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

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

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.

Dr Campbell Woollams

Veterinarian

Campbell was a permanent locum vet helping us to raise our service further by allowing us to provide a Veterinarian on duty for the entire eleven and a half hours we are open each weekday. He did such a wonderful job that we have hired him full time!

Campbell is an experienced clinician having previously been in partnership for many years at a Veterinary clinic in Warkworth.

Campbell lives with his wife, Rhiannon, who is also a nurse here, their little girls Brooke and Holly and a menagerie of pets including a pug (Bella), a Huntaway X (Rosco) and 2 cats (Herbie and Jazz).

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Dr Campbell Woollams

Veterinarian

Campbell was a permanent locum vet helping us to raise our service further by allowing us to provide a Veterinarian on duty for the entire eleven and a half hours we are open each weekday. He did such a wonderful job that we have hired him full time!

Campbell is an experienced clinician having previously been in partnership for many years at a Veterinary clinic in Warkworth.

Campbell lives with his wife, Rhiannon, who is also a nurse here, their little girls Brooke and Holly and a menagerie of pets including a pug (Bella), a Huntaway X (Rosco) and 2 cats (Herbie and Jazz).

Dr Abi Swan

Veterinarian

I recently finished my veterinary studies at Massey University in November 2018. I grew up on the North Shore and worked as kennel staff for the East Coast Bays Vets team for five years, before heading down to Palmerston North to pursue my dream of becoming a Veterinarian myself in 2013. After supporting me throughout my studies, I was lucky enough to be offered a position at the clinic this year and am looking forward to learning from all the staff and meeting all the wonderful clients and patients who visit the clinic!

I have a special interest in animal behaviour and low stress handling. I have completed a low stress handling certification to enable me to provide my patients with as much of a stress-free experience as possible. I am very excited to be part of a team who share my passion!

Outside of work, my hobbies include traveling, running along the coastal tracks and beaches, reading, catching up with friends, and going on long walks with my fiancé Taylor and our dog Shadow. We are all looking forward to making the North Shore home again!

My family has two dogs (Kyra and Trigger) who live in Palmerston North with my sister and parents. Taylor and I also have Shadow, our black Labrador x Huntaway who is lucky enough to spend his days at daycare or playing with the other staff dogs here at the clinic out the back. Finally, we have two cats (Cinders and Malia) who have moved up to the Shore with us and are settling in well. 

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Dr Abi Swan

Veterinarian

I recently finished my veterinary studies at Massey University in November 2018. I grew up on the North Shore and worked as kennel staff for the East Coast Bays Vets team for five years, before heading down to Palmerston North to pursue my dream of becoming a Veterinarian myself in 2013. After supporting me throughout my studies, I was lucky enough to be offered a position at the clinic this year and am looking forward to learning from all the staff and meeting all the wonderful clients and patients who visit the clinic!

I have a special interest in animal behaviour and low stress handling. I have completed a low stress handling certification to enable me to provide my patients with as much of a stress-free experience as possible. I am very excited to be part of a team who share my passion!

Outside of work, my hobbies include traveling, running along the coastal tracks and beaches, reading, catching up with friends, and going on long walks with my fiancé Taylor and our dog Shadow. We are all looking forward to making the North Shore home again!

My family has two dogs (Kyra and Trigger) who live in Palmerston North with my sister and parents. Taylor and I also have Shadow, our black Labrador x Huntaway who is lucky enough to spend his days at daycare or playing with the other staff dogs here at the clinic out the back. Finally, we have two cats (Cinders and Malia) who have moved up to the Shore with us and are settling in well. 

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.

Kylie Pullin

Veterinary Nurse

I graduated as a Veterinary Nurse in 2006 from Otago Polytechnic and worked at two other Auckland Vet Practices before happily securing my position here at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic.

I love working at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic with all the ongoing new and exciting challenges it provides.

I really enjoy working in the Clinics laboratory where a large amount of diagnostic testing and information about a pets health can be discovered right here in the Clinic.

I enjoy every day as a Vet Nurse, working with the Vets and pet owners to provide the best care possible for our furry little friends.

I live in Orewa with my fiance and our small petting zoo, consisting of our dogs, Shelby and Romeo, a Cichlid aquarium, two inquisitive Eastern Water Dragons and cats, Fez and Nismo.  

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Kylie Pullin

Veterinary Nurse

I graduated as a Veterinary Nurse in 2006 from Otago Polytechnic and worked at two other Auckland Vet Practices before happily securing my position here at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic.

I love working at East Coast Bays Vet Clinic with all the ongoing new and exciting challenges it provides.

I really enjoy working in the Clinics laboratory where a large amount of diagnostic testing and information about a pets health can be discovered right here in the Clinic.

I enjoy every day as a Vet Nurse, working with the Vets and pet owners to provide the best care possible for our furry little friends.

I live in Orewa with my fiance and our small petting zoo, consisting of our dogs, Shelby and Romeo, a Cichlid aquarium, two inquisitive Eastern Water Dragons and cats, Fez and Nismo.  

Melissa Geerligs

Veterinary Nurse

I have been vet nursing since 2014, ultimately achieving a Diploma whilst working full time.

East Coast Bays Vet Clinic's highly dedicated team enables me to experience, develop and expand my skills in all aspects of Vet Nursing, as animal health and wellbeing is very important to me.

I moved from the country to the city and have two well loved rescue pet, 'Ben' the German Shephard and 'Chilli' the ginger cat.

In my free time I enjoy walking, swimming and all challenges that come with family life.

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Melissa Geerligs

Veterinary Nurse

I have been vet nursing since 2014, ultimately achieving a Diploma whilst working full time.

East Coast Bays Vet Clinic's highly dedicated team enables me to experience, develop and expand my skills in all aspects of Vet Nursing, as animal health and wellbeing is very important to me.

I moved from the country to the city and have two well loved rescue pet, 'Ben' the German Shephard and 'Chilli' the ginger cat.

In my free time I enjoy walking, swimming and all challenges that come with family life.

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 Chai 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 Chai 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.

Laura Roadley

Veterinary Nurse and Cat Advocate

I have recently joined the team at East Coast Bays Veterinary Clinic. I am really enjoying working with such an enthusiastic team.

I gained a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and have welcomed the challenge of putting my theory into Practice. I'm really enjoying getting to know all the friendly clients that visit our clinic.

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

I live in Albany with my family and our two cats, a British Short Hair named Molly and a Burmese named Lilly. In my spare time I love to bake, go to the gym and hang out with friends. 

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Laura Roadley

Veterinary Nurse and Cat Advocate

I have recently joined the team at East Coast Bays Veterinary Clinic. I am really enjoying working with such an enthusiastic team.

I gained a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and have welcomed the challenge of putting my theory into Practice. I'm really enjoying getting to know all the friendly clients that visit our clinic.

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

I live in Albany with my family and our two cats, a British Short Hair named Molly and a Burmese named Lilly. In my spare time I love to bake, go to the gym and hang out with friends. 

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 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 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.