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.
Originally from Utrecht, The Netherlands, Birthe came to New Zealand together with her partner in January 2016. After she enjoyed travelling around NZ, she decided this is the country she wants to stay in a bit longer. Birthe graduated in a Master of Equine in The Netherlands and since moving to NZ has also worked in a small animal practice in South Auckland before coming to work with us in April 2017. She is enjoying the mixture of small and large animals. Back home she was riding dressage in her free time and plans on starting again in the near future.
Originally from the UK, Claudia came over to NZ to travel and work, back in August 2018, after graduating in July 2018. Claudia spent fifteen months enjoying mixed practice, particularly dairy focused, down in the Manawatu-Whanganui region, before coming to join us up at Dairy Flat in January 2020, where she is currently working as a mixed animal veterinarian. Claudia enjoys the diversity of mixed animal practice and plans to continue to develop her knowledge and skills in all areas. In her spare time, Claudia spends most of her time either in the sea, or out tramping, exploring all the beautiful spots of NZ.
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. Having moved around the world she has now settled back home on her farm in Kaipara Flats with her partner Mike where they look forward to hosting a full complement of horses, dogs, cats, cows, sheep, goats and any other animals that may come their way.
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.
Jayne graduated from WINTEC in 2009, where she completed her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing, a Certificate in Large Animal Technology & Equine Knowledge Certificate. In 2013 Jayne left the Dairy Flat Vet Clinic to work for the Veterinary Hospital Group – Parkhill & managed the Albany branch. In 2017 she had a 2 year break from the Vet industry and has recently returned to where it all started for her, at Dairy Flat Vets. Jayne enjoys a lot of outdoor activities; from, Competition Shooting, 4WD Competitions and horse riding.
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.
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.
Jayde joined the Albany vet clinic at the end of 2019 after completing her Certificate in Animal technology with Unitec. She continues to further her education in Veterinary Nursing at Unitec. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her 2 Cocker Spaniels and watching movies with friends and family