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133 Gloucester Street, Taradale, NapierOpening Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
We have been established in Taradale for over 40 years and are Napier's longest standing NZVA BESTPractice accredited clinic.
Our dedicated veterinarians and veterinary nurses aim to provide service beyond expectation. We do this by striving to:
- Provide a professional and top quality service to our clients and their pets in a friendly and caring environment.
- Maintaining the highest ethical and medical standards.
- Keeping up with the latest veterinary medical and surgical advancements to properly diagnose, treat and care for our clients' pets.
- Communicating opening and honestly, and respecting the trust placed in us.
- Keeping our clients informed about their pet's health, treatment and care while in our vet clinic.
- Having qualified, courteous and knowledgeable staff eager to offer professional, high-quality care at all times.
We understand there's a special bond between people and their animals. Our team of veterinarians and veterinary nurses love to work here because, just like you, they're passionate about pets. As part of the wider Pet Doctors group, we can also offer you a range of extra services and benefits.
For emergency assistance outside clinic hours, please call 027 446 5865. (After-hours on call duty is shared between three vet clinics in Napier.)
We provide comprehensive professional veterinary care for dogs, cats, birds and all other small animals. Our wide range of animal welfare services include:
Dr Clive Hambly is senior veterinary associate and has worked at the clinic since 1996. He graduated with a BVSc from Onderstepoort, Pretoria University in 1982, after which he worked for a number of years in mixed practice in South Africa, and in the Waikato. He is passionate about all areas of vet practice, but particularly enjoys working with orthopaedic cases and mentoring younger vets.
Dr Sharnè Crous graduated from Massey in 2010 and started her vet career at the clinic in March 2011. She will complete a Masters of Veterinary Medicine (Surgery) in 2016. This has involved 4 years of intense part-time study, which Sharnè has managed to fit around her full-time position, and a very active life outside of work.
Dr Yifang Tay completed her vet studies at Massey University in 2010. Prior to joining us, she had been working at a companion animal clinic in Singapore. She returned to New Zealand and joined our team in March 2015. Yifang has a special interest in clinical pathology and oncology, and is currently studying towards her Masters of Veterinary Medicine (Oncology).
Dr Linda Welch graduated from Massey University and started out in mixed practice in Otago. After some time overseas, she returned to New Zealand, working in small animal practice. Linda enjoys all aspects of veterinary work, with areas of special interest in feline medicine, soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology. She owns four lovely cats and a fox terrier named Roy. Linda joined the team in 2006.
Dr Bridgette Karetai is our part-time vet and has worked intermittently at the clinic over the past several years (between having babies and farming pheasants). Bridgette graduated from the University of Queensland in 1998, and after spending several years working overseas, including a stint in the UK, she settled in Hawke's Bay in 2005.
Sharon Hambly is Team Leader and is responsible for the non-clinical management of the clinic. Sharon is particularly interested in strategic and human resource management, believing recruitment and retention of high-quality team members who identify with the organisation’s culture and ethos, is vitally important to the success of the business. Sharon believes the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers.
Lisa is one of our fantastic team of nurses.
Lisa is one of our fantastic team of nurses at Pet Doctors Taradale
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Briar has a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and many years’ experience working in kennels/cattery. Briar is very passionate when it comes to working with animals and their owners. She has a special interest in dog behaviour, training, rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
At home Briar has Dolly a Bichon, Bear a Bichon cross Poodle, cats Grace and Poppy. Grace initiated Briars interest in physiotherapy as she was a rescue kitten with nerve damage in her front leg and then there is Romeo her horse.
Briar works alongside rescue groups and fosters/rehabilitates abandoned dogs, getting much pleasure when they are rehomed. In Briars spare time she enjoys horse riding.
Coralie is one of our fantastic team of nurses.
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Your pets, our patients, are our world.
We're dedicated to making that world happier and healthier.