Meet the team

We’re a diverse mix of people but we’re united by a passion for what we do. Our team pride themselves on delivering quality care and a friendly smile. Whether it’s your first time with us or you’re a regular visitor, we get to know you and your animal, and will always make you feel welcome.

TREVOR KELLY BVSc Clinical Director/Veterinarian
HOLLY RABONE BVSc, MVM Veterinarian
Sally Aitken BVSc, MACVSc Veterinarian
CATH NIEH BVSc Veterinarian
ETHEL KOH BVSc Veterinarian
ANDREW SCURR BVSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian
MALCOLM GIBSON BVSc Veterinarian
GABBY ROUT-BROWN BVSc Veterinarian
JARROD DAVEY BVSc, Veterinarian
SHELLEY ASTWOOD Head Veterinary Nurse
AMANDA CURRIE Veterinary Technician
JESS ELLERY Veterinary Technician
LAURIE GIL Veterinary Nurse
TALAI JEFFRIES Veterinary Nurse
CAROLINE LEVY Veterinary Nurse
ANGIE ORMSBY Veterinary Nurse
ALAINA TERRY Veterinary Nurse
NATALIE DAVEY Veterinary Nurse
KIRSTINA BROADLEY Customer Service Receptionist
LEANNE O'DONNELL Taupo Stock Controller
JACKIE KITCHEN Clinic Administrator
JEAN STEPHENS Customer Service Receptionist
JENNI HILL Business Manager
TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager
SUE GIRLING Business Administrator
MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator
KIRSTINA BROADLEY Customer Service Receptionist
LEANNE O'DONNELL Taupo Stock Controller
JACKIE KITCHEN Clinic Administrator
JEAN STEPHENS Customer Service Receptionist
JENNI HILL Business Manager
TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager
SUE GIRLING Business Administrator
MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator
SHELLEY ASTWOOD Head Veterinary Nurse
AMANDA CURRIE Veterinary Technician
JESS ELLERY Veterinary Technician
LAURIE GIL Veterinary Nurse
TALAI JEFFRIES Veterinary Nurse
CAROLINE LEVY Veterinary Nurse
ANGIE ORMSBY Veterinary Nurse
ALAINA TERRY Veterinary Nurse
NATALIE DAVEY Veterinary Nurse
ANDREW SCURR BVSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian
MALCOLM GIBSON BVSc Veterinarian
GABBY ROUT-BROWN BVSc Veterinarian
JARROD DAVEY BVSc, Veterinarian
TREVOR KELLY BVSc Clinical Director/Veterinarian
HOLLY RABONE BVSc, MVM Veterinarian
Sally Aitken BVSc, MACVSc Veterinarian
CATH NIEH BVSc Veterinarian
ETHEL KOH BVSc Veterinarian
TREVOR KELLY BVSc Clinical Director/Veterinarian

Trevor is one of the founding members of the practice and one of the current directors. He is the senior small animal clinician and is responsible for the overall management there. Trevor has a keen interest in orthopedic surgery and is very involved in the Operation Nest Egg for kiwi at Rainbow Springs.

HOLLY RABONE BVSc, MVM Veterinarian

Holly graduated from Massey University in 2014 and worked as a mixed animal vet – across a diverse range of species –before she joined our Taupo team as a companion animal veterinarian (and to be closer to the ski fields!) She is currently completing a Master’s degree and has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, oncology and cardiology.

Sally Aitken BVSc, MACVSc Veterinarian

Starting with us as a Massey University graduate 1995, Sally is interested in small animal medicine, dermatology,acupuncture and avian medicine, and completed the challenging Australian College of Veterinary Scientist examinations in Small Animal Medicine.

CATH NIEH BVSc Veterinarian

Cath graduated from Massey in 2008, and has worked in companion animal vet clinics in NZ and USA. Cath joined VetPlus in 2014, after a 3 year break and now with two children she has returned to work part time in our Taupo clinic.In her spare time Cath enjoys attending veterinary conferences, travelling, music and arts.

ETHEL KOH BVSc Veterinarian

Ethel graduated from Massey University in 2017 and worked at Massey’s Vet Teaching Hospital for two years before joining VetPlus Taupo as a companion animal veterinarian. She has a special interest in Emergency and Critical Care and Ultrasonography. In her spare time she can be found watching movies, spending time with friends, and lounging around with her cat Bindi.

ANDREW SCURR BVSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian

Andrew grew up on a sheep and deer farm in Wanaka, which developed his passion for animals and the outdoors. Following vet school, he started practice in Taumarunui followed by a stint locuming in the UK. After returning to New Zealand with wife-to-be Sarah, he managed the family farm for several years before moving north. Andrew joined us in 2009 and is a senior production animal vet based out of Taupo.

MALCOLM GIBSON BVSc Veterinarian

Malcolm grew up in Gore and has a strong passion for sport, especially his chosen discipline of white water slalom kayaking. He has even dabbled in the international racing circuit from time to time. Malcom has a keen interest in production animals and works out of our Taupo clinic.

GABBY ROUT-BROWN BVSc Veterinarian

Gabby grew up in a small town in Waikato called Tauwhare. Her family were sheep and beef farmers in Pukeatua and she would spend much of her holidays on the farm helping out her Poppa. This is where her passion for large animal medicine began. Gabby enjoys swimming, tramping, skiing and surfing, making the most out of the outdoors. She is looking forward to learning a lot from all of the farms in the area, and will be in the small animal clinic every Wednesday.

JARROD DAVEY BVSc, Veterinarian

Jarrod grew up on a Dairy farm in Te Aroha which is where his enjoyment of working with animals developed and he has a keen interest in production animals.He graduated in 2015 and spent a few years working in mixed practice in Opunake, Taranaki before a short stint over in the UK. Jarrod is looking forward to getting out and about and meeting you all. We were lucky enough to also welcome Jarrod’s wife Natalie to the VetPlus team as a veterinary nurse in our Taupo clinic.

