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Winton Vet clinic
PO Box 12, Winton
Phone 03 236 6090
Monday to Friday: 8am – 5:30pm

After hours & emergency 03 236 6090

Our Winton clinic services all species. Traditionally heavily focussed on sheep and deer, we have retained a deep interest and strong expertise in these species. However, as the dairy industry has expanded in Southland we have developed a significant leading role in the management of large herds and in animal health amongst complex farm businesses. We have developed specialised mastitis and milk quality services which are second to none in the South Island. We have a strong research team, with a superb team of research technicians and specialists allowing us to be the only South Island Veterinary clinic performing large scale field trials on all aspects of dairy animal health.

The Winton clinic works alongside our Otautau and Lumsden clinics to service this large area. Our team is passionate about delivering excellent animal health; effective, hard working and fun. We work well together and closely with our clients. Our team is highly specialised, and our tech team has allowed us to broaden our services to all areas of farm production.

 

    The Winton team

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    Veterinarians

    Veterinarian

    Johanna Vicary

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    Veterinarian

    Johanna Vicary


    Erin Noonan
    Veterinarian

    Erin Noonan

    Erin Noonan
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    Veterinarian

    Erin Noonan


    Studying at the University of Melbourne, Erin has been in our team since 2015. When Erin isn't develvelveting deer or scanning cows, she can be found out in the mountains enjoying what NZ has to offer. She believes the community at VetSouth is what she enjoys the most. Did you know she used to be a Marine Biologist?

    Eleanor Robertson
    Veterinarian

    Eleanor Robertson

    Eleanor Robertson
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    Veterinarian

    Eleanor Robertson


    Hailing from Scotland, Eleanor joined the team in 2020. She graduated from Liverpool University with her degree in Veterinary Science. She took a year out of her studies to complete a Masters in Global Health which took Eleanor to The Netherlands, India and Russia, ending up all the way over here in New Zealand. In her spare time in Southland, she enjoys being outdoors - exploring mountains by bike, on foot or on skis.

    Byrony Knowles - VetSouth
    Veterinarian

    Byrony Knowles

    Veterinarian

    Byrony Knowles


    Byrony joined the VetSouth Winton team as her plans to travel overseas were put on hold due to Covid. Prior to joining us, Byrony worked in Northland, Blenheim and most recently in Auckland.
    Rosie Herrington
    Veterinarian

    Rosie Herrington

    Rosie Herrington
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    Veterinarian

    Rosie Herrington


    Rosie is originally from Aberdeenshire in Scotland and gained her BVM&S at Edinburgh University. Always smiling in the clinic, she believes the best part of working for VetSouth is the team, the social and friendly environment - and also getting to work around beautiful Southland. Rosie enjoys anything outdoors, preferably in the snow or up high - skiing, tramping, rafting, climbing. Ideally paired with a Speights or two. If you are lucky she might show you her saxophone skills.

    Emily Chisholm
    Veterinarian

    Emily Chisholm

    Emily Chisholm
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    Veterinarian

    Emily Chisholm


    Tom Essink
    Veterinarian

    Tom Essink

    Tom Essink
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    Veterinarian

    Tom Essink


    Tom is from The Netherlands and studied at the Utrecht University. He loves working in a good team and thrives when he gets to work with motivated farmers. He can be often found out on his bike, hiking or exploring NZ. He enjoys playing soccer and can make an impressive home brew beer!

