Archive for August, 2012


Dr Fiona Tritton BVSc, BSc »

Hi, I’m Fiona and have been working at Carevets Te Atatu since September 2011. I love working within the Te Atatu community and really enjoy the relationships I get to build and share with our clients and their much loved pets. I have a keen interest in medicine, imaging and animal behavior. At home, my […]

Dr Trevor Hing »

Hello. My name is Trevor Hing. I am a senior veterinarian at CareVets Glen Eden. I have been at Glen Eden since 2011 and have passion for surgery. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my wife, children and cat Lola.

Emily Thomas »

Hi Im Emily. I joined our team after graduation as a veterinary nurse in 2009 at Unitec. I have always had a passion caring for animals since I was a child. I have a special interest in medicine and surgery. I enjoy continuing my education by attending short courses. Out of work I enjoy spending […]

Asuka Yagi »

Hello. My name is Asuka and I joined CareVets Glen Eden in 2008 as a veterinary nurse. I love spending time with the different cats that stay with us in our cattery. In my spare time I enjoy taking my Pomeranian “Brownie” to the beach and parks.

Darlene Munro »

Hi, My name is Darlene Munro. I have worked at Glen Eden for over 30 years as a vet nurse assistant. I have a particular fondness of cats and kittens and have 3 cats of my own. P C, Jafar and Gin.

Dr Aaron Begg »

Hello. I am Dr Aaron Begg. I am one of the Veterinarians at CareVets Glen Eden. I have worked firstly at CareVets Te Atatu and now at Glen Eden since late 2009. I have a love of cats and outside work I enjoy running, reading and food

Amanda Palmer »

Hi. My name is Amanda Palmer and I am the head nurse at CareVets Glen Eden. I have been at Glen Eden for over 30 years. I have a passion for surgery and love seeing clients and their animals. When I am not at work I love walking, reading and catching up with friends and […]

Ginge Kingsbury »

Hi and welcome to CareVets.  I have been working in the industry for 10 years, nursing for 8 of these and more recently taking on an administration role within the South Island branches of CareVets. I have great interests in all aspects of animal health and wellbeing, especially nutrition and emergency nursing. Along with my […]

Tina Buick »

I grew up in rural mid Canterbury and Marlborough. I gained my veterinary nurse qualification at CPIT in 2002 and worked at clinics in Christchurch and then the United Kingdom. On returning to live in New Zealand I completed a diploma in business majoring in management and accounting. I have 2 horses, Merlin and Cody […]

Dr Paul Evans »

I am our small and large animal veterinarian, and have owned my own practise for over 30 years. I am particularly talented when it comes to Orthopaedic surgery.  I own my own lifestyle block and loves to grow Peonies. I also own two naughty dogs called Skye & Zac and have 1 cat. I enjoy […]

Xshikarna Harvey »

I am a qualified vet nurse & Rural Animal Technician.  I have worked in the clinic since 2007. I came about my job as a vet nurse by work experience through school. I also completed my chef certificate and then carried on to do my vet nursing certificate through Otago Polytechnic via Distance. I grew […]

Karen Graves »

Istarted as a fashion assistant then changed to restaurant manager while my children were growing up. I decided to go back to study while at home with my youngest child and that is when I decided to study something I had always been passionate about. So here I am now! I have 3 children & […]

Dr Laura Nettleton »

Although from Manchester originally, I moved to New Zealand for vet school many years ago now, and NZ has most definitely become home.  I have worked in Companion Animal practice in Dunedin and Christchurch as well as in the UK and have travelled and volunteered in many parts of the world including working with street […]

Dr Alistair Kirkby »

Nick Cooper »

  Hello, my name is Nick Cooper. I am the CEO and one of the Directors of CareVets New Zealand. I have been involved in the Veterinary industry for over 20 years, working with successful companies like Brooklands Aquarium, Iams Eukanuba and Masterpet. During this time I have seen Veterinary medicine change in many ways. […]

Lauren Rodgers »

Hi my name is Lauren. I am one of the Veterinary Nurses here at CareVets Ashburton. My passion has always been animals ever since I was young. I couldn’t imagine life without them. My job is very rewarding from saving unwanted animals and finding them happy homes to monitoring surgeries and helping the vets out as […]

Dr Keith Houston »

Dr Keith R Houston B.V.Sc. Dip.Sc(dist). M.R.C.V.S I have been a Veterinarian in Hamilton for over 30 years servicing the needs of rural and pet families. I work mainly from Chartwell Veterinary Hospital which is a small animal, general service and referral clinic which has all the latest technology to aid in the diagnosis and […]

Dr Ngaire Dixon »

Dr. Ngaire Dixon BVetMed(dist) CertSAM MRCVS Ngaire Dixon graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London and began her career there.  She completed a Clinical Training Scholarship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and worked at a number of referral centres in the UK. She gained her Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and is […]

Cathrine Evans »

Hi my name is Cathrine and I have recently qualified as a Veterinary Nurse through Otago Polytechnic. I have always had an interest in animals and was able to grow up on a beef and pig farm having a wide range of pets. I was lucky enough to get a job at CareVets after doing […]

Jess Rees »

Hi I’m Jess, I’m a Qualified Veterinary Nurse and Rural animal Technician and after nursing for the last 5 years I am currently completing the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing through Otago Polytechnic. I have recently moved down to the South Island from the Bay of Plenty, and am now on a dairy farm near Rangitata. […]

Dr Gabrielle Thompson »

Dr Gabrielle Thompson BVSc. I graduated from Massey University in 2000 and moved to Ashburton. I met and married Peter Thompson, a sheep and crop farmer. In 2004 we purchased our first veterinary clinic in Ashburton. In 2008 Ngaire and I merged our clinics forming Pets n Vets with 5 specialist small animal clinics over […]