Harewood Veterinary Hospital is a small animal practice providing outstanding care to dogs, cats, pocket pets and birds. Our experienced and dedicated team of Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses are committed to providing the highest level of care to your pets. Get to know our qualified team here. We look forward to seeing you and your lovely pets soon.

Meet Our Team
Dr Hannah Pressman
Lead Vet
  • BVSc

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.

Hannah has experience in various small animal practices over the last 6 years, both in the UK and New Zealand.  And is happy to now call New Zealand her home.  She has been with us at Harewood for the last 8 months and is excited to start leading the Harewood team. 

In her spare time she can be found in the bush, tramping and climbing.  Or at home with her new crazy kitten, Brucey.

 'We have a great team (and wonderful clients!) at Harewood Vet Hospital.  We continue to aim to provide the best care for your furry family members, new and old, and make their vet visits as stress free as possible.  We look forward to seeing you and your pets in the near future.'

Dr Natasha Scott
Vet
  • BVSc

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.

Dr Susanne Anderson
Vet
  • BVSc

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 NVC 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.

Dr Michelle Gibbs
Vet
  • BVSc

Michelle has been a Veterinarian for 15 years. She loves working part time at Harewood Vet and spends the rest of her time busy with her four kids. She particularly enjoys soft tissue surgery and medicine. Michelle lives locally on a lifestyle block with a dog, cats, sheep, cattle, hens, tropical fish, and a budgie. 

In her spare time Michelle is a keen runner and enjoys tramping, camping, and fishing with her family.

Dr Riana Rosslee
Vet
  • BVSc

I first completed a degree in Microbiology and then went on to study veterinary science at Onderstepoort in South Africa, where I also met my husband. We both worked in SA and Hong Kong for several years and decided to move to beautiful New Zealand with our now 3 year old daughter.


Currently we only have a pet snail, called Barbie, but hopefully soon we can welcome some more furry friends into our home.


In our free time we love exploring the amazing outdoors of NZ and participate in community events and of course enjoy having a nice barbeque on weekends.

Dr Michael Meehan
Vet
  • BVSc

Michael harks from "over the ditch" graduating from the University of Queensland. He has had the opportunity to work in small animal practices in Australia, U.K., Canada and now obviously New Zealand. After working in the U.K. Michael became interested in the human-animal bond and veterinary communication skills and that resulted in him completing degrees in those areas. While he enjoyed the academic and teaching side of things his passion is working with clients and their pets!

He shares his life with his wife, four cats and a wee lad in Christchurch and is also passionate about tramping.

Rebecca
Practice Manager
Bobbi
Head Veterinary Nurse

Bobbi has been in New Zealand for over a year working in a number of veterinary clinics. Bobbi moved from the UK and has been in the veterinary environment for 11 years, and became a qualified nurse in 2015. She had a variety of pets growing up from dogs to horses, and cats to chickens. She has always loved caring for animals and knew this was always her passion.


In her spare time she likes to explore new places, water sports, horse riding and beach days.

Roberta
Vet Nurse CVN

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
Vet Nurse

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 Harewood team. Olivia loves being a surgery nurse and providing awesome patient care. She also enjoys being on reception and seeing everyone's fury friends.

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 third year in a row.

Debbie
Vet Nurse

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.

Aralai
Vet Nurse

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.

 

Shari
Cattery Attendant

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.

Elizabeth
Cattery Attendant
Robyn
Cattery Attendant

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