    Richelle Eger
    Veterinarian

    Richelle Eger

    Richelle Eger
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    Veterinarian

    Richelle Eger


    Femke Bluemink
    Veterinarian

    Femke Bluemink

    Femke Bluemink
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    Veterinarian

    Femke Bluemink


    Femke joins us from The Netherlands where she gained her Master of Science at Utrecht University. She thrives when working together with farmers to achieve their farm goals and enjoys being actively involved with animal health on their farm. Her main interests are in the dairy industry, but also enjoys the sheep and beef side of things. Recently, she has been involved in Lifestyle Block development, mainly due to her passions for chickens. Where she currently lives, she cannot have inside animals so she has filled her block with chickens and a pet duck! When not tending to her poultry, she enjoys horseriding, travelling NZ in her van and being socially involved with the community. Regularly playing soccer and attending Young Farmers meetings, Femke has well and truly become a part of the community.
    Angela Wright
    Veterinarian

    Angela Wright

    Angela Wright
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    Veterinarian

    Angela Wright


    Hayden Dore
    Veterinarian

    Hayden Dore

    Hayden Dore
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    Veterinarian

    Hayden Dore


    A local Southland boy, hailing from Isla Bank, Hayden has been with VetSouth since October 2006 and is a shareholder in the company. Since graduating from Massey in 2004 (BVSc), Hayden has mostly worked as a large animal vet, specialising in dairy. And some of this work has been alongside his Veterinarian wife, Sunita. Away from work, simply hanging out with his wife and 2 children is what brings enjoyment. As does keeping fit, spearfishing and hunting (deer and tahr). The future? To stay healthy and bring up the children to be good human beings.
    Sunita McGrath
    Veterinarian

    Sunita McGrath

    Sunita McGrath
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    Veterinarian

    Sunita McGrath


    Originally from Sydney, Sunita attended Massey University, where she met Hayden (now her husband and fellow shareholder at VetSouth) and gained her BVSc. A large animal vet, Sunita has been with VetSouth since the early days. The appeal (apart from Hayden being here) is in the great people, in a pretty area with no traffic. Outside of work is just as busy. There’s horse riding, show horses, painting, crocheting, baking, running and making things look pretty. There’s also the husband, 2 kids, 1 cat, 4 dogs, 5 horses, 1 yak, 1 deer, 1 goat...and a few more animals. Once all that is done and tended to? Then it’s time to complete a diploma in interior design. Phew.

    Sara Berryman
    Veterinarian

    Sara Berryman

    Sara Berryman
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    Veterinarian

    Sara Berryman


    Imported from Australia, Sara is a shareholder in VetSouth and has been with the team since the early days. A graduate of Massey University in 2006 (BVSc), Sara spends her time focused on dairy cows and small animals. Keeping Sara at VetSouth is the awesome team and clients. Keeping her busy at home is a (very patient) husband, 2 children, cows, sheep, goats, chickens, a cat and a cute dog. To relax, there’s a bit of tramping, the odd game of squash….and a love of a good social event.
     Keryn Cresswell
    Veterinarian

    Keryn Cresswell

     Keryn Cresswell
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    Veterinarian

    Keryn Cresswell


    Home has been a few places for Keryn, going to school in NZ, Rarotonga and Samoa. This was followed by time at Massey to get a Vet Degree, before heading off to James Cook University in Townsville for some post-grad work. This gives Keryn the impressive qualifications of BVSC 1992, MTVSc 2000 and PhD 2007. But what’s more impressive is her work as a Large Animal vet, focusing mostly on dairy (although she has a soft spot for Alpacas).
    Theo Wieggers
    Veterinarian

    Theo Wieggers

    Theo Wieggers
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    Veterinarian

    Theo Wieggers


    Theo graduated from Utrecht University (NL) in 2012. After graduation, he moved to New Zealand to start pursuing his dream of working as a large animal vet. Moving down South in the winter of 2015, Theo predominantly works as a dairy cow vet. In his time off he enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and socialising.
    Veterinarian

    Liesbet Leenknegt

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    Veterinarian

    Liesbet Leenknegt


    Georgette Wouda
    Veterinarian / Clinical Head / Director

    Georgette Wouda

    Georgette Wouda
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    Veterinarian / Clinical Head / Director

