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Phone 03 217 6688
Monday 8:00 -17:30 Tuesday 8:00 - 20:00 Wednesday 8:00 - 20:00 Thursday 8:00 - 17:30 Friday 8:00 - 17:30 Saturday 9:00 - 13:00

After Hours & Emergency 03 217 6688

VetSouth Pets 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.

 

Veterinarians

 Amarins Sijsling
Equine Veterinarian

Amarins Sijsling

 Amarins Sijsling
03 217 6688
Equine Veterinarian

Amarins Sijsling


Amarins joined the Invercargill Equine team in 2020 after moving to NZ with her husband, Walter, in early 2019. Amarins has most recently completed an Internship in Equine Clinical Studies at Massey University.

Brendon Bell
Equine Veterinarian

Brendon Bell

Brendon Bell
03 217 6688
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.

David Granby
Veterinarian

David Granby

David Granby
03 217 6688
Veterinarian

David Granby


One of our fine English vets, David was educated at the University of Nottingham (2015 BVM BVS Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery).  Whilst most of his time is spent caring for small animals, David enjoys helping out with the large animals, particularly around calving time.  He also enjoys playing golf badly, surfing and hiking.  With VetSouth since 2015, the appeal is in working for a company which really cares for employees well being and makes you feel valued.  

Grace Reed
Equine Veterinarian

Grace Reed

Heather Busby
Equine Veterinarian

Heather Busby

Heather Busby
03 217 6688
Equine Veterinarian

Heather Busby


Lisa Stuart
Veterinarian

Lisa Stuart

Lisa Stuart
03 217 6688
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.
Megan Reidie
Equine Veterinarian

Megan Reidie

Megan Reidie
03 217 6688
Equine Veterinarian

Megan Reidie


From Invercargill originally, Megan gained her BVSc from Massey, graduating in 2008. With VetSouth as an Equine Veterinarian, her special interest is equine breeding. This is a theme which flows through to Megan’s free time, which is taken up breeding and racing standardbreds.
Megan Sheat
Veterinarian

Megan Sheat

Vet technicians

Karen Wilson
Equine Veterinary Technician

Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson
03 217 6688
Equine Veterinary Technician

Karen Wilson


Rebecca Herzig
Veterinary Technician

Rebecca Herzig

Rebecca Herzig
03 209 0101
Veterinary Technician

Rebecca Herzig


Rebecca is originally from beautiful Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and started with VetSouth in 2013. A Vet tech specialising in dairy and lifestyle block work, Rebecca reckons VetSouth is a great place thanks to the team environment. When not busy at work, she’s busy at home renovating the lifestyle block with her partner (Nath) and their menagerie of dogs, cats, chickens and sheep! If there is any time left over after all of that, then dirt biking and camping is on the agenda.
Sonya Nicholas
Equine Veterinary Technician

Sonya Nicholas

Sonya Nicholas
03 217 6688
Equine Veterinary Technician

Sonya Nicholas


Veterinary nurses

Courtney Cosgriff
Head Veterinary Nurse

Courtney Owen

Courtney Cosgriff
03 217 6688
Head Veterinary Nurse

Courtney Owen


From Invercargill, Courtney graduated from the Southern Institute of Technology in 2008 with a diploma in Veterinary Nursing. At VetSouth for just over a decade, Courtney is now the Head Vet Nurse and specialises in cat behaviour and low-stress handling, along with meeting the needs of critical care patients. Care for cats sometimes includes adopting rescue cats. Indeed, 5 rescue cats have made their way home with Courtney to join her Black smoke maine coon (Hades) and Boxer dog (Ollie). Courtney would love to spend more time travelling with her husband, Karl. She’s also somewhat of a movie buff (horror and superhero) concert junkie and sometimes comic convention attendee. 

