Dr Emma Gerber BVSc

Veterinarian and part owner

Emma is part owner of Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre and has been a part of our team since 2007.Emma qualified from the University of Pretoria in 1995.  A mixed animal practice in South Africa saw her treating animals for snake bites and other diseases we would consider exotic to New Zealand.

Emma and her husband immigrated to New Zealand in January 1997 where she has worked as a small animal veterinarian on the North Shore and still works one night a week at the emergency veterinary centre.

Emma lives with her family on a life style block in Helensville.  She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine especially biochemistry and oncology and has completed further studies in clinical pathology.

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Dr Emma Gerber BVSc

Veterinarian and part owner

Emma is part owner of Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre and has been a part of our team since 2007.Emma qualified from the University of Pretoria in 1995.  A mixed animal practice in South Africa saw her treating animals for snake bites and other diseases we would consider exotic to New Zealand.

Emma and her husband immigrated to New Zealand in January 1997 where she has worked as a small animal veterinarian on the North Shore and still works one night a week at the emergency veterinary centre.

Emma lives with her family on a life style block in Helensville.  She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine especially biochemistry and oncology and has completed further studies in clinical pathology.

Dr Shanti Scott BVSc

Veterinarian and part owner

Shanti graduated form Massey University in 2000 and decided to head over the ditch to Australia where she worked in a mixed animal practice in rural Victoria.

In June 2003 Shanti felt that the call of home was too great and returned to New Zealand. She has been working at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre since then and became part owner in 2009.

Shanti has a special interest in radiology and has completed further studies in this area. She also enjoys both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

Shanti and her husband, Graham live in Gulf Harbour with their two children,  one dog, one cat and a bearded dragon.

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Dr Shanti Scott BVSc

Veterinarian and part owner

Shanti graduated form Massey University in 2000 and decided to head over the ditch to Australia where she worked in a mixed animal practice in rural Victoria.

In June 2003 Shanti felt that the call of home was too great and returned to New Zealand. She has been working at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre since then and became part owner in 2009.

Shanti has a special interest in radiology and has completed further studies in this area. She also enjoys both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

Shanti and her husband, Graham live in Gulf Harbour with their two children,  one dog, one cat and a bearded dragon.

Dr Monique Veen DVM

Veterinarian, Manager

Monique qualified in 1993 from the State University of Utrecht, Veterinary Department. She worked as a Veterinarian for fifteen years in England. She was a partner in a mixed practice in Yorkshire for three years before setting up a new Small Animal and Equine Centre in Yorkshire with her husband.

Monique immigrated to New Zealand in 2008 with her husband, three children, three cats and two dogs.

She has been working at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre since 2009 initially as a part time clinician and now as practice manager.

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Dr Monique Veen DVM

Veterinarian, Manager

Monique qualified in 1993 from the State University of Utrecht, Veterinary Department. She worked as a Veterinarian for fifteen years in England. She was a partner in a mixed practice in Yorkshire for three years before setting up a new Small Animal and Equine Centre in Yorkshire with her husband.

Monique immigrated to New Zealand in 2008 with her husband, three children, three cats and two dogs.

She has been working at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre since 2009 initially as a part time clinician and now as practice manager.

Dr Erin Cassie BVSc

Veterinarian

Erin completed her veterinary degree at Massey University in 2015, and joined the team here in March 2016.

Hailing from the deep south of New Zealand, she is enjoying the hot weather and warm water here in Whangaparaoa.

Erin loves all aspects of companion animal practice, especially pocket pets like her own pet rats. She is excited to be beginning her journey in clinical practice with the wonderful team here at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre.

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Dr Erin Cassie BVSc

Veterinarian

Erin completed her veterinary degree at Massey University in 2015, and joined the team here in March 2016.

Hailing from the deep south of New Zealand, she is enjoying the hot weather and warm water here in Whangaparaoa.

Erin loves all aspects of companion animal practice, especially pocket pets like her own pet rats. She is excited to be beginning her journey in clinical practice with the wonderful team here at Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre.

