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 at the North Shore After Hours Clinic for many years. 

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 at the North Shore After Hours Clinic for many years. 

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 from 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 children, two cats and a bearded dragon.

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Dr Shanti Scott BVSc

Veterinarian and part owner

Shanti graduated from 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 children, two cats and a bearded dragon.

Dr Monique Veen DVM

Veterinarian, Practice 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 2008 as a clinician and practice manager.

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Dr Monique Veen DVM

Veterinarian, Practice 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 2008 as a clinician and practice manager.

Dr Claire Bennett BVSc

Veterinarian

Claire graduated from Massey University in 2010 and joined our team in 2019. She has previously worked at vet clinics in the South Island of New Zealand; in Adelaide, Australia; and assisted with a charity stray dog desexing project in Rarotonga in 2018.

Claire enjoys the variety of companion animal veterinary work but clinical pathology, soft tissue surgery and dentistry in particular.

She lives locally and loves exploring the beautiful beaches, any outdoor adventures and art and craft projects.

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Dr Claire Bennett BVSc

Veterinarian

Claire graduated from Massey University in 2010 and joined our team in 2019. She has previously worked at vet clinics in the South Island of New Zealand; in Adelaide, Australia; and assisted with a charity stray dog desexing project in Rarotonga in 2018.

Claire enjoys the variety of companion animal veterinary work but clinical pathology, soft tissue surgery and dentistry in particular.

She lives locally and loves exploring the beautiful beaches, any outdoor adventures and art and craft projects.

Bethany Glen DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Bethany has been with us since 2016, when she began a placement with us as a student nurse.  She qualified with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing 2017. 

Bethany loves all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially anaesthesiology.

She lives locally with  3 dogs, 2 bearded dragons, and a cockatoo.  

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Bethany Glen DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Bethany has been with us since 2016, when she began a placement with us as a student nurse.  She qualified with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing 2017. 

Bethany loves all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially anaesthesiology.

She lives locally with  3 dogs, 2 bearded dragons, and a cockatoo.  

Joanna Lea DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Jo graduated with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Wintec in 2017.

She has a special interest in animal behaviour and animal welfare & ethics. She also has a passion for anything to do with dogs! Jo runs our puppy classes at the clinic.

 Jo lives locally with her chihuahua Ella.  

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Joanna Lea DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Jo graduated with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Wintec in 2017.

She has a special interest in animal behaviour and animal welfare & ethics. She also has a passion for anything to do with dogs! Jo runs our puppy classes at the clinic.

 Jo lives locally with her chihuahua Ella.  

Vanessa Gillard DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Vanessa graduated from Unitec in 2007 with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She has worked in various small animal practices since then and started with us in 2018.

Vanessa enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing - especially the variety and that no two days are ever the same!

She currently lives on the North Shore with her partner and 4 cats, who are all named after famous musicians. In her spare time Vanessa and her partner like to go to live gigs and listen to music.

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Vanessa Gillard DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Vanessa graduated from Unitec in 2007 with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She has worked in various small animal practices since then and started with us in 2018.

Vanessa enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing - especially the variety and that no two days are ever the same!

She currently lives on the North Shore with her partner and 4 cats, who are all named after famous musicians. In her spare time Vanessa and her partner like to go to live gigs and listen to music.

Kara Smith DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Kara joined us in 2020 after finishing her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She lives locally with her family and one dog.

She loves the variety of work that awaits every day in the clinic, and she thrives on keeping all animals well cared for and comfortable.  

Kare likes to swim in her spare time and spend time with family and friends.

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Kara Smith DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Kara joined us in 2020 after finishing her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She lives locally with her family and one dog.

She loves the variety of work that awaits every day in the clinic, and she thrives on keeping all animals well cared for and comfortable.  

Kare likes to swim in her spare time and spend time with family and friends.

Manuela Pinchemel

Veterinary Nurse

Manuela moved to New Zealand in 2015 from Brazil where she gained her Veterinary Medicine Degree and worked with focus on physical therapy.

She joined our nursing team in 2021 after working for different vet practices in Auckland.

Manuela likes all aspects of nursing and will always make sure your pet is cozy and comfy - even if that means more laundry at the end of the day! 

 

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Manuela Pinchemel

Veterinary Nurse

Manuela moved to New Zealand in 2015 from Brazil where she gained her Veterinary Medicine Degree and worked with focus on physical therapy.

She joined our nursing team in 2021 after working for different vet practices in Auckland.

Manuela likes all aspects of nursing and will always make sure your pet is cozy and comfy - even if that means more laundry at the end of the day! 

 

Thalita Chiarotti

Veterinary Nurse

Thalita is originally from Brazil and has been in New Zealand since 2019.   She graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and has since worked in the veterinary world in both Brazil and New Zealand. 

Thalita joined us in May 2021 and is highly passionate about working with animals and just loves the veterinary environment.  In her spare time Thalita and her family love exploring New Zealand and experiencing all the wonderful places and beauty this country has to offer.

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Thalita Chiarotti

Veterinary Nurse

Thalita is originally from Brazil and has been in New Zealand since 2019.   She graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and has since worked in the veterinary world in both Brazil and New Zealand. 

Thalita joined us in May 2021 and is highly passionate about working with animals and just loves the veterinary environment.  In her spare time Thalita and her family love exploring New Zealand and experiencing all the wonderful places and beauty this country has to offer.

Sarah Southcombe

Receptionist

Sarah joined the team April 2021, as our new front office face. She loves people and animals equally and enjoys chatting to everyone who comes in. Sarah has owned both cats and dogs over the years and understands the special bond between the owner and pet.

Sarah has lived locally in Red Beach for 20 years and in her spare time enjoys sport with her children and husband.

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Sarah Southcombe

Receptionist

Sarah joined the team April 2021, as our new front office face. She loves people and animals equally and enjoys chatting to everyone who comes in. Sarah has owned both cats and dogs over the years and understands the special bond between the owner and pet.

Sarah has lived locally in Red Beach for 20 years and in her spare time enjoys sport with her children and husband.