Google Maps location for Semaphore Veterinary Surgery

Semaphore Veterinary Surgery
109 Semaphore Rd
SA 5019

08 8249 9999

Meet the Nurses

  • Jessie Marshall
    Nursing Manager

    Nursing Manager Jessie joined the practice in 2005, the same year she began her vet nursing course at TAFE. She graduated with a Certificate IV in 2008. She equally enjoys greeting clients at reception, doing admin in the office or working in surgery.

    Outside office hours, Jessie enjoys Adelaide’s live music scene and pub life and shares her home with her dog Holly and two chatty Rainbow Lorikeets- Larry and Lenny.  


  • Janina Russo
    Surgical Nursing Co-ordinator

    Janina completed her Vet Nursing studies in Germany in 2011 and has worked in both countries. She arrived in Australia in 2011 and began working at SVS in early 2013. She is a knowledgeable member of the team who enjoys Surgical and Emergency Nursing.

    Janina has two Labradors called Bella and Lucy and an adorable new addition- Macey the Border Collie.  She enjoys travelling, meeting new people, riding motorbikes and diving. She hopes to travel more with her husband Matt.

    Back to top


    Semaphore Vet 37
  • Jo Davies
    Dog Behaviour and Puppy Preschool Co-ordinator

    Jo has been nursing since 2006, completing her veterinary nursing studies in 2009 and joining SVS in May 2010. She has a dog-  Meesha and four cats- Lilly, Indianna, Lilah and Archie.  Lilah was hand-reared from 10 days of age. Jo has previously also owned cockatiels and tropical fish.

    Her interest lies in animal behaviour and she has now completed the Delta Canine training course. Jo co-ordinates SVS’s puppy pre–school and adult dog training classes  as well as behaviour consultations.  A great pleasure for Jo is to see her canine students' excitement every time they return to the surgery. She loves to see the pups grow to become loved members of their family. When she is not looking after her fur babies, she likes spending time with friends and family.

    Back to top

  • Kerry Machado
    Veterinary Nurse

    Kerry is a SVS veteran, joining the practice in 2003, straight from school. Since then she has gained her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has become an accredited Vet nurse.

    Kerry has a special interest in birds, native animals and marine mammals. She is also involved with Australian Marine Wildlife Research and Rescue Organisation (AMWRRO).

    Kerry has quite a menagerie at home which includes Great Dane Summer, Sushi a Chinchilla cat and Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Abraham.

    Kerry is married to Aaron and has three charming boys.


    Semaphore Vet 10
  • Emma Costanzo
    Veterinary Nurse

    Emma joined Semaphore Vet Surgery in 2011 and worked  full-time work while studying for her Certificate IV in Vet nursing. She graduated in 2014 and is now fully qualified. Emma enjoys customer care and is equally enthusiastic about surgical nursing.

    Emma is soon to be married to her partner Michael and they share their home with two beautiful Chihuahuas Gizmo and Pixie and Pug puppy, Tyrone.


    Semaphore Vet 55
  • Nicole Michael
    Veterinary Nurse

    Nicole completed her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing specialising in emergency and critical care in November 2012. She has worked in an emergency clinic before joining SVS in February 2013.

    Nicole loves assisting the veterinarians with their surgeries and doing puppy classes.

    She has a Golden Retriever called Bailey, a Siamese called Kimberly, as well as Kasimir a kitten she has hand raised from three weeks of age. She also has a Lorikeet that she has saved because he was partly paralysed and through physiotherapy he is now able to have a happy life in his aviary saying “pretty Nicky” and “Aussie” all day long. 

    Semaphore Vet 3
  • Kate Gilmour
    Veterinary Nurse

    Kate joined our team in July 2013 after doing some work experience as part of her TAFE Vet Nursing Course. She completed her Vet Nursing Course in 2014. Kate enjoys Surgical Nursing. Kate has two furry companions; Daisy the cat and Ralph a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. Kate loves to travel the world with her husband, Michael. 

    Back to top


  • Melissa Brodie
    Veterinary Nurse

    Mel joined our team  in November 2014. She has had over nine years  of experience as a vet nurse. She is currently studying for her Certificate IV after delaying study to have a family. Melissa's interests include critical care and hand raising orphaned animals. In her spare time between raising children and working, Melissa show German Shepherds. She has four of her own as well as a Great Dane. She also shares her home with four felines; Narla, Simba Rambo and Turbo and an Eclectus parrot that she hand raised. 

    mel puppy
  • Kendall Nikoleaff
    Veterinary Nurse

    Kendall started working part-time at Semaphore Vet Surgery in 2008. In 2014, Kendall completed studies for  her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing.

    She is married to Daniel and has two boys. She enjoys walking her dog Storm at the beach and she has a cat called Ridge, an orphaned kitten whom she hand raised. Kendall volunteers for the RSPCA as a carer. Her specialty is caring for  neonates.


  • Stacey Alexandrou
    Veterinary Nurse

    Stacey joined our team in April 2016 after doing some work experience in her final year of nursing studies.  Stacey is now  fully qualified with a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing from TAFE SA.  One month into her nursing career, Stacey couldn't help but adopt a stray kitten who had been hit by a car.  Mae Koh's leg was amputated and he now lives happily with three legs. She also shares her house with another cat, Booboo.  Stacey enjoys spending time at the beach, eating Mexican food and attending music festivals.

    Stacey web pic