Our Team

Jacqui Hickman

BVSc - Practice Owner & Deputy Head Vet

Jacqui is one of the owners of Nelson Vets, along with Brendan and Adam, she plays a key role in running the practice and has a day to day role clinically. Jacqui has done Masters papers in Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology and Emergency Care. Her particular interest in eyes has led to us integrating awesome technology like an automatic eye pressure meter to test for Glaucoma and Uveitis. Due to this, we are also able to perform complex eye surgeries, including corneal grafting and entropion repair.

Outside of work, Jacqui is a mother of three, wife to Brendan and a doting slave to cat Cruz, all who keep her on her toes. She has recently taken up her husbands’ passion for Adventure racing at a much more social level!


 

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