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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:
Veterinarian - BVSc
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 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.
Junior Veterinary Associate - BVSc, BVc (Zoo)
Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Suzanne worked as an administrator/receptionist before deciding to make a career change, starting university in 2011. Whilst working towards acceptance into the competitive veterinary degree, she completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology. Suzanne was accepted in the Veterinary Science program in 2013 and graduated in 2017.
Suzanne is looking forward to building relationships with clients and meeting their pets. She has a special interest in surgery, along with New Zealand wildlife. She hopes that she will gain more skills in avian medicine, enabling her to assist in treating native birds when required.
Suzanne and her husband Paul have one cat, D'Arcy who loves to hunt and regularly brings them "presents" of mice and rabbits. They also have 9 hens, a barred rock rooster called Steve and a lot of bee hives. In her spare time, you will find Suzanne out in New Zealand's bushes on hiking adventures with friends. As a Lord of the Rings fan, she was chosen as a the part of a dwarf extra! Unfortunately the position fell through, so she lost her claim to fame; however she was accepted into vet school shortly after which helped soften the blow.
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.
Veterinarian Nurse and Customer Relations
Lisa graduated with a diploma in veterinary nursing from Massey University in 1998 and joined the team at Taradale Vet Hospital in 2002. She has worked in all areas of the clinic and now works part time in an administrative role, but can still be found helping out in the hospital, surgery and reception when she can.
Lisa went to London in 2007 and worked in a small animal clinic in the city. It was an amazing experience to be able to live and work in London. She was fortunate enough to come back to her role at TVH in 2008.
At home Lisa has 2 children, 2 cats called Pedro and Rove and is hoping to become a 1st time dog owner very soon! On the weekends you can find her out and about with the family on their bikes enjoying the outdoors.
Lisa is one of our fantastic team of nurses at Pet Doctors Taradale
Nicola is one of our fantastic team of nurses.
Sana is one of our fantastic team of nurses.
Ariana graduated from EIT with a Certificate in Vet Nursing in 2012. After working at another Hawkes’ Bay clinic, she joined the Taradale team in February 2016.
Ariana has a special interest in laboratory testing and enjoys engaging with clients and their pets
Jordan is one of our fantastic team of nurses.
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.
Jo is one of our fantastic team of nurses.
Animals were always a focal point of Paula's life, and growing up on a lifestyle block outside of New Plymouth, she developed a love of all things pets and dreamed of one day working with them. This dream is now a reality after completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology. Paula loves soothing and socialising with patients, and has a keen interest in physiotherapy of animals and their behaviour.
Paula has a cat named Duskie, who's little but sassy, but can also do tricks like turn in a circle and shake hands. She also has a turtle named Frankie. In her free time you can catch Paula horse riding, having previously competed at Horse of the Year, and dancing ballet which she has done for years. She is also extremely close with her sister, nephew and niece.
Your pets, our patients, are our world.
We're dedicated to making that world happier and healthier.