Eileen Mowat DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Eileen graduated with a diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 1988 at Pretoria University. She has worked in a variety of mixed animal practices in South Africa, the UK and New Zealand as a Veterinary Nurse. She also has experience with both Equine and Canine physiotherapy.

Eileen married a Kiwi bloke, Rhys and has two children. They moved back to New Zealand from South Africa in 2010 and settled in Manly.

Eileen has been working here since 2010 where she has become a familiar face at reception.

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Eileen Mowat DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Eileen graduated with a diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 1988 at Pretoria University. She has worked in a variety of mixed animal practices in South Africa, the UK and New Zealand as a Veterinary Nurse. She also has experience with both Equine and Canine physiotherapy.

Eileen married a Kiwi bloke, Rhys and has two children. They moved back to New Zealand from South Africa in 2010 and settled in Manly.

Eileen has been working here since 2010 where she has become a familiar face at reception.

Lianne Bunn DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lianne is currently on maternity leave.

Lianne qualified for her Diploma of Veterinary nursing in 2010. She lives locally in Silverdale with her partner, her two kids, 3 dogs, a cat and a selection of reptiles.

After working in a mixed practice and at the Veterinary Nurse Training Centre, Lianne joined the Practice in 2011. She works on reception as well as on surgery. Lianne has a special interest in animal behaviour and reptiles.These are a few of the many things you can discuss with her when you come to one of our nurse clinics.

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Lianne Bunn DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lianne is currently on maternity leave.

Lianne qualified for her Diploma of Veterinary nursing in 2010. She lives locally in Silverdale with her partner, her two kids, 3 dogs, a cat and a selection of reptiles.

After working in a mixed practice and at the Veterinary Nurse Training Centre, Lianne joined the Practice in 2011. She works on reception as well as on surgery. Lianne has a special interest in animal behaviour and reptiles.These are a few of the many things you can discuss with her when you come to one of our nurse clinics.

Gentle Spenceley DVN

BSc (Hons) Degree in Vet Nursing

Gentle is currently on maternity leave.

Gentle was born in New Zealand and moved to England when she was only six months old. Since then she has returned to live in Gulf Harbour with her husband and two year old son. Gentle has a BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing, having qualified in England in 2009.

She has experience in both private and charity based veterinary practices and loves to further her knowledge continually though CPD, focusing mainly on cats. Gentle loves caring for animals and has a keen interest in their wellbeing.

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Gentle Spenceley DVN

BSc (Hons) Degree in Vet Nursing

Gentle is currently on maternity leave.

Gentle was born in New Zealand and moved to England when she was only six months old. Since then she has returned to live in Gulf Harbour with her husband and two year old son. Gentle has a BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing, having qualified in England in 2009.

She has experience in both private and charity based veterinary practices and loves to further her knowledge continually though CPD, focusing mainly on cats. Gentle loves caring for animals and has a keen interest in their wellbeing.

Amber Corney DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Amber graduated from Unitec in 2012 with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and Certificate in Captive Wild Animal Management. She joined our practice full-time in April 2017 and is passionate about nursing our hospitalised and critical care patients. 

She also has a special interest in exotic species and wildlife rehabilitation (birds in particular). 

Amber is enjoying the beachy lifestyle and all the peninsula has to offer. She lives in Red Beach with her fiancé Joe and a collection of rescues - rabbits Benjamin & Lucy, guinea pigs Harvey & Chester, and cat Sadie.

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Amber Corney DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Amber graduated from Unitec in 2012 with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and Certificate in Captive Wild Animal Management. She joined our practice full-time in April 2017 and is passionate about nursing our hospitalised and critical care patients. 

She also has a special interest in exotic species and wildlife rehabilitation (birds in particular). 

Amber is enjoying the beachy lifestyle and all the peninsula has to offer. She lives in Red Beach with her fiancé Joe and a collection of rescues - rabbits Benjamin & Lucy, guinea pigs Harvey & Chester, and cat Sadie.

