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Stuart Burrough: Veterinarian BVSc., MANZCVS
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Stuart is the company director and graduated from Massey University in 1983. He, together with Peter Anderson and Peter Jerram established Vet Marlborough 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 with teaching of final year students, as well as gaining valuable experience. While in the USA, he also 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 introduced Stem Cell Therapy to the South Island for the treatment of arthritis in dogs in 2010. He also heads our Canine Reproduction Team freezing semen and performing Artificial Insemination (AI) with fresh, chilled & frozen semen. 
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. Mark has a special interest in orthopaedics. He 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, 2 dogs, four cats, 2 kune kune pigs and 6 chickens.

Gabby Mark: Veterinarian BVSc
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Born and bred in Marlborough, Gabby has returned to join the Vet Centre team as one of our new graduate vets in January 2019. She tracked companion animals and equine at Massey University in her 5th year and has a particular interest in equine practice.
In March this year she flew to Australia to participate in a week long course in equine dentistry and is now able to perform full dentals, including wolf tooth extractions. Gabby is excited to get herself out and about meeting new clients around Marlborough and also enjoys her time in small animal practice working with our slightly smaller four-legged friends.
In her spare time Gabby enjoys spear-fishing, fishing, dancing and spending time in the Sounds at her Bach. Her furry friend collection includes two miniature Schnauzers (Tana and Roxie), 2 Burmese cats (Molly and Beejay) and a guinea pig (Harriet).

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 before heading overseas for 2 years. During this time did some 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 now is a companion animal veterinarian but is still in a supporting role for the large animal team. has a special interest in canine physiotherapy, and surgery, especially orthopaedics.
Outside of work; time is spent with family, often at the bach in Tennyson Inlet (fishing, swimming, kayaking) or tramping around New Zealand. Occasionally if there is time will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen, usually something sweet! 
Elizabeth Patterson-Green: Veterinarian BVSc
FullSizeRender (1)-560-156 Elizabeth was born in South Africa, but has spent most of my life in New Zealand.
She graduated from Massey University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and has spent her career as a small animal veterinarian working in Auckland, Cambridge, Hamilton, the UK and Marlborough.
Elizabeth and her husband Jeremy moved to Marlborough in 2007 and has been working at The Vet Centre since then.
She has completed post graduate studies through Massey University in small animal oncology, clinical pathology, ophthalmology and endocrinology.
Elizabeth has a soft spot for rabbits and small fluffy animals and enjoys updating her veterinary skills and knowledge to ensure your pets have the best possible experience and care at the clinic.
Since working with the amazing team at The Vet Centre she has developed a special interest in ophthalmology (the diagnosis and treatment – medical and surgical – of eye diseases). She really enjoys the challenge of seeing eye cases and the reward of following through with treatment to help her patient’s eyes become more comfortable. Elizabeth is always happy to take referral eye cases from other veterinary clinics.
This year Elizabeth is developing new skills in small animal dentistry (with a trip to Melbourne to learn new techniques on saving teeth) and canine breeding – Stuart Burrough is training her in AI (artificial insemination techniques) and semen collection/evaluation and freezing.
Elizabeth currently work Thursdays and Fridays at the clinic while is a great way to balance work and a busy family life. They have two little boys, Luke and William, and thier fur babies, Basil an Australian cattledog and Teddy my mischievous Tibetan Spaniel.
Tom David : Veterinarian BVSc
Tom David-836-872-881 Tom and his dog Joe joined The Vet Centre team in 2019. Tom loves sheep, dogs, hills, and scenery; working as a sheep and beef vet in Marlborough is pretty much the dream job. He also likes horses, and is happy he gets to see a fair few on the day to day.
Outside of work, Tom loves hunting, fishing, surfing, music-ing and eating. On the weekend he’ll either be at Ward surfing, stumbling around the bush spooking deer, or outside the Cosy eating hot chips with chicken salt on the way home.
One day he hopes to find a decent block of hill country in the bargain bin to further nurture his love of sheep, dogs, and scenery.
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.
Vanessa Braganza: Veterinarian DVM
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Vanessa is a companion animal veterinarian. Originally from Ontario, Canada , she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ontario Veterinary College. Vanessa has spent the majority of her professional career in Canada where she practiced exclusively small animal medicine with a focus on preventative care and geriatrics. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, embarking on new adventures, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.

Tara Cheung: Veterinarian BVSc BSc (Hons)

Tara is a passionate companion animal veterinarian who moved to New Zealand in 2010 to pursue further education and a career in veterinary medicine. She is Class of 2015 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVSc), Massey University. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor of Animal Management (Hons) in the UK and has lived and gained work experience in the UK and in Hong Kong.
Before moving to Marlborough, Tara has practiced in Wellington in some of the busiest first opinion/referral practices in the country. Currently she enjoys practicing with the Vet Centre Marlborough team and is also an attending locum at other Marlborough and Wellington practices. Marlborough has been home for Tara and her partner since 2013, and they currently live in Fairhall with their cat Stella. Outside work, she enjoys travelling and baking, loves the outdoors and keeping healthy through sport.




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