Author Archive


Dr Lydia Uddstrom »

Lydia graduated in May 2011 and since then ventured down to Invercargill in the deep south for 18 months working in a Dairy cow practice.  A Wellingtonian born and bred she returned to the capital to take a six month position at Wellington Zoo where she had an amazing time learning a lot and getting […]

Jessica Fletcher »

Hi My name is Jess and I’m the newest veterinary nurse at CareVets Mt Wellington. I have a passion for animals and finished my Diploma in Veterinary nursing at the end of 2012. In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and relaxing at home with my cat lazy Hazey.

Dr David Probert BVSc, BS. »

Hi I am David Probert BVSc, BS. I graduated in 1984 from Massey University. I have my dog Peanut, an SPCA special, at the clinic here in Porirua with me everyday. She will love to meet you when you visit us. I have an interest in small animal medicine, and like to take a holistic approach […]

Piper »

Piper is the latest addition to the CareVets Canine team. She is a 2.5kg pocket rocket and assists Zeina with backyard patrol and security. She loves playing with her toys with Brownie and going swimming with Amanda and Zeina.

Vicky »

Hi, my name is Vicky and I am so grateful to be working with animals and such lovely staff members. Ever since I was little, my dream was to become a veterinarian and I hope to study at Massey University in 2014. I have been working at Care Vets Johnsonville since April 2011 and I […]

Alyce »

Hi, I’m Alyce, I am studying vet nursing by correspondence so that I am able to work and get the hands on experience at CareVets as I work between the Johnsonville and Porirua stores, so of course I am a crazy animal lover!!! If I’m not at work you will find me down at the […]

Dr Christine Beaver »

Hi, my name is Dr Christine Beaver. I have been working at CareVets as a vet since June 2011, and enjoy working with animals everyday as part of the CareVets team. I have a 5 year old cross breed dog named Nickol who keeps me busy in my time off.

Caroline »

Caroline is our longest standing member of the team having worked at Care Vets Johnsonville since April 2008. Caroline brings a wealth of knowledge about all companion animals to the team and has a particular passion for aquatic, avian and reptile species and their care. Having being brought up with animals all her life, she […]

Charlotte »

My name is Charlotte and I’m the Practice Manager for the CareVets team in Johnsonville. My menagerie includes Kaada my chihuahua, Cactus the cat, a bearded dragon and tropical fish. I am a trained Vet nurse and love working with animals and people. I look forward to meeting you instore!

Alison »

Hi, I’m Alison and I have worked at CareVets Johnsonville since 2008. I have two cats and a big tank with lots of tropical fish! I am happy to answer any questions you may have about your pets as I have gained lots of knowledge during my time working at CareVets.

Vanessa »

Hi my name is Vanessa. I have been working at CareVets Johnsonville since January 2011. I have always wanted to work with animals so CareVets was the perfect place. I love spending time in the cattery attending to the cats or playing with our mischievous kittens and puppies. I also have two cats of my […]

Rosie »

Hi I’m Rosie. I’m one of the vet nurses that work at the Johnsonville branch.  I’ve been working here since 2008. I have a monster kitten called TK who was brought to CareVets at 2 weeks old and hand raised. I also have a bichon frise called Casper.

Dr Amanda Luckie »

Hi, I’m Dr. Amanda Luckie. I have been working at CareVets since 2007. I have an interest in surgery and two lovely cats at home.

Petra »

Hi my name is Petra. I have been working at CareVets since February 2012. I am currently working towards my Vet Nursing Qualification. I am lucky to be working at CareVets as I learn and gain experience with animals every day. I have chosen this career path as I have a passion for working with […]

Candice Crequer »

I joined the team at CareVets Ferrymead in February 2012. Since then I have been working part time while studying towards my qualification in veterinary nursing at CPIT. I hope to join the team full time at end of the year after I graduate. I have already learnt so much and am eager to start […]

Jennifer Wilson »

An Otago polytechnic graduate, our nurse Jen has been with us since Aug 2012. Jen is currently acting practice manager while Mel is away on maternity leave. Jen will ensure that your companion’s visit to CareVets Kapiti is as stress free as possible while in the hospital or in consultation with the veterinarian. She enjoys […]

Elly Chadwick »

My name is Elly; I’m the Team Leader for the team at CareVets in Porirua. I have been in and out of the animal industry since 2001. I completed my certificate in animal care in 2013. I enjoy spending time with my 2 miniature schnauzers Fizzy & Lollie. I look forward to meeting you and […]

Zeina »

Zeina – Work Shepherd Zeina has been employed at CareVets Glen Eden since 2006 as back yard patrol. You will often find her playing with her toys in the mud with Brownie. She loves being everywhere with her mum Amanda and especially enjoys going to the beach.

Missy »

Missy – Clinic cat – owner/proprietor Missy has been at CareVets Glen Eden forever. She loves eating, sleeping and bossing around the staff. She has no interests outside work at all.

Brownie »

Brownie is Zeinas little helper. Always barking and playing with Zeina and the CareVets team. He loves going for walks with his mum Asuka and riding in cars.

Lizzie Saxony »

Hi Im Lizzy. I am the receptionist at CareVets Mt Wellington. I emigrated from Brighton,England in 2010. I bought my lovely dog  Tess over with me and have since acquired a naughty, tortie named Lola. In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and catching up with friends.  

Andrea Kimber »

Hi Im Andrea . Im a Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist at CareVet Hamilton South. I qualified with a Certificate in Technology (Veterinary Nursing) Level 5 in March 2008 from Wintec.  I also has qualifications in Animal Behaviour and preventative health and dentistry at Level 6. I have worked at CareVets Chartwell since 2009 as Vet nurse / […]

Dr Thomas Wanden BVSc »

Hi Im Dr Thomas Wanden. I graduated from Massey University Palmerston North in 2008 and have been in companion animal practice since. I have started a masters of veterinary medicine of which I am 2/3 of the way through. I have an interest in ophthalmology and clinical pathology. I have always had cats at home […]

Dr Taryn van Meygaarden, BVSc »

Hi! I’m Taryn and I’m a part time vet at Carevets Rototuna.   I graduated in 2003 from Massey University, Palmerston North. I have worked in small animal practice in Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland and the UK before returning to Hamilton (where I grew up) to work for Carevets in 2007.   I love general veterinary […]

Aimee Malpass »

Hi Im Aimee. I have worked at CareVets n Pets Rototuna since February 2010. I have my Certificate in Animal Care and have spent many years in retail. I love animals especially cats and have three at home.