Meet Our Team

Dr Craig Brighouse BVSc

Dr Craig Brighouse BVSc

Small Animal Manager / Small Animal Veterinarian

After training in NZ Craig saw mixed practice in the Far North of NZ for several years before moving to the UK and furthering his interest in small animals. After a 4 year period working in UK small animal practices he returned to work in Auckland for another 3 years before a second term in the UK for 18 months. Returning to NZ he joined the Hamilton Veterinary Service team in 2002. He has interests in surgery especially orthopaedic repairs. He divides his time between general clinical consultations and surgery while also managing the small animal department. He is currently a Director of Hamilton Veterinary Services.

 
Dr Juliet Matthews BVSc (Dist) PG Dip VCS

Dr Juliet Matthews BVSc (Dist) PG Dip VCS

Small Animal Veterinarian

Juliet joined us as a graduate in 2006. She left to work in the UK in 2008. After a few years working at Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital in Darlington, Yorkshire we were pleased that Juliet re-joined our team upon her return to NZ in 2011.

Juliet has completed many post graduate courses in endocrinology, pathology, neurology, imaging and dermatology. As such she is our go to person for complex medical cases. She completed her post-graduate diploma in 2016.

 
Dr Dave Bergen BVSc (Hons) MACVSc

Dr Dave Bergen BVSc (Hons) MACVSc

Small Animal Veterinarian

Dave is an experienced companion pet veterinarian with many years of experience in mixed practice; His particular interest is in avian and exotic medicine.
He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College in Small Animal Medicine and has completed post-graduate courses in companion bird medicine and management.

 
Dr Charlotte (Charley) Quinn MA VetMB

Dr Charlotte (Charley) Quinn MA VetMB

Small Animal Veterinarian

Charley graduated in 2006 from the University of Cambridge(UK) with a masters in pathology and in veterinary medicine.
Her first position was in a large small animal hospital in the northwest of England, where she was a first-opinion vet but worked closely with the referral medicine and surgery service. A relocation to the Midlands led to an interest in dermatology and she was able to work with a specialist in this field before moving to New Zealand. Charlotte is currently pursuing a certificate in general practice with a special interest in dermatology.

 
Dr Amanda Briston B.Vet.Med. MVM

Dr Amanda Briston B.Vet.Med. MVM

Small Animal Veterinarian

After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in London, Amanda moved to New Zealand in 2001 for a 6 month locum stint and hasn't left since! Amanda joined Hamilton Veterinary Services in 2014 and completed her Masters of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She has a particular interest in Rabbit medicine.

 
Dr Elyssa Barnaby BVSc

Dr Elyssa Barnaby BVSc

Small Animal Veterinarian

Elyssa graduated from Massey University in 2014 and worked in a busy Auckland practice before joining Hamilton Veterinary Services in late 2016. She is interested in furthering her skills in soft tissue surgery and ultrasonography

 
Dr Ian Millward BVSc (Dist), Cert SAS, MMedVet (Chir) (SA) (Dist)

Dr Ian Millward BVSc (Dist), Cert SAS, MMedVet (Chir) (SA) (Dist)

Referral Small Animal Surgeon

Gaining his Bachelor of Veterinary Science with distinction from Massey he worked in Taumaranui for 3 years before moving to Essex in the UK for 10 years where he developed a surgical referral service and gained a certificate in Small Animal Surgery. Ian then moved to Pretoria where he worked as a referral small animal surgeon at the University of Pretoria for 7 years eventually acting as head of small animal surgery for 2 years. Since returning in mid-2010 to NZ he has been working in partnership with Hamilton Veterinary Services to develop the Veterinary Referral Service for companion animal referral surgical work.

 
 
 

Small Animal support staff

  • Alice Gasnier (Head Nurse), Dip Tech VN, Registered Veterinary Nurse
  • Brooke Muir, BSc, Dip Tech VN, Registered Veterinary Nurse
  • Christie Jansson, BVT, Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Chelley Parker, Nat Dip VN
  • Kirstin Eade, Dip Tech VN, Registered Veterinary Nurse
  • Philly McMurtrie, Dip Tech VN, Registered Veterinary Nurse
  • Olivia Holt, BVT, Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Sarah Wilson, Dip Tech VN, Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Michelle Gaskell, Receptionist
  • Nicki Klevering, Receptionist
  • Claire Sandy, Receptionist
  • Kerryn Matheson, Receptionist
  • Linley Herbert, Receptionist

  • Michelle Goncalves, Practice Manager
 
 
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