Dr Emma Gerber BVSc

Veterinarian and part owner

Emma is part owner of Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre and has been a part of our team since 2007.Emma qualified from the University of Pretoria in 1995.  A mixed animal practice in South Africa saw her treating animals for snake bites and other diseases we would consider exotic to New Zealand.

Emma and her husband immigrated to New Zealand in January 1997 where she has worked as a small animal veterinarian on the North Shore and still works one night a week at the emergency veterinary centre.

Emma lives with her family on a life style block in Helensville.  She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine especially biochemistry and oncology and has completed further studies in clinical pathology.

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Dr Emma Gerber BVSc

Veterinarian and part owner

Emma is part owner of Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre and has been a part of our team since 2007.Emma qualified from the University of Pretoria in 1995.  A mixed animal practice in South Africa saw her treating animals for snake bites and other diseases we would consider exotic to New Zealand.

Emma and her husband immigrated to New Zealand in January 1997 where she has worked as a small animal veterinarian on the North Shore and still works one night a week at the emergency veterinary centre.

Emma lives with her family on a life style block in Helensville.  She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine especially biochemistry and oncology and has completed further studies in clinical pathology.

Dr Shanti Scott BVSc

Veterinarian and part owner

Shanti graduated form Massey University in 2000 and decided to head over the ditch to Australia where she worked in a mixed animal practice in rural Victoria.

In June 2003 Shanti felt that the call of home was too great and returned to New Zealand. She has been working at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre since then and became part owner in 2009.

Shanti has a special interest in radiology and has completed further studies in this area. She also enjoys both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

Shanti and her husband, Graham live in Gulf Harbour with their two children,  one dog, one cat and a bearded dragon.

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Dr Shanti Scott BVSc

Veterinarian and part owner

Shanti graduated form Massey University in 2000 and decided to head over the ditch to Australia where she worked in a mixed animal practice in rural Victoria.

In June 2003 Shanti felt that the call of home was too great and returned to New Zealand. She has been working at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre since then and became part owner in 2009.

Shanti has a special interest in radiology and has completed further studies in this area. She also enjoys both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

Shanti and her husband, Graham live in Gulf Harbour with their two children,  one dog, one cat and a bearded dragon.

Dr Monique Veen DVM

Veterinarian, Manager

Monique qualified in 1993 from the State University of Utrecht, Veterinary Department. She worked as a Veterinarian for fifteen years in England. She was a partner in a mixed practice in Yorkshire for three years before setting up a new Small Animal and Equine Centre in Yorkshire with her husband.

Monique immigrated to New Zealand in 2008 with her husband, three children, three cats and two dogs.

She has been working at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre since 2009 initially as a part time clinician and now as practice manager.

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Dr Monique Veen DVM

Veterinarian, Manager

Monique qualified in 1993 from the State University of Utrecht, Veterinary Department. She worked as a Veterinarian for fifteen years in England. She was a partner in a mixed practice in Yorkshire for three years before setting up a new Small Animal and Equine Centre in Yorkshire with her husband.

Monique immigrated to New Zealand in 2008 with her husband, three children, three cats and two dogs.

She has been working at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre since 2009 initially as a part time clinician and now as practice manager.

Dr Erin Cassie BVSc

Veterinarian

Erin completed her veterinary degree at Massey University in 2015, and joined the team here in March 2016.

Hailing from the deep south of New Zealand, she is enjoying the hot weather and warm water here in Whangaparaoa.

Erin loves all aspects of companion animal practice, especially pocket pets like her own pet rats. She is excited to be beginning her journey in clinical practice with the wonderful team here at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre.

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Dr Erin Cassie BVSc

Veterinarian

Erin completed her veterinary degree at Massey University in 2015, and joined the team here in March 2016.

Hailing from the deep south of New Zealand, she is enjoying the hot weather and warm water here in Whangaparaoa.

Erin loves all aspects of companion animal practice, especially pocket pets like her own pet rats. She is excited to be beginning her journey in clinical practice with the wonderful team here at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre.

Eileen Mowat DipVetNur

Veterinary Nurse

Eileen graduated with a diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 1988 at Pretoria University. She has worked in a variety of mixed animal practices in South Africa, the UK and New Zealand as a Veterinary Nurse. She also has experience with both Equine and Canine physiotherapy.

Eileen married a Kiwi bloke, Rhys and has two children. They moved back to New Zealand from South Africa in 2010 and settled in Manly.

Eileen has been working here since 2010 where she has become a familiar face at reception.

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Eileen Mowat DipVetNur

Veterinary Nurse

Eileen graduated with a diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 1988 at Pretoria University. She has worked in a variety of mixed animal practices in South Africa, the UK and New Zealand as a Veterinary Nurse. She also has experience with both Equine and Canine physiotherapy.

Eileen married a Kiwi bloke, Rhys and has two children. They moved back to New Zealand from South Africa in 2010 and settled in Manly.

Eileen has been working here since 2010 where she has become a familiar face at reception.

Lianne Bunn DVN

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Lianne qualified for her Diploma of Veterinary nursing in 2010. She lives locally in Silverdale with her partner, her two kids, 3 dogs, a cat and a selection of reptiles.

After working in a mixed practice and at the Veterinary Nurse Training Centre, Lianne joined the Practice in 2011. She works on reception as well as on surgery. Lianne has a special interest in animal behaviour and reptiles.These are a few of the many things you can discuss with her when you come to one of our nurse clinics.

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Lianne Bunn DVN

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Lianne qualified for her Diploma of Veterinary nursing in 2010. She lives locally in Silverdale with her partner, her two kids, 3 dogs, a cat and a selection of reptiles.