SHELLEY ASTWOOD Head Veterinary Nurse

Shelley is the head veterinary nurse at VetPlus Taupo. Working as the surgery nurse, she spends most of her time in the surgery and hospital suites. Shelley is married to Greg and they have two girls, Rebecca and Lizzie. With many years of nursing experience, you can be assured your animal is in excellent hands.

AMANDA CURRIE Veterinary Technician

Amanda was born and raised in Glendowie, a suburb in Auckland. With the dream of owning a zoo and no desire to stay in the big city she ventured down to Palmerston North to attend Massey University straight out of college. Amanda then graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology in the same class as Jess. She is looking forward to pursuing her career as a Large Animal Technician and she will occasionally be seen working as a companion animal nurse and helping with puppy preschool.

JESS ELLERY Veterinary Technician

Jess is Taupo born and raised. After finishing college she did her big OE around Europe and when she returned she completed a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. After working for a year in a veterinary clinic she decided to further her studies and complete a Bachelor in Veterinary Technology where she tracked large animals.

LAURIE GIL Veterinary Nurse

Laurie graduated in 2019 with a bachelor of veterinary technology. During her last 6 months of studies she decided to focus on companion animals and the business side of things. This is when she found a passion for companion animal rehabilitation/physiotherapy and preventative health care. With that Laurie additionally completed her certificate in puppy preschool and companion animal nutrition.

TALAI JEFFRIES Veterinary Nurse

Talai graduated with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin in 2013 Talai joined our team in August 2014. Outside of work, Talai enjoys walking, baking and mountain biking.

CAROLINE LEVY Veterinary Nurse

Caroline completed her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in November 2009, and soon after became part of our team.Caroline is married to Todd and they have two children. The family enjoys everything Lake Taupo has to offer, such as swimming and going for bush walks.

ANGIE ORMSBY Veterinary Nurse

Angie comes from the UK where she completed her veterinary nursing qualification in 2009. With an aim to increase her skills, she worked all over the world, including with dolphins in Florida and at a wildlife hospital in Australia. While on her travels, she fell in love with New Zealand and decided to make Taupo her new home.

ALAINA TERRY Veterinary Nurse

Graduating Massey University in 2004 with a diploma in Veterinary Nursing, Alaina has been part of the VetPlus crew on and off since 2009. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the lake and beach with her husband Rhys and their 3 children.

NATALIE DAVEY Veterinary Nurse

Natalie grew up in Hawkes Bay and went Massey in Palmerston North, after completing a BSc (Animal Science and Zoology), she decided to study BVT. After completing this in 2016 she followed husband Jarrod to Taranaki and started working for Taranaki Vet Centre as a vet nurse. In 2019/2020 she spent 5 months in the UK working in a small animal clinic which was rudely interrupted by Covid19. Upon returning to New Zealand the decision was made to move closer to family. Natalie has been studying and doing animal rehabilitation, this will be something she will be working on for VetPlus. Her interests outside of work include freelance makeup artistry, bush walks – exploring our country, and spending time with family.

KIRSTINA BROADLEY Customer Service Receptionist

Kirstina moved from the ‘big smoke’ Auckland in 2009 to Taupo for a more relaxing lifestyle. She was very involved with the Auckland SPCA and is now helping our Taupo branch. Kirstina has two ‘babies’, Flossy, a gorgeous samoyed which she adopted from the Auckland SPCA, and Sjiqua, a Chinchilla-cross.

LEANNE O'DONNELL Taupo Stock Controller

Leanne left school and joined VetPlus to train as a vet nurse many moons ago! In the years since, Leanne has honed her skills in nursing, reception, admin and stock control becoming a key member of the Taupo team. Leanne now manages the stock for the Taupo clinic and looks after our farming clients requirements.

JACKIE KITCHEN Clinic Administrator

Jackie moved to Taupo in 2019 with her husband Zane and dog Newman. Jackie grew up on a dairy farm in the Rangitikei.  After a 3 year stint in the UK, Jackie returned to Feilding and worked for a large mixed animal vet practice for 9 years before joining Provet in Palmerston North where she has worked for the past 5 years. Outside of work Jackie enjoys playing netball and tennis. Now in Taupo she hopes to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that Taupo has to offer.

JEAN STEPHENS Customer Service Receptionist

Jean has been with us for a very long time as a receptionist in our Taupo clinic. Her friendly manner provides the first impression for clients when they visit us. Her interests include mountain biking, gardening and socialising with friends over a nice coffee.

JENNI HILL Business Manager

Jenni came on board in 2009 as the Group Business Administrator and has since become Business Manager.She looks after overall operations, including finances, HR, systems and IT, and implementing the company’s annual business plan. Jenni enjoys participating in theatre, keeping fit and looking after her much-loved golden retriever Tussock.

TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager

Treena joined VetPlus in January 2008, working from our Reporoa Clinic. She works within all of our branches, negotiating with our suppliers and managing the marketing. Treena’s husband Jim is a dairy farmer in Reporoa and they have four children to keep them busy!

SUE GIRLING Business Administrator

Sue joined us in August 2014 and is based in our Taupo office. Sue and her husband, along with their children, have lived in Taupo for the past 13 years. Sue enjoys mountain biking, group fitness classes, swimming in the lake and relaxing with her family.

MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator

Megan started with VetPlus in 2003. She is responsible for the creditor accounts and oversees the quarterly stock takes. She and her husband Russell have a lifestyle block with a menagerie. Megan enjoys gardening, walking and baking.

KIRSTINA BROADLEY Customer Service Receptionist

Kirstina moved from the ‘big smoke’ Auckland in 2009 to Taupo for a more relaxing lifestyle. She was very involved with the Auckland SPCA and is now helping our Taupo branch. Kirstina has two ‘babies’, Flossy, a gorgeous samoyed which she adopted from the Auckland SPCA, and Sjiqua, a Chinchilla-cross.

