Archive for July, 2017


Dr Nicole Hunwick BVSc »

Hi, I’m Nicole. I graduated from Massey University at the end of 2015. In 2016 I worked in Australia and then decided to come back home to New Zealand in early 2017 and have been working for CareVets Mt Wellington since then. My passion is medicine and consultations to ensure that all pets are happy, […]

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Caitlin Tootill »

Hello my name is Caitlin.  I have moved down from Palmerston North to join the CareVets team at the Wainuiomata clinic. I graduated with my Diploma in Vet Nursing in 2016 at UCOL Palmerston North and am looking forward to gaining new skills and meeting all the clients in Wainuiomata.  I am interested in all […]

Louise Sadler »

I have been at the Te Atatu Clinic for a long time and have seen a lot of changes in that time. I enjoy helping clients with their pets and assisting our busy vets. Like many vet nurses, of course, waifs and strays do tend to follow me home and currently both our cats are […]

Angela Harrison »

Hi, I am Angela one of the newer nurses to start at Care Vets. I am married with 2 children, Cassey and Anton. We have four cats and the latest addition to our family is Austin, a Shih Tzu Maltese cross.  All my pets have come from different vet clinics I have worked at and […]

Tama Falconer »

Hi my name is Tama.   I am one of the friendly support staff here at CareVets Rototuna.

Rachel Judd »

Hi, I’m Rachel, I have worked at CareVets since 2013. I have a diploma in vet nursing and a certificate in retail merchandising. I have 2 school aged children, lots of guinea pigs and an elderly cat called Charlie.

Karen Jenions »

Hi, my name is Karen. I moved to New Zealand from England in 2000. I graduated from Wintec with a diploma in vet nursing in 2014 and started working at CareVets in September the same year. I have 2 cats, a parakeet and some quails.

Virginia Foxall »

Hello I am Virginia, I started with CareVets in the Rototuna branch as head surgical nurse in October 2016. Previously I had worked in a busy South Auckland clinic.  I love my role as a vet nurse as every day is different and I can’t think of a more rewarding job than this. I received […]

Kayla Cassells »

Hello my name is Kayla. I started working at CareVets in March 2016.  I am currently completing my diploma in veterinary nursing. I have two cats at home, my pride and joys, Koda (a grey Persian x ragdoll) and Niklaus (my polydactyl, aka extra toes).

Dr Katrina Crowe BVSc »

Hi I’m Katrina, I graduated from Massey University, Palmerston North, with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2005.  From there I worked in a small animal practice in Auckland, followed by a 2 year stint in the South Island as a companion animal veterinarian within a large mixed animal practice.  Then in August 2007 I […]

Shirley Running »

I have been a vet nurse for over 20 years.  More recently I have stepped into the Head Receptionist role to work with the team at CareVets Hamilton South.  I love meeting pets and their families, it has been my passion for many years, striving to give excellent customer service.  I own a miniature poodle(Snowy) […]

Jen Fraser »

Originally from the Manawatu where I trained and worked as a veterinary nurse, I moved with my partner and children in 2014 for summer skies and the laid back Hawkes Bay lifestyle. I enjoy spending time at the beach, whether it is surfing, swimming or walking my dog Kali.”

Carina Viljoens »

I Graduated from EIT Hawkes Bay in 2016 with a New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Assistant).  I enjoy working with people and animals which makes my receptionist/veterinary nurse position perfect.  I will be furthering my career by studying part time with Otago Polytech to attain a diploma in Vet Nursing while working.  I […]

Donna Annett-Bright »

Donna is our locum nurse and has been with us for many years. Donna can be spotted out walking her Great Dane Odin, trekking through the forest with her horses or playing with her two kittens.

Lauren de Vincentis »

Lauren, a French native, trained at Wanganui Veterinary Services VetCare Nurse training in 2015, and has been with us since December 2015. Lauren, a fitness fanatic, is enjoying the Kapiti coast with her horse “Mindy”, and is loving taking great care of all our patients and clients.

Natalie Lawrence »

Natalie qualified through Otago Polytechnic and she has been with us since July 2014 when she was still training with us as a student. She has a very keen interest in pocket pets, sharing her home with many small critters.  

Dr Juliette Frost BVSc »

Juliette trained at Massey University and graduated in 2008. With a passion for small animal medicine and surgery, Juliette loves being in general practice and enjoys looking after her patients and clients alike. Juliette spends her time on the Kapiti Coast tramping, running and playing with her dog Daisy and her cat Stumpy.

Laura Dickson BSc(Hons)RVN A1 Dip(HE)CVN DipAVN (Small Animal) »

  Laura graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2006. After working in a small animal hospital offering first opinion and multi-disciplinary referral services for three and a half years, she spent four years working in a specialist referral hospital in Glasgow where she completed her RCVS accredited Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Small […]

Rachel Simm »

  Rachel graduated as a qualified Veterinary Nurse from NMIT in Wallaceville Campus in 2001. Since then she has worked in small animal practice in New Zealand and Australia, where she gained experience working with Orthopaedic specialists and dealt with the import and export of companion animals. Rachel first started working at CareVets Johnsonville in […]

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Selena Pettengell »

Hi my name is Selena.  I have been a veterinary nurse since 2014 and joined CareVets Wainuiomata in August 2015. In my spare time I like to read, watch movies and just generally relax. I have a Flemish giant rabbit named Zeus and also live with a dog named Haze and a cat called Patch […]

Alice Dawson »

I have been with Carevets since they took over the Kilbirnie clinic in 2015. Prior to that I had been at Kilbirnie Animal Health Centre for 6 years, where I studied whilst working to gain my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Through Otago Polytechnic. In 2016 I was given the opportunity to become Practice manager here […]

Luke Haydock BVSc »

  Luke has recently received his Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Distinction from Massey University in Palmerston North. He is very proud to join the CareVets team and is eager to meet all the wonderful creatures Wellington has to offer. Originally from Auckland, Luke has settled into his new home city very well and lives […]

Thomas Graham »

Hi my name is Thomas Graham. I am a vet nurse with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Otago Polytechnic.  Although I have not been working in the industry for very long, I have found it to be a very enjoyable experience and am looking forward to growing my knowledge and skill set in the […]