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Our Staff

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Managing Director

Sales Manager

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

Company Secretary-Accounting

Vet Nurse- Cert VN

Vet Nurse- Cert VN

Head of Nursing - Vet Nurse Dip VN

Vet Nurse

Vet Nurse - Cert VNA

Debtors Control

Stock/Creditors Control

Administration Assistant

Vetcare Grazing Manager

Vetcare Grazing

Vetcare Grazing

Technician

Technician

Head Groomer

Groomer

Head of Reception

Receptionist

Receptionist

Hygienist

Tom Dinwiddie

Managing Director

Tom joined Wanganui Vet Services as Sales Manager in 2001.

Prior to this Tom had worked for  Wrightson Wanganui for 2 years and then Schering Plough for 3 years.

In 2005 Tom became a Director of the company and is now the Managing Director of Wanganui Veterinary Services Ltd.

Tom is a keen follower of all sports, supporting his childrens sports at every opportunity. Another much loved family member of the Dinwiddie family is Ollie a very energetic Jack Russell.

B. Ag Com Bachelor of Agriculture & Commerce

Glen Baker

Sales Manager

Glen has been with Wanganui Vets as the Commerical Sales Manager since June 2015.

Prior to this Glen worked as a Territory Manager in the East Coast/Hawkes Bay/Wanganui/Taranaki  area for Merial Ancare for 17 years and two and a half years as the South Taranaki/Waimarino Fertiliser Territory Manager . 

Bachelor of Agriculture B.Ag.
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David Rankin B.V.Sc

Veterinarian

Dave Rankin joined Wanganui Vets  in May 1995. He previously worked at Taumaranui Vets.

Peter Murray B.V.Sc

Veterinarian

Peter joined Wanganui Vets from Morrinsville in 2008

Pieter Verhoek B.V.Sc

Veterinarian

Pieter joined Wanganui Vets in 1981 after 2 brief stints at other practices one being in Pahiatua and the other in London.

Pieter is well known and respected in the veterinary industry for his exceptional skills in companion animal orthopaedic surgery and as a companion animal clinician.

Pieter enjoys bridge, and has a keen interest in all types of sport , he has been known to enjoy trivia and quizzes making up many of his own.

Pieter and his family enjoy travelling they also like spending time in their home and lovely gardens.

Current Executive Board Member NZ Companion Animal Council (NZCAC)

Board Member Federation Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association (FASAVA)
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Prievious NZVA Board Member
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CAV Board Member and former CAV President
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Hein Stoop DVM

Veterinarian

Hein joined Wanganui Vets in September 2015, moving to NZ with his family from Holland.

Hein is primarily a small animal clinician with an emphasis on soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

He has a much loved family dog named Chester who came to NZ with his family and has settled in nicely.

He also enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, travelling and nature tramping.

DVM Utrecht 2010

2017-2018 Post Graduate course Small Animal Orthopaedics (Massey)
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2016 Next Steps in Small Animal Orthopaedics (Improve International)
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2013-2014 Soft Tissue Surgery and Wound Management (Utrecht University)
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Chelsea Underwood

Veterinarian

Chelsea was raised in Palmerston North and Wellington, and finished her Veterinary Science degree at Massey University in 2010.  After 4 years of working in a mixed practice in Canterbury, and a stint locuming around New Zealand, followed by a few months off to see some of the world, she became a part of our team here in Whanganui in July 2015. She was originally meant to stay for four months but has so far been here for over two years! She has now settled in Whanganui, and has recently become both a homeowner and a “pet parent” to her new furry family member “Rupert,” the charming, hilarious, and oh so naughty Griffon Bruxellois pup.

Chelsea is primarily a companion animal Veterinarian here at Whanganui Veterinary Services, but enjoys working with a variety of animal species.  She has been known to use our surgical facilities for sheep, goats and even alpacas, and has also been known to calve a cow or two in the busy Spring period.

Chelsea looks forward to providing some informative and interesting advice for you and your pets in the future.

Chelsea is also writing articles for Wanganui Vets in the Midweek paper on topical companion animal subjects, you can also read them here on our website.

Rebecca Kinley

Veterinarian

We welcome Becs Kinley, our new mixed animal Veterinarian.

She joins us from Taranaki Vet Services, and brings 15 years of experience to the Practice.

Becs looks forward to meeting you

Gemma Pouls B.V.Sc

Veterinarian

Gemma is a new team member joining the Wanganui Vets team in January 2018 as a mixed vet practitioner.  Gemma grew up on a family farm in the Waikato so has spent her life around all types of animals.

