Dr Steve Gordon

Managing Director, Veterinarian

My name is Steve Gordon, I am the Practice owner but really just one small part of an awesome team.

From a very young age I was mad about animals and decided that this was to be my future career when I was only ten years old. Many years later I have no regrets about this childhood decision at all and still get great joy from the work we do everyday.

I'm enthusiastic about all facets of our work but do have a particular fondness for surgery with its ability to so quickly transform an animals welfare and quality of life. I am excited to be bringing minimally invasive surgical options for pets under our care.

I have enjoyed the opportunity and responsibility of being able to set the standards of excellence and atmosphere of friendliness at both this Clinic and Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre. www.wvet.co.nz

Outside of the Clinic I look forward to the annual ski trip, scuba diving, jogging and traveling. Traveling often involves adventures with various wild creatures in jungles, oceans and mountains - no surprises there! My son appears to have inherited this gene also and my daughter is on her way to becoming a human doctor.

My pets include "Floyd" a little scruffy disney dog who hangs out with the other staff dogs behind the Clinic and would be happy to show you his tricks and his best mate 'Bob" a short legged Munchkin cat.

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Dr Steve Gordon

Managing Director, Veterinarian

My name is Steve Gordon, I am the Practice owner but really just one small part of an awesome team.

From a very young age I was mad about animals and decided that this was to be my future career when I was only ten years old. Many years later I have no regrets about this childhood decision at all and still get great joy from the work we do everyday.

I'm enthusiastic about all facets of our work but do have a particular fondness for surgery with its ability to so quickly transform an animals welfare and quality of life. I am excited to be bringing minimally invasive surgical options for pets under our care.

I have enjoyed the opportunity and responsibility of being able to set the standards of excellence and atmosphere of friendliness at both this Clinic and Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre. www.wvet.co.nz

Outside of the Clinic I look forward to the annual ski trip, scuba diving, jogging and traveling. Traveling often involves adventures with various wild creatures in jungles, oceans and mountains - no surprises there! My son appears to have inherited this gene also and my daughter is on her way to becoming a human doctor.

My pets include "Floyd" a little scruffy disney dog who hangs out with the other staff dogs behind the Clinic and would be happy to show you his tricks and his best mate 'Bob" a short legged Munchkin cat.

Dr Peta Norris

Senior Veterinarian

I graduated from Massey University Veterinary School in 1998. My first two years in Practice were spent in a mixed animal Practice in Te Puke. I then decided to specialise in Small Animal Practice and spent the following seven years doing this in the United Kingdom. While overseas I travelled extensively through Europe, India, Nepal, Southern Africa and Egypt. I returned home to New Zealand to live in 2008 and work at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic.

My interests include tramping and the great outdoors, swimming, reading, diving and coffee with friends.

I have a special interest in Small Animal Medicine and have completed a year long Post Graduate course on Small Animal Ultrasonography through the University of Sydney. I have been enjoying the challenge of helping other clinics diagnose their patients with Ultrasound as well as those at East Coast Bays.

My husband Richard, who is originally from Northern England, and I have two little girls together called Lily and Charlotte as well as a cheeky ginger cat that my girls named Danger.

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Dr Peta Norris

Senior Veterinarian

I graduated from Massey University Veterinary School in 1998. My first two years in Practice were spent in a mixed animal Practice in Te Puke. I then decided to specialise in Small Animal Practice and spent the following seven years doing this in the United Kingdom. While overseas I travelled extensively through Europe, India, Nepal, Southern Africa and Egypt. I returned home to New Zealand to live in 2008 and work at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic.

My interests include tramping and the great outdoors, swimming, reading, diving and coffee with friends.

I have a special interest in Small Animal Medicine and have completed a year long Post Graduate course on Small Animal Ultrasonography through the University of Sydney. I have been enjoying the challenge of helping other clinics diagnose their patients with Ultrasound as well as those at East Coast Bays.

My husband Richard, who is originally from Northern England, and I have two little girls together called Lily and Charlotte as well as a cheeky ginger cat that my girls named Danger.

Dr Beverley Veal

Veterinarian

Bev is an experienced and compassionate Veterinarian that has been part of our team for many years. Initially covering for holidays but now as a trusted member of our talented group . Bev's commitment to our practice and clients is clear as she chooses to commute from her home in the Waitakeries to be part of our team!

Bev shares her life with husband Dave and eleven year old Burmese cat Kai.

Bev is quite the adventurer and likes nothing more than tramping the more remote parts of our beautiful South Island mountains in her free time.

