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Kate Robinson : Head Veterinary Nurse
IMG 0315-586 Kate was born and bred in Marlborough and joined the Vet Centre team in 2015 after gaining her National Certificate in Vet Nursing. She absolutely loves the variety of work and contact with animals and people that working at The Vet Centre Marlborough offers. Kate furthered her study to gain her Diploma in Vet Nursing in 2018.
In her spare time Kate enjoying spending time with her family and friends, dabbling in DIY projects and walking her two bouncy Labradors Rocco and Ruby. She also has two beloved cats Shelby and Spaggles at home and any foster kittens that she can sneak past her fiancé.
Hayley Suurenbroek-Butler: Veterinary Nurse
Hayley (2)-578 Hayley is born and bred in Marlborough. She spent time with us as a student in 2014 whilst completing  
her National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing and we welcomed her as a permanent part of our team in June 2015.
Hayley has a passion for cats and has a clowder of cats at home. Her Golden Retriever Lexi is no longer a puppy 
herself and had a litter of 8 puppies in May 2018. She has kept one of the cuties who she named Nirvana. In her
spare time she loves to spend time with family and all her animals.
Barbora Kratochvilova: Vet Nurse
Barb Barbora travelled originally from the Czech Republic, travelled to New Zealand in 2008 and immediately fell in love with this country. She was always passionate about helping animals so it was just a natural choice to study Vet Nursing with the Otago Polytechnic snf graduated in 2015. Barbora and her partner are also known for their house and pet sitting services. If she is not busy looking after other people's pets she loves travelling, yoga and reading.
Jazz Searle: Vet Nurse
Jaz-289 Jazz was born in England but grew up in the big city of Auckland. She has always had a passion for caring for animals. After completing her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing she moved down to the beautiful Marlborough to be with her plane enthusiast partner and hasn't looked back since. She has very one spoilt cat and enjoys film photography as well as weight lifting!
Kathryn Musgrove: Veterinary Nurse
20170912 114453-771 Kathryn is Marlborough born and spent most of her childhood living up the Awatere Valley. She has a passion for horses and animals. She spent five years overseas as a Polo Groomer before coming home and completing her Vet Nursing Certificate from Otago in 2004. Kathryn has worked locally as a vet nurse before family became the focus. She returned to nursing at The Vet Centre in 2012 and has become a valued part of our Nursing and Reception teams. Kathryn now lives with her family and collection of animals on a lifestyle block.
Shaezarna Riddell : Animal Care Assistant
Shaz-908 Shaezarna is a born and bred Blenheim girl with a keen interest in travel. After spending time as an early childhood carer she has decided to have a change and is now a part of The Vet Centre team. She enjoys looking after all the animals coming through the front door due to a love for all things cute and fluffy.
Zoe Gordon : Vet Nurse
20190619 120117-481 Zoe qualified as a veterinary nurse from Otago Polytechnic in 2017. She has always had an interest in animals and grew up with all sorts of pets - from goats and pigs, to cats and rats. She loves meeting the different species and breeds of animals that visit the clinic, but is especially a softie for big gentle working dogs.
She recently settled here in Blenheim with her partner, starting their own pet collection with Cleo, their very spoiled rescue cat.

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