Our Veterinary Nurses

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44 Rankeilor Street
Dunedin South
New Zealand 9012

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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sally Tyler
    Veterinary Nurse

    Sally recently arrived from the UK to experience living and working in New Zealand. She is a qualified and very experienced veterinary nurse having worked in a referral hospital and branch practices in Bristol and Bath for many years. Her particular areas of interest are surgical nursing and anaesthesia. Outside of work, she has three children, enjoys playing netball and walking along the beautiful beaches in NZ.

    Sally Tyler
  • Krystal Marshall
    Veterinary Nurse

    Krystal was born in Dunedin and moved up north in 2014 where she completed her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2017 through UCOL in Palmerston North. She has returned home with her husband and two dogs and is jumping right into her veterinary nursing career with us and says she is very excited to be here. In her spare time Krystal likes to spend time at the beach or with her family making the most of the hopefully sunny outdoors!

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