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Stuart Burrough: Veterinarian BVSc., MACVSc
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Stuart graduated from Massey University in 1982 and established The Vet Centre together with Peter Anderson and Peter Jerram in 1998. Stuart is a small animal Practitioner and became a member of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by passing the Membership exams in small animal medicine in 1996. In 2000 he was selected to spend 3 months at the University of Florida as a Practitioner in Residence, assisting teaching of final year students, as well as gaining valuable experience. While in the USA, he also trained and became certified in the PennHIP technique of assessing dogs for hip dysplasia becoming the third New Zealand PennHip certified vet. He also has interests in orthopaedic surgery and completed a year long distance education course in Dermatology through Sydney University in 2004. 

Stuart has been a Councillor of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists from 2002-2011 and served a two year term as President of the College. In 2011 he was presented with a Presidential Award for distinguished service to the College.  Outside of work, Stuart enjoys sailing, scuba diving, water and snow skiing. Stuart is married to Jenny, an interior designer, with two grown up children, Lana (who is also a vet) and Isaac (a boat designer). They have a miniature Schnauzer (Denzel) and two Burmese cats (Ringo and Mick) as pets.


Mark Wiseman: Veterinarian, BSc, PhD, BVSc.
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Mark switched careers from medical biochemistry to become a vet in 1994 and has a PhD in biochemistry in addition to his veterinary qualification. Originally from Yorkshire in the UK he immigrated to NZ in 1989. Mark has worked at The Vet Centre since 2000 and became a shareholder in 2008. Early in his career Mark worked with both farm and companion animals including exotic species at wildlife parks. Nowadays he works full time with pets. Mark is very experienced in both medicine and surgery and regularly attends workshops and conferences to learn new skills. Mark has completed a course in advanced radiology and is called on by all our vets for opinions on X-rays. Marks other interests include mountain biking, kayaking, motorcycles, guitar and camping. He lives in Rarangi with his wife Fliss, 3 dogs, four cats, 2 kune kune pigs and 10 chickens.

Craig Pritchard: Veterinarian BVSc, MACVSc.
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Craig leads our Large Animal Team and has a broad range of mixed animal veterinary experience. he started his career in Northland and enjoyed the variety of work there including sheep and beef, dairy, equine and small animals. Craig was the sheep and beef practitioner in residence at Massey University in 2005, working with Dr Dave West. 
Over the last 10 years Craig has been involved in Zoo and Wildlife species having worked for Auckland Zoo, Zoological Society of London (London & Whipsnade Zoo) and Zoos Victoria, Australia. 
Craig is pleased to be back in New Zealand and is thoroughly enjoying the Marlborough lifestyle.
Trish Lipyeat: Veterinarian BVSc
IMGP3286-498-519 Trish Lipyeat is a very experienced mixed practitioner and works 2 days a week, usually Wednesdays and Thursdays, often helping cover the large animal work. Some of you will have already met Trish who was previously employed in Golden Bay. Trish has a fabulous sense of humour and no nonsense approach to her work. Trish and partner Derek live on a lifestyle block with their two children and various other animals.
Mary Bowron: Veterinarian BSc (Hons), BVSc
mary-800 Mary was brought up in Marlborough and did a biochemistry degree at Otago University before going to Vet School at Massey. She worked in a mixed animal practice in Taupo for a couple of years gaining experience in all species. Then off on her OE for 2 years travelling around the world and some vet work in the UK before joining the Vet Centre team in January 2008. 
Mary worked for six years alongside Pete Anderson as a large animal veterinarian and then in December 2013 left on maternity leave.  She came back to the clinic part time in February 2015. Her role is mainly as a companion animal veterinarian but is still a member of the large animal team and support for Craig and Trish. Mary has a special interest in Bovine Viral Diarrhoea and Animal Health Programmes for Production Animals.
Outside of work there is not a lot of spare time but does involve tramping (and taking her Labrador Polly when she can), fishing in the Marlborough Sounds, at the Bach or cooking up something in the kitchen- usually sweet!!
Elizabeth Patterson-Green: Veterinarian BVSc
FullSizeRender (1)-560-156 Elizabeth graduated from Massey University in 2002 with a BVSc and initially started out working as a small animal veterinarian in Auckland. In 2005 she set off to see some of the world and spent several years working in the UK before settling in Marlborough. She has an equal interest in both medicine and surgical cases and has completed post graduate study in veterinary oncology, clinical pathology, ophthalmology and is working towards a Masters of Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband have a Tibetan Spaniel called Bella and Basil their Australian Cattle dog. 
Charlotte Patterson-Green: Veterinarian BVMS
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Charlotte grew up in rural Scotland and graduated from Glasgow University in 2007. She emigrated to New Zealand shortly after graduation and has been working here as a equine and small animal vet ever since.
having loved all things "horse & pony" from a young age Charlotte knew she wanted to have a career where she could interact with horses on a regular basis. She tracked "equine" in her final year at vet school and spent 6 months working at UC Davis Equine hospital, California, both as a surgical and medical intern prior to graduation. 
Charlotte's first position in New Zealand was as a veterinary associate for an equine practice in Canterbury working primarily with racing Thoroughbreds and Standarbreds. She then moved the upper South Island to continue her work with horses and small animals. She has a special interest in Equine Dentistry, having just completed a course in Australia learning from some of the world's leading experts in the field. She is also a FEI permitted treatment vet for the discipline of equine endurance and likes to help the Marlborough club out when she can with vetting their CTR and endurance races. Charlotte recently completed a course enabling  her to carry out equine Pre-Purchase Exams Stages 1-5 and starts a masters of veterinary medicine course in equine musculoskeletal disorders and lameness in 2017.
Charlotte has a young family and outside of the clinic enjoys being a mum. When she has time she enjoys trail riding, reading war novels and coaching her daughters hockey team. 

Jeremy Forlong: Locum Veterinarian BVSc
20170912 114552-376 Jeremy graduated from Massey University in 2011, he worked initially as a rural vet but has now spent the last five years in companion animal practice. He recently moved to sunny Blenheim with his wife and two boys. He has a dog Baxter and cat Meow Meow at home too. You may see him here when he is doing locum work for our clinic.

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