Our Team

Jonathan Spurgeon

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

We are thrilled to have Jonathan at our Saxton clinic, where he shares his extensive knowledge and experience with us two days a week. 

Jonathan graduated from Bristol in 1991 and went on to own a seven-branch practice in the UK for two decades.  In 2021, he made the move to New Zealand with his wife Jane and their three teenage daughters.

Jonathan has a keen interest in endoscopic and laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures, developing these skills over the past 20 years. He is currently helping to develop our facilities in these areas at our Saxton clinic, which includes providing training to our other vets.

Jonathan is loving the kiwi lifestyle and exploring the country, although he is not enjoy those pesky sandflies!  In his free time, he enjoys running, playing the piano and indulging in a bit of PlayStation to improve his hand-eye coordination for keyhole surgery. 

“I really enjoy being in a forward thinking and advanced vet surgery like Nelson Vets, run by people truly committed to the animals and their care."


 

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