Meet the Team


Practice Manager

Jedda Ford Jedda-918

Working as both Practice Manager and a Veterinary Nurse is time consuming and rewarding, with a passion for animals and a commitment to their welfare Jed thrives in this busy after hours Clinic.

She has a Jack Russell Cross, two Dachshunds and four cats at home as well as her energetic family. Outnumbered with her Welsh husband and four sons, Jed is always busy on the weekends with sports however she loves downtime with the kids, friends and contributing to her community wherever possible including frequent overseas volunteer trips to nurse underprivileged community animals.


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.



Mary-Ruth Doole - BVSc Massey 1988, 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.



Susan Crow - BVSc 1998 Massey Universityreceived 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!



Milan Knezevic- MVDr, MRCVS, BSAVA PGCert SAM

Since graduating in 1997, Milan IMG 20180516 103524-871-425-462-213has had an exciting history working as a small animal vet in various countries across the world. He has worked in Hong Kong SPCA, neuter clinics in Micronesia and busy referral hospitals of Dallas and London. Most recently, Milan ran a clinic in the UK before returning back to New Zealand.

Milan enjoys working together with clients to achieve the best possible outcome for their pets wellbeing. He holds a post graduate certificate in small animal medicine at Nottingham University, and his special interests include small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

In his spare time, you can find Milan travelling, learning new languages and sport activities. An interesting fact about Milan; he was involved in saving National Park Skadar in Montenegro from damaging construction development.



Itsuki Mueller

Itsuki graduatIMG 4867-532-410-420ed from veterinary school in Osaka, Japan (BVSc) in 2005. After some work and life experience, she went on to post-graduate education as well as working as a part-time clinician, and finally obtained her PhD in Veterinary Science in 2011. After Several years of experience working as a full time vet in Japan, she successfully obtained the North American Veterinary Certificate in 2014. She and her family then moved to NZ to enjoy the rural life in south Auckland.

Outside of work she enjoys her time being saturated and nature and spending time with her elderly whippet and young toddler.



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. 



Kylie Kim - BVSc Kylie Kim-510-448-938

Kylie graduated from Massey university in 2013 and worked in a clinic for 2 years before embarking on a 2 year trip to the UK. She worked in many different clinics across the country and also travelled extensively through Europe.

Kylie loves helping people and animals in need! Working at an emergency clinic provides a very challenging and rewarding environment for her, so she enjoys being at MAHVC.

In her spare time, Kylie enjoys getting out and about, appreciating nature, and spending some down time doing yoga and soul searching.



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. 



Lizzy Linley

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!



Kerri Heard

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!



Asha Reddy

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


Head Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte Castle

Charlotte studied at Vet Nurse Plus and ho20180526 063024-510-949lds 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

Daniela AffolterDaniela & Ollie (4

Daniela was born and raised in Switzerland, immigrating to New Zealand in 1995. She graduated from Unitec as a Vet Nurse in 1999, and over 12 years has worked at an After Hours Veterinary Clinic as well as a Practice Manager and Head Vet Nurse at a clinic with a special interest in Avian and Exotic animals. Daniela has recently returned to Vet Nursing after pursuing other career paths for a while. She is happy to be back, as there simply is no better work environment than looking after the well-being of animals. Daniela is currently also studying at University towards becoming a Psychotherapist. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys creating in the kitchen with her Thermomix, or simply taking time out with her dog and two cats.


Veterinary Nurse

Nicole Naidu

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

Jec Foeken

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. Jec is a recent addition to the MAHVC team.

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


Veterinary Nurse

Kritika Gopal

Kritika joined MAHVC last year anMAHVC-872-210-570d is currently studying towards her 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.



Barbara Stretton
Barbara has recently 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.