Staff Bios


Emma Dudley »

Hi, my name is Emma, I am fairly new to the CareVets team, having joined them August 2016. I graduated with my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2016, and this year I’m working towards my Diploma to become a fully registered Veterinary Nurse. I’ve always loved animals and am a people person, so when I […]

Alicia Soh »

My name is Alicia. I started veterinary nursing in 2008 back in Singapore. I graduated in 2012 from Massey University with a Degree in Veterinary Technology. I am fluent in both Mandarin and English. I have a Jack Russell Terrier, and she is the love of my life. I started working for CareVets Mt Wellington […]

Angela Fletcher »

My name is Angela, I qualified as a vet nurse in 2003. I have since had a break of 8 years to raise my children, then returned to Carevets in 2015. I have 2 burmese cats, a rabbit and fish. Sometimes I foster kittens and hedgehogs too. I love the caring side of nursing that […]

Elizabeth Job »

Hi, I’m Elizabeth, one of your nurses here at CareVets. I graduated with a diploma of Veterinary Nursing from Unitec in 2014 and joined the CareVets Mt Wellington team in April of that year. I’m mostly out the back, taking care of our surgery and hospital patients, though you’ll see my smiling face at reception […]

Nicky Fredatovich »

Hi I’m Nicky a self confessed Sci-Fi and Horror Movie geek. I graduated in 2015 with my Diploma of Veterinary Nursing at Unitec. Prior to this I worked in security and emergency planning for the Auckland and Counties Manukau District Health Boards. I was also a volunteer for New Zealand Bird Rescue which I really […]

Annabel Coats »

Hi, my name is Annabel and I have been working as a Veterinary Nurse since 2013, when I graduated from Vet Nurse Plus with a Certificate of Veterinary Nursing. I have now been a part of the CareVets team since 2014. Since childhood, I have always had an affinity with animals, which grew into an […]

Ellie O’Sullivan »

My name is Ellie and I am the Head Nurse at CareVets Mt Wellington. I graduated with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care in 2013, back in my hometown of Whanganui. Shortly after graduating I began working at one of the local clinics, where I remained until my partner, our baby Labrador and […]

Dr. Victoria Melville »

Victoria grew up in Auckland before moving to Plamerston North to train as a Veterinarian. She graduated from Massey University at the end of 2013 and has since moved to the Hawkes Bay. In her spare time she likes spending time in the outdoors, travelling and looking after her dog Hudson.

Dr. Paul Unsworth »

Paul has his membership of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal surgery and carries out a wide range of specialist surgical treatments including MMP cruciate surgeries. Paul is passionate about his job even after 40 years in practice. Paul is totally committed to providing the best treatment options to all […]

Dr. Rose Unsworth »

Veterinarian for almost 40 years! Rose’s special interests are acupuncture, laser therapy and alternative complementary treatment options. She has her IVAS certificate and she is also the secretary of the New Zealand Complemtary Veterinary Medicine Branch.

Emily Young »

Emily graduated from UCOL in 2015 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and reception. Emily moved to Hawkes Bay from rural Palmerston North. She loves the Hawkes Bay sunshine and walking along the beaches with her Labrador, Riley.

Kirsten Wiffin »

Kirsten graduated from E.I.T in 2013. She enjoys both reception and nursing duties. Kirsten has a lifetime passion animals especially horse, including working for the Australian Olympic Show Jumping coach.

Carol Kerr »

Carol graduated from Otago Polytechnic in 1999. Her special interests are anaesthesia and critical care. Carol has been breeder of boxers for over 20 years. Carol is experienced in all aspects of breeding and is also an accredited tail bander with NZCODB.

Anna Lawrence »

Anna works at CareVets part time as she is still studying. She’s energetic and loves playing netball in her spare time.

Jenna Johansen »

Jenna graduated from E.I.T in 2013. She enjoys both reception and nursing duties. Her special interest is in avian medicine.

Chloé Jones »

Chloe loves her job in retail. She has a mob of pets at home and enjoys all aspects of the CareVets World. She has over 10years customer service experience and she is keen to learn new things. Chloe is very bubbly and enthusiastic and loves to have a laugh.

Tiaho »

Hi, my name is Tiaho, I’m a qualified Vet Nurse at CareVets Porirua. I completed my Cetificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and am currently studying towards my Diploma of Veterinary Nursing. I have 2 cats named Smokie and Stripey.

Dr. Crystal C. Loh, BSc. DVM »

I graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada in 2007. Following this I completed an internship in Large Animal Field Services at the University of Tennessee, before moving to New Zealand in 2008 where I worked in a mixed practice for 3 years. In 2011 I made the transition to companion animal and since […]

Dr. Liorah Atkinson BVSc MVS »

As an ‘Oil Brat’, I grew up in Australia, America, England, Germany, and the Philippines, moving to NZ as a teenager. After graduating from Massey University in 2000, I worked in small animal practices in Australia and Auckland, before returning to my adopted home town of Wellington in 2006. I completed my Master’s degree in […]

Pip George »

I have been ‘animal crazy’ all my life and followed my dream by graduating with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing through Auckland, Unitec. I come from the sunny north Warkworth, a town just north of Auckland. I then moved down to Wellington for some crazy adventure and awesome opportunities. Growing up I have always had […]

Hannah »

My name is Hannah; I’m a qualified Vet Nurse at CareVets in Porirua. I completed my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2014.In my spare time I like spending time with my cat Lola and my rabbit Holly.

Paige »

My name is Paige; I’m a qualified Vet Technologist at CareVets in Porirua. I completed my BVT degree at Massey University in 2014 .In my spare time I like to play netball and spend time with my cavoodle Molly.

Dr Kelly McDermott BVSc »

Kelly is originally from the deep south of the USA, but graduated from Massey University with a BVSc in 2011. Being keen on outdoor activities like fishing and diving, and sports such as soccer, staying in NZ seemed like a great idea. She currently has 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Rochelle Walker »

Hi, my name is Rochelle. I am currently working as a Veterinary Nurse/Retail assistant based at the Porirua store and from time to time I am at the Johnsonville store. I have a few pets , Cilla my ex-racing Greyhound she is my old girl, 9 Hens, 2 goldfish, 2 Axolotls and a bit of […]

Debra »

I am the Senior Nurse and Practice Manager at CareVets Wainuiomata. I have been working at the clinic for the past eight years. I have 2 dogs, Tank who is 19 months old and Fly who is 12 and a 1/2 years old. My household also includes 2 cats – Misty and Doogle, 9 Chickens […]