PO Box 12, Winton
Phone 03 236 6090
Fax 03 236 8518
Monday to Friday: 8am – 5:30pm

After hours & emergency 021 123 4567

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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Veterinary team

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.

Head Veterinary Nurse

Courtney Cosgriff

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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

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

Neil Hume

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Veterinarian

Neil Hume


Neil is a shareholder at the Winton clinic. His main interest is in dairy cows, in particular fertility (he is an In-calf trained advisor), trace elements and herd health. Neil was born and bred in Northumberland in the north of England, and qualified as a vet from Edinburgh University in 1988. After spending 14 years in mixed practice in the UK, he moved to Winton with his young family in 2002.

Neil is married to Nikki and they have 3 sons. He enjoys most sports (especially rugby!!) but more as a spectator than a participator these days. He does still do a wee bit of tramping, mountain biking and has recently become a keen gym goer- needing to do something to maintain his honed physique! Always keen for a cider, he can be found at most clinic social events. Look out for his “COW DR” Toyota Prado when driving around Southland.

Veterinarian

Hayden Dore

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Veterinarian

Hayden Dore


Hayden joined VetSouth Ltd in October 2006. A native Southlander, Hayden has been working as a veterinarian in the Southland region since graduating in 2005. His non-vet interests include hunting, fly fishing, rugby and golf.
Veterinarian

Sunita McGrath

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Veterinarian

Sunita McGrath


Australian born with an Indian mum and Kiwi dad, Sunita came to VetSouth as a new graduate in 2005.

Since arriving she has worked with all sorts of animals but has a very strong interest in dairy practice. She does a bit of horse work in between her cow work and loves getting out and about seeing clients. She has quite a menagerie of animals which seems to be growing all the time. In her spare time Sunita enjoys horse riding,  travelling to hot countries and the odd bit of gardening.

Sunita is married to Hayden and has a 2 year old daughter who is more than likely going to become a vet as well!

Veterinarian

Sara Berryman

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Veterinarian

Sara Berryman


Sara Berryman BVSc— Qualified in 2006 from Massey. Born in Malaysia then moved to Perth and then to NZ in 2002. Enjoys working with all species and will give anything a go. Enjoys a bit of dancing and squash.
Veterinarian

Sally Taylor (Maternity Leave)

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Veterinarian

Sally Taylor (Maternity Leave)


Sally graduated from Massey in 2006. She spent 3 years in mixed practice in Otago and Southland before going on her OE. As well as plenty of travel adventures, Sally spent two years working in farm (mainly dairy) practice in the UK. She has been back in Winton now since Feb 2012 and her main interests are dairy cattle reproduction and mastitis. Sally enjoys working on mastitis investigations and consultancy and is a registered healthy udder provider.

Outside of work she enjoys tramping, biking and travelling.

Veterinarian

Keryn Cresswell

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Veterinarian

Keryn Cresswell


Keryn has worked as a vet in Samoa and North Queensland as well as New Zealand. After working in the tropics she moved to Southland in 2010 to experience the other end of the spectrum. Although mostly working with dairy cattle, she also does a bit of small animal and sheep work. She and her husband Max have two children.
Veterinarian

Mary Noon

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Veterinarian

Mary Noon


Mary graduated from Liverpool in 2011 then after working in mixed practice in Devon, she couldn’t pass up an opportunity to work in New Zealand this year.

Mary loves knitting and baking in the weekends and has been spotted at the local chess championships.

Veterinarian

Briar Cooper

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Veterinarian

Briar Cooper


Briar graduated from Massey in 2013. She orginated from Waikato (Cream of the Country) Morrinsville. She has always wanted to be a large animal vet, enjoying both dairy and sheep work. Briar loves everything involving outdoors, singing and cheese rolls!
Veterinarian

Erin Noonan

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Veterinarian

Erin Noonan


Erin graduated from the University of Melbourne before making the move down to Southland in January 2014. Although her main focus is dairy, she also enjoys working with sheep, deer and small animals. On the weekend, she enjoys tramping, rock climbing and skiing.
Veterinarian

Theo Wieggers

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Veterinarian

Theo Wieggers


Theo graduated from Utrecht University (NL) in 2012. After graduation he went to New Zealand to start pursuing his dream of working as a large animal vet. Together with Elena he moved to Southland 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

Charlotte Berry

Veterinarian

Adele English

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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

Liesbet Leenknegt

Veterinarian

Tiffany Jooste

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.
Veterinarian / Epidemiologist

Skye Fruean

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Veterinarian / Epidemiologist

Skye Fruean


Skye hails from Kangaroo Island, Australia where she grew up on sheep and beef farm. Early childhood dreams of becoming a vet (hairdresser a close second) came true when she graduated from University of Melbourne in 2004.

