BVSc (1995) - Veterinarian
Greig is interested in bovine and companion animal medicine and surgery, and has 23 years experience. He is an experienced pregnancy tester using an ultrasound scanner. Greig is married and has two young children. They enjoy living on their lifestyle block and have a pet Scottish highland cow. He plays social touch rugby and basketball.
BVSc (2008) - Veterinarian
After growing up in Opunake I have come back to the Coast to practice my trade. I have a keen interest in dairy cow health and I am enjoying getting back involved in the local community and helping out farmers that support Coastal Rugby. Outside of work my interests include playing sport like squash and rugby, and spending time at the beach.
BVSc (2010) - Veterinarian
Hi, I'm Sarah. I'm originally from Wellington. I wanted to move to Taranaki since the middle of Vet School. I'm enjoying working in a dairy practice, but also enjoy working with companion animals. I love to get out on farm and doing calls. In my spare time I can be found on my inline skates playing hockey, out walking, at quiz nights, or spending time with my dogs at the beach.
BVSc (2011) - Veterinarian
Hi, I'm Kyle. I am originally from South Taranaki and was brought up on dairy farms for the majority of my life. I have always wanted to work with cattle and after finishing my studies I decided to return to Taranaki to do this. I enjoy tennis, basketball and most other activities; golf, squash, fishing and others to fill up my spare time. I look forward to meeting and working with you all.
Christina Drew (Tina)
BVM&S (2016) - Veterinarian
Tina has been working as a farm vet in England for 2 and a half years since graduating from the Royal Vet School in Scotland. After coming to Coastal Vets on two separate visits as a student the mountain has drawn her back for a work sabbatical. Be sure to make Tina welcome but be warned that she is a weapon in the Cross-Fit arena so do not attempt an arm wrestle with her.
BVSc (2015) - Veterinarian
Hi, my name is Jarrod. I am originally from a small town called Te Aroha up in the Waikato where I grew up on a dairy farm. I have always enjoyed working with cattle and during my studies gained an interest in small animals as well. I spent a bit of time in Opunake during my studies and enjoyed the area and am looking forward to working and living here. Outside of work I like play rugby, a bit of golf, snowboarding and also enjoy fishing.
BVSc (2019) - Veterinarian
Callum grew up in Omata and has family connections in the Opunake area. He has a keen interest in both large and small animal medicine and surgery is looking forward to getting to know farmers and pet owners as he starts his career as a newly graduated vet. His interests outside of work include hunting, swimming, skateboarding, spending time with his fiancé Danni and taming his large family of pets which includes a dog, cat, rabbit, 3 goats, 2 horses and 4 lizards!
D.V.M. (2017) - Veterinarian
Hi my name is Franzi. Growing up on a dairy farm in Germany, I've always wanted to be a vet. In 2017 I graduated from the University in Budapest, Hungary and have worked at a mixed animal practice, which I loved. I've always wanted to live in New Zealand after I have spent 9 months at Opunake High School as an exchange student. I'm very excited to be back and meeting you all. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors and look after our pet calf Bruno, dog Zeke and cat Rafiki.
Hi, my name is Briani. I am from Hawera and decided working with animals was what I wanted to do when I was older and Vet Nursing was what I picked. I chose to study Veterinary Nursing at Wanganui Vet Care Training in 2014. In my spare time I like to shop, spend time with my friends and also I enjoy dog agility. I spend a lot of time with my pets, Tilly, Buddy, Digit, Spud and Vice. I enjoy meeting people and their pets and helping farmers.
Hi, my name is Dee. I grew up in Hawera and have lived in Opunake on a dairy farm for the past 5 years. I previously worked for Line Power. I am married and have 2 children. I enjoy the outdoors and in my spare time I like playing sport, cooking, shopping and socialising. I look forward to meeting you all and appreciate your patience while I’m learning.
I am lucky enough to have returned to Coastal Vets in Kaponga after spending the last three years at home raising my little boy. When I'm not at work I am spending time with my son and my Golden Retriever Matilda.
Hi, my name is Courtney. I grew up in coastal Taranaki on a farm. I previously worked at Taranaki Vet Center after being at Massey completing my Bachelor of Agricultural Science. I have a golden retriever and a cavalier king Charles spaniel. I enjoy being outdoors, shopping, travelling, cooking and hanging out with my friends and family. I look forward to meeting you all.
Nathan Potter (Potsy)
I grew up in Opunake on a sheep and beef farm. I've been working as a tech for Coastal Vets since 2014 and am now full time. I enjoy cricket and rugby in my spare time, and socializing with my friends. I'll see you on farm.