    Georgette Wouda


    Veterinarian, Shareholder, Director, Dairy Farmer & Mother - Georgette is one busy Dutch lady. Coming to VetSouth via the University of Utrecht (2003 DVM) Georgette has been with VetSouth since July 2016 and is currently our Clinical Head (West). Spending most of her time with dairy cattle, there is a special interest in ruminant nutrition and dairy farming systems. An active relaxer, the great New Zealand outdoors is a playground to Georgette, partner Dave and two children, Liam and Amelie. She is often out running, biking, adventure racing and camping - anything outdoors! When at work, she loves working in a dynamic, multicultural team environment with people who are passionate about what they do, who strive to do the best they can do for their clients.
    Elena Knupfer
    Veterinarian / Epidemiologist

    Elena Knupfer

    Elena Knupfer
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    Veterinarian / Epidemiologist

    Elena Knupfer


    Elena graduated from Utrecht University (NL) in 2013. She decided to travel to New Zealand and started working as a mixed vet in the North Island. Moving down to Southland in the middle of 2015. Besides working as a mixed vet Elena has a 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.
    Mark Bryan
    Veterinarian / Managing Director

    Mark Bryan

    Mark Bryan
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    Veterinarian / Managing Director

    Mark Bryan


    Mark qualified from Glasgow in 1988, and spent the next seven years moving between intensive dairy practice in the North of England and climbing mountains. A stint in New Zealand convinced him that this was the best place to do both, so in 1995 he moved to the Waikato in the North Island.

    In 1997 he moved South to head up the dairy side of Central Southland Vets in Winton. He became a director in 2001 by which time the practice had doubled in vet numbers and quadrupled in dairy farm numbers. In 2005 Winton and Gore vets joined to form VetSouth, in an attempt to create a well-resourced clinic environment with top clients that would attract and retain the best vets in the country.

    In 2004 Mark gained his Masters in Epidemiology, and whilst still leading the dairy side of VetSouth, he now splits his time with heading the research group within VetSouth. His role is 50% clinical; 50% research; and 50% management…He is also an executive member of the Society of Dairy Cattle Vets in New Zealand; has a share in a 600 cow dairy farm; and at home runs 1800 sheep and 3 kids on 400 acres.

    Creating VetSouth was all about elevating rural vet practice; the belief that just because we live a long way away from things farmers shouldn’t receive second rate veterinary services. To that end, VetSouth continues to develop and innovate and attempt to work with some of the best farmers in the country to add value.

    He has climbed all over the world, including 4 expeditions to the Himalayas, and first ascents in South America and Antarctica. These trips formed a large part of his early travels and public presentations. Nowadays his travels are more concerned with presenting at conferences rather than climbing mountains.

    Vet technicians

    Natalia Cuttance
    Veterinary Technician

    Natalia Cuttance

    Natalia Cuttance
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    Veterinary Technician

    Natalia Cuttance


    Natalia joined the Tech team in the West originally as a fixed-term employee over Teatsealing in 2020. She has since joined the techies full time and is the Here for Good representative for the team. Natalia is originally from Southland and is an avid member of the local Young Farmers group. She is currently studying and enjoys the work-life balance that VetSouth offers.

     Olivia Moffitt
    Veterinary Technician

    Olivia Moffitt

     Olivia Moffitt
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    Veterinary Technician

    Olivia Moffitt


    Olivia joined our Tech team in the West in 2021. Originally from Fairlie in South Canterbury, she studied at the Otago Polytechnic and gained her Certificate in Animal Technology (Rural Animal Technician) and Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She started right in the deep end of scanning but is loving the supportive environment and also getting to work alongside a great group of people. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys playing hockey, catching up with friends and exploring Southland.

    Alice Sherratt
    Veterinary Technician

    Alice Sherratt

    Alice Sherratt
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    Veterinary Technician

    Alice Sherratt


    Alice is a Southland local, living and working on a local dairy farm with her beautiful young family. She joined our Tech team in Winton in 2019 on a fixed-term contract over teatsealing. She loved the job and the team so much she applied for a full-time position at the end and she's been thriving ever since. Committed to learning as much as possible, she embraces every learning opportunity provided to her at VetSouth. When not working as a technician, Alice is spending time in her ever-growing plant collection and with her family.