LEANNE O'DONNELL Taupo Stock Controller

Leanne left school and joined VetPlus to train as a vet nurse many moons ago! In the years since, Leanne has honed her skills in nursing, reception, admin and stock control becoming a key member of the Taupo team. Leanne now manages the stock for the Taupo clinic and looks after our farming clients requirements.

JACKIE KITCHEN Clinic Administrator

Jackie moved to Taupo in 2019 with her husband Zane and dog Newman. Jackie grew up on a dairy farm in the Rangitikei.  After a 3 year stint in the UK, Jackie returned to Feilding and worked for a large mixed animal vet practice for 9 years before joining Provet in Palmerston North where she has worked for the past 5 years. Outside of work Jackie enjoys playing netball and tennis. Now in Taupo she hopes to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that Taupo has to offer.

JEAN STEPHENS Customer Service Receptionist

Jean has been with us for a very long time as a receptionist in our Taupo clinic. Her friendly manner provides the first impression for clients when they visit us. Her interests include mountain biking, gardening and socialising with friends over a nice coffee.

JENNI HILL Business Manager

Jenni came on board in 2009 as the Group Business Administrator and has since become Business Manager.She looks after overall operations, including finances, HR, systems and IT, and implementing the company’s annual business plan. Jenni enjoys participating in theatre, keeping fit and looking after her much-loved golden retriever Tussock.

TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager

Treena joined VetPlus in January 2008, working from our Reporoa Clinic. She works within all of our branches, negotiating with our suppliers and managing the marketing. Treena’s husband Jim is a dairy farmer in Reporoa and they have four children to keep them busy!

SUE GIRLING Business Administrator

Sue joined us in August 2014 and is based in our Taupo office. Sue and her husband, along with their children, have lived in Taupo for the past 13 years. Sue enjoys mountain biking, group fitness classes, swimming in the lake and relaxing with her family.

MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator

Megan started with VetPlus in 2003. She is responsible for the creditor accounts and oversees the quarterly stock takes. She and her husband Russell have a lifestyle block with a menagerie. Megan enjoys gardening, walking and baking.

SHELLEY ASTWOOD Head Veterinary Nurse

Shelley is the head veterinary nurse at VetPlus Taupo. Working as the surgery nurse, she spends most of her time in the surgery and hospital suites. Shelley is married to Greg and they have two girls, Rebecca and Lizzie. With many years of nursing experience, you can be assured your animal is in excellent hands.

AMANDA CURRIE Veterinary Technician

Amanda was born and raised in Glendowie, a suburb in Auckland. With the dream of owning a zoo and no desire to stay in the big city she ventured down to Palmerston North to attend Massey University straight out of college. Amanda then graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology in the same class as Jess. She is looking forward to pursuing her career as a Large Animal Technician and she will occasionally be seen working as a companion animal nurse and helping with puppy preschool.

JESS ELLERY Veterinary Technician

Jess is Taupo born and raised. After finishing college she did her big OE around Europe and when she returned she completed a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. After working for a year in a veterinary clinic she decided to further her studies and complete a Bachelor in Veterinary Technology where she tracked large animals.

LAURIE GIL Veterinary Nurse

Laurie graduated in 2019 with a bachelor of veterinary technology. During her last 6 months of studies she decided to focus on companion animals and the business side of things. This is when she found a passion for companion animal rehabilitation/physiotherapy and preventative health care. With that Laurie additionally completed her certificate in puppy preschool and companion animal nutrition.

TALAI JEFFRIES Veterinary Nurse

Talai graduated with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin in 2013 Talai joined our team in August 2014. Outside of work, Talai enjoys walking, baking and mountain biking.

CAROLINE LEVY Veterinary Nurse

Caroline completed her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in November 2009, and soon after became part of our team.Caroline is married to Todd and they have two children. The family enjoys everything Lake Taupo has to offer, such as swimming and going for bush walks.

ANGIE ORMSBY Veterinary Nurse

Angie comes from the UK where she completed her veterinary nursing qualification in 2009. With an aim to increase her skills, she worked all over the world, including with dolphins in Florida and at a wildlife hospital in Australia. While on her travels, she fell in love with New Zealand and decided to make Taupo her new home.

ALAINA TERRY Veterinary Nurse

Graduating Massey University in 2004 with a diploma in Veterinary Nursing, Alaina has been part of the VetPlus crew on and off since 2009. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the lake and beach with her husband Rhys and their 3 children.

NATALIE DAVEY Veterinary Nurse

Natalie grew up in Hawkes Bay and went Massey in Palmerston North, after completing a BSc (Animal Science and Zoology), she decided to study BVT. After completing this in 2016 she followed husband Jarrod to Taranaki and started working for Taranaki Vet Centre as a vet nurse. In 2019/2020 she spent 5 months in the UK working in a small animal clinic which was rudely interrupted by Covid19. Upon returning to New Zealand the decision was made to move closer to family. Natalie has been studying and doing animal rehabilitation, this will be something she will be working on for VetPlus. Her interests outside of work include freelance makeup artistry, bush walks – exploring our country, and spending time with family.

ANDREW SCURR BVSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian

Andrew grew up on a sheep and deer farm in Wanaka, which developed his passion for animals and the outdoors. Following vet school, he started practice in Taumarunui followed by a stint locuming in the UK. After returning to New Zealand with wife-to-be Sarah, he managed the family farm for several years before moving north. Andrew joined us in 2009 and is a senior production animal vet based out of Taupo.

MALCOLM GIBSON BVSc Veterinarian

Malcolm grew up in Gore and has a strong passion for sport, especially his chosen discipline of white water slalom kayaking. He has even dabbled in the international racing circuit from time to time. Malcom has a keen interest in production animals and works out of our Taupo clinic.

