I graduated in South Africa 18 years ago. I moved to New Zealand with my husband, son and step son 10 years ago. We have been living on the North Shore. We brought our cat Squeeky with us and have since acquired 2 more cats (Twiggy and Baxter), 2 dogs (Pepsi and Phoebe) and 2 Horses (Queenie and Piper). I really enjoy small animal medicine/surgery and am passionate about animal behaviour.
Raewyn joined us in 2008 and works part-time which allows her to balance her love of animals with caring for her family of 4 teenagers, a Jack Russell called Tilly and her two Tonkinese cats, Hattie and Ruby Roo. For relaxation she loves walking at the beach, boating and hanging out with friends. You may see her paddle-boarding with Tilly riding on the bow!
Lauren a Massey University graduate, started practicing at Silverdale Vets in 2014 and loves working with companion animals everyday. Lauren lives on the Coast with her husband Brad and their new baby Lucas. She enjoys surfing, going to the gym and lazing on the beach with a good book.
Emily started working for Vet Hospital Group in 2019. She has interests in oncology and dermatology. She was originally raised in Hong Kong but moved over here with her brother in 2010. She enjoys walking on the beach with her dog Jasper and hiking.
Alice is originally from the UK and moved to New Zealand after Graduating from University in London. Back in the UK she has a cat called Nala. In her spare time Alice enjoys going for walks on the beach and paddle boarding or surfing.
Nicole qualified at Vet Nurse Plus as a surgical nurse and is now Practice Manager at Siverdale Vets @ Animates. Originally from South Africa she now lives in Silverdale. She has one dog Oscar who is 7 years old and is a bit of a mystery breed from the SPCA. In her spare time she likes to read mystery novels and walk her dogs.
Annie has recently changed careers from being a swim instructor to Vet Nursing. She has a very unusual pet named Onyxia and he is a bearded dragon. Onyxia loves to eat vegetables and worms. In her down time Annie likes to visit family in the Bay of Islands and also enjoys swimming.
Holly graduated from Unitec with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2014. She lives in Whangaparaoa with her dog Bailey and her three-legged cat Elmo. When she's not studying and working towards her Bachelor of Communication, she spends her time writing and going on day trips with her friends.
Tyler spent time in Africa shadowing a Vet in 2017 as well as volunteering in both Nambia and South. She has a huge love for animals and has a naughty dog called Kenai who is a Sharpei cross.