Meet our team
Dr Catherine
  • BVSc

Catherine graduated from Massey University in 2012 and started her vet career as a mixed animal vet in Ashburton. After 7 years there she realised dairy cows were not her calling and moved up to Christchurch to work solely with companion animals. She really enjoys emergency/critical care work and working up medicine cases.

In her spare time Catherine enjoys getting outside, she can often be found at the Christchurch Adventure Park on her mountain bike or out snowboarding in the winter.

Dr Jane
  • BVSc

Jane has been with Cashmere Vet Clinic since 2012. She graduated from Massey University in 2001 and spent time working in mixed practice for 2 years before heading overseas and focusing on small animal work in the UK. After nearly 5 years in the UK, she came back to Christchurch and has been working in the city ever since.

Jane has one cat at home (at the moment!), and when not at work, enjoys spending her time with her husband and two children, as well as singing, music and computer games.

Dr Fiona
  • BVMS

Scottish by birth, Kiwi by choice, this Skiwi vet graduated in 2005 and after nearly 6 years working in a Small Animal and Exotics practice in Scotland, made the move to New Zealand and has been based in Christchurch ever since, becoming a part of the Cashmere Vet Clinic team in 2014. Outside of work, Fiona makes the most of New Zealand's great outdoors, is an avid aerialist and is a loyal subject of her rescue cat.

Team Leader
  • Certificate in Animal Care (Outstanding Achievement)
  • Certificate in Veterinary Nursing (Outstanding Achievement)
  • Certificate in Personnel Management

Emily was a member of the Pet Doctors Barrington team for 7 years before they merged with Cashmere Vet Clinic in November 2019. She is an owner, lover and advocate for bully breed dogs

Head Nurse/ Team Leader
  • Certificate In Veterinary Nursing

Debbie completed her veterinary nursing qualification at CPIT in 2011. Straight after finishing her course, she was lucky enough to be offered a short, fixed term contract at Cashmere Vet Clinic, and never left. Becoming Head Nurse/ Practice Manager in 2014, something she is very proud of.

Working with animals was always Debbie's dream and she feels very lucky that she can work with them for her job and change lives. Her passion is surgery, and pain management is something she has a special interest in, as well as nutrition. Debbie is also our resident Burmese lover, and she owns a Burmese herself. When not at work she is kept busy with two teenage boys and loves a good book.

Veterinary Nurse
  • Certificate In Veterinary Nursing

Melissa has been a qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2012 and has been at Cashmere Vet Clinic since finishing study. She loves being the friendly face that greets you at the door and helping them out the back in surgery.

Melissa and her partner have two cheeky cats at home, Puck and Poppy, and a crazy German short haired pointer named Lockie.

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Amanda Vickery and I've been Vet Nursing for 25 years and still love my job. I'm passionate about providing the best possible advice and care for your pets. I have a special interest in customer service and intensive care nursing.

I currently have Finn, a very cheeky tabby cat at home and am in the process of getting another Boxer to add to our family.

Veterinary Nurse

Leah has a certificate in vet nursing, obtained in 2016. Leah has worked at Cashmere vet clinic since 2018. She enjoys being a friendly face on reception, greeting you all and getting to say hello to all your pets.

Leah has a cat and a dog at home, and you might be lucky enough to get to meet Koda when he is in at work one day 'helping' us out.

Veterinary Nurse

Certificate in Veterinary Nursing (NZCAT)

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (NZDVN)

My name is Sam Cooke and I graduated with a diploma in vet nursing in Auckland, 2019. I worked as a vet nurse for 2 years before moving down to Christchurch with my partner for a change of scenery and to gain new experiences. I love all kinds of animals and look forward to meeting them and their owners
during my time here and helping them when they aren’t feeling their best.

I have two very adorable 14-year-old cats, Jess and Horse and one fun-loving, overly energetic cheeky little Border collie x Huntaway mix named Scotty.

Veterinary Nurse
  • Diploma in veterinary nursing, graduated in 2021

Seren is a newly graduated veterinary nurse, who has just moved to Christchurch from Cambridge for a change in scenery. She enjoys being a friendly face at reception, and loves being out back helping give your animals lots of TLC.

When Seren is not nursing, she enjoys being a rowing coach, and goes for the occasional row herself. Back in Cambridge she has a bubbly, energetic huntaway border collie cross called Ziggy