GABBY ROUT-BROWN BVSc Veterinarian

Gabby grew up in a small town in Waikato called Tauwhare. Her family were sheep and beef farmers in Pukeatua and she would spend much of her holidays on the farm helping out her Poppa. This is where her passion for large animal medicine began. Gabby enjoys swimming, tramping, skiing and surfing, making the most out of the outdoors. She is looking forward to learning a lot from all of the farms in the area, and will be in the small animal clinic every Wednesday.

JARROD DAVEY BVSc, Veterinarian

Jarrod grew up on a Dairy farm in Te Aroha which is where his enjoyment of working with animals developed and he has a keen interest in production animals.He graduated in 2015 and spent a few years working in mixed practice in Opunake, Taranaki before a short stint over in the UK. Jarrod is looking forward to getting out and about and meeting you all. We were lucky enough to also welcome Jarrod’s wife Natalie to the VetPlus team as a veterinary nurse in our Taupo clinic.

TREVOR KELLY BVSc Clinical Director/Veterinarian

Trevor is one of the founding members of the practice and one of the current directors. He is the senior small animal clinician and is responsible for the overall management there. Trevor has a keen interest in orthopedic surgery and is very involved in the Operation Nest Egg for kiwi at Rainbow Springs.

HOLLY RABONE BVSc, MVM Veterinarian

Holly graduated from Massey University in 2014 and worked as a mixed animal vet – across a diverse range of species –before she joined our Taupo team as a companion animal veterinarian (and to be closer to the ski fields!) She is currently completing a Master’s degree and has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, oncology and cardiology.

Sally Aitken BVSc, MACVSc Veterinarian

Starting with us as a Massey University graduate 1995, Sally is interested in small animal medicine, dermatology,acupuncture and avian medicine, and completed the challenging Australian College of Veterinary Scientist examinations in Small Animal Medicine.

CATH NIEH BVSc Veterinarian

Cath graduated from Massey in 2008, and has worked in companion animal vet clinics in NZ and USA. Cath joined VetPlus in 2014, after a 3 year break and now with two children she has returned to work part time in our Taupo clinic.In her spare time Cath enjoys attending veterinary conferences, travelling, music and arts.

ETHEL KOH BVSc Veterinarian

Ethel graduated from Massey University in 2017 and worked at Massey’s Vet Teaching Hospital for two years before joining VetPlus Taupo as a companion animal veterinarian. She has a special interest in Emergency and Critical Care and Ultrasonography. In her spare time she can be found watching movies, spending time with friends, and lounging around with her cat Bindi.

TREVOR KELLY BVSc Clinical Director/Veterinarian
FLEUR HARVEY BVSc Veterinarian
HESTER JACKSON-SCOTT BVSc (Dist) Veterinarian
JAN MCMILLAN BVSc Veterinarian
CLAIRE MISSON BVSc, BSc, BBS Veterinarian
NATALIE PINCKNEY BVSc, MSc Veterinarian
KARL WEAVER BVSc, BSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian
KYLE KANNAN Veterinarian
MADI BARTLETT BVSc Veterinarian
ANNA WEAVER BVSc Veterinarian
MELANIE SCOTT Head Veterinary Nurse
CHERISE TULLOCH Veterinary Nurse
MICHELLE MATTHEWS Veterinary Nurse
LUCIA WATT Veterinary Nurse Assistant
PAULA BAIN Customer Service Receptionist
ROBYN GARDNER Customer Service Receptionist
JULIE HAY Customer Service Receptionist
RACHEL MATTHEWS Customer Service Receptionist
DIANE SEVERINSEN Customer Service Receptionist
JENNI HILL Business Manager
TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager
SUE GIRLING Business Administrator
MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator
PAULA BAIN Customer Service Receptionist
ROBYN GARDNER Customer Service Receptionist
JULIE HAY Customer Service Receptionist
RACHEL MATTHEWS Customer Service Receptionist
DIANE SEVERINSEN Customer Service Receptionist
JENNI HILL Business Manager
TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager
SUE GIRLING Business Administrator
MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator
MELANIE SCOTT Head Veterinary Nurse
CHERISE TULLOCH Veterinary Nurse
MICHELLE MATTHEWS Veterinary Nurse
LUCIA WATT Veterinary Nurse Assistant
KARL WEAVER BVSc, BSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian
KYLE KANNAN Veterinarian
MADI BARTLETT BVSc Veterinarian
ANNA WEAVER BVSc Veterinarian
TREVOR KELLY BVSc Clinical Director/Veterinarian
FLEUR HARVEY BVSc Veterinarian
HESTER JACKSON-SCOTT BVSc (Dist) Veterinarian
JAN MCMILLAN BVSc Veterinarian
CLAIRE MISSON BVSc, BSc, BBS Veterinarian
NATALIE PINCKNEY BVSc, MSc Veterinarian
TREVOR KELLY BVSc Clinical Director/Veterinarian

Trevor is one of the founding members of the practice and one of the current directors. He is the senior small animal clinician and is responsible for the overall management there. Trevor has a keen interest in orthopaedic surgery and is very involved in the Operation Nest Egg for kiwi at Rainbow Springs.

FLEUR HARVEY BVSc Veterinarian

Fleur is one of our part-time vets working on our Rotorua clinic. She splits her time between her family and the clinic, but prefers the animals since they don’t answer back as much!

HESTER JACKSON-SCOTT BVSc (Dist) Veterinarian

After graduating in 2012, Hester has spent time travelling and worked in practices in Pahiatua, Napier and the UK before arriving in Rotorua where she will be covering Claire’s maternity leave. She loves working with all animals but particularly enjoys surgery and has an interest in companion animal ultrasonography. In her spare time, Hester enjoys gardening, board games and tramping and looks forward to exploring Rotorua’s many scenic trails!

JAN MCMILLAN BVSc Veterinarian

Jan joined the Rotorua team in 1995. She has worked at Taradale Vet Hospital in Napier and Kamo Vets in Whangarei, and also spent time in the UK with her husband where she worked full time for Goddards Vet Group. She enjoys small animal medicine and surgery, and likes discussing behavioural problems.

