Our Team

Dr Simon NelsonDr Simon Nelson

Senior Veterinary Surgeon and Owner
Qualified 1994 with BVSc and BSc (Massey)

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Dr Sue GautreyDr Sue Gautrey

Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Qualified 1995 with VetMB (Cambridge/UK)

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Dr Nicky PappsDr Nicky Papps

Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Qualified 2000 with BVSc (Massey)

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Vicky JonesVicky Jones

Senior Surgical Nurse
Qualified with Cert.VN (Otago)

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rachael portrait smRachael Smith

Surgical Nurse
Qualified with Cert.VN (Aust.AgCol)

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laura portrait smLaura Kaan

Surgical Nurse
Qualified with Dip.VN (UCOL)

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Marita GodfreyMarita Godfrey

Surgical Nurse
Qualified with Cert.VN (Weltec)

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Practice Mischief Maker
Qualified with Bachelor of Important Doggy Business

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Personal service is really important to us and this is an area where we shine due to our relatively small size and our friendly team.


We’re not part of a big corporate franchise – we are owner-operated and have a vested interest in doing a good job and keeping you happy.


We are Vets. We enjoy being Vets and this is our focus. We’re not a petshop with a vet in it. We don’t upsell treats, beds or grooming when you visit.


Each of our vets has over 20 years of professional expertise. Our nursing staff all hold National Certificates and Diplomas.


Our Animal Hospital and Vet Clinic is fully equipped and staffed to provide a complete medical and surgical service.


We are centrally located and easy to get to, with ample parking at the door. We are open late each weeknight and hold Saturday clinics to fit around your work commitments.