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Veterinarians

Veterinarian

Bethan Martin

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Veterinarian

Bethan Martin


Beth graduated from Massey in 2018, joining the team as a new graduate. You will find her in clinic and out on farm, working with both production and companion animals.

Outside of work, Beth enjoys keeping fit with hockey and running, tramping with friends and travel. 

Veterinarian

David Stewart

Veterinarian

David Stewart


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.

Veterinarian

Jackie Davies

Veterinarian

Jackie Davies


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 Jackie is busy looking after her young daughter or running with the dogs, she enjoys squash, gardening and the  great outdoors- including white water kayaking.

Veterinarian

Richard Mason

Veterinarian

Richard Mason


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.

Veterinarian

Sally Taylor

Veterinarian

Sally Taylor


Sally has been with Vet South for many years and is an experienced Large Animal Vet. She joined the Vet Clinic Morrinsville team in January 2019. Sally enjoys working on mastitis investigations and consultancy and is a registered healthy udder provider. Sally grew up in Cambridge and still has family there.

Sally and her husband enjoy getting into the outdoors on their time off with their two young daughters.

Veterinarian

Tracey Kemp

Veterinarian

Tracey Kemp


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, Otorohonga 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.

Veterinarian

Vivienne Judd

Veterinarian

Vivienne Judd


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 enjoys spending time with her wonderful family, Viv and her husband have 2 daughters. If she gets any spare time she tries to get out on her bike, mountain-biking, and into the great outdoors

Vet technicians

Veterinary Technician

Melissa Cook

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Veterinary Technician

Melissa Cook


Melissa joined the vet clinic at the end of 2017 as a trained and qualified rural animal technician, and has since completed her diploma in veterinary nursing. Her role includes assisting vets on farm with teatsealing, dehorning and various other jobs, as well as office administration and vet nursing when needed in the clinic.

Melissa originated from Morrinsville and her family farms locally. She lives on a farm with her young son and partner along with her beloved dog and cats.

Veterinary nurses

Veterinary Nurse

Megan Chalecki

Veterinary Nurse

Megan Chalecki


Megan is our veterinary nurse, she’s been working with the practice since mid 2012.

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. 

Retail/Customer services

Customer Services

Lesley Anderson

Customer Services

Lesley Anderson


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.

Support staff

Office Administrator

Denise Esterhuizen

Office Administrator

Denise Esterhuizen


Denise is our accounts and stock control administrator.  She commenced at the clinic in 2019, and has had 7 years experience in administration prior to this.  She takes a personal interest in Fresian horses and has tried her hand at breeding them.  Denise is one of our team's committed baby animal rescuers, willing to get up at the small hours of the night to feed featherless birds and nurture hairless animals into independence.  

When it comes to products - need something specific and can't find it elsewhere? Denise will turn over each and every stone to assist you in your quest.

Practice Manager

Willa Du Plessis