CareVets Kilbirnie

CareVets Kilbirnie has a suite of medical, diagnostic and surgical facilities along with a range of pet food and supplies. Our friendly local team can help with a sore tooth, a mystery lump, an itchy paw and everything in between. We are PennHIP accredited and also offer assistance with Australian Exports.


35 Mahora Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022
Phone: (04) 387 3622
Or contact us here.

Opening Hours:

Monday8:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 3:00pm
Public HolidaysCLOSED

If you require veterinary attention outside of our opening hours please contact your nearest After Hours Vet:
Wellington After Hours Vet Clinic: 04 473 7545

Our Team:

Dr Linda Broad
BVSc BSc (Hons)

Linda originally studied at Victoria University of Wellington and achieved a BSc in Biochemistry/BSc (hons) Physiology before returning to academia and gaining her Veterinary qualification, graduating with the year of 1988 from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. Linda was the original owner of Kilbirnie Animal Health Centre & Cattery before selling to CareVets in November 2015 and thankfully, she stayed with us. Linda really enjoys forming relationships with her clients and their pets and has been fortunate enough to establish long-term relationships with her clients over the many years she has worked at Kilbirnie. Linda is particularly interested in oncology, soft tissue surgery and pain management. She currently has quite the collection of animals at home including a pack of Curly Coated Retrievers, cats, goats, pigs, cows, chickens, ducks and geese. In her spare time, Linda breeds and shows her Curly Coated Retrievers and also enjoys gardening and cooking.

Clinic Coordinator & Veterinary Nurse

Linda achieved her Class 1 Veterinary Technician qualification through the Royal Army Veterinary Corp in the British Army in 1994. After relocating to New Zealand, Linda settled in Upper Hutt and joined the CareVets Kilbirnie team in November 2015 as Clinic Manager. Linda is responsible for the smooth running of the clinic and enjoys interacting with staff and clients who come through the doors. She also likes to keep her hand in on her clinical work and has a special interest in emergency medicine and surgery cases. She also has an interest in companion animal behaviour and can offer advice to clients in need. In her spare time, Linda enjoys relaxing at home reading, watching movies, socialising with friends and playing board games. She also enjoys camping, travelling, and spending time with her three dogs.

Lead Veterinary Nurse

Sam qualified in 2018 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing through UCOL in Palmerston North and joined the CareVets Kilbirnie team soon after qualifying in June 2018. Sam loves every aspect of her job from nursing the most challenging of cases right down to cleaning the clinic. She has a particular interest in nursing geriatric feline patients and helping her clients care for their elderly pets. During her spare time, Sam enjoys taking part in several activities including running, netball, bush walking, swimming and water-skiing, as well as spending time with friends. Sam also enjoys spending time with her own pets and currently a rescue cat, Oscar.

Veterinary Nurse

Sam graduated from Auckland Unitec with her NZDVN in 2021 and joined the CareVets Kilbirnie team in 2022. She has a 12-year-old Jack Russell at home who gets to live the high life, sunbathing and eating treats, and often pops in for visits. Sam is passionate about providing a high-quality of care that is unique for all patients, to meet their individual needs, and if you have a terrier, she may steal them for a cuddle!

Veterinary Nurse

Una qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2018, achieving a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing through Weltec, and joined the CareVets Kilbirnie team in September 2018. Una enjoys being able to work with a range of animals and loves learning new skills relating to her job. She particularly enjoys encountering different situations and learning how to comfort and support her clients and their pets. Una has an interest in wildlife and conservation and enjoys the challenges that nursing wildlife patients presents. In her spare time, Una likes to read, draw and paint. She also enjoys practising martial arts.