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Dr Beverley Veal

Veterinarian

Bev is an experienced and compassionate Veterinarian that has been part of our team for many years. Initially covering for holidays but now as a trusted member of our talented group . Bev's commitment to our practice and clients is clear as she chooses to commute from her home in the Waitakeries to be part of our team!

Bev shares her life with husband Dave and eleven year old Burmese cat Kai.

Bev is quite the adventurer and likes nothing more than tramping the more remote parts of our beautiful South Island mountains in her free time.

Kirsten Beaumont

Practice Manager, Vet Nurse and Cat Advocate

I came to East Coast Bays Veterinary Clinic for my work experience while studying to be a Vet Nurse and was thrilled to be offered a permanent position after graduating in 2012.

Prior to making the decision to retrain as a Vet Nurse I worked as an IT technician and trainer but working with animals has always been my dream.

I am the Clinic nutritional advisor and have started a free weight management program to help cats and dogs to achieve and maintain ahealthy weight. I am also the Clinic student coordinator and work closely with our vet nurse students to give them the best possible learning experience while at our clinic.

I have two cats. An adorable ginger boy called Jasper and a younger little scallywag called Sooty. Both came to me through the Clinic. The latest addition is Dudley, a Jack Russell Terrier cross (possible part kangaroo the way he bounces about!) that I adopted from the pound.

I recently took on the role of Clinic Manager and am enjoying the new challenges that this role brings.

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Kirsten Beaumont

Practice Manager, Vet Nurse and Cat Advocate

I came to East Coast Bays Veterinary Clinic for my work experience while studying to be a Vet Nurse and was thrilled to be offered a permanent position after graduating in 2012.

Prior to making the decision to retrain as a Vet Nurse I worked as an IT technician and trainer but working with animals has always been my dream.

I am the Clinic nutritional advisor and have started a free weight management program to help cats and dogs to achieve and maintain ahealthy weight. I am also the Clinic student coordinator and work closely with our vet nurse students to give them the best possible learning experience while at our clinic.

I have two cats. An adorable ginger boy called Jasper and a younger little scallywag called Sooty. Both came to me through the Clinic. The latest addition is Dudley, a Jack Russell Terrier cross (possible part kangaroo the way he bounces about!) that I adopted from the pound.

I recently took on the role of Clinic Manager and am enjoying the new challenges that this role brings.

Sophie Pettit

Head Surgical Nurse

I was welcomed to the team at East Coast Bays Veterinary Clinic in 2010 after graduating from Vet Nurse Plus.

I have been lucky enough to have had some great experiences as a veterinary nurse here. I often find myself raising orphaned kittens which is very rewarding. I also have a big interest in rabbit medicine and surgery.

I am also the champion of the Clinic's Facebook page, capturing the action and antics of our amazing team and their daily adventures saving pets lives.

My pets include my big bouncy dog General, Ike the hand reared cat, and Noddy my cute Flemish Giant rabbit.

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Sophie Pettit

Head Surgical Nurse

I was welcomed to the team at East Coast Bays Veterinary Clinic in 2010 after graduating from Vet Nurse Plus.

I have been lucky enough to have had some great experiences as a veterinary nurse here. I often find myself raising orphaned kittens which is very rewarding. I also have a big interest in rabbit medicine and surgery.

I am also the champion of the Clinic's Facebook page, capturing the action and antics of our amazing team and their daily adventures saving pets lives.

My pets include my big bouncy dog General, Ike the hand reared cat, and Noddy my cute Flemish Giant rabbit.

Georgia Ovington

Veterinary Nurse

I completed my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and I was delighted to be offered a permanent job at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic.  While working here, I then completed by Diploma in Vet Nursing through Otago Polytechnic via correspondence to further my knowledge.

I am excited to be working here due to the many opportunities that are open to me which will help develop my skills in veterinary nursing. 

 I live in Whangaparaoa with my partner. We have two beautiful dogs, a Labrador named Chippy and a Border Collie named Shadow. We also have a cat called Snooze.

In my spare time I like to play with my dogs, go to the beach and hang out with my friends and family.

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Georgia Ovington

Veterinary Nurse

I completed my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and I was delighted to be offered a permanent job at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic.  While working here, I then completed by Diploma in Vet Nursing through Otago Polytechnic via correspondence to further my knowledge.

I am excited to be working here due to the many opportunities that are open to me which will help develop my skills in veterinary nursing. 

 I live in Whangaparaoa with my partner. We have two beautiful dogs, a Labrador named Chippy and a Border Collie named Shadow. We also have a cat called Snooze.

In my spare time I like to play with my dogs, go to the beach and hang out with my friends and family.

Rhiannon Woollams

Veterinary Nurse

I graduated with a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in 2008 and have always had a passion for working with animals.

