29 Findlay Road, Ascot Invercargill, 9810
Phone 03 217 6688
Fax 03 217 44488
Monday to Friday: 8am – 5:30pm Saturday: 9am – 12:30

After Hours & Emergency 03 217 6688

PetSouth Invercargill mainly services small animals in the Invercargill area, but also has a range of large animal supplies for farmers and lifestylers in the surrounding areas. We do have a 24hr on call service for small animals, any large animal calls after hours will be directed to our Winton clinic.

Our highly respected Equine team are based at the Invercargill clinic.

Veterinary team

Equine Veterinarian

Brendon Bell

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Equine Veterinarian

Brendon Bell


Brendon was born and raised in Invercargill. He finished vet school in the mid 80’s and briefly worked in mixed practice in Invercargill before travelling overseas. After 3 years in the UK he travelled to the USA and completed a 3 year Equine Surgical Residency. After this he worked in horse practice in South Auckland and gained specialist registration with the Veterinary Council of NZ in Equine Surgery. He returned home to Southland in 1996 to become a partner in Southern Veterinary Centre along with Michael Brown. They built a purpose built horse hospital on the edge of the Invercargill Racecourse. A small animal side was soon added a year later and a substantial extension was completed in 2010. Southern Veterinary Centre became part of the VetSouth group in 2015.

The practice offers all manner of routine and specialist equine and dairy veterinary work and Brendon manages this side of the practice. Both his two daughters have safely flown the nest and his ideas of being able to do more hunting and fishing might come to fruition.

Equine Veterinarian

Grace Reed

Equine Veterinarian

Megan Reidie

Head Veterinary Nurse

Courtney Cosgriff

Head Veterinary Nurse

Courtney Cosgriff


Courtney qualified from SIT in 2008 gaining her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and joined the VetSouth team in 2009. As a Vet Nurse, Courtney takes care of the small animal patients from when they are admitted, during surgery, and afterwards until ready to be discharged, as well as a wide range of other duties.
Courtney also has a certificate in dog behaviour from Massey University and outside of work is a member of the Southland Sled dog Association where she races with her Mum’s huskies as well as her Boxer dog, Ollie. She also has five cats of her own, Oscar, Bear, Pixie and Maine Coons Mishka and Hades whom you may see at local cat shows.

SA Nurse

Norah Harris

Veterinarian

Liv Gasland

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Veterinarian

Liv Gasland


Liv is a companion animal vet who Qualified at Bristol University in 2001 and worked in the UK for 8 years before moving to NZ with her husband and 2 border collies. She worked in Greymouth for 15 months before moving to Otago to do locum work for Vetlife. In 2012 she moved to Southland and initially worked for CVS, then for Vetco before joining the PetSouth team end of September 2015. On her spare time she enjoys DIY, gardening and travelling.
Veterinarian

Heather Cottle

Veterinarian

David Granby

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Veterinarian

David Granby


David graduated from the University of Nottingham in July 2015 and immediately packed his bags and headed out to start his career over here in New Zealand.
He has a keen interest in all aspects of mixed practice and has even spent time working with zoo and aquatic animals.
Away from work David lives to travel and he cannot wait to begin exploring this region of the world.

Veterinarian

Lisa Stuart

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Veterinarian

Lisa Stuart


Lisa qualified from Massey University in 1997 and has worked in Southland as a mixed animal vet since then. She made the change to solely companion animals in August 2015 and enjoys medical and surgical cases including orthopaedics. Outside of work her time is filled up by a busy family and a menagerie of pets.
Veterinarian

Adele English

Veterinarian

Adele English


Adele graduated from Massey in 2016. She orginated from Rotorua but spent most of her childhood in Rarotonga. Adele enjoys both sheep and dairy work but also helps out with small animals when needed. She loves everything involving outdoors, including tennis, soccer, netball and horse riding!
Veterinarian/Epidemiologist

Elena Knupfer

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Veterinarian/Epidemiologist

Elena Knupfer


Elena graduated from Utrecht University (NL) in 2013. She decided to follow Theo to New Zealand and started working as a mixed vet in the North Island. Together they moved to Southland in the middle of 2015. Besides working as a mixed vet Elena has strong interest in epidemiology. Outside work Elena loves the outdoors: tramping, boating, climbing, skiing etc, and she doesn’t like to miss out on a good party either.
Veterinary Nurse

Jeni Watts

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Veterinary Nurse

Jeni Watts


After graduating with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from SIT, Jeni joined our practice in 2010. Jeni hails from Cheshire, England and has lived in New Zealand for 17 years. As a Vet Nurse, Jeni takes care of the small animal patients from when they are admitted, during surgery, and afterwards until ready to be discharged, as well as a wide range of other duties.
During her spare time Jeni enjoys badmington and trout fishing. She lives on a lifestyle block with her husband and their menagerie of animals including three dogs Pip, Anna and Dante the Italian Spinone and two cats Zoro and Henry.

Veterinary Nurse

Gina Gallichan

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Veterinary Nurse

Gina Gallichan


Gina joined our vet nursing team in early 2012. Gina was our resident foster carer until one of her foster kids “Saphire” a black lab, rottweiler cross stole her heart.
Veterinary Nurse

Kim McColl

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Veterinary Nurse

Kim McColl


Kim started at VetSouth in June 2014 after studying veterinary nursing at S.I.T. Kim enjoys nursing the hospital patients, and has a special interest in the farm dogs. Out of work Kim enjoys competing with her own heading dog, Fergie, in the obedience show ring.
Veterinary Nurse

Holly Harris

Veterinary Nurse

Laura Gerken

Vet technicians

Equine Veterinarian

Karen Wilson

Vet Technician

Sonya Nicholas

Support staff

Cleaner

Marie Boatwood

Clinic Manager

Mel Sexton

Customer Service Representative

Sheree Black

Customer Services

Rochelle Kellor

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Customer Services

Rochelle Kellor


Rochelle joined the Vetsouth team in October 2014. Mainly customer services at Invercargill you may also catch her every now and then at our Winton branch. Rochelle has a diploma in veterinary nursing from S.I.T. Small animals are her passion and she loves having a chat and getting to know all the clients and their pets. In her spare time Rochelle enjoys reading, spending time with her daughter and many pets.
Receptionist

Mel Warburton

Receptionist/Nurse

Wendy Flawn