St Aubyn Veterinary Clinic

Our Staff

Meet out Team

Veterinarian

Dr Gemma Kinross

BVM&S MRCVS

I graduated in 2007 from Edinburgh University in Scotland. I worked 2 years in England, and then travelled down under to do 9 months in Sydney. I joined St Aubyn Vet clinic in November 2010.

When I am not working with small animals, I am keen horse rider, and enjoy anything that involves being out doors especially walking my welsh springer spaniel Talisker. I have been known to try my hand at skydiving, bungy jumping and in winter I like to hit the slopes on a snow board. I enjoy travelling the world, but at present am living beside the sea in New Plymouth.

 

 

Veterinarian

Dr Megan Finlay

BVSc

I have been an animal lover from a young age - I even had an imaginary dog as a child! There were plenty of 'real' pets too whilst growing up in Taranaki - a lamb, rabbits, guinea pigs, a budgie, turtles, fish, and cats. I decided that I wanted to be a vet while still at primary school, and I realised that dream in 2006 when I graduated from Massey University. I have since worked in clinics in the Waikato, England, Taranaki, and Fiji. It's great to be back home in Taranaki and I enjoy making the most of our province - walking the dogs, tramping, and paddleboarding. I look forward to seeing you and your furry family members!

 

Locum Veterinarian

Dr Ann Wood

BVMS MRCVS

We have had a regular locum who comes to us every second month from November to May over summer for the past 3 years. This provides continuity for our clients, and a familiar face. Ann graduated 1985 from Glasgow and has been travelling the Atlantic ever since! She does 6 months in NZ and 6 months in England successfully avoiding a NZ winter. When she is not working as a vet she is mountain biking, hiking, or both in some remote corner of the world. She has worked as a vet in out back Western Australia, and the Shetland Isles.

Her idea of a great day off from us... is to drive to Tongariro, mountain bike the traverse, and head back for a short 2 hour tramp at Lake Mangamahoe, before biking our coastal walkway before tea.

 

Veterinarian

Dr Wendy Dixon 

BSVc (Distinction)

I graduated with a BVSc (Distinction) from Massey University New Zealand in 1993 and spent 2 years in small animal practice before travelling to the UK to work and study. On moving to the UK she started a 3year course in classical homeopathy, attended by other veterinarians and medical doctors with the Homeopathic Physicians Teaching Group in Oxford. Wendy graduated with a Veterinary Membership to the Faculty of Homeopathy in 1999. Further study with the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists lead to a qualification in veterinary acupuncture in 2004.

Wendy then spent a total of 17 years working in a combined conventional and holistic veterinary practice in the UK, using the best that both modalities have to offer.

Using complementary therapies in addition to the use of conventional medicine and surgery has and continues to enhance her own practice hugely and has kept her passionate about working in the veterinary profession. Wendy has been working at the New Plymouth District Veterinary Group since 2014 and sees both first opinion cases and also takes referrals in both acupuncture and homeopathy.

In her spare time Wendy is an avid gardener, trying to produce as much organic produce from her little garden as possible whilst looking after the small zoo of  pets that have been acquired between her and her two girls over the 3 years since back in NZ. 

 

Veterinary Nurse

Carol         

Cert AScT  LTCL  LVN

I have been part of the team at Moturoa for many years!

 In 1990 I gained a certificate in Animal Science and Technology after 2 years of extramural study and block courses based in Auckland.

Living on a lifestyle block around the coast I appreciate the commitment animals require. My interests  include cattle, horses and sheep, and I am a Speech Teacher in the community.

 

 

Veterinary Nurse

Shona  

Dip NZVN  RVN

I have always wanted to work with and for animals. Before I became a vet nurse I worked for Hearing Dogs for deaf people. I began working for St Aubyn Vet in 2007, and completed my Diploma of Vet nursing from Otago Polytechnic in 2009, while working full time! I enjoyed the challenge that studying and extending my knowledge while working in a clinic environment provided. During the course I developed a passion for animal behaviour and nutrition.

I enjoy being a vet nurse because I can go to work, and something different happens every day! I enjoy working with a clinic cat on my shoulder or settling your pet for their stay.

At home I have 2 dogs which I love very much – Ellie, a fox terrier X and Katie a lab X. They have great enthusiasm and passion for life, keeping me entertained with their antics! My dogs are important members of my family. When not at work or playing with my four legged friends, I am on some sports field playing tennis, netball or soccer.

 

 

 

Veterinary Nurse

Morgan

Dip VN

I graduated from Unitec with my diploma in veterinary nursing in 2016, and did most of my work experience here as a student. I'm so happy to be back working with such a lovely team! 
I'm super passionate about animal welfare and have been vegan for nearly four years. I have a pretty cute dog called Bruiser, (named after the Chihuahua from the legally blonde movie). I also have a cat, Neko who was born here at the clinic! 
When I'm not at work, you'll find me bargain hunting at opp-shops and antique stores, collecting strange and wonderful things.  Or cuddled up with my furry friends watching Disney movies.   

 

Receptionist & Clinic Preservation

Margaret

Guaranteed only 2 degrees of separation from any New Plymouth resident.

Living all my life in New Plymouth, I have been involved in many aspects of community life, bringing up my now 3 adult children. Though I don’t have any pets at home now, all my life I have lived with dogs, cats, horses, chickens and cows. The resident animals at the clinic keep me in check.

I am a keen tramper and explorer of the outdoors both locally and further afield. I enjoy gardening ( including at the clinic) of the edible and non edible variety.

Ignatius Horatio Bell or Iggy

Iggy is a splendid big Birman, with a laid back personality. He is a crucial member of staff and will be strategically stretched out on the floor or doorway for maximum adoration from our clients.

 

 

Contact Us

Phone (06) 751 3000
Fax (06) 751 3000
Email st.aubyn.vet@xtra.co.nz
Address 477 St Aubyn Street
Moturoa, New Plymouth