I have worked at other Veterinary Clinics on the North Shore but was thrilled to become part of such a professional and friendly team that we have at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic.

I live in Puhoi with my husband Campbell, our daughters Brooke and Holly, our Huntaway - Rosco, Pug  Bella and two cats, Jazz and Herbie.

Outside of work I enjoy sailing and time at the beach.

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Rhiannon Woollams

Veterinary Nurse

I graduated with a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in 2008 and have always had a passion for working with animals.

I have worked at other Veterinary Clinics on the North Shore but was thrilled to become part of such a professional and friendly team that we have at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic.

I live in Puhoi with my husband Campbell, our daughters Brooke and Holly, our Huntaway - Rosco, Pug  Bella and two cats, Jazz and Herbie.

Outside of work I enjoy sailing and time at the beach.

Tayla Davies

Veterinary Nurse and Cat Advocate

I have recently completed my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and was thrilled to be offered a full time position at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic through my work experience here.

I enjoy working with such a positive and supportive team and love being able to grow my skills as a vet nurse everyday through a challenging work environment.

I live in Puhoi with my family and our two Kune Kune pigs, sheep and chickens. In my spare time I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my fiance Sam and cat Roxi.

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Tayla Davies

Veterinary Nurse and Cat Advocate

I have recently completed my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and was thrilled to be offered a full time position at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic through my work experience here.

I enjoy working with such a positive and supportive team and love being able to grow my skills as a vet nurse everyday through a challenging work environment.

I live in Puhoi with my family and our two Kune Kune pigs, sheep and chickens. In my spare time I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my fiance Sam and cat Roxi.

Kathryn Cossington

Veterinary Nurse

I first came to East Coast Bays Vet as a student while completing my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Now that I have graduated I am more than thrilled to have a position working with such a great team of Veterinarians and Nurses.

I have grown up with many animals and working with them has always been a goal of mine. I am grateful to be working in a field where I can practice small animal care on a daily basis. I am currently living in the Waitakere area with my partner and our two highly loveable, energetic dogs, Zeus the Husky and Shadow the Labrador.

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Kathryn Cossington

Veterinary Nurse

I first came to East Coast Bays Vet as a student while completing my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Now that I have graduated I am more than thrilled to have a position working with such a great team of Veterinarians and Nurses.

I have grown up with many animals and working with them has always been a goal of mine. I am grateful to be working in a field where I can practice small animal care on a daily basis. I am currently living in the Waitakere area with my partner and our two highly loveable, energetic dogs, Zeus the Husky and Shadow the Labrador.

Lauren Yeaman

Veterinary Nurse

I graduated with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. While I was doing my clinical experience I was fortunate to be rostered on to East Coat Bays Vet Clinic as part of my training. The relationship I made with the team has led to a job which I am very excited about and looking forward to meeting all the wonderful clients and their pets.

I am the student Co-Ordinator and enjoy working closely with our vet nurse students to give them the best possible learning experience while at our clinic.

I have a special interest in rabbits owning two myself, one with only three legs! I do love all animals of course and have a Mastiff and a cat. 

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Lauren Yeaman

Veterinary Nurse

I graduated with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. While I was doing my clinical experience I was fortunate to be rostered on to East Coat Bays Vet Clinic as part of my training. The relationship I made with the team has led to a job which I am very excited about and looking forward to meeting all the wonderful clients and their pets.

I am the student Co-Ordinator and enjoy working closely with our vet nurse students to give them the best possible learning experience while at our clinic.

I have a special interest in rabbits owning two myself, one with only three legs! I do love all animals of course and have a Mastiff and a cat. 

Teriwai Weeks

Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist

I am one of the newest members of the team at East Coast Bays Veterinary Clinic. I have recently moved back to Auckland from a little town called Waipu. I have joined as a Veterinary Nurse Receptionist and I have really liked getting to know all of our clients and their wonderful pets.

East Coast Bays Veterinary Clinic has welcomed me as a supportive network where I can grow and learn, enabling me to increase my skills as a receptionist. I enjoy connecting with people and I strive to help our clients with any questions or advice required.

I gained a certificate of Veterinary Nursing in 2013 with Vet Nurse Plus and I was thrilled to be offered a position working with such a fantastic team of hard working Veterinarians and Nurses. 

I live in Beach Haven with my fiancé and our two rescue cats, Babycat and Gingy. I enjoy spending my free time being creative and spending quality time with my family. I look forward to meeting you. 

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Teriwai Weeks

Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist

I am one of the newest members of the team at East Coast Bays Veterinary Clinic. I have recently moved back to Auckland from a little town called Waipu. I have joined as a Veterinary Nurse Receptionist and I have really liked getting to know all of our clients and their wonderful pets.

