About Our Office

The Shirley Veterinary Centre is a purpose built clinic that offers plenty of parking, separate dog & cat waiting areas, appointments, modern veterinary equipment, and ‘in house’ blood tests with results in as little as an hour.  We’re open 7 days a week for better availability with times to suit you.


Dr Catherine
Dr CatherineLead Veterinarian
atherine graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (London) in 2004 and worked for a couple of years in the UK before coming to New Zealand in 2006 on “holiday” and has never left.

Catherine shares her home with her husband, little boy and two crazy collie crosses. A pony called Nugget completes the family. Interests include horse trekking, skiing and helping to train avalanche search dogs.

Natasha Muff
Natasha MuffPractice Manager / Head Nurse
Natasha has been working at the clinic since the beginning of her nursing career, and enjoys nursing patients, nurses clinics and the interaction with clients and their pets. She has completed her certificate in veterinary nursing, Diploma in Veterinary Nursing as well as her Certificate in Captive Wildlife. Natasha has moved to Practice Manager position which has been a great challenge for her and has enjoyed advancing her career, skill set and decision making within the clinic while working along side a team of dedicated people who area really passionate about animal heath and wellbeing. In her spare time she enjoys distance running, baking and entertaining family and friends. Natasha also looks after stray and abandoned kittens, nursing and feeding them and looks after them and when old enough she finds them loving and forever homes. Natasha enjoys working with the team at SVC and calls them family.


Dr Lesley
Dr LesleyVeterinarian
Lesley joined the practice in 2000 and works between the clinic and the greyhound track at Addington raceway.
Lesley appreciates the variety and loves all fields of her work at SVC.
When not working Lesley cares for her aging three legged greyhound Vesper and enjoys gardening and supporting her sons football team.
Dr DBVeterinarian
Db was born in Fiji and lived and studied in the UK. She moved to NZ around the millennium.
DB works in the clinic and is head of our Reproduction Team, she also does the freezing semen work.
When not busy at work, she is busy with her two children, husband Robin and two cats (rehomed from the clinic).

Dr Chantelle
Dr ChantelleVeterinarian
Chantelle was born in South Africa and moved to New Zealand as a young child.

She studied at Massey University and has recently joined the team at Shirley Vets. During her studies she travelled abroad to de-sex stray animals in Thailand and has worked alongside veterinary orthopaedic surgeons in Auckland.

Chantelle will be working both in the clinic and at the Greyhound racing track in Addington.

Chantelle lives with her husband and enjoys cooking, spending t