Our Team

Rick Hesketh

BVSc

Rick graduated from the University of Bristol in 2013.

"When I was young I watched a TV show about vets treating animals and since then I was determined to be a vet. I enjoy the variety and challenge of the role, using that same determination to get to the bottom of whatever issue is going on with the pet."

Before settling in New Zealand in 2020, Rick has had an impressive career that has taken him all around the world, working in Brunei, South Africa, Galapagos and Madagascar. This gave him a lot of amazing experiences, with one of the highlights of his career being able to capture a giraffe for vet treatment in South Africa. 

In his free time, Rick loves getting outdoors, tramping with his goofy Boxer dog Mowgli, mountain biking and climbing.

Rick enjoys all aspects of veterinary work and we are very lucky to have his experience and kind personality with us here each day.

 

 

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