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Semaphore Veterinary Surgery
109 Semaphore Rd
SA 5019

08 8249 9999

Meet the Vets

  • Dr Alison Booth BSc BVMS (Hons)

    Alison graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia in 1990 before working in small animal practices in Perth, the UK and Adelaide.

    In 1999, she joined forces with former classmate Bruce Wells to form Semaphore Veterinary Surgery.

    From humble beginnings, SVS has evolved into a busy six-veterinarian practice.

    Alison enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, particularly senior canine and feline medicine, soft tissue surgery and dermatology.

    Alison is married to Paul and has two daughters. Her family work hard as the staff for two spoilt felines. She loves to travel but will always call Adelaide home.


  • Dr Bruce Wells BSc BVMS (Hons)

    Bruce moved from his home town of Perth to set up the Semaphore practice with Alison Booth in 1999. He graduated from Murdoch University in 1990 and has worked in WA, Tasmania and the UK. With and his wife Trudy and three children, Bruce is happy to call Semaphore home and makes the most of its lovely surrounds and relaxed beach lifestyle.

    Bruce enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, particularly the interaction between clients and their furry families. His special interests are in dermatology and surgery. 


  • Dr Terry Bannister BVSc BSc

    Terry graduated in Veterinary Science from Massey University, New Zealand in 2007. He began his career as a mixed animal veterinarian in the sunny Hawkes Bay of New Zealand before migrating to South Australia in 2010. He has a keen interest in orthopaedic surgery, particularly knees and hips. He has experience in performing the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement procedure for canine cruciate rupture, and along with Dr Bruce Wells is performing this surgery on a regular basis. 

    He has a home menagerie of a dog, two cats, and three guinea pigs as well as a young toddler so is always kept on his toes. Terry enjoys brewing his own beer and is a keen follower of rugby union and cricket. .

  • Dr Ming Goh BVetMed

    Ming is a University of London graduate of 2008 who moved to Adelaide after working in London for 2 years. She has worked in various veterinary hospitals in the UK and Australia before she joined Semaphore Veterinary Surgery.

    Having worked in many emergency situations due to the nature of her previous work, she is no stranger to interesting and life threatening conditions of small animals . Having completed a Post Graduate Ultrasound course and currently undertaking an Internal Medicine through the University of Sydney,  her skills are greatly utilized here at Semaphore Veterinary Surgery to help our patients through general practice as well.  

    Out of work, Ming loves obstacle courses like True Grit and Tough Mudder). In between events, she works out or cycles daily to maintain her health. Occasionally, her colleagues catch her singing or lost in her books. She catsits Libby who is a cat that loves broccoli and asparagus much to the dismay of other carnivorous felines.  

    Ming puppy
  • Dr Carly Condon BSc BVMS

    Carly graduated from Murdoch University, WA in 2010 and moved to Adelaide to start work in small animal practice. She enjoys all aspects of her work but is particularly interested in surgery and bird medicine.

    She has her own fur and feather family of two dogs, a cat, and three chickens, as well as various temporary foster animals. When she is not on the beach with her dogs or renovating her house, she enjoys being out on the water on her kiteboard.

    Currently Carly is on maternity leave.


  • Dr Leila Haghighi DVM

    Leila is a graduate of the inaugural year of the Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide. After graduation she moved to New Zealand to work in a very busy mixed practice in Oamaru. Here she developed a love for all aspects of small animal medicine. Following her time in New Zealand she travelled around Europe in a van with her partner before coming home to work at Semaphore Veterinary Surgery.

    When she isn’t working Leila enjoys all outdoor activities especially those involving the ocean. 

  • Dr Emily Brandon BSc BVMS

    Emily graduated from Murdoch University in 2012, and despite being from Adelaide originally, spent most of the next 4 years travelling and working all around Western Australia. Emily and her husband now call Semaphore home and she is happy to be a permanent part of our team. 

    Emily enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, including the occasional emergency to keep her on her toes, and soft tissue surgery. At home Emily has two cheeky border collie crosses, as well as two kitties. 

    Emily and her husband are currently renovating their house, which takes up most of her spare time! She also enjoys packing up the car and taking the dogs camping, or venturing down to the beach to make the most of the sunshine and the relaxed Semaphore vibe. 



    Emily Bio pic outside2