After-hours/Emergency Phone: 07 889 6738

07 889 6738

Veterinary Clinic Morrinsville

Our Team

Dr David Stewart B.V.Sc (Distn)
Veterinarian, practice owner

A 1981 Massey University graduate, David initially spent time performing goat embryo transfers, before travelling to Taranaki, where he worked for six years in predominately dairy cattle practice. In 1988 he joined the Vet Clinic Morrinsville and has been here ever since, apart from a year-long sabbatical working as a vet in England.

He has special interests in dairy cattle production medicine and dairy goat medicine. He has experience in nutrition, fertilisers, early ultrasound pregnancy diagnosis and mastitis trouble shooting. David is one of only a handful of people who can accurately perform early foetal sexing in cattle.

Davids interests outside work include cycling, boating, his family and home handyman work.

 

 


Dr Richard Mason B.V.Sc, B. Phil, PGDipMmT   
Veterinarian, practice owner  

Richard is a 1986 graduate from Massey University Veterinary School. At university  he completed a Bachelor of Philosophy studying Marlin and their survival chances after tag and release.

Richard developed his veterinary skills working  in mixed practice around the Waikato in Putaruru, Te Aroha and Otorohanga, before joining Vet Clinic Morrinsville in 1993. His primary interest is dairy cattle production medicine and has attended extensive  post-graduate courses in many subjects including  dairy cattle reproduction, mastitis, mineral nutrition and nutrition.

Outside of work, Richard enjoys open water swimming, boating, mountain-biking and his family.

 


 


Dr Vivienne Buxton BVSc
Veterinarian  

Viv is a 2007 Massey graduate, who initially worked in mixed-practice in Greymouth, before heading north.

Viv is interested in dairy cattle medicine and small animal medicine and surgery.

She finds there is a bit less travelling here, as on the West Coast, farms could be hours away, miles up dead-end valleys. There is also a bit less snow (actually she hasn’t seen any here yet!) and the sand flies aren’t as big.

When not working, Viv’s interests include hockey, mountain-biking, jogging and the great outdoors.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dr Jackie Davies, BVSc
Veterinarian

 

Jackie is a mixed animal veterinarian, who grew up not far away in Paeroa. She graduated in 2004 from Massey University, working in a variety of mixed practices in the Waikato and King Country. She has also worked in the UK, so has experience a wide range of farming systems. Jackie still enjoys the variety of mixed practice, both getting out on the farms, and small animal medicine cases.

When not at work, or running with the dogs, she enjoys squash, gardening and the  great outdoors- including white water kayaking. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr Katherine Reid, BVSc
Veterinarian

   Before coming to NZ, Kate worked with dairy cows and dairy goats after studying Animal Science at Colorado State             University. Her time in Colorado also included work as an equine veterinary technician. Her interests and experience             covers all species including goats, llamas and alpacas, horses, rabbits, birds and the typical cows and cats. Though Kate     grew up in America, she studied in New Zealand at Massey for her vet degree.

   She currently lives in the country with her wirehaired pointer dog, a lop-eared rabbit and a thoroughbred horse. Outside of     work she enjoys riding her horse, archery and gardening.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dr Tracey Kemp, BVetMed, MANZVSc
Veterinarian  

Tracey is a small animal veterinarian who grew up in South Wales and did her training at the Royal Veterinary College in London. She qualified in 1993 gaining a BVetMed. After working for two and a half years in the UK tracey embarked on her OE and settled in New Zealand.

While living over here she has worked in Auckland, Te Kuiti, Otoranga and now Morrinsville. She lives in the country with her husband and two young children. During her career she has completed the Australia and New Zealand advanced radiology course making her the clinic expert on x-rays.

When she's not at work she enjoys riding her many horses and spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 


Megan Chalecki
Veterinary Nurse

Megan is our veterinary nurse, she’s been working with the practice since mid 2012 (starting just before calving).

She obtained her certificate in veterinary nursing from Otago university in 2003 and has also done extra training in dog behaviour. She is a very skilled dog trainer with a history of training dogs at the Hamilton Obedience Club, running obedience training courses and our puppy pre-school.

She has also worked as a dog groomer. Her main love is German Shepherds and she was involved with a pedigree kennel while studying nursing.

When she’s not working Megan lives in Hamilton with her husband and a multitude of pets, they enjoy visiting the beach and teaching their dogs new tricks. 

 


Ashleen Connell

Receptionist

  

Ashleen is the newest member of our team and comes from a very customer focused role. Ashleen is responsible for keeping our stock on hand and also helps out in the clinic serving clients and answering your calls for vet visits on farm.

Ashleen is a keen photographer and in her spare time is never far away from her camera either catching sporting moments at local football games or tramping out and photographing the wonderful country we live in.

 

 

 

 


 

Lesley Anderson

Receptionist

Lesley is our enthusiastic receptionist. She will be booking your vet calls when you phone the clinic and helping you out reception when you come in. Lesley used to work long hours as a baker but has been working at Vet Clinic Morrinsville since 2009.

Lesley is busy after work with her family and pets. She enjoys cooking, fishing and entertaining in her spare time.

 

 


Denise Adamson

Office Manager

Denise has joined our team at Vet Clinic Morrinsville in April 2017. Her and her husband have been in the Dairy Industry for many years and Denise has a good knowledge of farming practices and calf rearing. Denise has also been working in the veterinary industry for a number of years.

When she is not busy at the clinic Denise enjoys hacking out on her horse, watching football and spending time with family.

 

 

 

 

 

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Melissa Cook

Large Animal Technician

Melissa is a trained Large Animal Technician and is also studying towards her Diploma in Vet Nursing. She is also covering Ashleen whilst she is away on maternity leave. Melissa will be out on farm assisting with Teatsealing, dehorning and bolusing of cattle as well as many other jobs to assist the vets.

Melissa is from Morrinsville and her family farm locally. She lives on farm with her young son and enjoys spending time with her family including her beloved dogs.