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214 Songer Street, Stoke, Nelson

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
 
Special Hours:Christmas Hours
03 547 7891

PET DOCTORS STOKE

Pet Doctors Stoke (formerly Stoke Veterinary Clinic) is a purpose built small animal clinic located in the beautiful city of Nelson, New Zealand. They are ideally situated to service the needs of the Nelson and greater Tasman district and pride themselves on providing excellence in medicine and surgery for domestic pets.

VET SERVICES

We will always put your pets health and well-being 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 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 all pets that go home post-operatively, go home with long acting pain relief.



Medical & surgical facilities

Experienced team

Off-Street parking

Radiology on site

Emergency treatment
Routine treatments

Consultations

Routine Surgery

Dental facilities


Dietary advice

Weight Checks

Pet Supplies and food

Puppy Preschool


OUR TEAM
  • Dr Peter Hayes
  • Dr Joyce Ballance
  • Dr Meg Irvine
  • Dr Kim Vickerman
  • Dr Anah Vorgers
  • Dr Ingrid Cole
  • Diane
  • Shannon
  • Tina
  • Ele
  • Victoria
  • Lisa
  • Katie
  • Robyn
  • Leah
  • Carmen
  • Jo
  • Amanda
  • Samantha
OUR TEAM
Dr Peter Hayes

Dr Peter Hayes

Veterinarian - BVSc, PGCertSAM, PGCertSAOpthal

Peter graduated from Massey University and has been working in Nelson since 1977. After starting in mixed practice he has been working as a small animal practitioner exclusively since 1992. Peter has pursued interests through post graduate study in both Small Animal Medicine and Ophthalmology. He achieved his Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine in 2000. Peter relaxes outside work with his wife Dawn and they both enjoy mountain biking and skiing when they can. He has three adult children and three grandchildren

Dr Joyce Ballance

Dr Joyce Ballance

Veterinarian & Director - BVSc

Joyce graduated from Massey University in 1987. She worked in Wellington and then the UK before starting work here at Stoke Veterinary Clinic in 1995. She completed her Australian Membership exams in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and Anaesthesia in 2003, and is committed to continuing education in these fields. Joyce became a director of the practice in 2011. She also runs our Puppy Preschool. She is active in the visual arts and is a keen gardener and also enjoys exploring the outdoors with her crazy cross breed Tui and mountain biking with partner Paul.

Dr Meg Irvine

Dr Meg Irvine

Veterinarian & Director - BVSc

Meg was born in Nelson and graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of veterinary science in 1999. Since then Meg has worked in companion animal practices in Australia, England and elsewhere in NZ. Meg came to work for us in 2005 and has a passion for small animal medicine in particular feline medicine. Meg has recently completed an intensive year long course in feline medicine through Sydney University. This course has cemented Megs desire to provide high quality up to date medical care for our feline patients. Meg feels that the human animal bond that we see on a daily basis is the best thing about being a vet. Helping owners keep their pet healthy through preventative health care and practicing leading edge medicine when they are not well is Meg’s passion. In October 2014 Meg became a director of the Stoke Veterinary clinic. As well as her work, Meg is a mum to three busy boys and enjoys many outdoor activities in her spare time such as mountain biking and trail running.

Dr Kim Vickerman

Dr Kim Vickerman

Veterinarian - BVSc

Kim initially started as a locum with the clinic in 2009 but has joined the team permanently from October 2011. Kim graduated from Massey University in 1999 and has worked in companion animal practice in NZ, Australia and the UK. She is particularly experienced in ‘pocket pet’ (Rabbits, Guinea Pigs etc) medicine and surgery. She brings new skills and experience in dealing with these particularly challenging patients and compliments our present team extremely well. Kim enjoys all aspects of Veterinary work and is currently completing a Sydney University Post Graduate Foundation course in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care of companion animals. Kim is active outside of work enjoying swimming, cycling and running.

Dr Anah Vorgers

Dr Anah Vorgers

Veterinarian - BVSc

Anah grew up in Dunedin and graduated from Massey University in 2008. She has been working in mixed animal practice since, first in Central Otago and then in Golden Bay. Anah has made her move to companion animal practice now because she loves seeing and being involved with the incredible relationship between people and their pets and enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. She started here at Stoke Vets in December. In her spare time Anah loves getting out and about in the beautiful Nelson region and enjoys mountain biking with her partner, running, swimming and walking her dogs.

Dr Ingrid Cole

Dr Ingrid Cole

Veterinarian - BVSc

Ingrid grew up in Christchurch before moving to the North Island to study for a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and liked it so much, she decided to stay. She is now back in the South Island at Pet Doctors Stoke where she feels right at home. A natural people person, Ingrid enjoys interacting with clients and their pets. She is also a huge animal advocate and works hard to do the best for her patients.

Ingrid has 3 pets, all of which were accidental acquisitions through work! Sprockett is a big ginger cat saved from euthanasia, Monty was a puppy needing a home at the clinic and Onxy is a pony with laminitis. Ingrid lives in Ruby Bay with her husband and two children and enjoys camping in their 1970's caravan while getting out to explore the beautiful area.

Diane

Diane

Veterinary Nurse - CVN

Diane has been a member of the Stoke Vet Clinic team since 2001. Graduating with a NMIT National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing her role has evolved over time in the practice. Administration tasks have become her primary role as the practice continues to grow. Diane has continued to pursue qualifications to aid her administrative role including a Certificate of Small Business Management, Certificate in Money Management and a Certificate in Computer Technology. She enjoys living in the Nelson area with extended family and friends. Diane has a lucky ‘special needs cat’ called Ted who is thoroughly spoilt living in her house.

