back to Sydney to further develop her skills and knowledge in small animal medicine and surgery. Her main interests are in small animal surgery and behaviour medicine. India has two border collies Lucy and Pluto, and a rescue cat Larry. She enjoys spending time outside of work with her family and friends drinking wine and enjoying all the good food Sydney has to offer.

Dr Randa

Dr Randa

DVM

Dr. Randa joins SCVC from Maryland, Florida in the USA. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 2015. She’s always had a passion for animals as they cannot speak for themselves when they are not feeling well. She has 2 foster failure cats back home: a tuxedo tripod named Midna and a flame-point Siamese named Yuki. Her main interests include small animal surgery and ultrasound. When she is not working hard on a furry family member, she enjoys international travel, Zumba and bicycling around exploring all Sydney has to offer.

We team up with some of the finest specialists

Dr Graeme Allen

MVSc, FACVSc,
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.

We team up with the finest international specialists

Dr. Tony Pease

DVM, MS, DACVR

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.