Our Team

Grace Miller

BVSc

Grace has been with Nelson Vets since 2021 and is enjoying the sunny Tasman Bay, having previously worked down south in Oamaru. Grace has a special interest in surgery and has enjoyed having Adam and Jonathans’ wisdom on hand to allow her to expand her skills to include laparoscopic and orthopaedic procedures.

Grace is currently studying towards her ANZCVS surgical membership exams, and recently completed training for PennHip, meaning she is certified to use this method for early assessment of a dogs likelihood of developing hip dysplasia.

She also enjoys dentistry, ultrasonography, and building relationships with patients and clients. Outside of work, Grace can be found in the ocean or the mountains - biking, diving and bush-bashing up hills are some of her favourite pastimes. She is often accompanied by her partner Bernard and their dog Sam.


 

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