A Massey graduate of 1988, David worked as a dairy cattle vet in Taranaki for a couple of years before embarking on his OE. After 4 years based in England, David returned to NZ with an interest in companion animal practice and with a Kiwi girlfriend who later became his wife and mother of their 3 kids. After initially working part-time at the Central Hutt Vet Clinic, David purchased the practice in 1996 and has overseen the growth of the practice from a 1 vet practice to a 3 vet practice. Outside of the practice, David enjoys spending time with his family, running, tramping and avoiding gardening.

After Angela graduated from Massey, she worked for 4 years in a mixed practice in the Waikato, then spent the next 6 years as an itinerant locum veterinarian in the United Kingdom, interspersed with as much travel as the budget would allow. She returned to New Zealand with her partner and young son and began working as a locum in various clinics in the Wellington area. Her daughter arrived 4 years later. She now spends the bulk of her working hours at Central Hutt Vet Clinic, and is still trying to travel as much as possible, particularly enjoying long walking holidays in Europe.

Karen graduated from Massey in 1983 and delved straight into intensive dairy farm work in Taranaki for several years before the lure of foreign climes and exotic locations led to a year backpacking through Asia. This was followed by work in the UK and the west of Ireland to fuel further adventures for a number of years. Upon her return to NZ, Karen purchased a vet clinic in Dunedin and experienced the joys and hardships of management alongside clinical work. A move to Motueka was the start of NZ based locum work, including a stint in North West Tasmania. Karen then settled in the Wellington area and has been at the Central Hutt Vet Clinic since 2012. She has quite literally put down roots here by turning her front lawn into an orchard, and delights in growing most of the household fresh produce.

Jacqui, Angela and Julie all started their careers at the practice during the years 1988-1992 and they remain employed at the practice to the current day. And with the expansion of the practice over recent years, the clinic has been very fortunate to gain the services of Georgia, Jane, Maddie and Sam to complete the nursing team.

Together they form a group of dedicated, compassionate and very experienced veterinary nurses. As passionate pet owners themselves, they completely understand the high level of service that our clients require when it comes to taking care of their pets.