We pride ourselves on providing the best veterinary care and services for your pets.
Harewood Veterinary Hospital is well known for the expert pet care within the community. We offer a substantial range of veterinary services, including our immensely popular cattery which features outdoor and indoor spaces, x-ray, dental and surgical options and our new radioactive Iodine (I131) treatments.
The pets in Christchurch could not ask for better care from our hardworking and dedicated clinic. We will always put your pet's health and well-being first and are very fortunate to have a group of the most dedicated vets, vet nurses and customer care people in the country. The expertise, the latest equipment and high level of staff training that are available ensures that Harewood Vet Hospital is the only place we want to work. We are proud of our pain-free policy that ensures that all pets go home post-operatively with long acting pain relief. Our qualified vet nurses are available to offer nutrition and pet care advice, free weight checks as well as weight and behaviour clinics if your pets need a little help. The genuine care and compassion this team offer on a daily basis is nothing more than spectacular, and a vital part of animal health within our region.
Terryne has been the Senior Veterinary Manager at Harewood Vet since 2006. She is also a member of the lead clinical team in NZ as part of the Veterinary Advisory team. She trained at Massey University, graduating in 1995 and has since spent some time in mixed practice for 4 years before turning to solely companion animals. Her special interests include oncology, dentistry, internal medicine, surgery and wildlife work. She has also completed a Diploma in Homeopathy which can be useful alongside conventional medicines.
Terryne lives with her sons, Jacob and Isaac, as well as their standard poodles, Margot and Lottie, and 3 Cats, Roni and her 2 sons, Barker and Corbett. Currently with the above household Terryne is working Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the occasional other shift.
Tamara graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor in Veterinary Science in 2013. She joined Harewood Vet in 2017, having previously spent 3 years in small animal practice in Rotorua.
Tamara enjoys the variety a day can bring in veterinary medicine. Her special interests include emergency medicine, anaesthesia and soft tissue surgery. She has two pets; Monty a miniature dachshund and a SPCA rescue cat, Malibu.
Natasha graduated from Massey University 2014 where she then headed to work with companion animal’s in Timaru. Now settled back in Christchurch, Natasha enjoys working to get the best outcome for owners and their pets. She has a special interest in rabbit medicine and medical oncology.
While Natasha currently has no pets at home Tabitha, her 18 years old childhood cat is enjoying life with her parents in Oamaru. Natasha enjoys music, playing the violin and oboe and is involved in musicals. In her spare time she also enjoys arts and crafts, bushwalking, board games and watching ice hockey.
Susanne graduated as a Veterinarian from the University of Melbourne in 1983. Her career has taken her from Australia to Africa, the United States and eventually to New Zealand 12 years ago.
Before arriving in New Zealand, Susanne worked for 13 years in a large small animal practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Since arriving in New Zealand, she has really enjoyed providing Locum services to Pet Doctors practices with special areas of interest including internal medicine, geriatric care, neurology, ophthalmology, endocrinology and holistic care.
When relaxing at home Susanne enjoys walking with her husband and their two Jack Russell Terriers as well as hiking in the hills, cycling, cooking, movies and singing.
Hannah grew up in the UK and studied veterinary medicine in London. Since graduating in 2014 she has spent her working life across a variety of practices in the UK and New Zealand. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and looks forward to caring for your pets.
Outside of work Hannah enjoys exploring the South Island and tramping with her dog, Sam.
Bex completed her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing at Christchurch Polytechnic in 2004. She has been with us since 2005, before becoming our Team Leader in 2013. She is very passionate about excellent nursing care, fluid therapy, anaesthetic monitoring, protocols and training of our nurses.
At home Bex has a cat called Harry, a handsome ginger tabby, who came to her as a rescue kitten after the earthquakes. He's a timid boy that has had a rough start to life but has blossomed into a loving and special cat. After losing her beloved ex-racing Greyhound Jax recently the house has been a bit quiet so a new member of the family may be on the horizon in the near future. ...watch this space.
Outside of work Bex enjoys spending time with her friends and family, doing gym classes and finding anywhere that has good coffee!