She has two papillons Millie & Toby, both competed nationally in their younger years, in dog agility plus obedience and learned lots of tricks.

Interesting Fact- Gemma previously held a Guiness Book of World Records for the longest piece of finger knitting at age 11.

BVSc

Dr Wilna Labuschagne

Veterinarian

We are very excited to introduce and welcome our new team member Dr Wilna Labuschagne BVSc. Wilna’s special interest is in first opinion equine practice. Some of you will know Wilna as she has been visiting equine clients in this area for over a year now.

Areas of experience

  • ophthalmic disorders
  • skin conditions
  • respiratory disease
  • trauma and wound care
  • colic and gut disturbances
  • nutrition and body condition management
  • lameness work-ups with nerve blocks and Xrays
  • first-opinion foal care
  • mare reproductive health (RFMs and general health)
  • mare insemination
  • vaccination and worming advice
  • vet work at flat races, trotting races and endurance rides

Wilna is a keen endurance rider and is looking forward to getting back into the sport again soon

 

 

Publications

 

Labuschagne, W., Rogers, C.W., Gee, E.K., & Bolwell, C.F. (2017). “A Cross-Sectional Survey of Forelimb Hoof Conformation and the Prevalence of Flat Feet in a Cohort of Thoroughbred Racehorses in New Zealand.” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 51, 1-7

 

Labuschagne, W. (2017). “Anthelmintic resistance and selective therapy in New Zealand.” Equine Veterinary Practitioner, 41(3), 28-30

 

Labuschagne, W. (2017). “Uptight and out of sight: diagnosing cryptorchidism in clinical practice.” Equine Veterinary Practitioner, 41(2), 21-24

 

Labuschagne, W. (2017, Spring). Environmental control of internal parasites. The New Zealand Equine Research Foundation Bulletin, 23(1), 6

Joan Berry Fellowships in Veterinary Science - Undergraduate 2014

J MCLENNAN BURSARY 2015
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GC ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2016
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Brenda Collins

Veterinarian

Veterinarian BVetMed London 1976

Leanne Fromont

Company Secretary-Accounting

A good deed no matter how small is worth more than the grandest good intention

Leanne has been with Wanganui Vets since November 2000 as Company Secretary. Leanne’s main roles are Board Secretary, In-house Accounting, Payroll, Company statutory returns, In-house IT, Company Administration.
Leanne says she enjoys the variety in her role and every day brings new challenges.

Carolyn Harding

Vet Nurse- Cert VN

National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5 2008

National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2 2008
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Suzan Timms-Lees

Vet Nurse- Cert VN

National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5 2011

National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2 2011
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Amanda Pearson

Head of Nursing - Vet Nurse Dip VN

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing Level 6 2013

National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5 2012
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Nicole Chadwick

Vet Nurse

Brigitte Engel

Vet Nurse - Cert VNA

National Certificate in Animal Tecnology L5 2017

Rachel Healey

Debtors Control

Chrissy Marshall

Stock/Creditors Control

Chrissy graduated with a National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Ag Challenge in 2006.

After completing her certificate she joined Wanganui Vets as a causal employee and then accepted a full-time position at Patea Veterinary Centre.

Chrissy returned to a fulltime role with Wanganui Vets in late 2015 building strong relationships with the clients and their pets, Chrissy then transitioned into a more administrative role managing  stock control and creditors.

Chrissy enjoys her farm life with her family and loves horses, hunting and sports.  She also tells us she loves her job !

 

 

Stock Control Extraordinaire

Marie Grice

Administration Assistant

Marie started work in 1995 as a Vet Nurse at Heads Road Vets. She holds a diploma with distinction in Veterinary Nursing. Marie’s main role now is as an administrative support for the company secretary, creditors department and the Vetcare grazing scheme.
Marie is married with two boys and lives rurally with many farm and domestic animals. Marie’s hobbies include the outdoors, horse riding and she is a very accomplished artist.

John Guiniven

Vetcare Grazing Manager

Kay McGillivray

Vetcare Grazing

Blake Cameron

Vetcare Grazing

Matthew Ratcliffe

Technician

Bruce Baldwin

Technician

Megan Rodgers

Head Groomer

Dianna Rotherham

Head of Reception

Robyn Berrett

Receptionist

Angela Waite

Receptionist