Since then, Skye’s had a liquorice allsorts career, working in dairy practice in Warrnambool (Australia), speying (lots of!) dogs in Samoa, working alongside animal health agencies in Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste on biosecurity projects, and with indigenous communities in northern Australia on exotic disease surveillance.

Outside of work, Skye’s achievements include growing three humans, completing a Masters in Veterinary Public Health Management (through the University of Sydney), and gaining membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in epidemiology.

Skye made the big move across the ditch with her young family in early 2017 to join VetSouth’s research team.

In her little spare time, Skye enjoys getting outside in the famous Southland weather, drinking wine, prancercising and drinking wine.

Veterinarian/Director

Mark Bryan

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Veterinarian/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.

Veterinarian/Director

Georgette Wouda

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Veterinarian/Director

Georgette Wouda


Georgette joined VetSouth Ltd in July 2006.  A graduate of the Utrecht Veterinary School in the Netherlands, Georgette moved to NZ in 2003 and worked in dairy practice in the  South Taranaki region for almost 3 years.

Georgette moved to Southland with her partner David who is a dairy farmer. They have two young children, Liam and Amelie, and have ownership in a Lely robotic dairy farm near Winton.

Georgette has a passion for the dairy industry and has a special interest in farm management and dairy nutrition. In the little time left outside work, family and farm commitments she enjoys cooking, travelling and outdoor activities like gardening, tramping and biking.

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.

Vet technicians

Team Leader Technician Services

Debra McCorkindale

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Team Leader Technician Services

Debra McCorkindale


Debra is a Winton local and originated from a sheep property at Hedgehope. Debra studied Small Business Management then went on to work out of the region before moving back south to work with the BNZ in a split Agri/Personal based banking role. It was while doing this time she also strengthening her knowledge of the rural sector, gaining valuable dairy knowledge before starting with Vetsouth in 2008. Debra is also a member of the LAVT and continues to help develop the technician role within New Zealand. In her spare time Debra enjoys spending time in the outdoors and catching up with family and friends.
Vet Technician

Brittany Buchanan

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Vet Technician

Brittany Buchanan


Brittany is originally from Southland where she has grown up on several dairy farms. She enjoys the rural industry especially diary, and getting outdoors. In her spare time she loves getting together with friends and also helping her parents on the farm.
Vet Technician

Mandy Trevathan

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Vet Technician

Mandy Trevathan


Mandy is originally from Central Otago and was brought up on a sheep and beef farm in Tarras. She has worked on a cattle station in Australia and on a dairy farm in Southland. Mandy started at VetSouth in March 2014.

When not working she loves getting outdoors and catching up with friends and family.

Vet Technician

Tiarna Graham

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Vet 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.

Vet Technician

Nicole Brand

Vet Technician

Janelle Healy

Vet Technician

Kaitlyn Wright

Vet Technician

Stephanie Allison

Support staff

Accounts Administrator

Elizabeth Blomfield

Assistant Accountant

Ben McGimpsey

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Assistant Accountant

Ben McGimpsey


Born and raised in Heddon Bush, Ben is a local who has returned to Southland after gaining accounting experience by studying and practicing first in Dunedin and then for three years in Australia. He now lives in Winton and enjoys Cricket, Card Games and playing the Saxophone.
Cleaner

Christine Shaw

Customer Services

Stephanie Williams

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Customer Services

Stephanie Williams


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.
Customer Services

Katie McLeod

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Customer Services

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.
Customer Services

Anne-Marie Fulton

Customer Services Coordinator

Casey Allison (Maternity Leave)

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Customer Services Coordinator

Casey Allison (Maternity Leave)


