48 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, Northland,
8:00am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday & 9:00am -12:00pm Saturday. Please telephone to make an appointment during clinic hours. In addition, we operate a 24 hour, 7 day per week emergency service.
Our friendly and experienced team looks forward to providing your family pet with professional treatment, care and advice. We have up to 3 dedicated small animal veterinarians practising at any one time supported by knowledgeable and caring support staff.
Our clinic and animal hospital is fully equipped to provide a full range of small animal services and stocks a comprehensive range of animal foods and accessories.
Toni Monro B.V.Sc:
Veterinary Surgeon, graduated from Massey University, N.Z. 1986. Toni has worked for the practice since 1991 and became a Director in 1998. Toni hails from the North and enjoys the great community feeling in Kerikeri. As well as keeping busy with the various aspects of running a mixed animal practice, her focus at work is mainly on caring for companion animals. Outside work and family time, Toni uses her spare time helping her husband develop their lifestyle block, beaching, and horse trekking throughout the beautiful Far North.
Shirley Dryden B.V.Sc:
Veterinary Surgeon, graduated from Massey University, N.Z. 1984. Shirley started working for the Practice in 1988, after several years in a dairy practice in the Waikato and a small animal locum in England whilst on the big OE. Shirley enjoys working with all animals, large and small, although spends most of her time treating companion animals in our Kerikeri clinic. Shirl has a soft spot for ginger cats!!! Outside of work, Shirley is a keen sports person and loves spearfishing and surfing.
Joanna Van Pierce B.V.Sc.:
Veterinary Surgeon, graduated from Massey University, N.Z. 1983. Joanna has worked for Bay of Islands Veterinary Services since 1984, initially in Mixed Practice and by 2000, developing her interest in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Joanna is passionate about native birds and has recently registered as a native bird rehabilitator.
Joanna works part-time at the Kerikeri clinic and relieves at Paihia when needed.
Maren Newport Vet Med, DVM:
Veterinary Surgeon, Maren graduated in Hannover, Germany in 1998. She worked in a mixed practice near Munich for three years, completing her Doctoral degree at Munich University. In 2001, Maren came to work for a year at Bay of Islands Veterinary Services in Kerikeri and loved it so much in so many ways she decided to stay for good! Initially working large and small animals she started to pursue her main interest in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Maren is a keen equestrian and has a real soft spot for Icelandic horses. As well as horse riding, Maren enjoys sailing the Bay of Islands with her husband and son in her spare time. Currently Maren works part-time at the Kerikeri clinic.
Clinic Coordinator, Jewel joined our Kerikeri branch in 2011 after 10 years out of the veterinary field while she focused her energies on being a mother. Prior to this, Jewel worked for Franklin Veterinary Services. Jewel is now back into the full swing of things and her interests include music, animals, art and gardening.
Head Veterinary Nurse, Rachel has been working for our practice as a part time staff member for the past twelve years, taking leave during this period to have a lovely daughter. Her interests include surgical nursing as well as customer service. Rachel has a vast knowledge of equine health and training which she uses to teach dressage and show jumping to children and adults alike.
Reception/Veterinary Nurse, Cally joined us in 2012. Cally has always enjoyed working with animals having been a volunteer at the SPCA cattery in Kerikeri before joining our team. Cally has a keen interest in photography and also enjoys art, the beach and her much loved pets.
Reception/Veteinary Nurse, who joined us in 2012 having just completed her 2 year Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Otago Polytech. Outside of work Melissa enjoys volunteering for the Rawene St John Ambulance and Fire Brigade.
Reception/Veterinary Nurse, Tammy started work at the clinic in 2013 as a veterinary nurse and receptionist. Previously, Tammy has worked on dairy
farms in Northland and Australia as a Dairy Farm Manager. While in Australia Tammy completed her Certificate in
Vet Nursing at AIRC in Queensland. Tammy is the proud owner of 2 guinea pigs and 3
Reception/Veterinary Nurse, Joanna started work at the clinic in 1984 as a veterinary nurse and receptionist. After taking a break for about 9yrs in 1989 to start the cattery, Cats in Clover, with her husband, Joanna returned to work in our practice in 1998 as a part time/reliever and we are lucky enough to still have her here today. Joanna’s hobbies have always included breeding many different animals from Great Danes, dressage horses and landrace pigs to presently breeding the adorable Cornish Rex cats. When she is not busy with her animals Joanna enjoys gardening and listening to classical music.
Reception/Veteinary Nurse, after taking maternity leave for 18 months, we are lucky enough to have Joey back on a relieving basis for 1 to 2 days per week. Previously Joey worked for 7 years as the Clinic Coordinator in the Kerikeri branch. In between working and motherhood, Joey likes to take time out to ride her beloved horse.