Archive for April, 2012


Bring back their bounce – Terms and Conditions »

The free Senior check is for the Veterinarians or Nurse time only, which will cover a discussion, question sheet and an external physical examination. If the pet requires sedation for this to be completed, this will be at the owners expense. Any further testing and treatment will be at the owners expense. A senior pet […]

Yours Droolly »

Dogs don’t need much – food, shelter and most importantly – your love and friendship. Sharing a healthy treat is a great way of reinforcing that bond. These treats will make any dogs tail wag. Made from real meat, they are natural, healthy and taste delicious. Happiness guaranteed.   Available in the following flavours: Surf […]

Dr Tammy Smith »

Hi my name is Tammy Smith. I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2000 and moved to NZ in 2002 when I fell in love with the scenery and the outdoor lifestyle of Queenstown. Since then I have worked in small animal practice with CareVets and  I particularly  enjoy surgery. I love the friendly […]

Melissa Green »

Hi my name is Melissa  Green. I completed my National certificate in Veterinary nursing at CPIT in Christchurch in 2007. Whilst living in Christchurch I gained experience working in a small animal practice and have also worked in an emergency after hours clinic. I have recently relocated to Arrowtown with my husband Troy and our furry […]

Dr Orla Fitzpatrick »

Hi, my name is Dr Orla Fitzpatrick. I joined CareVets in March 2010. I graduated from Dublin Veterinary College, Ireland in 2005. I went straight into mixed practice after graduating and worked in Northern Ireland for over 2 years. After this job I travelled around South East Asia, and ended up in Australia where I worked […]

Dr Lucy Gladwin »

Hi, I’m Lucy Gladwin, the newest member of the Mosgiel team! After completing my veterinary degree in 2009 I worked as a small animal veterinarian at the CareVets Queenstown branch until July 2012. I then moved to Adelaide, Australia where I undertook a 12 month internship in small animal surgery, an area in which I […]

Georgie Furber »

Hi, I’m Georgie. I have been working at CareVets, Queenstown since July 2011. I moved to Queenstown from my home in England over a year ago and have loved every second. I qualified as a registered nurse from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009. I have worked mainly with small animals and was […]

Tania Mason »

Hi my name is Tania, I joined the CareVets team in 2012 I am currently studying through Otago Polytechnic to gain a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. I have been a trainee Veterinary Nurse for 5 years, during this time I have learned a lot about animal nutrition. In my spare time I enjoy relaxing and […]

Leah Reid »

Hello my name is Leah, I am a Veterinary Nurse and Manager of CareVets Cromwell. I graduated as a Diploma Veterinary Nurse in 2009 from Southern Institute of Technology. I have been working in the Cromwell clinic since 2010 and have taken on the role of manager in 2012. My passion is training dogs and […]

Anna-Marie Cowan »

Hello my name is Anna-marie Cowan. I have been working as a Vet Nurse with CareVets Cromwell since 2010. I trained at Otago Polytecnic in 1999 completing a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. Since graduating I have worked in mixed vet practices both in Central Otago and in the Auckland region. I have also worked as […]

Dr Charlotte Hviid »

Hi I’m Charlotte, I emigrated to NZ from Denmark in early 1991. Completed my veterinary training at Massey University in 1996. I have worked as a small animal vet and also as a lecturer at Wintec (the polytechnic) in Hamilton. In July 2011 I moved to Alexandra from Hamilton and started working at CareVets in Cromwell. […]

Dr Doug Gempton »

Graduated from Massey University a long time ago and has been in mixed general practice until six years ago, now specializing in companion animals. Doug enjoys working with a young team and the challenges each day brings. Doug has been married for 34 years with a grown family, three beautiful daughters and two wonderful grand kids. He […]

Abbey McNicholl »

Abbey has worked with us since 2006. She has a wide range of knowledge of all our store animals. Abbeys main hobby is horse riding and enjoys anything from showing to trekking.

Lisa Smith »

Lisa is new to our clinic. She has a national certificate in animal care and veterinary nursing. You will find Lisa on the counter ready to assist you with any of your needs.

Racheal King »

Racheal is the practice manager for CareVets Napier and has been here since 2007. She is the lucky owner of her very friendly dog, Gimlie, who is a Griffon X Jack Russell. Racheal loves working with our fantastic clients and their beloved pets, and she feels honored to be a leader for such a great […]

Katie Overton-Raill »

Katie is a certificate qualified veterinary nurse and is helpful and caring to all our clients with their much loved pets.

Tracy Gempton »

Tracy is a Diploma Qualified veterinary Nurse. Tracy is experienced in all aspects of the veterinary industry. She is very involved in the Dog Show world with her passion being Rottweilers.

Kim Verschaffelt »

Kim is a very experienced salesperson with in depth knowledge of all products that are stocked on our premises. She is friendly and has a great sense of humor. Kim is the only person that can handle Jack the resident cockatoo without losing any limbs.

Dr Gabe Young »

Gabe is one of the three veterinarians at the practice.  He started his career as a vet in 2008 and has been with us for a couple years.  He is originally from the U.S.A.but now calls New Zealand home. Gabe is always happy to offer his assistance or advice with any animal health matters. He […]

Becks Holland »

Becks is our qualified and talented groomer. She is in high demand with all our grooming customers. Becks is very involved in the Agility and Dog Training Area and she has two beautiful Border Collies that have been very successful in these areas.

Joanna Beams »

Joanna is an experienced person in all areas of the veterinary industry. She is helpful and friendly and is always willing to go the extra mile.

Diane Laxon »

Diane has worked in the veterinary industry for 15 years. She is the friendly smile you see when you enter the clinic and is available to help you with any problems.

Farewell to the old Mosgiel Clinic »

Check out some photos of the old Mosgiel Clinic been torn down ready for the new Clinic.

Tuku set to ‘fly’ birdlife park nest »

BIRD IN THE HAND: Kiwi Birdlife Park wildlife manager Nicole Kunzmann holds female chick Tuku as she gets her health checks at CareVets in Queenstown.   Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park staff are preparing to say goodbye to the first kiwi hatched at the park in more than five years. The 790-gram female chick, Tuku, hatched […]

Steph Waszak »

I’m working towards my Veterinary Nursing Certificate through Weltec. I am married with two children. My husband and I have a black Labrador called Guinness, a persian cat called Periwinkle and a miniature lop rabbit called Willow.