Meet the Team

 

Practice Manager

Jedda Ford Jedda-918

Jedda is the Practice Manager at Manukau After hours Clinic and has been with us for 12 years. Prior to this she has worked at other after hours emergency clinics and day clinics. Her passion and dedication to the care of animals shines through as she strives to make the clinic the best it can be.

When asked how she can maintain her enthusiasm in this busy and time consuming role she credits it to her commitment to the welfare of animals and the staff she works with. It comes as no surprise that the extremely busy public holiday periods are her favourite as she can enjoy the team morale as we all pull together.

Outside of work, Jedda is kept busy with her other passion, family. Outnumbered by her Welsh husband and four sons she is always kept busy on weekends with sports. Five cats and three dogs round off the household which mean so much to her.

 

Head Veterinarian

Cori Wigfall - BVM.BVS(Hons) BVMedSci(Hons)

Cori is originally from Wales and spent her youth on the farm surrounded by all types of animals which fuelled the fire to become a veterinarian. Cori came to New Zealand in 2014, spent a few years working in mixed practice, and then decided to focus solely on small animals, particularly emergency care.

Cori has a keen interest in analgesia (pain management) and internal medicine cases. She enjoys teaching and ensuring the clinic runs at the same high standard it has done for many years. Cori also enjoys volunteering for SPAW, a charity that gives veterinary care to the Pacific Islands.

Outside of work, Cori enjoys catching up with friends, walking and exploring our beautiful countryside.

     

Veterinarian

Mary-Ruth Doole - BVSc, BAgrSc (Hons)

Ever since Mary-Ruth was 7 years old, she was fascinated by animals, their health, breeding and management. By the age of 8, together with her sister, she had set up a guinea pig breeding programme and knew deep down that she wanted to be a Vet. Throughout her career as a professional veterinarian, she has enjoyed being in both farm and companion animal practices.

Owning a clinic in Parnell for nearly 10 years, Mary-Ruth has found emergency medicine to be both challenging and rewarding. She can be found on her farm in Awhitu tending to her small herd of pedigree Herefords, planting regenerating bush, training her German Shepherd rescue dogs and at film festivals.

 

Veterinarian

Susan Crow - BVSc received 300687540540507-143

Having worked as both a farm and small animal vet over the years Susan has found the challenge of working in the after-hours emergency environment to be the most engaging for her. She says "It is a great satisfaction to be able to help pets and their owners when they most need it. Although we deal with many sad situations, the brave and lovely pets and people make it all worthwhile".

In her downtime Susan likes to be in or on the sea, or spending time with her lovely husband and their small dog. In addition, she is currently re-learning to ride horses again after a few years off - right now they are teaching her new levels of patience, fitness and humility!

     

Veterinarian

Asha Reddy - BVSc

Asha was a 2000 graduate of Melbou68F453A8-6022-428B-AECC-BA6618339EDA-363-461-519-444rne University Vet School. She went back to her home country Fiji, where she spent a year as a government veterinarian doing mixed practice and then was employed as the first local vet for the SPCA in Suva. She later opened the first private veterinary clinic in Fiji which she ran for 10 years before deciding to relocate her family and animals to Auckland.

Asha loves surgery and would happily spend her day in surgical scrubs. Her shifts at MAHVC reminds her of her time as a sole practitioner and she enjoys the challenge of emergency work.

Away from the vet clinic , Asha is busy looking after a family of five, her 10 year old German Shepherd and a 7 year old Ragdoll. She enjoys a scenic half marathon and is aiming to master paddle boarding this summer

 

 

     

Veterinarian

Jennifer Tseng

A cliche for the majority working in the industry, Jennifer has wanted to be ajennt-584-55 vet for as long as she can remember. She graduated as a vet from Massey University in 2017, but has been observing surgeries and "helping out" in clinics since she was a toddler. Prior to moving to Auckland in 2004, her father owned a busy small animal practice in Taiwan. Jennifer now works full-time at a busy practice in Auckland during the day time, but enjoys managing the variety of cases seen at Manukau After Hours on her weekends off. 
When she isn't working, Jenn can be found spending quality time with the three dogs and four cats she lives with (she can't stop rescuing...). Her elderly whippet is also part of Canine Friends Pet Therapy, and they can be found visiting rest homes. In her free time Jenn enjoys gardening, hiking, redecorating and experimenting with homemade recipes for skincare and home-cleaning products. 

