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.  Hannah joined our team in 2019 and has been enjoying leading the team since early 2020. 

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 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.

Dr Yasmin
Vet

Yasmin came over from the UK in 2019 after finishing her studies at the University of Nottingham. After just over 18 months in Dunedin she moved slightly further north to join the team here. She enjoys both medical and surgical cases and is looking forward to meeting your pets.

Outside work Yasmin enjoys hiking and baking, and she is also learning Italian!

Rebecca
Practice Manager

Bex is our Practice Manager and has been at Harewood Vet Hospital since 2005, after qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004. She took on the new management role in 2011 and has been leading the team ever since. She has a huge passion for patient care and client service and can often be seen sneaking some cuddles with patients between office jobs.  

“We have a wonderful team of caring Vets, Nurses and Cattery attendants. It is a privilege to be a part of such a great team providing the best care we can to both patients and clients” 

When she is not at work, Bex is kept busy at home with 2 young children and 2 very opposing cats! Harry is a gorgeous ginger fluff ball who joined the family back in 2011 after the earthquakes, he’s very timid but wonderful nonetheless. Ted is a new addition and is a high energy, split personality fluffy tabby, I’m sure he will learn some manners one day.. After losing her beloved Greyhound Jax in 2018, Bex has yet to fill the dog void in the house but secretly we think there might be room for one more one day soon….watch this space.

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.

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.

Helen-Mary
Vet Nurse
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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