Archive for June, 2017


Yvonne Rowland »

Yvonne is a qualified, professional dog groomer and has been at CareVets Chartwell since 1998.  Her interests are her family and her much loved dogs.

Mandy Lehrke »

Mandy joined the team at CareVets Chartwell in March 2016, shortly after relocating from Nelson with her fiancé Tom and fur-babies, Sasha the cat & Sootty the bunny. Having a passion for helping animals & a strong interest in medical science, Mandy completed a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing & Animal Care through Nelson Marlborough Institute […]

Janet Smith »

Janet has been working at CareVets Chartwell since 2007. When at work, you’ll find her at the reception desk. When she is not working, she is usually busy training her young heading dog, True, in agility. Janet has been involved in competitive obedience, flyball, rallyo and agility for many years, having competed with her first […]

Theresa Topp »

Theresa Topp has been a receptionist at CareVets Chartwell since 2016. She has a background in Biological Sciences, and completed her National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing at WINTEC in 2008. Theresa has worked in various animal industries including boarding kennels/catteries, breeding kennels, rescue shelters, racing stables, and dairy and research farms in the Waikato. She […]

Monique Loye-Tubb »

Monique has been working at CareVets since 2009.   She has a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and currently works as our Head Veterinary Nurse.  Monique assists in a lot of our orthopaedic surgeries as well as many other procedures.  Monique spends her spare time out of work with her pet family and husband.

Dr Thomas Wanden BVSc MVM »

Dr Thomas Wanden BVSc, MVM graduated from Massey University Palmerston North in 2008 and has been in companion animal practice since.  He has completed his masters of Veterinary Medicine and has an interest in ophthalmology and clinical pathology.  Thomas joined the team at CareVets Chartwell in 2009, he has always had cats at home and […]

Dr Ivan Aleksic BVSc MACVs »

Dr Ivan Aleksic BVSc., MANZCVS – small animal medicine – is a partner and Veterinarian at CareVets Chartwell. Ivan came to New Zealand from Serbia in 1996 with his wife Gordana.  They have since had 2 children. Ivan continued his special interest in Small Animal Medicine by completing a membership examination in the field of […]

Sarah Vaughan-Williams »

Sarah is the Clinic Manager at CareVets Chartwell. She is originally from the UK and moved to New Zealand in 2005, joining the CareVets team in 2008.  Sarah is a qualified Veterinary Nurse with a passion for dog behaviour and training.