Deborah returned to Hobsonville Vet Clinic in January 2010. She lives locally in West Harbour with her husband Stephen. She has a Curly Coated Retriever named Rata and two cats Tait and Piper. Deborah can be found at the gym by at 5am every morning before work. Your dog and cat can be assured of treats and calm, gentle handling so they love coming again and again.
Tyler graduated from The University of Adelaide, South Australia in 2019. Having travelled to New Zealand a fair few times in the past, the decision to shift over permanently was certainly not difficult. She has thoroughly enjoyed exploring every corner of NZ from north to south, but local experiences here in Auckland have been just as memorable. In her spare time she enjoys all things active from swimming, skiing, hiking and boxing; but a quiet night in with a new sewing project can be just as good.
Kimberley graduated from Massey University in 2022. She has had a varied career so far, including spending time in the Navy as an Engineer. Kimberley splits her time between the Hobsonville and Dairy Flat clinics, caring for animals of all shapes and sizes. If you’re lucky you might see her dog Ritchie, an English springer spaniel, wandering around the clinic looking for pats!
James graduated from Massey in 2019. After university he was keen to get stuck in to rural practice and worked in South Taranaki with both large and small animals for over 3 years with his partner who is also a vet. After calving enough cows James and his partner decided to move up to Auckland for a change of lifestyle. During his spare time he loves watching sport (up the Canes), hunting and enjoying having more than one nice place to eat out!
Michael Graduated from Massey University in 2021. After finishing his degree, in Palmerston North, he was keen to get back to Auckland where he grew up. In his spare time he enjoys playing sport such as Hockey and going sailing. He also enjoys traveling and going out with friends. Michael currently lives with two excitable Golden Retrievers and a Ragdoll.
Our esteemed Clinic manager has been nursing since 2014 after completing both the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and a Certificate in Animal Management. Continuing education is very important and she is currently working towards the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing. She shares her home with lovely husband, Andrew, 4 cats Batman, Tabatha, Rusty and Ace as well as 2 crazy dogs named Nitro and Louie.
Jordan graduated from Unitec with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2017 but has been a part of our team here at Hobsonville since August 2016 carrying out work experience. He has a dog named Ollie, a Maltese terrier cross who takes up most of the bed and Leopald (Leo) the cat. Jordan is passionate, dedicated and shows special interests in medicine and intensive care of compromised patients.
After 15 years in the corporate marketing rat race, Raylene jumped at her chance to take on a more vocational path and joined our team at Hobsonville Veterinary Hospital. Already diploma qualified as a veterinary nurse, Raylene is continuing her education by working towards the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing degree, with a special focus in companion animal behaviour. Home life is busy with husband Toby, 3 teenage girls, 2 dogs - Evie the westie, Vedder the miniature schnauzer cross; 6 cats - Nala, Zephyr, Pumpernickle, Sami, Sid Vicious and Mildred.
Tanya is a few years out from graduating, with nearly 5 years experience in the veterinary industry completing her diploma in 2020. She is passionately keen, cares for all creatures’ great and small to even mobile nursing to help clients wherever necessary for continual care of their fur baby. With two cockatiels, 6 chickens, 2 teenage boys and 4 cats, she is a wonderful addition to our Hobsonville family.
After finishing the Diploma in Vet Nursing at Vet Nurse Plus in 2020, Stitch worked at an after hours emergency clinic before join general practice. They have a passion for companion animals of all shapes and sizes, especially enjoying the occasional puppy and kitten cuddles. In their spare time they enjoy crocheting soft toys and relaxing when not catering to a house full of pets.
Meghan is currently in her second and final year of DVN study and has been with us since the beginning of last year. She has also done some medial training with dogs through Unitec. She has moulded well with our Hobsonville Team and has become apart of the Hobby Family. Meghan has always had an affinity for caring for all animals which has lead her on her path today. She doesn’t own any pets yet but hopes to start her own fur family in the near future.
Gay has worked in Vet clinics for the last 11 years. Whilst she enjoys reception work her focus of interest is in canine behaviour and puppy socialising classes. She spends a lot of time looking after her Irish terrier pup Tilly and new puppy Benji.