Gina graduated from Kansas State University, achieving her DVM qualification in 1997. She joined the CareVets Porirua team in March 2019 as Senior Veterinarian, bringing more than twenty years of experience working in the Veterinary profession with her. Gina loves having the opportunity to improve the lives of her patients and their owners every day. She is particularly passionate about promoting total well-being, from preventative care and providing nutrition and behavioural advice, to treating illness and injury where necessary. Gina has quite the collection of pets at home including dogs, cats, sheep, pigs, horses, and chickens! When not at work, Gina continues to be an advocate for animal welfare. She also participates in equestrian sporting events, enjoys spending time with friends and family, and can often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen creating tasty vegan dishes!