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Our talented team of vets are highly skilled in their field and passionate about animals. You can learn more about our vets and their expertise by clicking on their profiles below.

Rob Mills
Management Team, Veterinarians

Rob Mills

As CEO, it will come as no surprise to learn that Rob has dedicated his career to the care of animals and the nurturing of the NP Vet Group team. Fresh from University, Rob joined…

Ross Gadsby
Management Team, Veterinarians

Ross Gadsby

With years of experience, Ross is a long-standing member of our veterinary team. Ross joined our team after graduating in 1991 and has been with us ever since. His area of expertise is in large…

Robert O’Connor
Management Team, Veterinarians

Robert O’Connor

Robert has been with our team since 1997 and is one of our most experienced vets. His area of expertise is in general practice. Robert loves fixing things and finds it very challenging when he…

Lori Mahony
Marketing

Lori Mahony

Lori is our multi-talented Marketing Manager. She joined our team in 2000 and worked as a receptionist/vet nurse for 5 years before bidding us farewell to focus on her music projects. We were thrilled when…

Judith McEwen
Support Team

Judith McEwen

Judith has been a dedicated member of our team since 2005. Before joining us, she worked in a number of other jobs, including riding instructor, caregiver and waitress (“world’s worst”, she claims). Given her deep…

Averil Osborne
Veterinary Nurses

Averil Osborne

After working for many years in banking, Averil decided to make a major career change by pursuing studies in veterinary nursing. With us since 2012, Averil spends a lot of her time working within the…

Katherine Lyon
Veterinarians

Katherine Lyon

Katherine joined us in March 2015, after finishing her veterinary degree at Massey University. She spends most of her time working on small animal cases, especially with companion animals. She understands how important these animals…

Zoe Schultz
Veterinary Nurses

Zoe Schultz

We are thrilled to have Zoe on our team as she completes her training to become a vet nurse. Zoe is passionate about animals, but finds it particularly challenging when she is working with very…

Shannon McClay
Veterinary Nurses

Shannon McClay

Shannon has been part of our team since 2017 and a veterinary nurse since 2013. She enjoys the variety of each day, but finds it challenging to say goodbye to patients. One of her favourite…

Nikki Klemra
Management Team, Veterinary Nurses

Nikki Klemra

Nikki joined us in 2004, shortly after completing her diploma in veterinary nursing. She loves being involved in an animal’s recovery after it has undergone surgery or a major illness. She once spent 10 weeks…

Paula Andrews
Veterinary Nurses

Paula Andrews

Qualified for over 18 years, Paula has been a member of our team since 2006. Paula loves the varied nature of her job and appreciates that each day is different from the one before. Like…

Abbie Deken
Veterinary Nurses

Abbie Deken

Abbie joined the NP Vet Group team after completing her certificate in vet nursing at Otago Polytechnic in 2004. In addition to the standard vet nursing work, she has completed additional training in dog behaviour…

Tasha Hildred
Veterinary Nurses

Tasha Hildred

After spending 27 years as a pharmacy technician, Tasha decided to change things up and pursue a diploma in veterinary nursing. She’s been a member of our team for the past 2 years, while she’s…

Shamara Low
Veterinary Nurses

Shamara Low

Shamara completed her Vet Nursing Certificate in 2010 and has been with us since 2012. Shamara is a total “people person” who is known for her excellent client management skills and the warm relationships she…

Sheree Petersen
Veterinary Nurses

Sheree Petersen

Sheree completed degrees in both veterinary nursing and rural technology – her diverse talents have been an asset to us since 2009. Not only is Sheree particularly skilled in working with large animals, but she…

Lara Quinn
Veterinary Nurses

Lara Quinn

A long-standing member of our team, Lara joined us in 1988 and is our most senior nurse. Her favourite part of the job is making a difference in the lives of the animals and pet…

Wendy Dixon
Veterinarians

Wendy Dixon

Wendy is a highly experienced vet who joined our team in 2014. Before moving back to New Zealand, Wendy worked and trained in the UK, where she took part in a 3-year course studying classical…

