Our Nurses


Practice Manager

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.




Veterinary Nurse

Melissa joined our team in 2012. She graduated at the end of 2010 with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Unitec. She has since completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Animal Management and Welfare.

Melissa is guaranteed to stay cool, calm and collected in any situation and is a great advocate of a little animal TLC. She plays a big part in our cattery, she can be often found taking photo’s of our boarding cats or planning the cattery for the next public holiday.

Melissa has also started running our Puppy preschool in Anya’s absence. Having a new puppy herself has given her a first hand refresher course in the joys of puppy training.

Melissa lives with her husband Grant, Her rescue cat Ariel and the newest addition Indy the Golden retriever. She spends her winter months playing and coaching netball for the Sunnyhills Netball Club.




Veterinary Nurse

Lisa Roycroft joined the nursing team in July 2014.  She graduated with a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in 2012.

Lisa is particularly interested in complex medical cases that really get the brain working.   She is now an integral part of our team, having taken on the responsibility of stock control, but still loves getting involved in unique and interesting cases.

Lisa lives in Pakuranga with her partner Daniel and has a moggy called Mowgli and two parrots, Chilli and Luna. When Lisa is not working you will find her at the gym, going on bushwalks, or enriching her very smart parrots lives.



Veterinary Nurse

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

She has a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical science) and  qualified with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Vet Nurse Plus in 2014.

Danielle has a keen interest in the sciences this lead her to vet nursing and has a love for surgical nursing. She loves being able to have friendly feline cuddles as part of her work day.

She lives with her partner Tom and their rescue cat Will Turner . In her spare time if she is not visiting her dog Zeno & cat Taz she can be found planning her next trip or taking a quiet walk in interesting new places.



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Veterinary Nurse 

Cindy joined us in 2012 as part of our cattery team. It was obvious right from the start Cindy was enthusiastic about animals, she has a wonderful manner with animals and clients alike. We were thrilled when she told us she was going on to study Veterinary Nursing.

Cindy graduated with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2017, She has been a member of our clinic team for the past 2 years while studying, and is one of the familiar faces in our clinic. Cindy is very clued up with social media, this makes her the perfect person to manage our Facebook pages, and instagram accounts.

In her spare time Cindy is training her Border Collie pup Nala, hanging out with her Rottweiler Bailey or doting over her 2 rescue cats Panda and Bambi.



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.




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.


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