    Laura Dalzel
    Veterinary Technician

    Laura Dalzel

    Laura Dalzel
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    Veterinary Technician

    Laura Dalzel


    A Winton native, Laura has been with VetSouth as a Vet Tech since 2018. And it’s a fun job too…”working with a great bunch of people and always having the opportunity to try new things”. Laura enjoys working with dairy cows. And at home, she enjoys spending time with her cat.
    Katie McLeod
    Veterinary Technician

    Katie McLeod

    Katie McLeod
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    Veterinary Technician

    Katie McLeod


    Katie grew up in the Otapiri Gorge on a sheep and beef farm. She then studied in Invercargill doing the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing, graduating in 2014. Katie enjoys working with both large and small animals, she loves the outdoors and getting together with her friends.
    Brittany Buchanan
    Veterinary Technician

    Brittany Buchanan

    Brittany Buchanan
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    Veterinary Technician

    Brittany Buchanan


    One of Tuatapere’s finest, Brittany was educated at Southland Girls. Since joining VetSouth in 2014 she’s completed her Certificate in Dairy Knowledge through Telford and has been a key member of the excellent Veterinary Tech Team. The reason for staying around is because Brittany gets to work with “a great bunch of people. And of course, her love the work with large animals. Time out of work is shared with her partner and dogs. And being in Southland, there’s the beauty of nature to enjoy with walks, hikes and also out on the jetboat. Not to mention for passion for netball. And socialising! Did you know she used to play the snare drum in the Waimatuku Pipe band for 6 years?!

     

    As VetSouth partner with Weight It Up in 2021, Britt took a lead role and you will find her out and about weighing stock!

    Tiarna Graham
    Veterinary Technician

    Tiarna Graham

    Tiarna Graham
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    Veterinary Technician

    Tiarna Graham


    Tiarna is from Southland where she grew up around sheep and beef farms. She started work at VetSouth as a Vet Tech in January 2014 after completing her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing through SIT in 2013.

    When not working Tiarna enjoys getting outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

    Stephanie Allison
    Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie Allison

    Stephanie Allison
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    Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie Allison


    A teacher by trade (Otago University, Bachelor of Teaching), Stephanie decided it was much more fun working with animals rather than children, joining VetSouth as a Vet Tech. When she’s not out and about on farm, Stephanie can be found playing squash, doing jigsaw puzzles or enjoying cuddles with Gypsy the Cat.
     Mandy Trevathan
    Veterinary Technician Team Leader

    Mandy Trevathan

     Mandy Trevathan
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    Veterinary Technician Team Leader

    Mandy Trevathan


    Hailing from the mighty Tarras in Central Otago. Mandy joined us in 2014, her role as Veterinary Technician Team Leader keeps her busy….and it’s the great team and family feel at VetSouth that makes it all worthwhile. Downtime is spent in the great outdoors, on the farm, riding horses or playing rugby for Mossburn Hinds. At home, there’s Anthony and Gus the beagle, plus 6 x working dogs.

    Support staff

    Rachel Bremer
    Farm Services

    Rachel Bremer

    Rachel Bremer
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    Farm Services

    Rachel Bremer


    Jordan O'Connor
    Farm Services

    Jordan O'Connor

    Jordan O'Connor
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    Farm Services

    Jordan O'Connor


    Born and bred from Invercargill, Jordan joined the Farm Services team in 2021 and is loving being part of a friendly team. When not at work, she loves getting outdoors with friends, family and her pets!

    Robecca Richardson
    Farm Services Lead

    Robecca Richardson

    Robecca Richardson
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    Farm Services Lead

    Robecca Richardson


    Robecca joined the team in 2016 locally from Invercargill. She studied in Dunedin, when not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, whilst getting out and exploring our region. She is the Farm Services Lead, so you may think juggling would be her main skill but she actually used to do kickboxing for 5 years! Watch out! She loves working for VetSouth and working with the people here, and the fact that no day is ever the same.

