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Tony Smith: Retail Manager
Tony sheep conveyor-76 Tony is a knowledgeable retail manager who has been in the veterinary retail business since 1999. Originally from South Otago, he has a vast experience of farming practices having been involved with sheep, beef, diary, fine wool and fat lamb production throughout Otago, Southland and Marlborough. You will find Tony extremely helpful as he has a clear understanding of your needs, will listen to your requests with a discerning ear, will help you find innovative solutions and works alongside our vets. Tony is interested in boating, fishing and golfing outside his role in the veterinary industry.
 
Julie Hill: Reception Manager
41-982-918 Julie is originally from South Canterbury.  She graduated from Otago Polytech, and since then has worked at Orana Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo and Murdoch University in Western Australia in their emergency department and critical care unit.  Julie has been nursing at The Vet Centre since 2001, and has now shifted from nursing to reception where she enjoys the client contact. She lives in Blenheim with her husband, their two children, their Golden Retriever Maverick and two beautiful Birmans Leo and Lilly. 
 
Sheree Dillon: Receptionist 
20170721 141412 resized (1)-686-480 After being a hairstylist for 15 years, Sheree decided to have a change and with her passion and love for animals she started working at The Vet Centre in 2017. Sheree is on reception where she still gets the people contact that she knows and also get to meet and greet all the loved family pets.
Sheree has two beloved dogs and now two cats- one of them adopted soon after starting work at The Vet Centre. A full house now but enjoying every minute. Sheree loves her position and all the challenges it entails. 
 
Caroline Simpson: Telephonist
 MG 0189-981-992 Caroline was trained as a vet nurse through the Otago Polytechnic and began working part-time at The Vet Centre in 2002. Caroline brings with her experience from working in medical laboratories in Nelson and Wellington prior to entering the veterinary nursing field,.
Outside of the Vet Centre Caroline is kept busy with her three daughters who share their home with their Birman cats.
 
Jo Walker: Practice Manager
20170802 114017-913 Jo is our Practice Manager and had a memorable start to working with us.  She joined us on 14 November 2016 the day of Blenheim’s big earthquake.  Jo brings a wealth of both administrative and management experience, including 9 years working in Sydney Australia. Although not a clinical staff member she does regularly inject her humour into the workplace.  Jo is a proud mother of her 2 adult children, along with her dog Coby and 3 cats Zorro, Pixie and Percy- her latest addition who needed a new home. 
 
Katharine Bowen: Administration Manager
20170829 124434 resized-201-80 Katharine worked as a vet nurse in Christchurch before joining us in 1998, both as a vet nurse and as part of the administration team. Katharine received her Certificate in Vet Nursing in 1989 and with her years of experience with animals and breeding she is an indispensable part of our team.
Katharine has Labradors, cats, horses and sheep (and a wide variety of feathered pets). Outside of work Katharine spends a lot of time supporting her children in their sporting activities especially hockey, and pony club.
 
Maree Jones: Administration 
20170818 100514-877 Maree qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001, working in Wellington for four years before moving back to her home town Blenheim. She started working at The Vet Centre in 2006 as a veterinary nurse until going on maternity leave in 2011. Maree has joined us again assisting our administration team and looks after most of our large animal bookings. 
She and her husband have previously been share milking in Canvastown for 5 years with their 2 children. In her spare time she enjoys exercising her Golden Retriever Zac and her Huntaway Bear, fishing and boating. 
 

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7 Redwood Street,
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