Archive for September, 2011


Bonnie »

I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse. I did my training at Weltec in 2007. I have a strong interest in surgical nursing however enjoy all parts of veterinary nursing. I love learning and working with exotic animals and to foster this I volunteer at The Nest at Wellington Zoo. I have a dude of a […]

Lana »

Whether you call it obsessed or dedicated everyone who knows me would agree animals are a big part of who I am. My old tabby girl Syndy was the first to show me that however much love you give to your pet, you will receive it back a hundred fold. So now my mission is […]

Dr Elaine Sykes BVSc »

I am the Vet at Carevets Porirua. I graduated from Massey University in 2000 and have been working as a small animal vet ever since. I love all animals but Border Collie dogs are my favourites. Leila is my current dog and you can often see her at Carevets Porirua where she likes to greet […]

Jess »

I am a senior student at Te Kura Maori o Porirua and I work at Carevets Porirua after school and on the weekend. Since working here I fell for a Jack Russell Terrier x Chihuahua, and I sweet-talked dad into buying him for me. His name is Michelangelo (Mikey) after the Ninja Turtle. When I […]

Claire »

I am one of the veterinary nurses at Carevets Porirua. I have a certificate in Veterinary Nursing and have been working here since we opened. I enjoy all aspects of Veterinary Nursing and particularly enjoy surgical nursing. I have two awesome show ponies, Court and Silver, a choccy lab called Gilby and a grey moggy […]

Amy »

I am one of the veterinary nurses here at Carevets Porirua. This is my first job since gaining my certificate in Veterinary Nursing and I have been here since we opened. I enjoy all the challenges veterinary nursing provides. I have a dog called Star, a cat called Gypsy and a horse called Babs.

Rochelle »

Ever since I was little I wanted to work as a veterinarian. Becoming a veterinary nurse ended up being a pretty close second. After working as a nurse for a few different clinics, I answered the call for a position at a new vet clinic & pet store opening in Porirua. At Carevets Porirua I […]

Tania »

I like fish so much that even before the store opened I was busy cleaning fish tanks for Carevets Porirua. You will find me in the fish department admiring my fish tanks and talking enthusiastically to customers about fish, and how to care for them properly. You may think I am a crazy fish lady, […]

Jaynie Poole »

Jaynie has been working with Carevets since 2007! She was employed as a cattery assistant, then after a couple of years went to reception on Saturday mornings, it was good to meet the owners of the animals she always saw. In the time she been here, she have completed two certificates, these being animal care […]

Alexcia Thorogood »

Alexcia has been at Carevets since 2010 and works between both Takapuna and Glen Eden branches. She completed her Diploma of veterinary nursing in 2010 from Unitec. She works as a nurse and on reception, but has a keen interest in the medical and surgical side of the clinic. She lives with her two cats, […]

Stacey McKay »

Hi I’m Stacey.  I have been working for CareVets since I graduated and really enjoy working here at the Te Atatu Branch and meeting all the amazing people and pets I come in contact with. In my spare time I prefer to be outdoors or playing sport. At home I have two rescue cats I […]

Christine Kolston »

Christine, our part time receptionist for over 9 years, has many years experience of dog handling from breeding English Mastiffs.

Mel Tayler, Cert. Vet Nursing »

Both a qualified Vet Nurse and the Clinic Manager, Mel has worked at CareVets since Jan 2007 after graduating from Wanganui Vet Services in 2006. She is always happy to offer assistance, and still enjoys coming to work every day.  Over the years she has accumulated two cats, two dogs, one husband and some chooks, […]

Dr Sarah Chapman, BVSc »

Also a Massey graduate and when not at work Sarah is running her family farm. She is involved in the equine world and is an active member of the Manawatu Hunt Club.

Dr Catherine Georgetti, BVSc Dist. »

Catherine graduated from Massey University in 2006.  She has worked in Gisborne, and the UK, before making Kapiti her home in 2011. Catherine loves all aspects of small animal practice and cultivating good relationships with her clients and their beloved pets. After taking maternity leave in 2016 Catherine has returned to the Kapiti team in a part […]