Our Team

Carol Cathman

DVM, BA

Carol has been at Nelson Vets for over 17 years, making her our longest-serving vet.

With many years of experience, Carol has a large fan-base, and is renowned among clients for her exceptional veterinary care and warm, friendly personality. Her love for animals is evident in the care and attention she provides to every furry patient she treats. She is highly skilled in treating intensive medical cases, providing exceptional care for pets with complex medical needs. This has earned Carol a reputation as a go-to vet for challenging cases.

Carol relocated to New Zealand in 1994 to escape the harsh winters of Minnesota and now lives in Nelson with her husband, children, cat, dog and chickens. In her spare time she keeps busy and active with hobbies such as mountain biking, tramping and travelling. She even recently travelled to Auitutaki to do voluntary veterinary work and her highlight was meeting the amazing locals and pulling painful grass seeds out of cats mouths under anaesthetic!


 

Veterinarians

Adam Stanyer

Adam Stanyer

BSC (Hons), BVM&S, GP Cert SAS

Practice Owner

Alissa Hutchison

Alissa Hutchison

BVSc

Brendan Hickman

Brendan Hickman

BVSc, BAppSc, PGDipBA

Practice Owner & Managing Director

Carol Cathman

Carol Cathman

DVM, BA

Grace Miller

Grace Miller

BVSc

Iain Pashby

Iain Pashby

BVM&S

Jacqui Hickman

Jacqui Hickman

BVSc 

Practice Owner & Deputy Head Vet

Jonathan Spurgeon

Jonathan Spurgeon

BSc (Hons), BVSc CertGP SAP, CertGP Fel.P MRCVS

Katie Bowron

Katie Bowron

BVSc

Kelly Phillips

Kelly Phillips

BVetMed (Hons), BSC (Hons)

Head Vet

Melanie Zwiener

Melanie Zwiener

DVM, DrMedVet

Rachel Stanyer

Rachel Stanyer

BVM&S, MSc WAH

Rick Hesketh

Rick Hesketh

BVSc