Health care for your pet really is a team effort. Vets, nurses and receptionists are all crucial in your pets care. We have a great team, everyone contributes and everyone truly cares about animlas. It is a fantastic environment to work in and we'd love to introduce you to some of our people.
All of our team are highly trained. Nurses working on reception do a great job providing useful advice and triaging phone calls, our surgical nurses provide skilled care in the operating theatre as well as dedicated hospital care and post op nursing. Our vets are all very experienced and provide leadership and drive for the whole team.
Dr. Oliver Reeve
BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Pharmacology)
Co-Owner Onewa Road Veterinary Hospital
Oliver graduated from Massey University in 1999. He worked in Wellingon for two years before moving to London to work in a busy companion animal practice. In 2005 he returned home and was thrilled at the opportunity to join the Onewa Road Veterinary Hospital.
In 2014, after 2 years of arduous study, he passed written and oral examinations in veterinary pharmacology and is now a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. This a hard earned qualification that reflects the dedication and increased knowledge of vets who succesfully complete the examinations
Oliver brings his top level skills and ebullient style to the clinic every day. He relishes the variety and challenge of working in a high quality clinic, loves being around animals and being able to help them. He has a dog, 2 cats, and 2 rabbits that ensure he is always covered in animal fur.
Dr. Richard McKee
Co-Owner Onewa Road Veterinary Hospital
Richard graduated from Massey University in 1991 and then spent the first 2 years of his career working in Lower Hutt. Wanderlust kicked in and the next four years were spent based in the UK. Richard worked in the home counties and travelled widely. Returning to NZ he spent seven years working in Whangarei and became a partner in his practice. In 2005 Richard joined the Onewa Road Veterinary Hospital.
Richard is a dynamo of veterinary medicine. He is a passionate, dedicated, perfectionist with a wide skillset in medicine and surgery that he practices to the highest level. Richard sets the standards that other vets try to follow.
Richard is continually impressed with the dedicated clients at the clinic, he says they make his job so much more fulfilling.
Richard has a small Border Terrier a big personality (Diva)!
Dr. Cheryll Walmsley
Cheryll has been with the clinic since 2001, splitting her time between consultations and clinic administration. Without her managerial skills the clinic would grind to a halt. Cheryll is an enormously experienced and thorough vet with the the gentlest of approaches. Every animal she sees is gone over with the fine toothed comb of clinical expertise honed by many years of experience.
Cheryll is a highly motivated and driven vet maintaining high standards in clinical practice, we are luch to have her.
Dr. Amber Kennedy
Amber is our newest vet to join the team. She graduated from Massey university in 2015 and has been working in small animal practice ever since. Amber enjoys all aspects of veterinary care and is learning lots from her experienced colleagues. She brings a fresh breath of youthful enthusiasm to the clinic, clients and their furry friends.
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.
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.
Yani Riley Sangroniz
Yani is proof that good things come in small packages. While she may not be pushing the boundaries in terms of height, she does when it comes to nursing knowledge. Yani is always keen to learn more and do more. She is constantly updating her skills, which she passes on to the rest of the team. She even teaches the vets a thing or two! Yani is a great team player whose positive attitude lifts everyone's day.
Lndia Gibb - Pearson
India is the newest member of our team, joining us after completing her Bachelor's in Vet Technology in 2019. She enjoys all aspects of nursing especially assisting in surgical procedures and nursing unwell patients back to health. In her spare time she rides her horse Ricky, spends time with her friends and enjoys music festivals.
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.
Maddy is calm cool and collected. She brings a calm and gentle demeanor to the practice, which suits our feline friendly and fear free policies very nicely. She loves all aspects of nursing and especially learning everything she can to better her knowledge. She especially enjoys running and learning more about our puppy preschool classes. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and reading some great books.
Beccie is our British Import who is in charge of our bustling reception and busy phone lines. She is always ready to help with her winning smile and quiet competence. At home she has a lovely young Labrador called Albus.