Maddy Connolly
Veterinarians

Maddy Connolly

Maddy joined NP Vet Group after completing her degree in 2013. She enjoys so many aspects of her job, including working with her colleagues on demanding cases and applying science to solve challenging problems. Maddy…

Clare Richardson
Marketing

Clare Richardson

Clare joined our team in 2016 coming from a background in the pet industry. She is a tremendous asset to our practice, serving our clients with a smile and helping us solve any tech problems…

Vivienne Cox
Management Team, Veterinary Nurses

Vivienne Cox

Vivienne joined NP Vet Group back in 2006, making her one of the most senior member of our Vet Nursing team. Vivienne enjoys a varying and fast past paced role within the clinic that includes…

Steph Baeyertz
Veterinary Nurses

Steph Baeyertz

Steph has been with NP Vet Group since 2013 when she completed her certificate in Veterinary Nursing. She is very involved in the monitoring and care of sick and injured animals, often having a long-term…

Paula McNeice
Veterinary Nurses

Paula McNeice

Paula joined our team after completing her certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2008. She approaches her job with empathy and compassion, gently nursing pets back to life and comforting their owners when loss is unavoidable.…

Vicki Redpath
Veterinarians

Vicki Redpath

Shortly after Vicki graduated in 1988 she joined our team for the first time. After working for us for several years, she left the team to focus on other aspects of her life, including being…

Shawna Wishart
Veterinarians

Shawna Wishart

Shawna has taken full advantage of her training and post-graduate years to experience veterinary medicine in very interesting locations. As a student, she held preceptorships at zoos in St. Louis and Cincinnati. Upon completing her…

Rebecca Cairns
Veterinarians

Rebecca Cairns

After graduating from Massey University, Rebecca travelled throughout Europe and New Zealand working as a locum vet, later settling in Wairarapa where she worked in a mixed practice. After having her second child, her family…

Nicola Carroll
Veterinarians

Nicola Carroll

After working as a locum veterinarian in the UK, Nicola returned to New Plymouth and has been a member of the NP Vet Group since 2011. Her areas of expertise include both small and large…

Kate Middleton
Veterinarians

Kate Middleton

Kate is one of the newer members of our team, but has been a qualified Vet since 1993. She studied in Australia and practiced there before moving to New Zealand with her young family. After…

Gemma Kinross
Veterinarians

Gemma Kinross

Gemma is a spirited member of our team, who brings her keen sense of humour with her to work each day. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2007, Gemma spent a year travelling…

Dawn Mills
Veterinarians

Dawn Mills

Dawn has been with NP Vet Group for most of her career. She joined NP Vet Group in 1982, two years after completing her veterinary degree. Dawn’s area of expertise is Avian Medicine. Her extensive…

Jo Hayman
Administration Team

Jo Hayman

Jo has been at the helm since 1994, keeping NP Vet Group on course as it has grown from a small practice to the large and comprehensive one it is today. For anyone who knows…

Kate Stanley
Veterinary Nurses

Kate Stanley

Born with a passion for animals, Kate spent time working in a cattery and kennels before realising that a career caring for animals was the right choice for her. After completing a certificate in Veterinary…

Jo Foy
Management Team, Veterinary Nurses

Jo Foy

Jo joined NP Vet Group in 2002 after completing her veterinary nursing training. Over the past 15 years she has been a dedicated member of our team, greeting the chaos and challenges with poise and…

Anne Terrill
Veterinarians

Anne Terrill

Anne has been a member of the NP Vet Group team since 2006. She’s a generalist vet who is equally comfortable treating small and large animals, but thanks to her childhood on a farm she…

Kimberly Stevenson
Veterinary Nurses

Kimberly Stevenson

Kimberly joined our team in 2014 after completing her veterinary nursing degree at Otago Polytechnic. Kimberly is passionate about the role she plays in helping sick patients make a full recovery so they can return…

Christianne Eberhard
Veterinarians

Christianne Eberhard

Hailing from The Netherlands, Christianne is a seasoned vet, who graduated in 2001, and brings a wealth of experience to the table. She has been a proud member of our team for since 2007, where…

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