Staff Bios


Briana Kerr »

Hello, my name is Briana Kerr.  I am a Vet Nursing student and I am currently working at CareVets Te Atatu. At home I have 2 dogs and I enjoy playing football.

Vanja Priestley-Nigh »

Hi, my name is Vanja and I gained my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2012 studying at Unitec. I have been working for CareVets Parnell as the surgical nurse since February 2017. I enjoy the challenge of surgical nursing and ensuring all patients are provided with optimum care, pain relief and comfort whilst in the […]

Emma Thorne »

Hi my name is Emma, I graduated from Unitec with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. I began working for CareVets as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014.  At home, I have a laid back, older Border Collie called Hazel and two cats, Rupert and Peggy, who think they own me!

Harry »

This is Harry and he is our 3 legged clinic cat.  He was brought in as a very sick stray kitten and it took months for him to fully recover.  Due to his poor start in life he is very small and is also a very shy boy. He spends his days lying in the […]

Seleo »

This is Sealo and he is one of our resident cats.  He came in as a new born kitten and after being successfully hand reared was put up for adoption.  We don’t know why but he didn’t get adopted but we decided to keep him as another one of our clinic cats. As you can see […]

Mork »

Mork is our permanent cattery resident and has been with us for a number of years. He looks forward to his dad visiting and loves being brushed. He keeps a watchful eye out in the cattery and  makes  sure everyone is settled and happy.  He occasionally swipes at the nurses but it is all in […]

Natalie Miller »

Nat has been a veterinary nurse at CareVets Hamilton South for the past year and a half. She has a special interest in dog behavior and currently co-directs the puppy preschools offered by our Rototuna and Hamilton South branches. She lives with her partner, two German Shepherds and a cat in Hamilton. She loves the hands on […]

Georgia Bayly »

I’ve been working with the CareVets team for the last 3 years and recently accepted the role of Head Veterinary Nurse at the Hamilton South Clinic. I have a strong interest in dentistry and advanced surgical nursing. I enjoy all aspects of being a vet nurse and am very passionate about providing animals with the […]

Lisa Maiorova »

Hi , my name is Lisa and I have been in the veterinary field for more than 10 years. I have a special interest in dermatology and internal medicine. My family and I moved to this beautiful country 2.5 years ago.  I currently have a rescued Budgie which I have named Montserrat as she is extremely musical like […]

Aiden Horner »

Hello, my name is Aiden.  I graduated with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and have been part of the CareVets team since May 2016. I have a special interest in radiology, anesthesia and analgesics. I have a dog named Dinky, who is a three legged Beagle. When I am not working at CareVets Glen […]

Naruia Pua-Tipokoroa »

  My name is Naruia and I have been a part of the CareVets team for over three years as a veterinary nurse. In clinic I enjoy meeting the various pets that come through our doors as well as assisting in surgeries and monitoring anaesthetics. Outside of work I spend most of my time with […]

Dr Petra Kordel BVSc »

Hi, my name is Petra. I grew up in Hannover, Northern Germany where I also studied and graduated as a veterinarian. I spent nearly 10 years with my Kiwi partner in the U.K. working as a small animal veterinarian before moving to Auckland 11 years ago. We live locally with our 7 year old boy. […]

Bertie »

This is Bertie and he is Berend’s  Lutino Ringneck. He visits the clinic when Berend is working and can be found brightening up the waiting room. He loves chatting to his mirror and letting out a loud screech when all is quiet giving everyone quite a scare!!

Nero »

This is Nero and he is head of security at CareVets Glen Eden.  At 75kg he is the real deal !! He loves  to play tug and his favourite trick is spreading drool all over everyone’s uniforms. He is also our resident blood donor and lives with Zeina, Piper and Amanda.

Dr Gregor Schubel BVSc »

I’m the new vet in the team. I grew up locally and love the client base here; hopefully some of you know me already! I enjoy seeing exotic animals and I love doing a good job at fixing up your pets problems. I have a Jack Russel/Fox terrier cross named Daisy who I picked up […]

Elspeth Malloch »

Hi I’m Elspeth, I gained my vet nursing qualification at Unitec and started working at the Parnell clinic in 2005. I live with my husband, our 2 children, our tabby cat “George”and Hungarian vizsla “Holly”. Since the pets in my family are very important family members, I understand how important the care of your pet […]

Anna Wollner »

Anna qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015 from Otago Polytechnic and has worked in small animal practice in and around the Wellington area since. Anna joined the Care Vets Johnsonville team in April 2016 and particularly enjoys interacting with our clients and their pets. She has a keen interest in canine behaviour and clinical […]

Hannah Marchal »

My name is Hannah, I have been working as a vet nurse for CareVets Takanini since early February 2017. I graduated with my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in December last year. I moved up to Takanini all the way from sunny old Napier as I couldn’t find my dream job there. Since being in Auckland […]

Dr Jennifer Seah BVSc »

Hi my name is Dr. Jennifer Marie Seah, I studied and graduated for my Vet degree at Massey University as an international student from Singapore and was part of the 50th Anniversary Graduating Class. I spent the next two years practicing in Singapore and spending time with my family, especially with the senior animal members […]

Rhiannon Prasad »

Bula! My name is Rhi and I’m the Clinic Manager and Administrator for CareVets Takanini. Being with CareVets for several years now has been a very rewarding experience and has opened my eyes to the fantastic world of animal care. Starting with a bit of a vet nurse background, I decided to pursue Administration/Management half […]

Dr Pippa Johnston BVSc »

Dr Pippa Johnston graduated from Massey University in 2013 and has been working as a small animal veterinarian since. Pippa and her partner Mike live with Zoe the labrador, and Juno (pictured) the rescue dog. 

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, […]

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 […]