Originally our head Veterinary Nurse, Linda started at Pakuranga Vet Clinic in 2001 & is the longest standing staff member. The animal enthusiast is now Practice Manager and is a big believer of doing things better and being involved in ongoing training and development . Her bubbly personality, infectious laugh and dedication to her job is appreciated by staff and clients alike.
Linda keeps busy out of work taking care of her two young daughters Zoe & Amber as well as hubby Sam, GJ the cat & her new Border Terrier pup Dexter.
Veterinary Nurse Manager – Pakuranga & Whitford Clinic
Katherine is one of our long standing staff members, joining our team in 2005. She graduated from Unitec in 2002 with qualifications in Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care. She also has Massey University papers in Biology, Animal Genetics and Reproduction and Chemistry.
Katherine has a strong interest in animal nutrition and prophylactic health and is another long standing staff member. Her primary role in the practice is to make everyone else’s job easier!
She lives with her husband Kyle and her ever growing furry family. Koby her giant rescue dog, Keira the mini English Bull terrier, Pluto the puppy, and Kimba the cat. Not to mention the 2 cattle, and Jeff the rooster with is harem of hens that run a muck. If she isn’t doting on her furkids she can be found in the garden or on the couch engrossed in MotoGP or F1 racing.
Anya started with us many years ago in the cattery & loved it so much she decided to study Vet Nursing! After graduating at the end of 2010 from her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Unitec & some overseas adventures, Anya joined us as a full time nurse. Along side her nursing duties she runs the clinic’s Puppy Preschool.
She has a natural passion for animals and has a large menagerie of pets at her family home giving her a wealth of knowledge, including with exotics. Anya is a fearless pet wrangler and can always be counted on for providing the most firm of restraint. Anya is an avid soccer player and lives with her wife Kristina, son Arden, their Miniature Schnauzer Sabre and Burmese cat Spenca.
Veterinary Nurse – Pakuranga & Whitford Clinic
Lisa Joined our team in January 2016. She trained as a vet nurse in 2015 after ten years in the equine industry. Prior to small animal nursing she was the foaling manager for a large thoroughbred nursery, and then moved into sales and pre-training of horses. Lisa’s interest initially was equine nursing, but she soon developed a greater love for small animals and decided to make them her work, and keep her horses a hobby. She has a particular interest in animal nutrition particularly equine, and small animal surgery.
Lisa lives on a small lifestyle block with her husband Paul, Rottweiler Bonham, Heading dog Ash (that is scared of sheep!!), two cats Pinot and Satch, two horses Paris and Louder, and 12 sheep.
Ange joined our team in November 2017 after graduating from Vet Nurse Plus.
She enjoys hospital and post-operative care, seeing patients nursed back to well health. She has a passion for social media and has taken on this role.
In 2017 Ange joined our Rock vets trip and got stuck into animal welfare and nursing needs of the lovely patients on the island. this cemented Anges passion for animal welfare and care. It also showed us what a great team member she would be.
Outside of work Ange likes socialising with friends, Gyming and is an avid baker.
CLARE NOBLE-Currently on Maternity leave
Veterinary Nurse- Pakuranga and Whitford Clinic
Clare joined the team in January 2014 after living in the UK for 13 years. She qualified in England and worked at a clinic in Middlesex for 12 years before moving back to NZ.
Clare has come back after maternity leave to a part time role split between the two clinics. She is enjoying expanding her knowledge of equine and other large animals as well as catching up with all our lovely clients.
When not at work, Clare is enjoying being a Mum and still manages to keep up her hobby of photography with her son as her subject! Clare is a keen tennis player and enjoys getting out and about in nature. She lives with her partner Brad, her son Toby and her two cats Ludo and Ling.
Cattery Manager and Whitford Nurse
Eilish joined our team early in 2018, into the new role as cattery manager, ensuring the cattery runs smoothly and assisiting with cattery admit and discharges. But also works in the Whitford clinic on a thursday putting her horse knowledge to good use.
When away from the cattery in her spare time she enjoys horse riding and painting.
Jashe joined our team in June 2018 and has taken on the receptionist role. She has a passion for animals and is hoping to further her career in animal care by studying Veterinary nursing in the future. She is enjoying increasing her knowledge on the job.
Outside of work Jashe enjoys hanging with her two dogs Kida and Miley whom travelled to New Zealand with her from South Africa. She also enjoys going for walks and exploring new places in New Zealand.