Meet our team
Dr Jean-Pierre
Veterinarian
  • BSc (Genetics)
  • BVSc

JP graduated as a vet in 2008 where he worked in South Africa till 2011 when he married his wife. They set of shortly after they married and worked in Hong Kong for 3 years. After going back to South Africa for a short time, JP and his wife decided to go on a new adventure and make New Zealand their new home. The part JP loves most about the role is not having a desk job. He never knows what his next consult will be and enjoys soft tissue surgery.

Dr Jane
Veterinarian
  • 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
Veterinarian
  • 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.

Dr Ebeneze
Veterinarian
  • BSC
  • BVSc

Dr Ebeneze completed her degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2014. She’s gained experience in companion animal practice before moving to Christchurch in 2018 with her husband Abram and cat Riley. They’ve since had the addition of baby girl Illya to their family.

Ebeneze loves meeting her furry patients in consult and aims to create a fear-free, low stress environment for your pets when they come to visit. She always strives to deliver good comprehensive diagnostics and tailor-made treatment plans to suit each patient’s individual situation.

When not at work Ebeneze can usually be found running after her toddler. She also enjoys making music, hikes and in winter loves hitting the slopes.

Emily
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

Debbie
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.

Melissa
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.

Zarnia
Veterinary Nurse
  • Certificate In Veterinary Nursing

Zarnia graduated from CPIT in 2014 and has been with the Pet Doctors team for the last four years before the merger with Cashmere Veterinary Clinic. Coming from a farming background this was a natural progression for her. 

Zarnia is from a large family, along with husband Bevan and their four children life is very busy and sometimes hectic! 

Outside of work and spending time with family and the many sporting activities, Zarnia enjoys showing and racing her Siberian Huskies and taking care of the other pets on their lifestyle block.

Amanda
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.

Leah
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.

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