Angela is a vet who formed her love of animals and the outdoors when growing up on a farm in Leigh. After working as a new graduate in the Manawatu, she moved with her partner to the UK where they lived and worked for the last 17 years. Home has now beckoned and they are very excited to be building a house on a lifestyle block in Warkworth. Angela and family love everything outdoors from sports to gardening to travel and hiking. Having taken a career break to raise her 3 children and support her husband's career, Angela is now very excited to be back working in her primary passion of animal care. "I not only love nurturing the animals but find great fulfilment in educating and supporting the owners
Goran graduated in 1991 at Belgrade University (Serbia). After 2 years in a mixed practice, he immigrated to New Zealand in 1994 with the idea to stay here for 2-3 years and have a look around before returning home to Serbia, 25 years later he is still looking around with no intention to go back home! He spent 11 years with MPI in a regulatory environment, then 11 years as a large animal veterinarian before joining the Dairy Flat Veterinary Team in December 2018. Goran hopes to stay up here for a very long time providing veterinary services to all of your animals.
Elise grew up locally and graduated from Massey University in 2011. Following this she spent some time volunteering with wild life in the Peruvian Amazon and travelling Europe before going on to work in a mixed practice in Western Australia for 2 years. She then completed an internship in equine surgery and anaesthesia at a large equine referral hospital in Victoria, followed by 3 years in equine ambulatory practice in England. Once the cold became too much she moved back to Western Australia to spend a further 2 years in first opinion equine practice before returning home to work at Dairy Flat Veterinary Clinic in June 2017. Elise is passionate about equine practice and has a particular interest in dentistry and internal medicine. She lives on her farm in Kaipara Flats with her husband Mike, kids Olive and Ezra, their dog Moa and Cat Tonka and an array of other farm animals!
After growing up in New Plymouth and finishing her veterinary degree in Palmerston North, Peta moved up to the Coast to join the VHG team. She loves all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery. When she’s not at work you can find her playing football, trail running, or spending time at the beach with friends!
Genna graduated at the end of 2020 and is the newest vet on the Albany Team. Genna is working between Albany and Dairy Flat. She lives locally with her troublesome Cocker Spaniel Thompson
Karyn is one of our longest standing members of staff, she is both nurse and office manager and terrifyingly efficient with it! Karyn's prowess at raising Ag day lambs and calves is legendary, and in what little free time is left she is usually found at horse events up and down the country supporting her daughter.
Lee grew up on a farm in Auckland where her love of animals was apparent from a young age. She grew up with a range of different animals to care for from dogs and cats to horses. After finishing school she went to study at Unitec where she completed a Diploma in Vet Nursing. Since starting with us in June 2016 she has moved to the area and is loving it. Outside of work she enjoys running, yoga, getting outdoors and cooking.
Lisa started her Equine career in 2006 when she started working at a Thoroughbred Foaling Adjistment stud in Clevedon Delph Common. In 2008 she took up the position of Foaling Manager for Haunui Farm. In 2015 she decided to back to study Small Animal Nursing and completed the Vet Nurse Plus Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. After 3 years working for Pakuranga & Whitford Vets as a surgical nurse, she moved to Kaukapakapa with her husband, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 horses and 13 sheep. In her spare time she enjoys eventing, developing the new farm and gardening.
Caitlin graduated from unitec at the end of 2021 with a diploma in vet nursing. She has always been passionate about animals since a very young age. She lives locally with her cat Blair.
Gretchen graduated from Unitec in 2018 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. After a career in the thoroughbred breeding industry, Gretchen decided to study vet nursing later in life. She has a special interest in medicine and is excited to continue to build her knowledge in the nursing care of all animals small and large. In her spare time, you will find Gretchen swimming, diving and reading. She has two cats called Edward and Bertie.