We at Great South Vets are committed to providing your pet with the very best in compassionate healthcare. We bring a wealth of experience to the practice. As a team, and individually, we are dedicated to providing high standards of caring professional service.
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William has a wealth of experience and has been with the clinic
since 1995. He is a 1979 honours graduate from the University of Queensland and holds a certificate in Canine Sports Medicine from UCD Ireland.
He has previously practiced in South Australia, Sydney, and the United Kingdom, in both small and large animal practice.
He is a competent surgeon who performs surgery for fracture repair, Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) for cruciate ligament rupture, as well as other orthopaedic and soft tissue
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Dr Leon Goldwater BVSc (Massey University)
Leon is Auckland born and bred, and has been a veterinarian in companion animal practice most of his working life.
He and wife Sue have 3 grown-up children, leaving them with a
Miniature Poodle and a Siamese cat.
His main professional interests are medicine of cats, and surgery of dogs and cats.
When not at work, he likes to cycle like Lance Armstrong
(without the cheating), go tramping, grow massive cauliflowers
Dr Trevor Hing BVSc (Massey University)
Trevor has been a practice owner in the past. He has many years of experience, and is an accomplished soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeon performing fracture repair, TTA, patella, and other surgeries. He has a special interest in the treatment of various cancers using chemotherapy with or without surgery. When not at work Trevor enjoys spending time with his wife, children and cat Lola.
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Dr Sue Grant BVSc (Massey University)
Sue graduated in 1980 and worked with a variety of species in both large and small animal practices. She has also been a practice owner and is accomplished in both veterinary medicine and surgery. Sue is interested in every aspect of veterinary practice and loves helping people keep their furbabies happy and healthy. When not at work, Sue is a Girl Guide leader and helps D of E Students do their expeditions. She is a level 5 Bush Instructor with Skills Active and Outdoor Training NZ. She is an avid tramper, and enjoys nothing more than tramping the New Zealand wilderness.
Dr Kate Rattenbury BVSc (Sydney University)
Kate completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Sydney University in 2014. She moved to Auckland last year with her partner and their fur-baby Ése and has been part of the team at Great South Vets since April 2015. Kate has a special interest in small animal surgery and is enjoying developing her skills in that area. In her spare time Kate can be found exploring the North Island- hiking in the Waitakeres or swimming/diving along the coast.
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Dr Jo Lin Chia BVSc (Massey University)
Jo Lin graduated from Massey University in 2010 and has since worked in multiple vet clinics around Auckland. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and is currently working towards her Masters in Veterinary Medicine. Outside of work she enjoys running, eating out and hanging out with her shih tzu, Coffee, pitbull, Phoebe and her 6 rescue cats.
Nadia moved to NZ from South Africa in 2014 and started working with us in 2015. She has a degree in both Accounting and Teaching but her love of animals drove her to pursue a position where she could work with fur babies.
Nadia and her husband live with their two children on a lifestyle block.They have two dogs...and are slaves to two cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, reading and painting.
Dr Veterinarian Wanted
We have a position available for a veterinarian to join our team.
Please phone us on 09 278 4165 if calling within New Zealand or 0064 9 278 4165 if calling from overseas.