Nick came from the UK in 2006 and started working at Silverdale Vets at Animates then moved to the Hibiscus Coast Veterinary Hospital when it opened in March 2014. He was senior Partner of a 6 Vet Mixed Practice in Devon, England that he had set up in 1985. Nick enjoys all the challenges of small animal Veterinary work, keeping up to date with the latest techniques and treatments as well as using alternative treatments when indicated. In his spare time Nick is a keen Club photographer. From June 2021 he will be reducing his working hours to 2 and a half days per week.
Paula graduated from Massey University in 1995 and after two years in a mixed practice in the King Country moved to Auckland. Working as a companion animal vet in South Auckland for many years this led to practice ownership. With a change of location to north Auckland she is now working regularly at Hibiscus Coast but may also been seen filling in gaps at the other branches. Outside of work she can be found riding her horses, playing ice hockey or out and about on a mountain bike.
Debra started working with the Veterinary Hospital Group in 2008 after gaining her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Unitec. Debra moved from Vets at Animates Silverdale in March 2014 to become Hibiscus Coast Veterinary Hospital clinic manager. Debra enjoys cake decorating and photography.
I moved to New Zealand from South Africa in 2013 and now live in Stanmore Bay with my husband, chunky ginger cat Rascal and huntaway x puppy Ruby. In my spare time I love being outdoors mountain biking, on the farm or at the beach spending time with friends. I love all animals including the scaly ones and have loved working for the Veterinary Hospital Group since October 2020.