CareVets Wainuiomata

CareVets Wainuiomata 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.


3 Waiu Street, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5014
Phone: (04) 564 4104
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 – 4:00pm
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 Louise Williams
Lead Veterinarian

Louise originally achieved a Masters degree in Botany before deciding to return to University to pursue her dream of becoming a Veterinarian. She then graduated in the class of 2000 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University. Louise has worked in this clinic since 2000, her years of experience are of great benefit to the clinic and the rest of the clinic staff learn something new from her every day. Over the years, Louise has formed trusting relationships with many of her clients and their pets, and loves promoting life-long animal health and wellness through client education. Louise has many pets of her own, including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and aviary birds. In the little spare time she has, Louise enjoys taking her dogs to agility events.

Dr Gina Robinson
Senior Veterinarian

Dr Gina graduated from Kansas State University, achieving her DVM qualification in 1997. She joined the CareVets team in March 2019 and is now in our Wainuiomata branch. Gina brings over twenty years’ experience in the industry. She is passionate about helping improve the lives of her patients and owners. Gina loves a good medical case and thoroughly enjoys surgery. She lives a vegan lifestyle and has quite the collection of pets at home including dogs, cats, sheep, pigs, horses and chickens.

Dr Cheska Dowrick

Dr Cheska joined the CareVets Wainuiomata team in January 2023, after graduating from Massey University’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science the previous November. While she currently enjoys all aspects of Veterinary practice; at present she has a keen interest in behavioural medicine and improving the day-to-day welfare of her clients’ animals. In her spare time, you can find Cheska cosied up at home with her two rescue cats Pea & Guthrie, or trying to explore Wellington as a newcomer to the region.

Lead Veterinary Nurse

Emma is the Lead Veterinary Nurse of the clinic. She joined CareVets Wainuiomata in June 2021. Emma started nursing in 2014 after graduating from Otago Polytechnic. She enjoys all components of Veterinary nursing, but has a keen interest in rabbits and helping to educate owners on the health and husbandry of these complex creatures. In her spare time she is busy with her 2 children and own animals. Emma also fosters for Feral Nation cat rescue, she enjoys caring for the tiny kittens until they are big enough to find their furever homes.

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Jason is a Senior Veterinary Nurse with the Wainui team and has been with CareVets since gaining his qualifications in 2016. His special interests include surgeries, anaesthesia, and geriatric cats. In his spare time Jason likes to read, listen to music and also fosters cats and occasionally hedgehogs. Jason has cats, fish, and axolotls of his own. He is currently studying towards a degree and learning to sew.

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Natalie graduated with her Diploma in 2014 and began her nursing journey in 2016. She joined the CareVets team in 2019, starting with the Porirua team before joining the Wainuiomata team in 2022. She has a keen interest in dog behaviour and emergency nursing. Natalie is particularly passionate about Bully breeds, especially Pitbulls, having had the pleasure of raising three of her own. Outside of work Natt has a son, Ryker, a Rottweiler called Serenity, and a rescue French Bulldog Frank.

Veterinary Nurse

Jamie joined CareVets Wainui in October 2021. She is a Veterinary Nurse with a special interest in management and pathophysiology of systematic diseases such as diabetes and kidney disease. Studying and working keeps her very busy but in her free time she enjoys spending time with her retired racing greyhound Leo. They love to get out and about around the Wellington region doing various different walks and meeting lots of other doggy friends.

Veterinary Nurse

Neelum has been with CareVets since April 2021 and graduated in November 2021 with a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys every aspect of Veterinary nursing but is particularly passionate about animal welfare. Neelum has a dog named Benji who she likes to take out and about on her days off.


Deb is our friendly, helpful receptionist and joined the CareVets team in 2015. Deb loves to help out where ever she’s needed including assisting the nurses and vets. She has a wealth of knowledge she loves to share. Deb has a wee herd of miniature ponies, one cat and two lovely dogs.

Reception / Cattery

Kate joined the team as a Cattery Assistant and Receptionist in 2022. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse assistant through Otago Polytechnic and is now studying towards her Veterinary Nursing Diploma. Kate is kept busy with work and study and is also mum to 2 daughters and her animals! In her spare time, she enjoys taking her daughters and dog Zoe on bush walks and catching up with friends and family.