Holly Harris
Veterinary Nurse

Holly Harris

Holly Harris
03 217 6688
Veterinary Nurse

Holly Harris


A registered Veterinary Nurse, Holly graduated from SIT in 2012. It’s the family orientated culture and great team environment that make work so enjoyable for her. Not to mention the drama of emergency cases and being able to help animals in desperate need of medical attention. There’s a veritable menagerie at home, with…(big breath)...1 Staffy X Bulldog, 1 Staffy Mixed Breed, 1 Pug (all rescue dogs)...3 cats (all rescue) including quite possibly the happiest 3 legged cat in the world...1 house trained indoor/outdoor Giant Flemish X Angora Rabbit...and countless tropical fish. Oh, plus a husband and two young girls. Phew.
Jennifer Lowther
Veterinary Nurse

Jennifer Lowther

Jennifer Lowther
03 217 6688
Veterinary Nurse

Jennifer Lowther


Jennifer is originally from Tauranga, she made the excellent decision to move down to "sunny" Southland as she gained her qualification in Veterinary Nursing at SIT in 2019. Her bubbly smiling face is often seen in both our Winton and Invercargill clinics, she loves how each day is so different. She has a strong passion for nursing and enjoys helping her patients heal and getting back home as soon as possible.

Jess Anderson
Veterinary Nurse

Jessica Anderson

Jess Anderson
03 217 6688
Veterinary Nurse

Jessica Anderson


Jess joined the team in 2019, after gaining her qualification in Veterinary Nursing at SIT. Although an Invercargill native, Jess started her career as a Vet Nurse in Melbourne. Glad to have her back over the ditch, she spends her free time with her partner and her dogs.

Kim McColl
Veterinary Nurse

Kim McColl

Kim McColl
03 236 6090
Veterinary Nurse

Kim McColl


An Invercargill native, Kim joined the team after gaining her Vet Nursing certificate in 2014. Kim is especially keen on surgery nursing and retail sales. The appeal of VetSouth? Getting to work with her friends every day. Outside of work, Kim can be spotted riding Gary the Horse at Sandy Point on Sunday mornings. She is passionate about gingernuts and loves spending quality time with her family.
Laura Gerken
Veterinary Nurse

Laura Gerken

Laura Gerken
03 217 6688
Veterinary Nurse

Laura Gerken


You can always find Laura smiling around the clinics, working at both Winton and Invercargill for the small animal teams. She had done some placements with us whilst she was studying her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at SIT, she loved it so much she stayed around and joined us full time in 2018! She loves the teams, and she absolutely loves caring for the animals that come in. With two days never the same, she loves the look of clients faces when you return their animals to them after their visit. She loves camping, travelling and watching Netflix as well as spending time with her partner and many animals at home.

Michaela West
Veterinary Nurse

Michaela West

Michaela West
03 217 6688
Veterinary Nurse

Michaela West


A grad of SIT (2018 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing), Michaela has been with the team ever since and is based in our Invercargill clinic. She enjoys anesthesia and nursing medical patients, also the team environment and how every day is different. Spare time is spent in the company of fiance, Ngawai, and their 2 pet rabbits, Cookie and Russell. Michaela’s ambition is to learn as much as possible...and to also make it onto the VetSouth website (Ed: you’re welcome).
Monique Anderson
Veterinary Nurse

Monique Anderson

Monique Anderson
03 217 6688
Veterinary Nurse

Monique Anderson


Norah Harris
Veterinary Nurse

Norah Harris

Retail/Customer services

Mel Sexton
Clinic Manager

Mel Sexton

Mel Warburton
Customer Services

Mel Warburton

Rochelle Kellor
Customer Services

Rochelle Kellor

Rochelle Kellor
03 217 6688
Customer Services

Rochelle Kellor


Rochelle joined the VetSouth team in October 2014. 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. Her customer service and vet nurse roles keep her busy in our Invercargill clinic. In her spare time Rochelle enjoys reading, spending time with her daughter and many pets.
Sheree Black
Customer Services

Sheree Black

Stephanie Lichtward
Project Development (Companion Animal)

Stephanie Litchwark

Stephanie Lichtward
03 217 6688
Project Development (Companion Animal)

Stephanie Litchwark


Steph is originally from the Waikato but came down to Invercargill to study the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing and has been working at VetSouth since 2011. Steph enjoys running the Puppy Pre School programme and has several pets on the weight loss programme offered at VetSouth. In her spare time she relief milks cows and enjoys walking her dog.
Tonii Wright
Customer Services

Tonii Wright

Wendy Flawn
Customer Services/Nurse

Wendy Flawn

Wendy Flawn
03 217 6688
Customer Services/Nurse

Wendy Flawn


Wendy joined the team in 2015 after studying for a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at SIT in 2014. Wendy loves working with animals and the clients that come in with them!