Nurses and Receptionists
Nurses are the backbone of any veterinary clinic. They field a million phone queries, triage animals, take bloods, run diagnostics, place IV lines, monitor anaesthesia, assist with surgery, take radiographs, set up IV fluid pumps, care for the hospital cases, manage the sterile surgical equipment, order supplies, keep the vets in line, and the list goes on and on! What would we do without them? We shudder to think.
Reception is the first point of contact and one of the busiest places in the clinic. All our staff at reception have worked or still work as vet nurses. This makes them ideal to answer phone calls about your pets health, triage appointments and offer advice on parasite treatments and dietary requirements. They are a fantastic team!
When you have a busy hospital with a complicated case load you need seriously good nursing staff. That's why we hired Serena. Serena is a powerhouse of nursing skill, in fact before we nabbed her she used to train vet nurses! Serena is super dedicated to animal care and we are more than lucky to have her.
Serena particularly enjoys taking radiographs and caring for animals in the hospital.
Maddy is the newest member of the nursing team. She brings a calm and gentle demeanor to the practice, which suits our feline friendly and fear free policies very nicely. Maddy has jumped right into practice with a lot of confidence and we look forward to her getting to know all our precious patients and clients. She lives at home with 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Louie and Hugo, a very lovable couple of rogues
Gina is one of our most passionate nurses. She is super dedicated and has a singular focus whether she's monitoring anaesthesia or being super helpful at reception. She cares deeply for all animals but she has a real soft spot in her heart for foster kittens. We are lucky to have Gina.
Sophie is an English vet nurse who graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London. She worked for several years in the UK before coming to NZ. We're very lucky to have snared someone of her calibre. Onewa Road is proud of our trained, skilled and committed veterinary nursing team and Sophie fitted in right away. Her competence and caring was immediately evident and Oliver is trying to turn her into his dedicated rabbit nurse.
India graduated with a bachelors degree of Veterinary Technology in 2019. After graduating she worked in the Massey University Veterinary teaching hospital where she gained valuable skills and experience. India joined the Onewa Road family in Febuary 2020. She is cool and calm under pressure, has a strong work ethic and is passionate about animals of all shapes and sizes. When she's not at the clinic she can be found riding her thoroughbred Ricky or hanging out with her cats Toby and Mitze.
Brittany has joined our team after being a foster for Saving Hope Foundation she decided it was time for a change to pursue a career in the animal industry.
In her spare time Brittany likes going out for adventures with her partner Hayley and their two rescue dogs, Vivi and Fifa.
She also enjoys baking yummy dog and human cakes!