All articles tagged ‘examination’


CareVets Wainuiomata »

3 Waiu Street, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 5014
Phone: (04) 564 4104

Lisa Preston »

Hi my name is Lisa and I have just started here at CareVets in Porirua. I am particularly interested in small animal medicine and have two bunnies of my own back home in the Wairarapa. I  also have a keen interest in Marine conservation and hope to work with wildlife at some point in my […]

Two Cats, One Dog Magazine – Autumn 2013 »

Head in store and pick up a copy of the latest CareVets `Two Cats, One Dog` Magazine. Articles in this issue include: Labradors Rule! Health care for New Zealand’s favourite dog. Urinary Incontinence in dogs. Cat wars – when cats in the family don’t get on. Ticks and tick diseases in Dogs and Cats.   […]

Hill’s™ Science Diet™ Mature Adult Active Longevity Original »

Hill’s™ Science Diet™ Mature Adult Active Longevity™ Original dog food provides precisely balanced nutrition for a visible difference in your dog. It provides tested nutrition to restore youthful energy in 30 days* and contains clinically proven antioxidants to maintain overall health and a strong immune system. It is made with high quality ingredients which are […]

FRONTLINE® Plus kills fleas and ticks and controls biting lice on both cats and dogs. »

Pets can pick up fleas from anywhere another infested animal has been, such as the garden or park – even indoor-only cats can be affected if another pet or human brings in a flea. And it doesn’t take long for one little flea to become a big problem. Fleas are blood-sucking parasites that can make […]

The new CareVets Porirua »

CareVets Porirua have been very busy moving into their new Vet Clinic and Pet Centre. The new address is 9 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua. There is now an extra consult room, better surgery, bigger cattery and still a great range of retail to ensure we meet all your pets needs. Outside work is still going on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hill´s™ Prescription Diet™ t/d™ Dental Health »

Hill´s™ Prescription Diet™ brand pet foods Hill´s™ Prescription Diet™ pet foods are specially formulated to help manage pets with health problems. Backed by extensive clinical studies, Hill´s offers a reliable and trusted range of therapeutic pet foods. Your veterinarian may recommend a Hill´s™ Prescription Diet™ brand pet food that will help keep your pet´s teeth […]

Dr Tammy Smith »

Hi my name is Tammy Smith. I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2000 and moved to NZ in 2002 when I fell in love with the scenery and the outdoor lifestyle of Queenstown. Since then I have worked in small animal practice with CareVets and  I particularly  enjoy surgery. I love the friendly […]

Melissa Green »

Hi my name is Melissa  Green. I completed my National certificate in Veterinary nursing at CPIT in Christchurch in 2007. Whilst living in Christchurch I gained experience working in a small animal practice and have also worked in an emergency after hours clinic. I have recently relocated to Arrowtown with my husband Troy and our furry […]

Dr Orla Fitzpatrick »

Hi, my name is Dr Orla Fitzpatrick. I joined CareVets in March 2010. I graduated from Dublin Veterinary College, Ireland in 2005. I went straight into mixed practice after graduating and worked in Northern Ireland for over 2 years. After this job I travelled around South East Asia, and ended up in Australia where I worked […]

Dr Lucy Gladwin »

Hi, I’m Lucy Gladwin, the newest member of the Mosgiel team! After completing my veterinary degree in 2009 I worked as a small animal veterinarian at the CareVets Queenstown branch until July 2012. I then moved to Adelaide, Australia where I undertook a 12 month internship in small animal surgery, an area in which I […]

Georgie Furber »

Hi, I’m Georgie. I have been working at CareVets, Queenstown since July 2011. I moved to Queenstown from my home in England over a year ago and have loved every second. I qualified as a registered nurse from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009. I have worked mainly with small animals and was […]

Dr Doug Gempton »

Graduated from Massey University a long time ago and has been in mixed general practice until six years ago, now specializing in companion animals. Doug enjoys working with a young team and the challenges each day brings. Doug has been married for 34 years with a grown family, three beautiful daughters and two wonderful grand kids. He […]

Katie Overton-Raill »

Katie is a certificate qualified veterinary nurse and is helpful and caring to all our clients with their much loved pets.

Tracy Gempton »

Tracy is a Diploma Qualified veterinary Nurse. Tracy is experienced in all aspects of the veterinary industry. She is very involved in the Dog Show world with her passion being Rottweilers.

Dr Gabe Young »

Gabe is one of the three veterinarians at the practice.  He started his career as a vet in 2008 and has been with us for a couple years.  He is originally from the U.S.A.but now calls New Zealand home. Gabe is always happy to offer his assistance or advice with any animal health matters. He […]

Joanna Beams »

Joanna is an experienced person in all areas of the veterinary industry. She is helpful and friendly and is always willing to go the extra mile.

Diane Laxon »

Diane has worked in the veterinary industry for 15 years. She is the friendly smile you see when you enter the clinic and is available to help you with any problems.

Tuku set to ‘fly’ birdlife park nest »

BIRD IN THE HAND: Kiwi Birdlife Park wildlife manager Nicole Kunzmann holds female chick Tuku as she gets her health checks at CareVets in Queenstown.   Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park staff are preparing to say goodbye to the first kiwi hatched at the park in more than five years. The 790-gram female chick, Tuku, hatched […]

Animals matter in Disasters »

A groundbreaking survey* just recently released (August 2011) shows that New Zealand is a nation of pet owners and animal lovers, with the New Zealand companion animal population sitting at approximately 5 million compared to a mere 4.4 million for humans! This means 68% of Kiwi households own at least one pet (companion animal) which […]

Dr Pietre Allan »

Hi I’m Pietre, the Veterinarian at CareVets Porirua. I graduated from Massey in 2010 and previously gained a degree in Microbiology from University of Canterbury in 1999. I enjoy working in companion animal medicine as seeing the relationship grow between pets and their ‘people’ is very rewarding. I live with a naughty Tortie cat called Flick […]

Cats with sore eyes »

Many cats have recurrent Conjunctivitis (Eye Infection), sometimes associated with slight ‘Snuffly’ symptoms.
Find out what causes this common health problem and what you can do to ease your cats suffering.

CareVets Napier »

120 Taradale Road, Onekawa, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Phone: (06) 842 2033