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.
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 has completed her certificate in veterinary nursing, Diploma in Veterinary Nursing as well as her Certificate in Captive Wildlife and is hoping to complete her Certificate in Rural Technology when she gets some time . In her spare time she enjoys distance running, baking and entertaining family and friends. Natasha also looks after stray and abandoned kittens, she feeds 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.
Lesley is also involved alongside with Dave in the Frozen semen implantation reproduction work that takes place at the clinic.
When not at work Lesley is still looking after her two grown up boys and her three legged greyhound Vesper.
She also enjoys gardening, cooking and entertaining.
DB is kept busy with her two children and husband Robin and they have an elderly golden retriever called Cane.
In her spare time, Gill enjoys skiing, diving and travelling
Dawn has been back at SVC since 1995 and will probably be here till she retires.
Dawn still loves her job and working with an awesome team.
Outside of work Dawn enjoys travelling and seeing new places and meeting new people, she is also enjoying her new house and making it into her “new home”.
She has worked at NZCCM Auckland Zoo and Lyhfields Exotic Vet Clinic.
Alana has worked extensively with wildlife, VetSpecs and Animal Physio.
The middle East has been home for Alana while she worked at her dream job and misses working with the cheetahs and falcons but is happy to back in NZ working with the A team at SVC
She works part time on reception where she enjoys greeting our clients either by phone or as they come through the door.
Barbara is our go-to veterinary nurse for any questions & queries concerning canine reproduction, especially using frozen semen.
She owns, breeds & shows boxers & win or lose enjoys spending a day at shows with fellow exhibitors.
Living on a lifestyle block with her husband gives Barbara the opportunity to indulge her love of maintaining a large garden, walking her boxers along the banks of a local river, as well as producing delicious food from her kitchen.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She lives in a busy house with her two young boys Louie and Hugo.
She also has a fur family with 8 other furry friends. Pirate the greyhound who was born with one eye, 3 cats, two rabbits, and the latest additions which are two baby Guinea pigs. Laura runs the puppy preschool classes held at the clinic.
She has one big fluffy cat called Franklin and he lives with her mum in Timaru
In Chelsea’s spare time you can find her at the gym, catching up with friends or working on her online nutrition business.
While studying he came to SVC to do his work experience/placement and is now a part of the team.
Growing up his grandparents bred and raced Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds and Greyhounds in Nelson where his love affair with animals started.