CareVets Rototuna

CareVets Rototuna has a suite of medical, diagnostic and surgical facilities along with a range of pet food and supplies in our large open store. Our friendly experienced team can help with a sore tooth, a mystery lump, an itchy paw and everything in between. Our hospital wards are separated for cats and dogs, to reduce any added stress for our patients while they recover. We have a cattery on-site where we can look after your loved felines while you are away, and we also offer puppy preschool to help teach your newest canine family member the basics and offer a safe environment for early socialisation. We also offer a small-breed doggy daycare on site, as well as grooming facilities for cats with an in-house groomer available.


5/44 Horsham Downs Road, Rototuna, Hamilton 3210
Phone: (07) 855 2306
Or contact us here.

Opening Hours:

Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday9:00am – 4:00pm
Public HolidaysCLOSED

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

Our Team:

Dr Jenni Adamovsky
Lead Veterinarian

Jenni is our lead Veterinarian here at CareVets Rototuna. She graduated from Massey University in 1998 and has been practicing at CareVets since 2011. During her time at CareVets the clinic has grown from a single Veterinarian practice to the current 3-4 Veterinarian practice. She is an experienced, dedicated small animal Veterinarian who still enjoys the daily variation of general practice immensely. She has a particular interest in looking after geriatric patients with chronic health needs, educating and advising pet owners on the best way to care for their pets, as well as soft tissue surgery. Outside of work she loves family time with her husband and two children, keeping fit by going on endless walks and runs with “Bruno” the family Weimaraner, as well as relaxing in the garden and reading for enjoyment.

Dr Amanda Briston

Amanda has been at the Rototuna clinic since 2021 after working in other Hamilton based clinics over the past 20 years. She graduated in London before travelling over to New Zealand for a 6-month locum job…. 21 years later, she is still here! She has completed her Masters in Veterinary Medicine and has a keen interest in internal medicine in not only cats and dogs but also in rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents. Amanda and her family live on 3 acres and have a menagerie of pets including calves, kid goats for Ag days at school, chickens, cats and dogs. As well as running a taxi service for her children and managing their sports teams she does baking for family and friends and enjoys getting out in the country for walks.

Dr Jai Chang

Jai graduated from City College of New York in 2010 with a Bachelor in Biology. He went to study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. He spent his first couple of years working at small animal clinics around the United States and Singapore before moving to New Zealand in 2017. He loves every aspect of Veterinary medicine especially soft tissue surgeries, dental surgery and internal medicine. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his young family and playing tennis.

Dr Lucy Pike

Lucy is a Veterinarian here at CareVets Rototuna. She came from a small town near Stone Henge in the UK. Lucy graduated from Cambridge University and worked in Suffolk for 2 years before making her way to New Zealand. She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially loves seeing ducks! Back home in the UK she has 2 Cocker Spaniels called Lumo & Foggy, and a cat called Nutmeg. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, rowing, sewing classes and exploring this beautiful country.

Dr Taryn Van Meygaarden

Taryn is one of the senior Veterinarians at CareVets Rototuna. She graduated in 2002 from Massey University, Palmerston North, and has worked in small animal practice in Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland and the UK before returning to Hamilton (where she grew up) to work for CareVets in 2007. She loves working in general practice and getting to know and treat so many dogs and cats from young animals through to their old age. Taryn particularly enjoys performing dentals, soft tissue surgery and has an interest in animal nutrition and behaviour. Living in Flagstaff, Taryn is the doting mum of 2 amazing boys and 2 dogs Rocky & Layla. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, running and baking! You’ll spot her at the local quiz night with workmates, local eateries and on the side-line at her sons’ football games.

Clinic Coordinator

Rachel is currently the Clinic Coordinator here at CareVets Rototuna. She has been part of the CareVets family since 2013 but joined the Rototuna team in 2018. She has a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Rachel has a soft spot for guinea pigs, yet currently only owns 2 pets – Mavis the Foxy and Denisovich the cat. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 teenage kids.

Lead Veterinary Nurse

Nat is the Lead Veterinary Nurse here at CareVets Rototuna. She has been with CareVets since April 2016 and joined the Rototuna team in 2019. Nat loves surgical nursing and has a particular interest in canine behaviour. You will also find her running our puppy preschool courses here in clinic. At home she has a German Shepherd, Mash (after the show not the potato) as well as 3 cats Ralph, Harvey and Eric. In her spare time she loves to be outside, helping on her parents dairy farm and cooking.

Veterinary Nurse

Amber started at CareVets in 2021 as a nurse assistant while she was studying. She graduated from Wintec with her Diploma in Nov 2021 and joined the team full-time doing nursing and front of house roles. She enjoys learning all aspects of Veterinary Nursing. In her free time Amber enjoys being out on the lake, wake boarding or binge watching her favourite TV shows. She has 1 cat called Sika.

Veterinary Nurse

Karen is a Senior Veterinary Nurse & Consulting Nurse here at CareVets Rototuna. She has been with CareVets since 2014 and has a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She really enjoys preventative medicine and has a soft spot for elderly animals. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Junior Veterinary Nurse

Amber is a Veterinary Nurse here at CareVets Rototuna. She started at CareVets in 2022, whilst studying as a Veterinary Nurse at Wintec and attended work placement at two of the local CareVets clinics. In her free time she loves going out on adventures with her two dogs Shilo and Loki and spending time with family and friends. Her family and her live on a Goat and Dairy farm in Te Awamutu and have an assortment of animals, from lizards to chickens, ducks, sheep, pigs, rabbits, cats, and 6 dogs! Growing up Amber had always been passionate about animals. CareVets had given her an amazing opportunity to join the team and pursue more of her goals as a Veterinary Nurse. She enjoys expanding her knowledge here at CareVets with the amazing team.

Junior Veterinary Nurse

Leith is a Veterinary Nurse here at CareVets Rotouna, joining the team in April 2023. Leith spent 2 years doing human nursing before changing direction and taking up animal nursing. She’s currently working towards her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Leith has a Staffy at home called Zeus. She enjoys travelling and going to the gym.

Lead Receptionist

Tama is the Lead Receptionist here at CareVets Rototuna. He has a certificate in Veterinary Nursing and has been working here at Rototuna since 2015. In his spare time he is quite partial to the odd general knowledge quiz night. He also has one furbaby of his own, Sherlock.


Bill joined the CareVets Rototuna reception team early in 2021. His other passion is wildlife rehabilitation; on various social media platforms you might know him as “Bill the Birdman”. In his after work life he enjoys time with his wife and their 3 dogs Poppy, Fly and Rufus on their lifestyle block.


Kylah is a part-time Receptionist here at CareVets Rotouna, joining the team in April 2023. She is currently studying Veterinary Nursing at Wintec. Kylah has 2 cats called Snuff and Chewy. When not at work she enjoys hanging out with friends and playing her guitar.