    Veterinary nurses

    Jennifer Lowther
    Veterinary Nurse

    Jennifer Lowther

    Jennifer Lowther
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    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.

    Laura Gerken
    Veterinary Nurse

    Laura Gerken

    Laura Gerken
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    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.

    Jeni Watts
    Veterinary Nurse

    Jeni Watts

    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.

    Retail/Customer services

    Treena Symons
    Customer Services

    Treena Symons

    Treena Symons
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    Customer Services

    Treena Symons


    Tonii Wright
    Customer Services

    Tonii Wright

    Kyra Williams
    Customer Services

    Kyra Williams

    Kyra Williams
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    Customer Services

    Kyra Williams


    Jo Hoffman
    Customer Services

    Jo Hoffman

    Jo Hoffman
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    Customer Services

    Jo Hoffman


    Anne-Marie Fulton
    Customer Services

    Anne-Marie Fulton

    Anne-Marie Fulton
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    Customer Services

    Anne-Marie Fulton


    Anne-Marie is a familiar face to most of you at the Winton clinic. She has been behind the desk since 2017 and hails from the mighty Invercargill. Anne-Marie loves helping our clients, but her favourite part of the job is the puppy cuddles she gets regularly!

    Beks Price
    Farm Delivery

    Beks Price

    Beks Price
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    Farm Delivery

    Beks Price


    A Northern Southland local, Beks has a strong agricultural background and joined our Winton team in 2020 stepping into the farm delivery representative role. She loves getting out on-farm and seeing the clients in their natural habitat. Her job takes her all around Southland and she loves getting out there. When not touring Southland, she is busy on her own farm and raising a wonderful family in Athol.

    Tegan Sutherland
    Inventory Lead

    Tegan Sutherland

    Tegan Sutherland
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    Inventory Lead

    Tegan Sutherland


    A bigger house for the ‘fur babies’ is the future requirement for our Tegan. That’s because she shares her home with husband, Damien, along with 5 cats, 2 labradors and a Giant Flemish rabbit. Her space at work is shared with the rest of the Winton retail team. The fast pace of the Inventory coordinator role Tegan has held since 2018 is what keeps Tegan around, as do the people. Tegan has a National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing and enjoys clay bird shooting, the garden and sled dog racing in her spare time.
    Lis Zeestraten
    Practice Manager

    Lis Zeestraten

    Lis Zeestraten
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    Practice Manager

    Lis Zeestraten


    Lis joined our team in 2019 and came to us from Omarama. She studied a Bachelor of Agricultural Science which combined with her farming experience, provides our West Retail team with some valuable knowledge. Lis loves working with farmers daily and helping them find the right products for their specific farm to improve their production. She loves her retail team and has been a positive burst of energy into the team that seems to do a little bit of everything. Lis loves spending time outdoors, with her horses and dogs making the most of Southland. Did you know she was a solo glider pilot at 17 years old?!

    Jim Lambie
    Retail Advisor

    Jim Lambie

    Jim Lambie
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    Retail Advisor

    Jim Lambie


    Jim has been with VetSouth for years, he is the all round handyman with a great knowledge of all products and clients. All ways there to lend a hand! Jim enjoys spending time with his family and is a religious golf player.
    Casey Allison
    Retail Support Co-Coordinator

    Casey Allison

    Casey Allison
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    Retail Support Co-Coordinator

    Casey Allison


    Casey originally from South Otago was brought up on a sheep & beef property in Clydevale. She has worked on a sheep/deer/beef property as well as a dairy farm during the calving season. She then moved to Wanaka where she completed her certificate in Rural Animal Technology via correspondence while working at Aspiring Vets. She enjoys working in the rural industry & in her spare time enjoys horse ridding & trips to Central for a bit of Water Skiing.