After working in a mixed practice and at the Veterinary Nurse Training Centre, Lianne joined the Practice in 2011. She works on reception as well as on surgery. Lianne has a special interest in animal behaviour and reptiles.These are a few of the many things you can discuss with her when you come to one of our nurse clinics.

Holly Taylor DVN

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Holly started working here when she was 14 as a cattery girl. Working in the clinic inspired her to go on and study veterinary nursing after she finished high school.

She graduated with a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in April 2014. Holly enjoys all aspects of patient care and has a special interest in internal medicine. She hopes to further her skills by working alongside the experienced team here at Whangaparaoa Vet Centre.

Holly lives in Whangaparaoa with her family along with her dog Bailey and her three-legged cat Elmo.

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Holly Taylor DVN

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Holly started working here when she was 14 as a cattery girl. Working in the clinic inspired her to go on and study veterinary nursing after she finished high school.

She graduated with a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in April 2014. Holly enjoys all aspects of patient care and has a special interest in internal medicine. She hopes to further her skills by working alongside the experienced team here at Whangaparaoa Vet Centre.

Holly lives in Whangaparaoa with her family along with her dog Bailey and her three-legged cat Elmo.

Gentle Spenceley DVN

BSc (Hons) Degree in Vet Nursing

Gentle was born in New Zealand and moved to England when she was only six months old. Since then she has returned to live in Gulf Harbour with her husband and two year old son. Gentle has a BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing, having qualified in England in 2009.

She has experience in both private and charity based veterinary practices and loves to further her knowledge continually though CPD, focusing mainly on cats. Gentle loves caring for animals and has a keen interest in their wellbeing and is looking forward to working with us.

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Gentle Spenceley DVN

BSc (Hons) Degree in Vet Nursing

Gentle was born in New Zealand and moved to England when she was only six months old. Since then she has returned to live in Gulf Harbour with her husband and two year old son. Gentle has a BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing, having qualified in England in 2009.

She has experience in both private and charity based veterinary practices and loves to further her knowledge continually though CPD, focusing mainly on cats. Gentle loves caring for animals and has a keen interest in their wellbeing and is looking forward to working with us.

Amber Corney DVN

Diploma in Vet Nursing, Certificate in Wild Animal Management

Amber graduated from Unitec in 2012 with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and Certificate in Captive Wild Animal Management. She joined our practice in April 2017 and is passionate about nursing our hospitalised and critical care patients. 

She also has a special interest in wildlife rehabilitation (native birds in particular). 

Amber is enjoying the beachy lifestyle in Stanmore Bay with her partner, Joe. 

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Amber Corney DVN

Diploma in Vet Nursing, Certificate in Wild Animal Management

Amber graduated from Unitec in 2012 with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and Certificate in Captive Wild Animal Management. She joined our practice in April 2017 and is passionate about nursing our hospitalised and critical care patients. 

She also has a special interest in wildlife rehabilitation (native birds in particular). 

Amber is enjoying the beachy lifestyle in Stanmore Bay with her partner, Joe. 

Bubbles Otway CVN

Certificate in Veterinary Nursing, Diploma in Agriculture

Bubbles' background in animal care and welfare comes from the agricultural sector involving: sheep, beef, dairy, deer, and goats.  Before becoming a veterinary nurse, Bubbles was a dog control officer which is how she initially got involved in rescuing and re-homing dogs and cats with ‘Humane Society of NZ’, and continues to do so.

Bubbles lives on 100acres in Waitoki running a commercial sheep & beef farm, along with many species of rescue animals including a donkey called Eehore, 2 pigs (Doris & Porky), numerous goats (Jingle, Kidrock, Gertie, and Goatlings to name a few), a bunch of chickens, and her Border Terrier, Audrey.

Bubbles also home-stays dogs and has a small cattery – convenient when the Whangaparaoa Vet Centre cattery is full …

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Bubbles Otway CVN

Certificate in Veterinary Nursing, Diploma in Agriculture

Bubbles' background in animal care and welfare comes from the agricultural sector involving: sheep, beef, dairy, deer, and goats.  Before becoming a veterinary nurse, Bubbles was a dog control officer which is how she initially got involved in rescuing and re-homing dogs and cats with ‘Humane Society of NZ’, and continues to do so.

Bubbles lives on 100acres in Waitoki running a commercial sheep & beef farm, along with many species of rescue animals including a donkey called Eehore, 2 pigs (Doris & Porky), numerous goats (Jingle, Kidrock, Gertie, and Goatlings to name a few), a bunch of chickens, and her Border Terrier, Audrey.

Bubbles also home-stays dogs and has a small cattery – convenient when the Whangaparaoa Vet Centre cattery is full …

Bethany Glen

Student - Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Bethany is currently in her second year studying at Unitec and is set to graduate with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in early 2018. She has been completing a placement with us since the beginning of her studies in February 2016 and was so impressive in her work ethic and passion that she was offered part time work in August 2016.

Bethany loves all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially small and large animal anaesthesiology. She is looking forward to learning more about exotic species as she continues to delve into the veterinary world. Bethany lives locally with her 3 dogs, 2 bearded dragons, and a cockatoo.  

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Bethany Glen

Student - Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Bethany is currently in her second year studying at Unitec and is set to graduate with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in early 2018. She has been completing a placement with us since the beginning of her studies in February 2016 and was so impressive in her work ethic and passion that she was offered part time work in August 2016.

Bethany loves all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially small and large animal anaesthesiology. She is looking forward to learning more about exotic species as she continues to delve into the veterinary world. Bethany lives locally with her 3 dogs, 2 bearded dragons, and a cockatoo.