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84 Pitt Street, Palmerston North

Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8.00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 8.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
 
Special Hours:Cattery Hours
ANZAC Hours
06 357 5887
palmerstonnorth@nzpetdoctors.co.nz

PET DOCTORS PALMERSTON NORTH

Pet Doctors’ Vets and Vet Nurses share your passion for pets, because your pets, our patients, are our world.
We’re dedicated to making that world happier and healthier.

VET SERVICES

We will always put your pets health and wellbeing first and are very fortunate to work alongside a bunch of the most dedicated vets, vet nurses and customer care people in the country.

The expertise and the latest equipment and high level of staff training that is available ensures that this is the only place we want to work. We are proud of our pain-free policy that ensures that all pets go home post-operatively with long acting pain relief.

Full medical & surgical facilities

Experienced team

Air-conditioned clinic

Off-Street parking

Radiology on site

Consultations
Routine treatments

Emergency treatment

Routine Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dental facilities

House Calls & pick-up service
Dietary advice

Weight Checks

Pet Supplies and food

Grooming

Puppy Preschools

Cattery
OUR TEAM
  • Dr Julia Giles
  • Dr Faith Hattle
  • Dr Claudia Ugarte
  • Dr Pietre Allan
  • Dr Lorna Johnson
  • Sjaan
  • Haley
  • Megan
  • Michelle D
  • Jessica P
  • Jessica R
  • Danielle
  • Michelle M
  • Sally
OUR TEAM
Dr Julia Giles

Dr Julia Giles

Clinical Lead Veterinarian - BVSc, MVM, PhD

Julia finished her veterinary degree in 2008 and since then has worked both in academics at Massey University & University of Queensland and privately-owned practices in New Zealand & Australia. She completed a Masters of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 with Distinction and a PhD in 2018. The most rewarding part of her role is helping pets and their families. She enjoys managing complex medical cases.

Julia has a cat called Rosie and approximately 10 chickens, although this number changes between seasons! Rosie the cat was dumped at her house several years ago but she has adopted her and now enjoys the country lifestyle. Julia's chickens are free range and came with her house. She has too much of a soft touch to get rid of the rooster so they always end up with baby chickens. Julia also plays the piano but has little time to practice at the moment with two pre-schoolers.




Dr Faith Hattle

Dr Faith Hattle

Dr Claudia Ugarte

Dr Claudia Ugarte

Veterinarian - BVSc, PhD

Claudia is originally from Argentina where she gained her first degree in veterinary science. She came to New Zealand in 1989 and completed a veterinary degree at Massey University and PhD in Companion Animal Clinical Nutrition. Claudia worked in research and teaching at the Centre for Feline Nutrition at Massey University for three years before joining the team here. Her main interests are feline and canine nutrition, and internal medicine, especially in elderly pets. Claudia has three dogs and one cat at home and enjoys good wine and food, travelling and going to the gym.

Dr Pietre Allan

Dr Pietre Allan

Dr Lorna Johnson

Dr Lorna Johnson

Veterinarian - BVSc, CertVA

Lorna gained her Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1990 in the UK and has since worked in mixed and small animal practices in South Africa & Australia. She enjoys surgery and the challenge of reconstruction after an injury or tumour removal. Lorna has further expanded her passion for surgery by studying a Certificate in Veterinary Anesthesia.

Lorna has several pets including a black Russian Terrier named Merlin, 2 cats named Beauty and Emerald, Widget the dwarf rabbit and 4 chickens. Surprisingly, Lorna is allergic to loads of animals! She was advised to change courses halfway through her vet studies but clearly, and (lucky for us!) did not take the advice.


Sjaan

Sjaan

Veterinarian Nurse

You’ll find Sjaan doing all sorts of nursing and administrative stuff but one of her favourite roles is surgical and anaesthetic nursing. Sjaan is married to Sam and they have two beautiful daughters called Hannah and Beth. They share their home with their Great Dane Argo, two cats called Sugar and Jazza and a bunny named Blaze. Sjaan was born and bred in the Manawatu and grew up on a dairy farm at Oroua Downs.

Haley

Haley

Customer Relations

Haley has two rescue dogs and four cats as part of a big household. She has always been an animal lover and loves being able to help every day with everyone’s fur-babies! She enjoys the variety that Pet Doctors brings to customers and staff alike; there is always something new to learn.

Megan

Megan

Veterinarian Nurse - DVN

Megan graduated with distinction from Massey University and started working at Pet Doctors in December 2014. Her favourite thing about working in the veterinary industry is that each day is different, and her patients keep her smiling. Outside of work she enjoys playing netball, spending time with friends and family, and reading a good novel. Her family cat (who runs the house) is called Piggles.

Michelle D

Michelle D

Palmerston North

Jessica P

Jessica P

Jessica R

Jessica R

Danielle

Danielle

Michelle M

Michelle M

Sally

Sally

Veterinary Nurse

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Sharing your passion for pets.

Your pets, our patients, are our world.

We're dedicated to making that world happier and healthier.