East Coast Bays Veterinary Clinic has welcomed me as a supportive network where I can grow and learn, enabling me to increase my skills as a receptionist. I enjoy connecting with people and I strive to help our clients with any questions or advice required.

I gained a certificate of Veterinary Nursing in 2013 with Vet Nurse Plus and I was thrilled to be offered a position working with such a fantastic team of hard working Veterinarians and Nurses. 

I live in Beach Haven with my fiancé and our two rescue cats, Babycat and Gingy. I enjoy spending my free time being creative and spending quality time with my family. I look forward to meeting you. 

Rhianna Walker

Veterinary Nurse

I completed my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2018 and was excited to accept the offer of employment at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic in2020 after hearing many amazing things about the practice.

Its awesome to work with such a friendly, dedicated team and I love the busy environment here looking after your beautiful fur babies.

I live in a flat in Avondale with friends and although I dont have any pets of my own (yet) I love to foster cats and help them find their furever homes. In my spare time I enjoy writing and creating, dancing and going on adventures with my partner Caitlin.

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Rhianna Walker

Veterinary Nurse

I completed my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2018 and was excited to accept the offer of employment at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic in2020 after hearing many amazing things about the practice.

Its awesome to work with such a friendly, dedicated team and I love the busy environment here looking after your beautiful fur babies.

I live in a flat in Avondale with friends and although I dont have any pets of my own (yet) I love to foster cats and help them find their furever homes. In my spare time I enjoy writing and creating, dancing and going on adventures with my partner Caitlin.

Jenna Watermeyer

Veterinary Nurse

I was fortunate enough to be placed with East Coast Bays Vets during my first year of vet nursing. I was then offered a position to work and finish my final year of studies, which I knew I couldn't refuse. I have been so lucky to be able to gain more valuable experience and skills with the help of an encouraging and passionate team.  

I particularly enjoy the range of cases and animals we see at East Coast Bays Vets, there is always an opportunity to see something new and expand my learning. 

I have 2 Doberman's, Mazikeen and Kobe, a cat named Nismo and a horse named Kelley. When I'm not at work my fur babies keep me busy, and when I am at work I get to look after our wonderful client's fur babies! 

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Jenna Watermeyer

Veterinary Nurse

I was fortunate enough to be placed with East Coast Bays Vets during my first year of vet nursing. I was then offered a position to work and finish my final year of studies, which I knew I couldn't refuse. I have been so lucky to be able to gain more valuable experience and skills with the help of an encouraging and passionate team.  

I particularly enjoy the range of cases and animals we see at East Coast Bays Vets, there is always an opportunity to see something new and expand my learning. 

I have 2 Doberman's, Mazikeen and Kobe, a cat named Nismo and a horse named Kelley. When I'm not at work my fur babies keep me busy, and when I am at work I get to look after our wonderful client's fur babies! 

Shannon Jarrett

Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist

"Hi, I am Shannon. I have been a veterinary receptionist for five years and am the newest member at East Coast Bays Vet. I can't wait to meet you all and your furry friends! 

Since a young age, I have been a passionate animal lover. I am so grateful that I get to use this passion and my love for helping people in my job. Working in this industry has helped me to gain knowledge and acquire many skills to help you and your fur babies have the most positive experience when visiting our clinic. 

I currently live in West Harbour with my partner, brother, sister in law, plus a brand new baby nephew. Unfortunately I do not have any pets of my own. In saying that, I often pet sit for friends and foster animals in need. Add this to all the clinic cuties I get to see, I am still getting my fair share of animal cuddles.

It has already been such a pleasure being a part of the wonderful staff at the clinic, meeting adorable patients with their families, and I can't wait to meet many more of you in the months to come."

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Shannon Jarrett

Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist

"Hi, I am Shannon. I have been a veterinary receptionist for five years and am the newest member at East Coast Bays Vet. I can't wait to meet you all and your furry friends! 

Since a young age, I have been a passionate animal lover. I am so grateful that I get to use this passion and my love for helping people in my job. Working in this industry has helped me to gain knowledge and acquire many skills to help you and your fur babies have the most positive experience when visiting our clinic. 

I currently live in West Harbour with my partner, brother, sister in law, plus a brand new baby nephew. Unfortunately I do not have any pets of my own. In saying that, I often pet sit for friends and foster animals in need. Add this to all the clinic cuties I get to see, I am still getting my fair share of animal cuddles.

It has already been such a pleasure being a part of the wonderful staff at the clinic, meeting adorable patients with their families, and I can't wait to meet many more of you in the months to come."