 

Veterinarian

Kerri Heard - BVMS MRCVS

Kerri graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2014, she then spent her first three years of clinical practice working as a mixed rural vet in the UK. Her passion for surfing and travelling then lead her to explore overseas. For two years she spent her time combining work and travel around the coast of Australia, after which she hopped across to New Zealand.

With a keen interest in emergency medicine Kerri enjoys working as part of a team to work up critical care patients. Her key interest is in soft tissue surgery, but also loves the diagnostic work up of medicine cases.

Another area Kerri is passionate about is veterinary charity work , applying her skills to animals that need it the most. She has spent 8 months volunteering in Sri Lanka with WECare Worldwide, a veterinary charity providing emergency aid, preventative medicine, and rehabilitation to the street dog population. This remains as some of the most rewarding work she has ever done.

In her spare time you mostly find her on the coast - surfing or fishing!

     

Veterinarian

Max Clout - BVSc

Max graduated from Massey University in 2015. He is currently a mixed animal vet working full time in the Bay of Plenty and enjoys the variety that this role offers. As much as he loves getting out onto the farm and getting his hands dirty, Max is focusing on the smaller animals, and is currently completing his Master's degree in companion animal surgery.

In his spare time, Max enjoys a raft of sports including squash, tennis, snowboarding, running, cycling, netball, rugby and adventure sports. 

 

Veterinarian

Lizzy Linley - BVetMed

Lizzy graduated from the Royal Veterinary School in London. She moved out to New Zealand in 2018 and works full time as a mixed vet in the rural Waikato.

She is passionate about veterinary emergency critical care and loves surgery.

Outside of work she loves travelling, her weekends, when not working, are filled with trips to new places with her favourite people. Exploring the world has become quite an expensive habit!

     

Veterinarian

Amy Burnett - BVSc
 

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Kevin Dalton - BVSc68F453A8-6022-428B-AECC-BA6618339EDA-363-461-519-444-307-577-170

Kevin was inspired to be a vet after the illness of his childhood bunny, Jumpers. After graduating he spent time in Cairns working with companion animals and the odd snake or lizard. The call of home has brought him back where he alternates his time between a North Shore day clinic and here. Kevin is interested in veterinary opthamology and is currently continuing his education in this area.

When Kevin is not at work he is found at home with his cat Mr (Dorian) Gray who has a “perfect coat, white socks and pink tootsies”, enjoying live music at festivals and exploring his interest in music production. A good summers day will find him at the beach attempting to surf and playing overly competitive ultimate frisbee with friends.

 

Veterinarian

Maria Post - BVSc
 

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Hazel Tai - BVSc
 

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Jayne Spooner - BVSc
 

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Ben Wilson - BVSc
 

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Gina Gainsborough-Waring - BVSc
 

 

     

Head Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte Castle - DipVetNurs

Charlotte studied at Vet Nurse Plus and hocharlotte bio-288lds her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys the variety and fast pace of emergency nursing, and working with such a supportive and caring team.

She volunteers for NZ Animal Evac and is working her way through the training to be part of the field deployment team, NZ’s only animal evacuation charity.

She was raised on a dairy farm in Hunua and currently has 3 cats at home.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her energetic son, adding to her forest of house plants, going op-shopping, and 50s pin up fashion.

 

Veterinary Nurse

Rachael Turner

Rachael is an experienced vet nurse who has been working in the industry for over 16 years. IMG 0128-786-977-690
Rachael lives locally with her husband and daughters, she has worked in several clinics around South Auckland as well as vet nursing in Perth and Melbourne for 3 years. 
Rachael's passion has always been animals and educating owners on how to take care of them.

When Rachael is not working you will find her racing around after her two daughters and husband.

   

Veterinary Nurse

Kritika Gopal - BSc  DipVetNurs

MAHVC-872-210-570Kritika has worked for MAHVC for a couple of years, and holds a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She also has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences and Physiology.

She has a passion for animals, especially for her cat Tony, and a keen interest in emergency medicine. Kritika also works for SPCA Auckland, and is very active in her community as a volunteer ambulance officer for St John.

In her spare time, Kritika enjoys cooking (and eating!), reading, travelling, and dressing Tony up in costumes.