Bubbles Otway CVN

Veterinary Nurse

Bubbles' background in animal care and welfare comes from the agricultural sector involving: sheep, beef, dairy, deer, and goats.  Before becoming a veterinary nurse, Bubbles was a dog control officer which is how she initially got involved in rescuing and re-homing dogs and cats with ‘Humane Society of NZ’, and continues to do so.

Bubbles lives on 100acres in Waitoki running a commercial sheep & beef farm, along with many species of rescue animals including a donkey called Eehore, 2 pigs (Doris & Porky), numerous goats (Jingle, Kidrock, Gertie, and Goatlings to name a few), a bunch of chickens, and her Border Terrier, Audrey.

Bubbles also home-stays dogs and has a small cattery – convenient when the Whangaparaoa Vet Centre cattery is full …

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Bubbles Otway CVN

Veterinary Nurse

Bubbles' background in animal care and welfare comes from the agricultural sector involving: sheep, beef, dairy, deer, and goats.  Before becoming a veterinary nurse, Bubbles was a dog control officer which is how she initially got involved in rescuing and re-homing dogs and cats with ‘Humane Society of NZ’, and continues to do so.

Bubbles lives on 100acres in Waitoki running a commercial sheep & beef farm, along with many species of rescue animals including a donkey called Eehore, 2 pigs (Doris & Porky), numerous goats (Jingle, Kidrock, Gertie, and Goatlings to name a few), a bunch of chickens, and her Border Terrier, Audrey.

Bubbles also home-stays dogs and has a small cattery – convenient when the Whangaparaoa Vet Centre cattery is full …

Bethany Glen DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Bethany has been with us since February 2016, when she began a placement with us as a student nurse. She was so impressive with her work ethic and passion that she was offered part-time employment in August 2016, and went on to become full-time in December 2017 after she had finished her studies. She qualified with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. 

Bethany loves all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially small and large animal anaesthesiology. She is looking forward to learning more about exotic species as she continues to delve into the veterinary world.

Bethany lives locally with her family, 3 dogs, 2 bearded dragons, and a cockatoo.  

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Bethany Glen DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Bethany has been with us since February 2016, when she began a placement with us as a student nurse. She was so impressive with her work ethic and passion that she was offered part-time employment in August 2016, and went on to become full-time in December 2017 after she had finished her studies. She qualified with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. 

Bethany loves all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially small and large animal anaesthesiology. She is looking forward to learning more about exotic species as she continues to delve into the veterinary world.

Bethany lives locally with her family, 3 dogs, 2 bearded dragons, and a cockatoo.  

Jaskarn Singh BVT

Veterinary Nurse

Jas graduated from Massey University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and we are excited to have her on board!

Jas began her veterinary nursing career doing after hours work at a clinic in South Auckland where she saw many different types of emergencies. She started with us full-time in December 2017 and is looking forward to growing her nursing skills in different areas. She is passionate about nursing our critical care patients.

She lives locally with her two cats, Blu and Penny, who are polar opposites from each other.

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Jaskarn Singh BVT

Veterinary Nurse

Jas graduated from Massey University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and we are excited to have her on board!

Jas began her veterinary nursing career doing after hours work at a clinic in South Auckland where she saw many different types of emergencies. She started with us full-time in December 2017 and is looking forward to growing her nursing skills in different areas. She is passionate about nursing our critical care patients.

She lives locally with her two cats, Blu and Penny, who are polar opposites from each other.

Joanna Lea DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Jo graduated with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Wintec in early 2018. She started with us in October 2017 and became full-time in December 2017.

Jo has a special interest in animal welfare & ethics. She also has a passion for anything dogs! She is excited to be beginning her veterinary nursing career with us and is looking forward to learning more about exotic species.

 Jo lives in Army Bay with her chihuahua Ella.  

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Joanna Lea DVN

Veterinary Nurse

Jo graduated with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Wintec in early 2018. She started with us in October 2017 and became full-time in December 2017.

Jo has a special interest in animal welfare & ethics. She also has a passion for anything dogs! She is excited to be beginning her veterinary nursing career with us and is looking forward to learning more about exotic species.

 Jo lives in Army Bay with her chihuahua Ella.