CLAIRE MISSON BVSc, BSc, BBS Veterinarian

Claire, a Massey graduate, has a keen interest in all species of animals. After starting as a mixed practice vet, she has taken on the challenge of dealing with the smaller creatures, enjoying the variation of medicine and surgery. In her previous career, she worked in the stock market, however after re-training as a veterinarian, she has not looked back.

NATALIE PINCKNEY BVSc, MSc Veterinarian

Natalie graduated from Massey in 1997 and spent her early years working in Wairoa, before heading overseas with Gerald (also a vet with VetPlus). After spending three years in the UK together, Gerald and Natalie came home – and were married soon after! Natalie works part time as a small animal vet and sometimes after-hours.

KARL WEAVER BVSc, BSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian

Karl is a fifth generation Cantabrian who graduated in 1995. After working in Te Aroha, Karl ventured to the UK where he worked predominantly in Windsor. There, he got to treat a few of Elizabeth’s cows and horses, and to see how the other half lives. Karl is based at VetPlus Rotorua, where he has a varied job description covering dairy planned animal health programmes, deer velvet assessment, bull fertility testing and equine work.

KYLE KANNAN Veterinarian

Kyle joined us straight out of university in 2012. After three years working here, he embarked on an OE with his wife Kate. He worked as a locum around England and Scotland with both small and large animals, and on returning to New Zealand came back to VetPlus. He enjoys all aspects of large animal work and has an interest in herd health problems.

MADI BARTLETT BVSc Veterinarian

Madi grew up moving around the world between South Africa, Vietnam and Belgium before settling in New Zealand for the last 7 years. After completing her Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2019, Madi moved to Rotorua to join the VetPlus team. She is looking forward to pursuing her career as a large animal veterinarian but will occasionally be seen in the companion animal clinic.

ANNA WEAVER BVSc Veterinarian

Anna started work at the Reporoa clinic in 1996 under the watchful eyes of Clyff and Willie. After checking out some countries, cultures and practices, she decided Rotorua is the best place to live. Anna works part time mainly in the dairy side of the business, but sometimes covers the companion animals too.

MELANIE SCOTT Head Veterinary Nurse

Mel is a VetPlus Pets senior qualified nurse. She has been with the clinic since its inception. Mel is also the stock controller and enjoys rehabbing injured native birds. She covers lunch-breaks at our Rural clinic.  In her spare time she helps run a riding school from her property in Ngongotaha. Mel has multitude of animals a dog, cats, many horses, goats, pigs and chickens.

CHERISE TULLOCH Veterinary Nurse

Cherise grew up on a dairy farm in Rotorua and has spent most of her adult life surrounded by animals. Most of Cherise’s working career has been in the equine industry but her son started school so it was time to re-think her career. Following in her mum’s footsteps Cherise completed her Diploma in Veterinary nursing and couldn’t imagine being as happy doing anything else now! Cherise keeps busy at home with son Jackson, a dog named Cash and Victor the cat!

MICHELLE MATTHEWS Veterinary Nurse

Michelle has worked with us since 2009 – firstly in our Taupo clinic and now at Pets in Rotorua. Michelle lives with two gorgeous dogs, a cat and a lovely partner. Having lived in Rotorua for most of her life, Michelle enjoys fishing and going overseas in her spare time.

LUCIA WATT Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Lucia finished John Paul College in 2019. With a passion of animals Lucia knew what profession she wanted to get into at an early stage. In 2019 she completed the New Zealand certificate in Animal Care, she went on to complete the NZ certificate in Veterinary Nursing Assistant and is currently completing the NZ diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Lucia is a qualified swim instructor and when she is not working or studying she coaches part time for Swim Rotorua. Her other interests include travelling, music, dancing and swimming.

PAULA BAIN Customer Service Receptionist

Paula has lived in Rotorua all her life. She has three children, Sarah, Becky and Jim, and husband Dave. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, walking the dogs and mountain biking.

ROBYN GARDNER Customer Service Receptionist

After joining VetPlus in 2014, Robyn is feeling established at Rural and has added a foray into Pets once a week.She shares her lifestyle home with husband Robb, cats, dogs, a Belted Galloway bull, a Highland heifer, a geriatric goat and an even older, deaf, doddery ewe. She recently became a grandmother and loves her life on the land, waterskiing on the lake and bashing a tennis ball around the courts.

JULIE HAY Customer Service Receptionist

After working at the SPCA for many years, Julie has joined the VetPlus team. She brings with her a lot of animal knowledge which includes a Vet Nurse Certificate.Julie lives with her beautiful daughters Katelyn & Sophie, husband Paul, two cats and fish. She loves spending quality time with family and being outdoors.

RACHEL MATTHEWS Customer Service Receptionist

Rachel is one of the friendly faces you will see behind the front desk. She is currently living up the Mamakus with her partner and a menagerie of animals, including chickens and alpacas. She is an avid sports enthusiast, still playing netball and passionate about rugby! She has 2 boys that are both at university in the South Island.

DIANE SEVERINSEN Customer Service Receptionist

Diane comes from a sheep and beef background, farming in Hawkes Bay and Taranaki. In a past life, Diane worked in the customer service team at a vet practice in Stratford. Diane is married to Kim and has 2 grown up daughters and 3 grandchildren all still in Taranaki.  Diane loves gardening so there is always a vase of fresh flowers on the counter at Rural.  She also loves playing golf, shopping and having coffee with friends, then walking it all off in the Redwoods.

JENNI HILL Business Manager

Jenni came on board in 2009 as the Group Business Administrator and has since become Business Manager. She looks after overall operations, including finances, HR, systems and IT, and implementing the company’s annual business plan. Jenni enjoys participating in theatre, keeping fit and looking after her much-loved golden retriever Tussock.

TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager

Treena joined VetPlus in January 2008, working from our Reporoa Clinic. She works within all of our branches, negotiating with our suppliers and managing the marketing. Treena’s husband Jim is a dairy farmer in Reporoa and they have four children to keep them busy!

SUE GIRLING Business Administrator

Sue joined us in August 2014 and is based in our Taupo office. Sue and her husband, along with their children, have lived in Taupo for the past 13 years. Sue enjoys mountain biking, group fitness classes, swimming in the lake and relaxing with her family.

MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator

Megan started with VetPlus in 2003. She is responsible for the creditor accounts and oversees the quarterly stock takes. She and her husband Russell have a lifestyle block with a menagerie. Megan enjoys gardening, walking and baking.

PAULA BAIN Customer Service Receptionist

Paula has lived in Rotorua all her life. She has three children, Sarah, Becky and Jim, and husband Dave. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, walking the dogs and mountain biking.

ROBYN GARDNER Customer Service Receptionist

After joining VetPlus in 2014, Robyn is feeling established at Rural and has added a foray into Pets once a week.She shares her lifestyle home with husband Robb, cats, dogs, a Belted Galloway bull, a Highland heifer, a geriatric goat and an even older, deaf, doddery ewe. She recently became a grandmother and loves her life on the land, waterskiing on the lake and bashing a tennis ball around the courts.

JULIE HAY Customer Service Receptionist

After working at the SPCA for many years, Julie has joined the VetPlus team. She brings with her a lot of animal knowledge which includes a Vet Nurse Certificate.Julie lives with her beautiful daughters Katelyn & Sophie, husband Paul, two cats and fish. She loves spending quality time with family and being outdoors.

RACHEL MATTHEWS Customer Service Receptionist

Rachel is one of the friendly faces you will see behind the front desk. She is currently living up the Mamakus with her partner and a menagerie of animals, including chickens and alpacas. She is an avid sports enthusiast, still playing netball and passionate about rugby! She has 2 boys that are both at university in the South Island.

DIANE SEVERINSEN Customer Service Receptionist

Diane comes from a sheep and beef background, farming in Hawkes Bay and Taranaki. In a past life, Diane worked in the customer service team at a vet practice in Stratford. Diane is married to Kim and has 2 grown up daughters and 3 grandchildren all still in Taranaki.  Diane loves gardening so there is always a vase of fresh flowers on the counter at Rural.  She also loves playing golf, shopping and having coffee with friends, then walking it all off in the Redwoods.

JENNI HILL Business Manager

Jenni came on board in 2009 as the Group Business Administrator and has since become Business Manager. She looks after overall operations, including finances, HR, systems and IT, and implementing the company’s annual business plan. Jenni enjoys participating in theatre, keeping fit and looking after her much-loved golden retriever Tussock.

TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager

Treena joined VetPlus in January 2008, working from our Reporoa Clinic. She works within all of our branches, negotiating with our suppliers and managing the marketing. Treena’s husband Jim is a dairy farmer in Reporoa and they have four children to keep them busy!

SUE GIRLING Business Administrator

Sue joined us in August 2014 and is based in our Taupo office. Sue and her husband, along with their children, have lived in Taupo for the past 13 years. Sue enjoys mountain biking, group fitness classes, swimming in the lake and relaxing with her family.

MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator

Megan started with VetPlus in 2003. She is responsible for the creditor accounts and oversees the quarterly stock takes. She and her husband Russell have a lifestyle block with a menagerie. Megan enjoys gardening, walking and baking.

MELANIE SCOTT Head Veterinary Nurse

Mel is a VetPlus Pets senior qualified nurse. She has been with the clinic since its inception. Mel is also the stock controller and enjoys rehabbing injured native birds. She covers lunch-breaks at our Rural clinic.  In her spare time she helps run a riding school from her property in Ngongotaha. Mel has multitude of animals a dog, cats, many horses, goats, pigs and chickens.

CHERISE TULLOCH Veterinary Nurse

Cherise grew up on a dairy farm in Rotorua and has spent most of her adult life surrounded by animals. Most of Cherise’s working career has been in the equine industry but her son started school so it was time to re-think her career. Following in her mum’s footsteps Cherise completed her Diploma in Veterinary nursing and couldn’t imagine being as happy doing anything else now! Cherise keeps busy at home with son Jackson, a dog named Cash and Victor the cat!

MICHELLE MATTHEWS Veterinary Nurse

Michelle has worked with us since 2009 – firstly in our Taupo clinic and now at Pets in Rotorua. Michelle lives with two gorgeous dogs, a cat and a lovely partner. Having lived in Rotorua for most of her life, Michelle enjoys fishing and going overseas in her spare time.

LUCIA WATT Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Lucia finished John Paul College in 2019. With a passion of animals Lucia knew what profession she wanted to get into at an early stage. In 2019 she completed the New Zealand certificate in Animal Care, she went on to complete the NZ certificate in Veterinary Nursing Assistant and is currently completing the NZ diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Lucia is a qualified swim instructor and when she is not working or studying she coaches part time for Swim Rotorua. Her other interests include travelling, music, dancing and swimming.

KARL WEAVER BVSc, BSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian

Karl is a fifth generation Cantabrian who graduated in 1995. After working in Te Aroha, Karl ventured to the UK where he worked predominantly in Windsor. There, he got to treat a few of Elizabeth’s cows and horses, and to see how the other half lives. Karl is based at VetPlus Rotorua, where he has a varied job description covering dairy planned animal health programmes, deer velvet assessment, bull fertility testing and equine work.

KYLE KANNAN Veterinarian

Kyle joined us straight out of university in 2012. After three years working here, he embarked on an OE with his wife Kate. He worked as a locum around England and Scotland with both small and large animals, and on returning to New Zealand came back to VetPlus. He enjoys all aspects of large animal work and has an interest in herd health problems.

