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.
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.
Elyse grew up in Wellington, recently graduated from Massey University and she has since moved to Auckland. She has always been passionate about animals from a young age and has found a particular interest in animal welfare. When she isn’t working, Elyse likes to spend her time going on long walks or catching up with friends and family.
Chelsea holds her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Unitec and is the Clinic Manager at Silverdale Vets at Animates. She has been working for Veterinary Hospital Group since 2013. In her spare time she enjoys fostering cats (particularly taming up the challenging ones!), going out for a meal and socialising with friends. She has a Maltese x named Buddy who love going for walks on the beach.
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.
Paige joined Vet Hospital Group after completing her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2019. She loves seeing a wide variety of patients including birds. Paige lives on the Shore with her partner and her chonky kitten called Riley
I am currently working towards my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Vet Nurse Plus. My favourite part of the job so far is learning about Canine Behaviour. I live in Whangaparaoa with my partner and my three-legged dog Cooper and love the many beaches and walks that the Coast has to offer!