Mark graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1983. Fresh from his studies Mark started working at Auckland Vets. Since then Mark bought into the practice, initially as a partner then was sole owner for many years until the practice was passed over to the Veterinary Hospital Group. Mark lives in Mt Albert with his wife Janette. They have two adult children and two grandchildren. The four legged family members are Max the Maltese Terrier cross and Rocky the Jack Russell Terrier. Outside of work Mark has a passion for cycling, both road and mountain biking. At work Mark enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery.
Hello, my name is John. I am Australian but spent the last four years living and working on the Isle of Wight in England. I am new to Auckland but already love the Kiwi way of life. I am looking forward to getting to know the clients here in Auckland Veterinary Hospital and of course meeting their pets! In my spare time you can find me enjoying the outdoors with my dog – camping, hiking and climbing.
Nicole started at Auckland Vets in 1998 after obtaining her certificate in veterinary nursing at Unitec. She lives close to the clinic in Te Atatu which is handy for the trip to and from work. Nicole is passionate about her choice of career and enjoys working with the animals. She says there are good times and bad times like all jobs and as time goes on she has known a lot of patients from their young days and watched them as they age. Nicole and her partner Brent have two children Brianna, and Curtis. Pets at home are Carli the Australian Terrier Cross, and cats Marmite and Liquorice who were both abandoned kittens coming through the clinic.
Andrea started working at Auckland Vets in March 2004, she qualified for the Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2000. Andrea lives with husband Keith and their 3 boys, Marshall, Fletcher and Cameron. The rest of the immediate family include Rusty the independent Tortoiseshell cat. There have been a few foster pets over the years also which included kittens, dogs, a baby hedgehog and several ducklings.
Georgina began working at AVS in May 2005. Georgina studied at Unitec for her Certificate in Veterinary nursing before heading off to the UK at the beginning 1998 to get more work experience. She moved back to New Zealand in 2004. Georgina and her husband John have 3 children, Julia, Darla and Zane. Among the household of little feet there is Rascal, the Griffon Bruxellois and Oriental Cats Moose & Mazikeen. Georgina spends a lot of her spare time poolside watching her kids play Water Polo or relaxing with a cuppa and a good book.
Caroline completed the NZCAT (VNA) at Unitec and started working at Auckland Vets in February 2018 after being a client for 11 years. She is loving her second career so far. Caroline lives on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges and her favourite thing to do is beach walks with her daughter. She is passionate about educating pet owners, allowing them to make informed choices to improve the health, welfare and wellbeing of their animals.
Debbie came to Auckland Vets in 2005 as a student veterinary nurse for work experience. After Debbie finished her diploma in Veterinary Nursing she started working part time. Debbie lives with her partner in West Auckland and is mum to cats Bart & Eddie. At work Debbie enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but also loves to treat the cats in the cattery to a bit of TLC with lots of loves and cuddles, which is always nice to have when they are away from home.
Shannon received her diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Unitec in 2015. She enjoys hiking and going to the beach around the west coast. Shannon owns a cat named Ollie, that loves to play fetch.
Caroline started working at Auckland Vets in March 2009. She has had a lot of experience in reception work and is enjoying being part of such an interesting industry. Caroline lives in Avondale and has three adult children, Jack, George and Caitlin. The furry members of the family are Midnight & Tootsie the cats.