Our Vets

Veterinarians

SASHA NOWELL

Sasha NowellPractice Owner Veterinarian, BVSc (Dist).

Sasha graduated from Massey in 1998 with distinction. She went straight into mixed practice where she became proficient in a wide range of surgical and medical skills, with a particular interest in urinary tract disease in cats and soft tissue surgery.  Sasha developed a passion for small animal reproduction which she is still keen on today.  She is a breeder of Italian greyhounds, a unique and toy breed of dog.

Sasha is known for her honesty and confidence, ensuring every client is well informed and comfortable with what is happening to their pet.  At times sharing in the heartache and loss, which she feels is an important part of every vet’s commitment to their client.  She is able to customise care and take time to follow-up all cases over the phone.

On 1 August 2013 Sasha purchased the Pakuranga Vet Clinic & Cattery as the sole owner. She is delighted to share her knowledge, skill and passion with such a great team.

In November 2015 Sasha opened Whitford Vet Clinic as a branch Clinic to Pakuranga. She is excited to be able to provide the same fantastic service to the Whitford community that she provides in Pakuranga.

Sasha is married to Scott and has three children, Avadee,  Tawny and Dempsey.  The home menagerie consists of  Bindi the Chihuahua cross, Cricket the Italian greyhound, Scout the pointer & the pony Simba.

NAOMI DALLY


Veterinarian BVM&S BSc (Hons) MRCVS

Naomi graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2006 having already completed a degree in human anatomy at the University of Liverpool. She went straight into small animal practice despite loving large animal work and being a keen horse rider.

Naomi has worked in a number of practices across the UK, from Norfolk which saw a large number of working dogs, to the North of England where she worked in a very busy small animal hospital. Naomi has a particular interest in neurology, orthopedics (including specialized MMP cruciate surgery)and animal behaviour, and particularly enjoys the many different surgeries that small animal practice has to offer.

 In 2013 Naomi, her husband and son moved to New Zealand where she has been working full time until the arrival of their daughter  in early 2015. She joined the Pakuranga Vet Clinic team in August 2015 and works four days a week at the clinic.

In their free time the family all enjoy cycling and have completed some of the numerous multi-day trails around NZ.

CHRISTIE MCDONALD

Veterinarian, BVSc.

Originally from Dunedin and graduating in 2006, Christie has spent most of her adult life and career in Auckland. 

Christie joined us in January 2021 and has a  particular interested in small animal medicine and chemotherapy as well as also having some experience with canine reproduction.

In her spare time she likes doing yoga, cooking, going for walks and bike rides with her family and friends as well as spending time at Auckland’s beautiful beaches.

She lives with her beautiful family which compromises of 3 children, 2 cats and a chocolate labrador called Cherry!

BECKYLEA HURCUM

Veterinarian, BVSc.

Beckylea graduated from Massey in 2020.  She has studied both production animals (cows,sheep,goats etc) and companion animals (our domesticated friends)  before deciding she preferred the latter and joined our practice in 2021.

Growing up on a lifestyle block Becklea has grown up with a love for animals.  She always thought she was a dog person until she fell in love over and over with all the Lonely Miaow kittens we care for in the clinic.

When she’s not at the clinic Beckylea loves to travel, hike and read.  She has a special fondness for Harry Potter books!  Beckylea has done many amazing things in her life but what she considers her greatest achievement (apart from qualifying as a Vet) is her climb to Mt Everest Base Camp in 2015!

BRYAN GARTRELL

Veterinarian, BVSc.

Bryan joined our team as a locum in 2013. He graduated from Massey University in 1973 and for most of the years since graduation he has owned and developed his own practices. He has taken the opportunity to experience a very large range of veterinary work. Bryan has worked with every animal from reptiles, birds, small mammals, to horses and zoo animals.  He is a highly skilled surgeon and clinician and brings a wealth of knowledge to the clinic.

Bryan’s main level of expertise is in small animals but he always kept his hand in with large animal and exotics. The challenges of trying to solve medical and surgical issues in different animals are an on-going source of stimulation for him.  Bryan is an expert surgeon for complex surgical cases and orthopedics.

When not at work or away you may find him playing in his boat or creating in his man shed.  Sadly natural attrition has hit all his beloved pets. Bryan and his wife Gael are away often so they have foster pets instead that come to stay regularly and their son’s cat Biggie, that came for a holiday and never left!  They have two grown up sons and twin Grandsons!

We love having Bryan as part of the team, enabling us to offer more surgical services than ever before and to spend more time working on exotics, birds and reptiles.

 
 
 
 
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