Laura completed the Animal Care course at CPIT in 2008 and then qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009.
Laura and her husband are kept busy at home with their 3 cats - Huskey the Manx, Gary the Maine Coon and Johnny the 3 legged cat. Sadly their baby Bentley (pictured) lost his battle with cancer in May 2019
Laura really enjoys being part of an amazing team, being able to have a good mixture of client relations and surgery, and loves learning new things everyday.
Veronica completed her Veterinary Nursing and Canine Behaviour qualifications at Christchurch Polytechnic in 2012. Soon after graduating she was lucky enough to be offered employment at Harewood Veterinary Hospital and hasn't looked back!
Veronica enjoys being a part of such a dedicated team and finds the work we do every day rewarding. She loves the opportunity to learn new things and is keen to increase her abilities and skills by accessing further training as it becomes available.
Veronica loves the outdoors, traveling, wining and dining and spending time with her partner, family and friends.
Roberta completed her Certificate of Veterinary Nursing at CPIT in 2014. She had been working in Education Administration both in NZ and overseas however, while volunteering at the SPCA she realised that working with animals was her passion and made a big career change. She is really enjoying her new role, loves the variety that everyday brings and getting to spend time with all the animals. She has a very spoilt cat called Max.
Olivia was bought up on a family farm in North Canterbury and this is where her passion for animals came from. She finished her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2017 and has been working as a vet nurse before joining the Pet Doctors team. Olivia enjoys being a hospital nurse and providing awesome patient care. She also enjoys learning about surgery and anaesthesia.
Olivia has Bailey the Golden Lab who loved to hang out with Timmy & Tody the two British short hairs. In her spare time, Olivia loves to compete in grass karting and has recently won the womans national title for the second year in a row.
Debbie has been nursing for almost 3 years at Harewood Vet. In her spare time, Debbie likes to go hiking and ride motorcross. She currently has 3 cats but would have a household full of fur babies if her husband allows it.
From a very young age Aralai developed a great love for animals which then led her to became a qualified Vet Nurse in November 2015. Since then she has been loving working with animals and caring for their needs and helping owners with their fur babies.
Aralai and her husband own two dogs - Marshall an American Bulldog who loves cuddles and thinks he’s a lap dog and Bruno a boxer/cross who as a pup was abandoned outside our clinic door... but stole Aralai's heart at first sight. The dogs are their children so they go everywhere with them.
Besides animals, Aralai loves playing touch rugby every week and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah completed her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2003. She has experience working at clinics in Christchurch and 2 years in Wellington nursing at a clinic. She has been at Harewood Vet Hospital for 3 years and has been running our puppy classes for 2.5 years which is her passion.
Sarah has a 1.5 years old Border Collie, Piper and they compete together at Obedience competitions. Next year Sarah wants to have a litter of puppies with Piper. Sarah has a Dog walking and Pet Feeding business called Pets Steps that she also fits in with her clinic hours.
Amy has been working in the cattery since 2014 and became the Cattery Coordinator in 2015. She loves getting to see all the different sizes and shapes of cats that come and stay in the cattery. Amy is always prepared to give out doses of cuddles as well as many other needs cats may have whilst they are with us.
Amy was house sitting for 2 years while she was saving up for a 3 month trip of a life time to Europe and Africa in 2018, where she met some VERY big cats.
When she’s not at work you can find Amy playing Roller Derby, walking Abbi the German Short Haired Pointer, cuddling up with Jim and Dwight (her kittens) or attempting to fix up her house.
Shari loves animals and has a passion to work with them that’s why she got her Bachelor of Science (Zoology) and also a Certificate in Animal Management (Captive Wildlife). She has been working in our cattery since 2016 and enjoys seeing and spending time with all the cats as if they were her own.
Shari rescued her 16 year old cat, Smudge, from this very clinic and has had her for one year now. Smudge is the most affectionate and talkative cat. Shari is glad she got such a lovely, sweet and happy cat.
Outside of work Shari also enjoys painting, playing board games, taking photos, and completing jigsaws puzzles.