Our Veterinary Nurses

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Humanimals
44 Rankeilor Street
Dunedin South
New Zealand 9012

Phone:
03 456 2345
  • Sara Best CVN
    Veterinary Nurse

    Sara qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1997 and has worked as a sole charge nurse and as part of a larger team at the School of Veterinary Nursing at Otago Polytechnic and here at Humanimals. She works part-time as she is also the busy mum of three children. Sara is now studying her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in addition to her already busy life!

    Sara Best Veterinary Nurse
  • Krystle Kelly DVN CCRP
    Veterinary Nurse

    Krystle hails from Southland and graduated from Southern Institute of Technology in 2006 with her National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

    She spent 2.5 years as a sole charge nurse in a veterinary practice in Winton before moving to Dunedin where she worked for Otago-Southland District Healthboard in the gastro-enterology department, Krystle then moved to the School of Veterinary Nursing as a technician, moving swiftly to a lecturer position. She joined our team at the start of 2013

    Krystle Kelly, has gotten another New Zealand first for Humanimals, Krystle is the first veterinary nurse to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitative Practitioner through the prestigious University of Tennessee, following an arduous eighteen months of study that started with a block course in South Africa, and culminated in exams (written and practical as well as a presentation) last week in Yokohama, Japan.

    She also has completed numerous case studies during the year.

    We are very proud of her achievement and applaud all of her hard work. Please join us in congratulating her.

    Krystle can be booked for physical therapy and/or laser sessions through our normal reception.

    Krystle Kelly Veterinary Nurse
  • Victoria Cossou DVN
    Veterinary Nurse

    Victoria joined the team after completing her National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing through Otago Polytechnic at the end of 2011. Victoria and her family are relatively recent emigrants to NZ from England, and are settling into life in Dunedin. She has worked for animal welfare charities in England and is a sympathetic ear in times of stress for worried pet owners. Victoria completed her National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2013.

    Victoria Cossou Veterinary Nurse
  • Carlotta (Lotte) Taylor DVN
    Veterinary Nurse

    Lotte completed her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2008 through Unitec in Auckland. She spent a year working as a veterinary nurse in Temuka, before migrating further south to join the team at Humanimals. She has a special interest in avian and wildlife nursing. She is also a keen motorcyclist; her bike being bigger than Alistairs!

     

    Lotte Taylor Veterinary Nurse
  • Lisa Boddy DVN
    Veterinary Nurse

    Lisa has completed her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing through Otago Polytechnic in 2012; she was such a great student when on placement we decided to keep her! She is a very compassionate nurse who has a special interest and pride in providing the best possible care to her hospitalised patients. Lisa likes to spend her free time with her Beagle X at the beach. Lisa completed her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in 2015.

    Lisa Boddy Veterinary Nurse
  • Yoko Yamada CVN
    Veterinary Nurse

    Yoko obtained her veterinary nursing qualification in 2007 at the Southern Institute of Technology. On completion of her studies she spent a year nursing full time in a veterinary practice in Gore then when she moved to Dunedin she continued nursing on a part-time basis. Following a couple of years maternity leave raising her son, she joined us at Humanimals as a locum veterinary nurse, ably filling in for holiday and sick day cover. Yoko is planning to further her study in veterinary nursing

    Yoko Yamada Veterinary Nurse
  • Catie Cawley CVN
    Veterinary Nurse

    Catie recently moved from Christchurch to Dunedin. She graduated from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology in 2011 with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing and is currently studying towards her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing through Otago Polytechnic.

    She is very “out-doorsy" and spends most of her free time walking her many dogs or riding her horses.

    CatieCawley
  • Beth Hayward CVN
    Veterinary Nurse

    Beth has worked in the customer service industry for 6 years before studying and graduating with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Otago Polytechnic in 2015. Beth did her clinical placement with Humanimals and we wanted to keep her. Beth currently is one of our locum nurses who covers holiday and sick leave. Beth has two gorgeous dogs, a cat and a rat.

    Beth
  • Ellen Lewis CVN
    Veterinary Nurse

    Ellen completed her National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing through Otago Polytechnic at the end of 2014 and joined the Humanimals team in early 2015 as her first choice of clinic in Dunedin. Originally from Wellington, Ellen relocated to Dunedin to study and hasn't left. Ellen is looking to forward her studies by completing the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in the near future and has a fascination with orthopeadics. Ellen fosters kittens for ARNNZ Dunedin and cries every time they go to a new loving forever home. Ellen is our Saturday receptionist and also locums to cover holiday and sick leave.

    EllenLewis