CareVets Pokeno

CareVets Pokeno has a suite of medical, diagnostic and surgical facilities along with a range of pet food and supplies. Our small friendly team can help with a sore tooth, a mystery lump, an itchy paw and everything in between. We work closely with our nearby sister clinics and can therefore assist with puppy preschool bookings, farming needs and more.


14A Great South Road, Pokeno 2402
Phone: (09) 283 8642
Or contact us here.

Opening Hours:

Monday8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday8:30am – 5:00pm
Public HolidaysCLOSED

If you require veterinary attention outside of our opening hours please contact your nearest After Hours Vet:
Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic: 09 277 8383
Waikato After Hours Veterinary Hospital: 07 839 5656

Our Team:

Dr Donna Chave

Donna graduated in 2000 and began practicing in a mixed animal practice in Kumeu. She then travelled and worked in the UK for 5 years. It was while there that she chose to focus solely on small animals and gained her certificate in General Small Animal Practice. When she moved back to New Zealand in 2006, Donna bought into a practice in Mt Albert. Several years later she moved to Franklin with her husband and two children. It was then that she began working for CareVets in a part-time role.

Dr Elango Subramaniam

Elango graduated from Madras Veterinary College in India. She later worked in an abattoir before moving to Canada for his masters. He cleared his NAVLE and CPE through the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. Elango carried on to work in Singapore until COVID hit and he returned to India until the borders opened. He was able to move to New Zealand in July 2022. He loves to travel and looks forward to camping, hiking, and exploring New Zealand.

Clinic Coordinator

Haylee has 15 years’ experience in the Veterinary industry and joined the team in May 2022. She is now older and wiser and after having her children and enthusiastic about returning to an industry she loved. Haylee lives locally with her partner and two children, who attended Pokeno School until recently. She looks forward to meeting you all and your pets.

Veterinary Nurse

Ella joined the team at Carevets Pokeno as a Veterinary Nurse in August 2022. She is super passionate about genuinely connecting with people and their pets to provide the best care for everyone. Over the years she has had pets ranging from rabbits to turtles to the sweet and energetic Labrador she has currently – all this to say she loves getting to interact with a wide range of pets at work! In her spare time Ella likes to go camping, walking and exploring new places with friends but also just being able to relax with a good book in hand. She can’t wait to meet you and your pets!