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.
Farm Services Analyst

Julia Johns

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Farm Services Analyst

Julia Johns


Julia graduated from Lincoln University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science. She has spent the last 2 years working in the United Kingdom and has now settled in Southland. She is originally from a sheep and beef farm in Cave, South Canterbury.
Farm Services Assistant

Joanne Snyman

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Farm Services Assistant

Joanne Snyman


Born in Scotland where she lived till the age of four, Joanne then grew up in South Africa and during that time spent 7 years working for the Department of Veterinary Services in KwaZulu Natal as an administrator, before immigrating to New Zealand in 2007. Since then she has worked in various roles including Recruitment, Contract administration and Office manager for a Drilling Company. Joanne has three teenage children and enjoys tramping, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Head of Clinical Services

Rachel Lock

Head of HR

Sheena Naughton

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Head of HR

Sheena Naughton


Sheena, originally from Scotland, has been in New Zealand since 1999. A large chunk of her career has been in HR management in the health sector, both in the UK and with Southland District Health Board. She has worked as an HR consultant in Queenstown for several years, followed by a year at Tiwai, before joining the VetSouth team. In her spare time she enjoys playing the fiddle and gliding.
HR Manager

Wendy Metcalfe

Inventory Co-ordinator

Tegan Sutherland

IT Manager

John Driver

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IT Manager

John Driver


John was brought up in the North of England and spent his early life climbing mountains and training to be an outdoor pursuits instructor. After realising that taking groups of delinquent kids into his beloved Lake District wasn’t really his thing, he joined the rest of the masses and moved to London where he developed a love for obscure indie music, and began his career in IT.

He has been wrestling with technology in one form or another ever since.

He met a kiwi girl and emigrated to New Zealand in 1999. Since then he has worked in, trained in and experienced a variety of IT roles and has developed a firm belief that simple, well applied technologies can benefit us all.

He still listens to obscure Indie music but his travels tend to be based around family and fly fishing these days.

IT Technical Support

Narendra Varma

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IT Technical Support

Narendra Varma


Narendra Varma joins VetSouth Ltd as an IT Technical support, based in Winton. Narendra and his wife moved to Invercargill from India so she can undertake tertiary studies at SIT. Prior to leaving India, he had 10 Years’ experience working in a help desk capacity at GcomSupport (Mumbai). In Narendra’s spare time he likes to go to the gym to work out.
Key Account Developer

Shana Wilkinson

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Key Account Developer

Shana Wilkinson


Originally from Sydney, Shana graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management (maj. Equine Studies) in 2007, before moving to Alberta, Canada, where she worked in the beef cattle industry for almost four years. She returned to the southern hemisphere at the end of 2011 to commence study for a Master of Agricultural Business Management, didn’t quite make it back to God’s country and landed in Winton instead, where she began work at VetSouth as a vet technician before moving into her current role as Key Account Developer in July 2013
Key Vet Administrator

Teresa Newell

On Farm Rep / Vet Technician

Melissa George

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On Farm Rep / Vet Technician

Melissa George


Melissa is Originally from Bombay, north of the Waikato. Before working for vetsouth Melissa studied with Telford and AG ITO where she gained certificates in animal health and Agriculture, she than went on to dairy farming for 12 years in the Winton region, where she gained a lot of hands on experience in agriculture. When she’s not working, she enjoys chasing the waves surfing on a hot day, bush walks and spending time with family and friends, and travelling somewhere she’s never been before.
Operations Co-ordinator

Victoria Marshall

Regional & Marketing Co-ordinator

Carey Buchanan

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Regional & Marketing Co-ordinator

Carey Buchanan


Carey joined the VetSouth Winton clinic in 2011 after spending 8 years in Queenstown in various roles from Marketing to Wedding Planning!

Interests outside of work include snowboarding, wakeboarding and good wine!

Retail Advisor

Jim Lambie

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Retail Advisor

Jim Lambie


Jim has been with VetSouth for 23years, he is the all round handy man 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 religious golf player.
Retail Manager

Corrina Bruce

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Retail Manager

Corrina Bruce


Corina is really enjoying being back in Gore where she was born and breed. She has spent the last 12 years living in Heriot, West Otago with her husband Jason and their son Reuben who is 12. Corina has been working on a casual basis mainly involving sheep and beef farming around Heriot. They have recently purchased their own 40 acres handy to Gore.
Strategic Marketing Manager

Neil Kilby