MADI BARTLETT BVSc Veterinarian

Madi grew up moving around the world between South Africa, Vietnam and Belgium before settling in New Zealand for the last 7 years. After completing her Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2019, Madi moved to Rotorua to join the VetPlus team. She is looking forward to pursuing her career as a large animal veterinarian but will occasionally be seen in the companion animal clinic.

ANNA WEAVER BVSc Veterinarian

Anna started work at the Reporoa clinic in 1996 under the watchful eyes of Clyff and Willie. After checking out some countries, cultures and practices, she decided Rotorua is the best place to live. Anna works part time mainly in the dairy side of the business, but sometimes covers the companion animals too.

TREVOR KELLY BVSc Clinical Director/Veterinarian

Trevor is one of the founding members of the practice and one of the current directors. He is the senior small animal clinician and is responsible for the overall management there. Trevor has a keen interest in orthopaedic surgery and is very involved in the Operation Nest Egg for kiwi at Rainbow Springs.

FLEUR HARVEY BVSc Veterinarian

Fleur is one of our part-time vets working on our Rotorua clinic. She splits her time between her family and the clinic, but prefers the animals since they don’t answer back as much!

HESTER JACKSON-SCOTT BVSc (Dist) Veterinarian

After graduating in 2012, Hester has spent time travelling and worked in practices in Pahiatua, Napier and the UK before arriving in Rotorua where she will be covering Claire’s maternity leave. She loves working with all animals but particularly enjoys surgery and has an interest in companion animal ultrasonography. In her spare time, Hester enjoys gardening, board games and tramping and looks forward to exploring Rotorua’s many scenic trails!

JAN MCMILLAN BVSc Veterinarian

Jan joined the Rotorua team in 1995. She has worked at Taradale Vet Hospital in Napier and Kamo Vets in Whangarei, and also spent time in the UK with her husband where she worked full time for Goddards Vet Group. She enjoys small animal medicine and surgery, and likes discussing behavioural problems.

CLAIRE MISSON BVSc, BSc, BBS Veterinarian

Claire, a Massey graduate, has a keen interest in all species of animals. After starting as a mixed practice vet, she has taken on the challenge of dealing with the smaller creatures, enjoying the variation of medicine and surgery. In her previous career, she worked in the stock market, however after re-training as a veterinarian, she has not looked back.

NATALIE PINCKNEY BVSc, MSc Veterinarian

Natalie graduated from Massey in 1997 and spent her early years working in Wairoa, before heading overseas with Gerald (also a vet with VetPlus). After spending three years in the UK together, Gerald and Natalie came home – and were married soon after! Natalie works part time as a small animal vet and sometimes after-hours.

GERALD PINCKNEY BVSc, BSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian
GREG NICKS BVMs, MRCVS Veterinarian
LISA HOULTON BVSc Veterinarian
MATTHEW FITZGERALD Veterinary Technician
KAREN BROSNAHAN Veterinary Technician
PHILIPPA PURVIS Customer Service Receptionist
PAULA GOLD Customer Service Receptionist
JENNI HILL Business Manager
TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager
SUE GIRLING Business Administrator
MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator
PHILIPPA PURVIS Customer Service Receptionist
PAULA GOLD Customer Service Receptionist
JENNI HILL Business Manager
TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager
SUE GIRLING Business Administrator
MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator
MATTHEW FITZGERALD Veterinary Technician
KAREN BROSNAHAN Veterinary Technician
GERALD PINCKNEY BVSc, BSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian
GREG NICKS BVMs, MRCVS Veterinarian
LISA HOULTON BVSc Veterinarian
GERALD PINCKNEY BVSc, BSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian

Gerald grew up on a Southland sheep farm and still supports the Highlanders. Cutting his teeth in Wairoa, he spent three years in the UK (with his now wife and VetPlus vet Natalie) coming to grips with the finer points of hamster soft tissue surgery, sheep caesareans and the Hedgehog Protection League. Gerald now works as a large animal vet and is one of our Directors.

GREG NICKS BVMs, MRCVS Veterinarian

Originally from Devon, England, Greg studied in Edinburgh and has worked in mixed practices in England, Scotland and New Zealand.With over 20 Years of experience as a veterinarian, and in dairy practice since 2008 at VetPlus, Greg has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer clients. Greg is a trained In calf and Healthy Hoof advisor, holds body condition score accreditation, and is a Fonterra accredited mastitis vet. He also is an accredited Headlands consultant, offering farm consultancy based  the  “optimal profit, minimal footprint’’ model. Greg manages the VetPlus grazing programme and is proud to have a stake in the health and productivity of dairy heifers.

LISA HOULTON BVSc Veterinarian

Lisa has worked in mixed and large animal practice since she graduated in 2012. Originally from the south west of the UK, she worked for a couple years around Bristol and South Wales as a mixed vet before she and her husband embarked on a 12-month working holiday to the Waikato in 2014. They loved New Zealand and the dairy cows so much they decided not to go back. They made the move to Rotorua three years ago where they started a family. Nowadays, Lisa can be found running around after two little people during the days she isn’t working. Lisa works part time from the Reporoa clinic. When she isn’t at work or with the kids, she enjoys a spot of mountain biking or climbing.

MATTHEW FITZGERALD Veterinary Technician

Matthew is a Reporoa local, being raised just down the road on his family’s dairy farm.Matthew attended the local schools and has now returned back from an overseas venture from the UK to start work as a Veterinary Technician in Reporoa. Matthew enjoys all aspects of the agricultural sector and looks forward to working with everyone within VetPlus and from the local community.

KAREN BROSNAHAN Veterinary Technician

Karen lives on a small lifestyle block in Ngakuru and has worked as a technician for the last 6 years. Karen completed a Rural Animal Technology qualification at Otago in 2018.  During her spare time Karen enjoys the great outdoors with her husband, Gene and three children, Cullen, Daniel and Ashlee (and their three dogs). So whether its mountain biking, camping, bush walking, or a lazy day at the beach – there is always a good time to be had.

