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.

Linda Kungiesingh

Linda Kungiesingh

Hello, I am Linda from Trinidad and Tobago. In 2014, I graduated with my DVM from the University of the West Indies. During my time as a veterinary student I completed my clinical training in the Caribbean with some clinical externships in the United States. Subsequent to graduation, I completed the NAVLE and the AVMA ECFVG examinations. My veterinary career began at a mixed animal practice in Trinidad and Tobago and then at the University of the West Indies where I was involved in both clinical work and teaching veterinary students.

In 2016, I moved to New Zealand where I completed a Masters in Veterinary Studies, a small animal rotating internship at Massey University and a clinical exchange programme at Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University in Japan. After this I spent some time as a locum small animal veterinarian in New Zealand. In November 2018, I became part of the passionate and amazing Total Vets team.

In my spare time, I enjoy painting, cooking and visiting different places in beautiful New Zealand.

Veterinary Nurses

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 spolit!

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

Kayla (Cert.VN)

Kayla (Cert.VN)

Hi, I’m Kayla. I gained my qualification in Veterinary Nursing in 2013 at CPIT. It was soon after this that I travelled to South Africa to do some volunteer work with some beautiful big cats such as lions, leopard and tigers and many more.

My love for animals since then has only grown, bring me to the total vets team. I share a home with my beloved great danes “Malachi” and “Pebbles”, “Koda” the Saint Bernard, bearded dragon “Spike” and two cats, “Bear” and “Saphie”. This certainly keeps me occupied. I love dancing, reading and any kind of extreme sports, nothing like a challenge. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies.

Lizzie (Bach.VN)

Lizzie (Bach.VN)

Hi I’m Lizzie I am from the UK and spent six months working at Total Vets in 2017. I am fortunate to be able to return to New Zealand and join the Total Vets team permanently. I studied my Veterinary Nursing degree at Harper Adams University and graduated September 2015. I have always been interested in Veterinary Nursing and started doing work experience at a range of veterinary practices from the age of 14.

I arrived back to New Zealand in January and have enjoyed seeing familiar faces at Total Vets as well as enjoying Christchurch and the rest of New Zealand in my spare time.

I have a horse called Storm who had a bad start to life but has a forever home with me as he is my baby, he is currently been looked after by my mum, aunty and friend and get regular updates along with Trevor and Dougal the Labradors and Amber and Magic the cats. I’m looking forward to seeing you and your fur babies when you come in.

Erin (Cert. Animal Tech. (VNA))

Erin (Cert. Animal Tech. (VNA))

Hi, I’m Erin and I am currently working on my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing through ARA Institute of Canterbury.  After 22 years in my previous occupation as a lighting technician for live theatre, music and conferences throughout New Zealand, I decided to retrain as a veterinary nurse as I wanted to settle down and do something meaningful with my life. 

With an enduring love of animals and science, the veterinary profession seemed like the purr-fect fit.  I was very lucky to be able to complete my work experience at Total Vets last year and was ecstatic when I was offered a job in December.  The dynamic and professional team at Total Vets has been amazingly supportive at accommodating my study and mentoring me as I learn.

My husband Duncan and I currently have two fur babies, Shih-Tzu x Malteses’ named Bella and Dot who bring us so much laughter and joy.  I am working at convincing Duncan that we also need to adopt a cat or two.

I really look forward to meeting you and caring for your pets.

Rehabilitation

Sabrina

Sabrina

I am very driven in providing excellent care to animals who are in need of medical assistance. Being in the Veterinary sector for over 12 years; I have gained a lot of experience and worked in many establishments around the South Island including internal specialist work and MPI rescue projects.
 

I have also been solely responsible for transport and logistics and getting sea mammals rehabilitated. In 2015 i created many environmental enriched spaces for wildlife animals in captivity in centres in Christchurch and currently in an internship for osteopathic work with doctorate Professors in Thailand for compromised Elephants and advanced graduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy internationally.
I have been involved in both permanent and locum nursing throughout my career, developing and managing many businesses securing health and safety protocols; teaching, Hazard/biohazard control, intensive hospitalised animals and client management.

Currently, I am developing a mixture of surgical pre and post-operative care and conservative treatment methods for animal rehabilitation. This is being achieved by incorporating two types of extensive rehabilitation techniques into the best mobilisation and wellness for your own individual pet.
Anatomie is a hydrotherapy and rehabilitation clinic that is directly attached to Total Veterinary services. Anatomie offers a range of Veterinary rehabilitation methods for medically compromised dogs including weight management, pain management cases with Veterinarians, orthopaedic and tissue muscular repair therapy, fun and general fitness sessions and diminished nerve/neurological therapy.
Enquire today at anatomie.co.nz or call Total Vets to find out how you can arrange a consultation to deliver the best programme for your pets needs. If your pet has a medical condition please consult with your Veterinarian to ensure your pet is able to carry out sessions or to best manage those.

When I am out of work I enjoy walking in forests, travelling, motor sports and exploring NZ’s finest wine and cheeses.

Reception

Abi

Abi

Hello, Im Abi. Unlike my colleagues I have not studied in the veterinary field before but have a Bachelor of Environmental Management from the University of Otago and a New Zealand certificate of business from Otago Polytechnic. 

I have always had a love for animals big and small and couldn’t be happier to spend my days in a place centred around them. I have 3 fur babies of my own at home, Kevin and Nuna the rabbits and Kasper the chihuahua.

Amy

Amy

I gained my qualification in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 at ARA Institute of Canterbury.  I then worked as a healthcare assistant.  I enjoy interacting with people and animals so joining the Total Vets team is exciting for me.  I know I will gain more knowledge being here.  I am very passionate about animals and their health and wellbeing.  I look forward to meeting you and your pets soon.

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Weekends 9:30am to 2:00pm

516 Gloucester St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

03 389 45 64

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