Meet our team
Dr Jean-Pierre
  • 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
  • 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.

Dr Ebeneze
  • BVSc
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
  • 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.

Veterinary Nurse
Veterinary Nurse
  • Certificate in Veterinary Nursing - Assistant stand
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Annelise has been a qualified Diploma Vet nurse since 2017. She has been working at Barrington Pet Doctors for 2 years, until recently moving to Cashmere Vet Clinic.
Annelise runs Puppy Pre-school classes and enjoys furthering her knowledge on canine behaviour in and out of the clinic

Outside of work you will find Annelise spending time with her family of partner Jared, Daughter Gabriella and her Huntaway cross dog called Chealsy. Annelise will be temporarily leaving us in January 2020 to go on maternity leave and have her second baby. We wish her all the best and can't wait to have her back.