Graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in Scotland and worked in equine and small animal practice in the UK for 10 years before emigrating to New Zealand with her partner in 2009. She worked in both emergency clinics in Auckland and for Veterinary Hospital Group in the Parkhill branch for 6 years before a short career break having her daughter. Susan returned to work in emergency out of hours work and then rejoined the Veterinary Hospital Group as Northern Clinical Director in January 2023. You may come across her working in any of the northern branches.
Following graduation from Massey University in 2020, Mikaela started her veterinary career in the Manawatu. Originally working with horses, she has since stopped her equine work to focus on her greatest interest, cats and dogs at Hibiscus Coast Veterinary Hospital and Albany. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, training her dogs and creating her pet portraits @mikaelanipperart.
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. Nick now works Friday and Saturday only.
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!
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, a huntaway x Ruby and Rosie. 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.
I've grown up on the Hibiscus Coast and have lived here my whole life. I've always had a special place in my heart for animals which has led me to becoming a Vet Nurse. I have an old man dog called Storm and 3 cats at home, Beau, Romeow and our newest addition Tuna. I love all shapes and sizes of animals, I've even been known to own ratties in the past.
Gemma graduated from Unitec in 2023 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. In her spare time, she can be found exploring with her dog Charlie or lending a helping hand at Rodney Animal Rescue, which she loves as it gives her the opportunity to help and spend time with large animals.