We love our work and look forward to meeting all our patients each and every day. 


Our team are dedicated professionals who adore animals. Learn a bit about us below. Want to chat to a member of the team?

We love our work and look forward to meeting all our patients each and every day. 


Our team are dedicated professionals who adore animals. Learn a bit about us below. Want to chat to a member of the team?

About

We love our work and look forward to meeting all our patients each and every day. Our clinic offers 24 hour emergency services when required. Furthermore, we our Whenuapai based cattery and clinic is available to ensure your cats are well looked after when you need to get away.

 

VETERINARIAN – CHRIS LAURENSON (BVSC)

Dr Chris is the principal veterinarian and owner of Normanby Road Vet Clinic.

With more than 30 years of experience, Chris is will care for and treat all your furry and feathered friends.

Chris has worked from Southland to Scotland, treating everything from farm animals to racehorses, domestic pets and exotic animals. The first clinic he owned was Vets at Jansens in 1992. Chris later took a year off to build his current practice, which opened in 2006.

Chris was involved in the Companion Animal Society, a branch of the NZ Veterinary Association, and is now involved as an executive member of the Auckland Veterinary Society.

 

VETERINARIAN – DR KAVITHA VEERASAMY – KNOWN TO MOST AS KV (BVMCH)

KV originally hails from South Africa and soon after started working for Dr  Chris at The Vets at Jansens Mt Eden Clinic ,which later became Pet Doctors@Animates where she practiced for almost 15 years and  the past couple years more recently with Vetcare@Animates Grey Lynn. She enjoys seeing a diverse range of species and patients as well as various aspects of Veterinary work . 

 

HEAD VETERINARY NURSE – KAIYA KIRK  DVN

Kaiya graduated from Unitec in Auckland in 2015 with a Diploma in veterinary nursing. She has worked in various general practice clinics and specialist/emergency hospitals through her career and brings a strong nursing background to the team here at Normanby Road. Outside of work she enjoys horse riding casually and spending time with friends and family.  

 

VETERINARY RECEPTIONIST - MADELYN BARKHUIZEN 

Introducing Madelyn Barkhuizen (Maddy as we all know her as). "I grew up in South Africa and my love for animals definitely stems from my childhood. I was exposed to all different kinds of animals - farm animals, pets and my personal favourite wildlife!! I consider myself very lucky to have had the upbringing and experiences I did, it really strikes a passion of mine". Maddy's current hobbies are playing with her two rats and spending time with her doggo Charlie- he’s a lad and binge watches a lot of shows with her! "That’s all from me, see you at the reception desk at Normanby Road Vet Clinic!"

 

VETERINARY NURSE – ZYRA GRIFFITHS DVN

Zyra graduated with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from UCOL in 2019. Although relatively new to the veterinary industry, she brings passion and care to the animals of this clinic. Zyra is a cat lover and an avid reader and tv show watcher in her spare time.

 

STUDENT VETERINARY NURSE  –  EVIE QUINTON

1st year student VN and moving on to rural animal technician next year as well as completing the diploma. Background in animal welfare, law, horticulture and beekeeping. Love working with a range of exotic animals. Hobbies are bush walks, spending time with my rabbits and fostering with local organisations.

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For dedicated veterinary services, get in touch with Normanby Road Vet Clinic today.