 

Veterinary Nurse

Nicole Naidu - BAppSci   DipVetNurs

Nicole is a qualified Veterinary Nurse, Nicole Naidu 1-391-740-371completing her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing through Unitec in 2010. She also has a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Animal Management and Welfare.

She loves working with animals and has worked with both large and small animals however, small animals are definitely her passion and she's always willing to give pats and cuddles!
 

 
Veterinary Nurse

Angela Drower

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Angela has been nursing for more that 10 years and finds the job rewarding. she loves watching the animals recover and leave the clinic well, or fostering those that wouldn't get a chance. She also looks forward to continuing education.

Angela loves the outdoors, whether it be gardening or walking on the beach and when not working at the After Hours Clinic she enjoys socialising with her friends and family and watching her children grow.
  Veterinary Nurse

Victoria Smith
     

Veterinary Nurse

Jec Foeken - CVN

Jec is a Veterinary Nurse with 2jec-969-413-777-9110 years experience with small animals, wildlife and exotics. She undertook her training in her home town of Sydney, Australia, and has worked in Sydney, London and Auckland. 

In her spare time Jec enjoys spending time with her fiance and two kids, walking her dog, reading and watching horror movies. 

 

Veterinary Nurse

Elizabeth Weir - DipVetNurs

ElizabethLiz-127 has recently graduated from Vet Nurse Plus with a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing. She has always been interested in pursuing a career centered around animals and is excited to begin this new chapter. She brings with her many years of customer service experience and a strong desire to help animals and their owners. Her favourite part of the job is being able to help people and pets when they need it and watching animals go home healthy.

When she’s not at work Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, reading, various forms of crafting, sailing and going on adventures with her much loved miniature schnauzer.

 

Vet Nurse

Kimberley Morris - CertVN

Kim is a senior vet nurse with experience in both emergency and critical care and general practice. She gained her qualification in Melbourne and has returned to Manukau where she grew up to pursue a career in midwifery.

Her passions within vet nursing are fear free handling and compassionate client care and is often found in the dog ward giving smooches to the pooches as part of their treatment plan. She has a black cat called Shackleton who she found wandering the mean streets, and is now a retired explorer.

In her spare time she enjoys making pottery, camping and surfing (almost).

 

Vet Nurse

Alicia Soh - BVT

I graduated from Massey University back in 2012 with a Bachelor in Veterinary Technology and have been nursing for the past 12 years. I currently work full-time at Sommerville Veterinary Centre and do a couple of weekend day-shifts a month at MAHVC. MAHVC has very kindly provided me with the opportunity to pursue my interest in emergency and critical care nursing - there is never a dull day and I have gained priceless knowledge from working with a tremendously experienced team.

I am quite the nerd and workaholic so my spare time is spent on either computer gaming or watching YouTube/TV whilst having cuddle time with the fur-babies. I am also a repeated foster fail and currently have 2 dogs and 5 cats. I was never great at communicating with people, but when it comes to animals I reckon I do a pretty decent job, so patient welfare is always one of my top priorities.

 

Vet Nurse

Cassie Newton 

 

Vet Nurse

Alyce Parry

 

Vet Nurse

Sarah Flett - DVN

   
 

Accounts

Barbara Stretton
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Barbara has joined the team as the Accounts Person and has had considerable and varied experience across several industry sectors prior to joining us at MAHVC.

Having grown up on a dairy farm in South Taranaki, Barb has always had animals in her life. She currently has a Golden Retriever, Maltese Cross, Samoyed, and a Ragdoll cat, residing with her.

Outside of work Barb enjoys travelling, pilates, bridge, cooking, hiking, catching up with friends and family, and especially loves spending time with her grandson. She has got several more of NZ’s great walks to tick off her bucket list as well.

 

Public Relations

Stephanie Logopati - BSc

stephl-344-476-689Stephanie joins the team from a science and administration background. You will often find her greeting you as you walk into clinic, she adores all animals and strives to provide efficient, quality care alongside her work colleagues. She looks forward to furthering her training and education in vet nursing.

Outside of work Stephanie enjoys time with her young family, her dog who donates blood and two haughty cats. Pursuing her hobbies in crafting and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu keeps her mind and body fit and ready for meeting the needs of her busy lifestyle both at home and at work.