OUR TEAM

 

Vets

Bryn Morgan (BSc BVSc PGcertSAS MRCVS)

Bryn Morgan (BSc BVSc PGcertSAS MRCVS)

Hi, I’m Bryn. I moved here from Worcestershire in the UK.

I graduated from Sydney university in 2008 and have worked in small animal practice ever since.

In that time, I have worked at a large, small animal referral centre completing rotations in medicine, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery and ophthalmology (eyes). This led me to develop specific interests in surgery and ophthalmology and I have since gone on to gain further qualifications in surgery.

I still thoroughly enjoy consulting and all aspects of general practice but particularly enjoy challenging surgical cases.

Jane

Jane

Hi, I’m Jane. I graduated from Massey in 1997, so I guess that means I’ve been a vet for a long time!
 
I have worked a large variety of practices in NZ and the UK. Over the last few years I have been developing my skills, knowledge and passion for dermatology cases (skin). Often these cases are chronic, not ‘easily fixed’ and require commitment from the pet owner and vet to manage. I like the challenge. I enjoy building relationships with clients and their pets and working with them to come up with solutions as a team. I have completed two year long masters papers through Massey Vet school in Dermatology and Clinical Pathology. 
 
Outside of work, I have a wide variety of interests which keep life endlessly interesting. These include lots of outdoor activities (running, biking, sailing, skiing, tramping), creative writing (poetry and teaching writing voluntarily), playing and writing music and hanging out with my family (my husband, two boys and one happy dog called ‘Chai’).
Dr Elora

Dr Elora

Hi, I’m Elora.

I’m a born and bred Christchurchian who’s moved back home after 9 years of study.

My first degree was a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at Otago University, however I realised that I enjoyed helping both people and animals, so being a veterinarian seemed like a natural fit. I graduated from Massey University in 2019, worked as a mixed animal vet, then made the change to small animal practice.

I’m passionate about all aspects of general practice, and I love being a small animal veterinarian. When I’m not working you’re likely to find me out for brunch, on a hike, or hanging out with my cat Puss Puss. 

Practice Manager

Sarah Toase

Sarah Toase

Practice Manager

Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to work with animals. I started working at the local vets after school and during school holidays. I was very fortunate to be offered a full time nursing and reception role at 16 years old when I left school.

I gained my vet nursing qualification with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001.

I have worked in several different types of vet clinics including a large referral hospital, mixed practices for farm and pet animals and now my role as Practice Manager for Total Vets.

Being a vet nurse and living on a farm, it is only right to have dogs, a cat and horse, all very loved and spoilt!

In my spare time you’ll find me helping around the farm, horseriding, gardening and relaxing with a good book.

Veterinary Nurses

Lizzie (Bach.VN)

Lizzie (Bach.VN)

Hello, I’m Lizzie.

I came to New Zealand in 2015 on a working holiday visa and loved it so much I now have my residency visa.

My love of animals started as a young child and when I reached 14years old, I started work experience in many practices. I then went on to study my Veterinary Nursing degree at Harper Adams University and graduated in 2015.

I have worked at Total Vets since 2016 and have been promoted to Head Nurse, which is a very exciting step in my nursing career.

Outside of work you will find my riding my horse, in the gym trying to beat my 100kg squat record or either relaxing with my partner and GG the cat.

Sacha

Sacha

Hey, I’m Sacha. I completed my Diploma of Veterinary Nursing at Ara Institute of Canterbury in 2020. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work with animals so I am very excited to be able to pursue this dream at Total Vets.

I have a Staffy cross called Iris and a Cat called Star, both of them are much loved by my two children. My son and daughter both love animals and I feel as if there may be some second-generation Vets or Nurses in the making.

In my spare time I like to take Iris and the kids for walks along the beach and rivers and enjoy the outdoors. 

Mikaela

Mikaela

Hi, I’m Mikaela. I am a recently qualified veterinary nurse. I studied at Ara Institute of Canterbury to gain my Diploma in veterinary nursing. I have a passion for helping animals and have always wanted to work with them. I have volunteered my time in a few shelters and find it extremely rewarding.

I have two gorgeous dogs of my own. Winston who is a 2 year old German Shepherd x Golden Retriever and Wilma who is a 7 month old Black Labrador. Wherever my partner Daniel and I go they come to. We love to go on adventures, to see and do you things. 

I am pleased to be part of the Total Vets team. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies.

Reception

Lisa

Lisa

Hi, I’m Lisa

I joined the Total Vets team in March 2021, after moving here from Auckland, where I also worked at a vet clinic. I have always loved animals, and grew up with a menagerie including chickens, guinea pigs, Bramble the ag-day lamb and of course cats and a dog.

In my spare time I love exploring the incredible NZ outdoors with my adult children, and taking my two dogs, Mason and Skye out for adventures, but I’m equally happy at home, in the garden or with a good book!

Open Mon – Fri 8:00am to 7:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Closed Public Holidays

516 Gloucester St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

03 389 45 64

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY

For after-hours emergencies, please contact:
Christchurch After Hours Vet Clinic on (03) 366 1052

Christchurch After Hours Vet Clinic will be closed 28 – 19 April 2021. Please contact OurVets St Albans on (03) 355 6747 on these days.