Shannon

Shannon

Customer Relations

Shannon is our receptionist and front of house person. She has been involved with animals all her life having grown up on a farm. Shannon holds a National Certificate in Business Administration and completed a Certificate in Companion Animals Services. During her spare time is a small bore target rifle shooter. Shannon has a vibrant personality and great sense of humour – just the person to welcome our clients and pets on their visits.

Tina

Tina

Veterinary Nurse

Tina is our nursing unit manager and has worked for Stoke Vet Clinic since 1997. Since qualifying in 1994 she has completed a Certificate in Canine Behaviour through Massey University and a number of business management papers. Tina has also tutored Animal Care and Vet Nursing students in both the class room and practice for NMIT and runs our popular pig hunter first aid courses. Her responsibilities include management of our skilled nursing team and ensuring our continued high practice standards through NZVA Best Practice Accreditation. She is an extremely skilled and experienced vet nurse with a wealth of knowledge – a great resource of practical advice for our clients.

Ele

Ele

Veterinary Nurse - DVN

Ele has a Massey Diploma in VN and joined us with 13 years’ experience in small animal medical and surgical nursing to assume the role of head nurse. She has a passion for surgery and intensive care and has a growing interest in pathology and diagnostics. Ele helps lead our team of nurses in advanced nursing techniques and patient care. She has relocated from a busy Practice in Wellington and is enjoying a ‘new life balance’ that Nelson has to offer with her partner and furry family

Victoria

Victoria

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Victoria has been working with us since 2003 after completing her studies in Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing. Victoria has the role of Senior Veterinary Nurse, Along with all aspects of nursing she also maintains our anaesthetic and dental machines and orders our pharmaceutical products. Since 2004 she has been responsible for organising and helping run our Puppy Preschool alongside Sue Walsh (Dog Almighty). Victoria strives to keep up to date with current veterinary nursing practice, attending Nurse Plus seminars in emergency care, radiography, intravenous fluid therapy, catheter care, pain management, and wound management.

Lisa

Lisa

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Lisa has been part of the team since 2005 and has the role of Senior Veterinary Nurse. Lisa’s responsibilities include ordering consumables, managing the hospital area, training and mentoring new staff members and assisting alongside Tina with BestPractice Accreditation. Lisa has also attended annual veterinary nursing conferences to maintain her skills and has a special interest in running our nurses clinics and providing a wealth of information to clients regarding dental care and weight management. In 2014 Lisa Jamieson was awarded the prestigious New Zealand Veterinary Nurse of the year. Lisa was thoroughly deserving of this award and we at Stoke Veterinary Clinic are very proud to have her on our team.

Katie

Katie

Veterinary Nurse - CVN

Katie began her Veterinary Nursing career in 1998 at age 17 by completing her Certificate in Animal Care (Otago Polytechnic) while still attending school at Waimea College. In 1999 Katie began working at Stoke Veterinary Clinic while she completed her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing through NMIT. After 4 years at the clinic Katie decided to head overseas for her OE and during this time she gained invaluable experience as a locum nurse at practices throughout the UK. Katie returned to us in 2007 to resume her role as one of our veterinary nursing team. Katie has returned to the clinic after maternity leave to support our front of house staff – always a friendly face for our clients.

Robyn

Robyn

Veterinary Nurse - CVN

Robyn holds a certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Otago polytechnic with her Animal Care Certificate being endorsed with excellence. Her role at Stoke Vets includes both veterinary reception and hospital nursing. Robyn enjoys assisting our clients at reception and is especially interested in nursing our hospitalised patients, pain management, anaesthesia and diagnostics. Robyn hopes to complete her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing next year through Otago University while still continuing her role at Stoke Vets. Robyn has a rescue dog name Clancy and enjoys hiking the hills around Nelson with her dog, mountain biking and yoga.

Leah

Leah

Veterinary Nurse - CVN

Leah holds a certificate in Veterinary Nursing endorsed with excellence from Otago polytechnic. Her primary role at Stoke Vets is full time veterinary receptionist. Leah says she enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice with her main interests including animal behaviour and nutrition. She especially enjoys interacting with clients and is passionate about providing an excellent, friendly and informative customer service. Leah has many pets at home including cats, dogs, sheep, goats, cows and a special pony named Jazz. In her spare time Leah enjoys horse riding, biking, walking and running.

Carmen

Carmen

Veterinary Nurse - CVN, DVN

Carmen joined us in December 2012 after completing her nursing training in Invercargill. She has both her National Certificate of Veterinary Nursing (2011) and her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (2012). Carmen is a friendly and enthusiastic member of the nursing team who loves working with animals and interacting with their loving owners – she is a people person. Carmen has interests in dental and hospital care.

Jo

Jo

Veterinary Nurse

Amanda

Amanda

Customer Relations

Samantha

Samantha

Client Relations

Samantha's love of animals began when she grew up on a dairy farm in Morrinsville. After living in Karamea for her high school years, she returned back to Morrinsville to study a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Wintec. Samantha enjoys working with different people and their animals, and hearing about the quirky stories of what their pets get up to. She has a special interest in pet nutrition.

Samantha used to have a cat named Jasper but unfortunately he ran away just before she moved to Auckland, so she might be on the look out for a new cat! She has ridden horses since she was 2-years-old and has competed in A&P shows since 5. Although Samantha doesn't have a horse right now, she plans on buying one in the near future.

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