Author Archive


Dr. Melissa McMiken BVSc »

I graduated from Massey University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. I have since enjoyed working in various small animal practices around Auckland, and joined the team in February 2019 after having my second son. I have two pussycats, a grey and brown Maine Coon, Kitty Babushka, and a little black domestic medium […]

Remuera Vets »

5 Norana Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1050
Phone: (09) 520 1647

CareVets Albany closing indefinitely on Friday the 8th September 2017 »

Transit NZ are making changes to the highway and on ramp at Paul Matthews Road in early 2018, and the road will ultimately make its way through our Albany clinic. This has all happened very quickly, therefore we have regrettably been forced to close our doors. We expect that this comes as unfortunate news, but […]

In-store Specials – Sept / Oct 2019 »

All For Paws Modern Cat Toys, ONLY $7.95 All For Paws Woodland Classic Toys, ONLY $19.95 Black Hawk Original Dog Food 10kg, JUST $89.99 Buy a Bravecto Dog Product and you could WIN a Blunt Umbrella Kitty Fresh Clumping Litter 10kg, NOW $19.99 Kitty Fresh Ink Free Paper Cat Litter 15l, NOW $18.99 Kong Classic, […]

Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality »

Fight the signs of ageing See how the breakthrough nutrition of NEW Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality can help keep your 7+ pet in the game. Pets age differently from humans, age-related changes start small These small changes may seem unrelated, or at least unrelated to ageing, but it you’ve noticed your pet sleeping more […]

The Vet Centre Waiuku »

17 Kitchener Road, Waiuku 2123
Phone: (09) 235 9217

The Vet Centre Pukekohe »

11 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe 2120
Phone: (09) 238 6897

Bomazeal Mobilize – Don’t let arthritis keep your best friend down! »

A safe, natural alternative for the management of symptoms of mild osteoarthritis in dogs Available as a palatable tablet. In osteoarthritis, there is a loss of the articular cartilage cushioning on the surface of the joints.  This correlates with a loss of glucosaminoglycan (GAG) content within the joint and surrounding tissue.  Glycosaminoglycans such as chondroitinsulphate […]

Emma Dudley »

Hi, my name is Emma, I have been part of the CareVets team since August 2016. I graduated with my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2017, becoming a fully registered Veterinary Nurse. I’ve always loved animal and am a people person, so when I found this line of work, there could not have been a […]

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 […]

CareVets Beach Road »

129 Beach Road, Papakura 2113, New Zealand
Phone (09) 298 6783.

CareVets Pokeno »

14a Great South Road, Pokeno 2471
Phone: (09) 283 8642

Protecting our pets’ welfare and wellbeing over Guy Fawkes »

We live in an environment that we share with animals too. CareVets & The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) urges you all to also remember the wellbeing of our four-legged friends during the Guy Fawkes fireworks. Veterinarians are encouraging pet owners to seek advice well before 5 November to reduce the physical and psychological harm […]

Emily Young »

Emily graduated from UCOL in 2015 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Emily moved from rural Palmerston North to Napier soon after. She loves the Hawkes Bay lifestyle and walking the beautiful walkways with her two dogs – Mocha the Rottweiler and Riley the Labrador.

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 and is experienced in all aspects of breeding. 

Jenna Johansen »

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

Semintra – Caring for your Cat with Chronic Kidney Disease »

After many years together, finding out that your cat has a chronic disease can be very distressing. Many cat owners are aware that cats can suffer from chronic kidney disease, but it is always a real shock to hear that your beloved companion has been diagnosed with this common disease. Chronic kidney disease is a […]

CareVets Gisborne »

151 Ormond Road, Whataupoko, Gisborne, 4010
Phone: (06) 867 7387

Employment Opportunities with CareVets »

CareVets Racing Scholarship »

Starting out in motor racing is a tricky business. In fact, just raising the money to buy a car, let alone run it is a massive task and a huge undertaking. With many drivers, having the skills is not always the problem to making that first step. CareVets will support two young drivers as they […]

Tiaho Needham-Manuel DipVN »

Tiaho, more commonly known as Tee, joined the CareVets Porirua team in 2016.  She achieved her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing through Unitec in Auckland in 2018 and has been an integral part of the team. Tee has a particular interest in surgical nursing and enjoys when she is in theatre assisting with challenging surgical procedures. […]

BROADLINE – Spot on solution for cats »

BROADLINE is a topical solution containing fipronil, (S)-methoprene, eprinomectin and praziquantel available in 0.3 mL and 0.9 mL volumes to treat cats from 0.8 – 7.4 kg. BROADLINE controls flea bite hypersensitivity by flea control and will kill newly acquired fleas within 8-24 hrs.  It prevents flea eggs from hatching and can be used for […]

Cambridge Pooch Races »

CareVets enjoyed a day in Cambridge on Sunday 1st November 2015 as one of the sponsors of the annual Pooch Racing event. This is a family day out where your pooch can race against other dogs on the Greyhound track. The CareVets “Pink Gorilla for Charity” aka CareVets Director Keith Houston was out in force […]

CareVets Kilbirnie »

35 Mahora Street, Kilbirnie 6022, Wellington
Phone: (04) 387 3622