About Us

Who Are We?

We take pride in offering quality veterinary services for your pets.

We are PetVet Lower Hutt, and while our branding dates to the 90’s, our history and client relationships date back as far as the 1950’s. Our mission is to provide our clients and pets with excellent veterinary service within a friendly and caring environment.

It takes 5 years intensive university study to qualify as a veterinarian then a life long continuing education programme to stay up-to-date. The combined experience among our current Veterinary team exceeds 100 years!

Our nurses are a knowledgeable group of dedicated veterinary health professionals. Their education and training provide you and your pet with a high standard of care. While ensuring your pets comfort as an inpatient, they also prepare your pet for surgery, ensure correct anaesthetic delivery and monitoring, manage fluid therapy and implement post operative pain and wound management plans. When required, they also help during complex surgical procedures. They obtain and process radiographs, collect and process samples for laboratory analysis, scale and polish teeth and conduct nurse consults.

Our Customer Service Team are your initial point of contact when you call our clinic. They secure your bookings and escalate your enquiries in the case of urgent cases and emergencies. They manage our data base and support our clients to keep on top of their recommended pet treatments such as vaccinations and parasite controls. They are fully trained in pet nutrition, parasite treatments and have lots of ‘tips and tricks’ for you in post-surgical rehabilitation.

As a team we are incredibly proud of our recent Silver status certification with ISFM as a Cat Friendly Clinic. One of our fabulous nurses set this goal to be achieved by the time she went on maternity leave. She led our team through the steps and education required successfully achieving this prior to her baby girl arriving!

MEET THE TEAM

Our dedicated team is always here for your pets.

At our Veterinary Clinic, you’ll be fully supported with sound advice first and foremost. We know that helping our clients starts with providing a good understanding of health care issues and treatment options. With good advice and professional recommendations, you’ll be well equipped to make the best ongoing health care decisions for your pet.

Dr Lauren

Dr Lauren

Vet

Lauren is a Massey University graduate of 2012, with a strong passion for wellness,…

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Dr Jo Purdie

Dr Jo Purdie

Lead Vet

Jo graduated from Massey in 2013 and initially spent four years working “James Herriot…

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Dr Deborah

Dr Deborah

Vet

Dr Deb recently rejoined the Pet Vet team after completing her Masters in companion…

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Dr Alanna

Dr Alanna

Vet

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Dr Urthe

Dr Urthe

Vet

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Dr Charlotte

Dr Charlotte

Vet

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Dr John

Dr John

Vet

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Kim

Kim

Practice Manager

Kim came to us with a PGDip in Marketing and has been with our…

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Thomas

Thomas

Vet Nurse

Thomas graduated with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Otago Polytechnic in 2016, since…

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Tanya

Tanya

Head Nurse

Tanya qualified as a Vet Nurse in 2017, after studying for 2 years at…

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Kylie

Kylie

Vet Nurse

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Gabriella

Gabriella

Vet Nurse

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Anesha

Anesha

Vet Nurse

Anesha accomplished her goal of becoming a Vet nurse after 2 and a half…

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Niamh

Niamh

Vet Nurse

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Emily

Emily

Trainee Vet Nurse

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Meghan

Meghan

Receptionist

Meghan grew up on a farm where her pets were in the form of…

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Helen

Helen

Receptionist

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Steph

Steph

Receptionist

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Jen

Jen

Receptionist

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Jordan

Jordan

Receptionist

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Amity

Amity

Trainee Vet Nurse

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Shona

Shona

Animal Attendant

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Makayla

Makayla

Animal Attendant

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Kennedy

Kennedy

Animal Attendant

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Shona

Shona

Animal Attendant

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Makayla

Makayla

Animal Attendant

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Kennedy

Kennedy

Animal Attendant

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Kim

Kim

Practice Manager

Kim came to us with a PGDip in Marketing and has been with our…

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Meghan

Meghan

Receptionist

Meghan grew up on a farm where her pets were in the form of…

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Helen

Helen

Receptionist

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Steph

Steph

Receptionist

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Jen

Jen

Receptionist

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Jordan

Jordan

Receptionist

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Dr Lauren

Dr Lauren

Vet

Lauren is a Massey University graduate of 2012, with a strong passion for wellness,…

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Dr Jo Purdie

Dr Jo Purdie

Lead Vet

Jo graduated from Massey in 2013 and initially spent four years working “James Herriot…

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Dr Deborah

Dr Deborah

Vet

Dr Deb recently rejoined the Pet Vet team after completing her Masters in companion…

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Dr Alanna

Dr Alanna

Vet

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Dr Urthe

Dr Urthe

Vet

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Dr Charlotte

Dr Charlotte

Vet

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Dr John

Dr John

Vet

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Thomas

Thomas

Vet Nurse

Thomas graduated with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Otago Polytechnic in 2016, since…

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Tanya

Tanya

Head Nurse

Tanya qualified as a Vet Nurse in 2017, after studying for 2 years at…

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Kylie

Kylie

Vet Nurse

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Gabriella

Gabriella

Vet Nurse

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Anesha

Anesha

Vet Nurse

Anesha accomplished her goal of becoming a Vet nurse after 2 and a half…

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Niamh

Niamh

Vet Nurse

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Emily

Emily

Trainee Vet Nurse

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Amity

Amity

Trainee Vet Nurse

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