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.

Vetti

Vetti

Hi, I’m Vetti. I was raised on a small hobby farm in Queensland, Australia.

After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2016, I made the move to Southland NZ to work in a mixed practice. In late 2019 looking for a sunny change I moved to Christchurch and started with the Total Vets.

I am interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, bonus points if it involves a microscope!

Outside of work I love anything outdoors, running, mountain bike riding, kayaking but most of all, navigation events. Hope to see you out there!

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’).

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

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.

Shani (CVN)

Shani (CVN)

Hi I’m Shani, I currently hold my certificate in veterinary nursing (CVN) and I am now working towards completing my diploma in 2020. I have forever had a love of animals and before starting my career I would volunteer at my local shelters whilst also fostering for cat rescue. My love for animals only grew further and that has bought me to where I am today.

I have one puppy, Rosie (Bichon cross) and two cats Poppy and Buddy, they are my best friends so I know the feeling of missing your fur babies while they are away for home. I will always make sure they receive cuddles and love when left in the care of the Total Vets team.

I look forward to meeting and getting to know you and your fur babies.

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.

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Sat & Sun 8:00am to 2:00pm – Consult hours 8:30am to 1:30pm by appt.

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516 Gloucester St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

03 389 45 64

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