PHILIPPA PURVIS Customer Service Receptionist

Originally sheep and beef farming in Tararua, then Gisborne and Northland, Philippa and her husband Willie settled on a lifestyle block near Taupo three years ago along with a few sheep and beefies and a menagerie of pets. Having worked as a vet tech in Reporoa for two seasons she also learned to love dairy cows! At home Philippa enjoys gardening, walking, trail running and hiking, and cooking.

PAULA GOLD Customer Service Receptionist

Paula joined the practice in September 2007. She has lived on a farm in Reporoa all her life and is well-known in the area. Paula is our on-farm technician and works part time from the Reporoa clinic. When not at work, Paula enjoys spending time with her horses and her young son.

JENNI HILL Business Manager

Jenni came on board in 2009 as the Group Business Administrator and has since become Business Manager. She looks after overall operations, including finances, HR, systems and IT, and implementing the company’s annual business plan. Jenni enjoys participating in theatre, keeping fit and looking after her much-loved golden retriever Tussock.

TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager

Treena joined VetPlus in January 2008, working from our Reporoa Clinic. She works within all of our branches, negotiating with our suppliers and managing the marketing. Treena’s husband Jim is a dairy farmer in Reporoa and they have four children to keep them busy!

SUE GIRLING Business Administrator

Sue joined us in August 2014 and is based in our Taupo office. Sue and her husband, along with their children, have lived in Taupo for the past 13 years. Sue enjoys mountain biking, group fitness classes, swimming in the lake and relaxing with her family.

MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator

Megan started with VetPlus in 2003. She is responsible for the creditor accounts and oversees the quarterly stock takes. She and her husband Russell have a lifestyle block with a menagerie. Megan enjoys gardening, walking and baking.

PHILIPPA PURVIS Customer Service Receptionist

Originally sheep and beef farming in Tararua, then Gisborne and Northland, Philippa and her husband Willie settled on a lifestyle block near Taupo three years ago along with a few sheep and beefies and a menagerie of pets. Having worked as a vet tech in Reporoa for two seasons she also learned to love dairy cows! At home Philippa enjoys gardening, walking, trail running and hiking, and cooking.

PAULA GOLD Customer Service Receptionist

Paula joined the practice in September 2007. She has lived on a farm in Reporoa all her life and is well-known in the area. Paula is our on-farm technician and works part time from the Reporoa clinic. When not at work, Paula enjoys spending time with her horses and her young son.

JENNI HILL Business Manager

Jenni came on board in 2009 as the Group Business Administrator and has since become Business Manager. She looks after overall operations, including finances, HR, systems and IT, and implementing the company’s annual business plan. Jenni enjoys participating in theatre, keeping fit and looking after her much-loved golden retriever Tussock.

TREENA BRAITHWAITE Retail and Marketing Manager

Treena joined VetPlus in January 2008, working from our Reporoa Clinic. She works within all of our branches, negotiating with our suppliers and managing the marketing. Treena’s husband Jim is a dairy farmer in Reporoa and they have four children to keep them busy!

SUE GIRLING Business Administrator

Sue joined us in August 2014 and is based in our Taupo office. Sue and her husband, along with their children, have lived in Taupo for the past 13 years. Sue enjoys mountain biking, group fitness classes, swimming in the lake and relaxing with her family.

MEGAN PARKER Business Administrator

Megan started with VetPlus in 2003. She is responsible for the creditor accounts and oversees the quarterly stock takes. She and her husband Russell have a lifestyle block with a menagerie. Megan enjoys gardening, walking and baking.

MATTHEW FITZGERALD Veterinary Technician

Matthew is a Reporoa local, being raised just down the road on his family’s dairy farm.Matthew attended the local schools and has now returned back from an overseas venture from the UK to start work as a Veterinary Technician in Reporoa. Matthew enjoys all aspects of the agricultural sector and looks forward to working with everyone within VetPlus and from the local community.

KAREN BROSNAHAN Veterinary Technician

Karen lives on a small lifestyle block in Ngakuru and has worked as a technician for the last 6 years. Karen completed a Rural Animal Technology qualification at Otago in 2018.  During her spare time Karen enjoys the great outdoors with her husband, Gene and three children, Cullen, Daniel and Ashlee (and their three dogs). So whether its mountain biking, camping, bush walking, or a lazy day at the beach – there is always a good time to be had.

GERALD PINCKNEY BVSc, BSc Clinical Director, Veterinarian

Gerald grew up on a Southland sheep farm and still supports the Highlanders. Cutting his teeth in Wairoa, he spent three years in the UK (with his now wife and VetPlus vet Natalie) coming to grips with the finer points of hamster soft tissue surgery, sheep caesareans and the Hedgehog Protection League. Gerald now works as a large animal vet and is one of our Directors.

GREG NICKS BVMs, MRCVS Veterinarian

Originally from Devon, England, Greg studied in Edinburgh and has worked in mixed practices in England, Scotland and New Zealand.With over 20 Years of experience as a veterinarian, and in dairy practice since 2008 at VetPlus, Greg has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer clients. Greg is a trained In calf and Healthy Hoof advisor, holds body condition score accreditation, and is a Fonterra accredited mastitis vet. He also is an accredited Headlands consultant, offering farm consultancy based  the  “optimal profit, minimal footprint’’ model. Greg manages the VetPlus grazing programme and is proud to have a stake in the health and productivity of dairy heifers.

LISA HOULTON BVSc Veterinarian

Lisa has worked in mixed and large animal practice since she graduated in 2012. Originally from the south west of the UK, she worked for a couple years around Bristol and South Wales as a mixed vet before she and her husband embarked on a 12-month working holiday to the Waikato in 2014. They loved New Zealand and the dairy cows so much they decided not to go back. They made the move to Rotorua three years ago where they started a family. Nowadays, Lisa can be found running around after two little people during the days she isn’t working. Lisa works part time from the Reporoa clinic. When she isn’t at work or with the kids, she enjoys a spot of mountain biking or climbing.

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