PETVET are Small Animal Veterinarians located in the Hutt Valley of New Zealand. Our mission is to provide our clients and their pets with excellent veterinary service and quality pet products while delivering superior veterinary skills, technology and advice within a friendly caring environment.

It takes 5 years intensive university study to qualify as a veterinarian then a life long continuing education programme to stay up-to-date. The PETVET team is a dedicated group of animal health professionals commited to providing top quality veterinary care for your pets. 

The PETVET nurses and technicians are a highly skilled group of dedicated veterinary health professionals. Their education and training provides you and your pet with a high standard of care. They ensure your pet receives optimum husbandry, handling and restraint. They prepare your pet for surgery, ensure correct anaesthetic delivery and monitoring, manage fluid therapy and implement post operative pain and wound management plans. When required, they also provide assistance during complex surgical procedures. They obtain and process radiographs, collect and process samples for laboratory analysis, and scale and polish teeth. They are also actively involved in providing post operative physiotherapy and run client education programmes such as how to tube feed your sick pet or give regular insulin injections at home.

Our Customer Service Team take your calls, make appointments and attempt to answer your enquires. They all are very knowledgeable about pet diets, worms, fleas and the best accessories for your pet. They will be the first to greet when you arrive at PETVET and probably farewell you when you leave. They are all passionate animal lovers and love to see you and your pets.

PETVET Lower Hutt
Dr Carmen Chin
Vet
  • BVSc
Dr Emily Lewis
Vet
  • BVSc

Emily hails from Wisconsin, USA, but after graduating from Massey in 2016 decided to make New Zealand her permanent home. She has been with us here at PetVet since 2019. Emily enjoys being an all-rounder with a good helping of medicine and surgery. What she loves about being a vet is working with all different kinds of people and finding individualised solutions for every pet. She loves the outdoors and can often be found holding everyone up on a tramping trip to identify a bird.

Dr Yvonne Winn
Vet
Dr Lauren Bleaken
Vet
Dr Jo Purdie
Vet
Kim
Practice Manager
Chloe
Head Vet Nurse
Chelsea
Senior Vet Nurse
Glennie
Vet Nurse
Heather
Vet Nurse
Innes
Vet Nurse
Hayley
Vet Nurse
Tanya
Vet Nurse
Nicola
Vet Nurse
Eleanor
Office Manager
Meghan
Receptionist
Deborah
Receptionist
Helen
Receptionist
Steph
Receptionist
Amity
Animal Attendant
Hannah
Animal Attendant
Lara
Animal Attendant
Shona
Animal Attendant
PETVET Silverstream
Dr Geraldine Sykes
Lead Vet

Geraldine is an Aussie import who landed in New Zealand (and at Pet Vet) in December 2020. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012, has worked in general practice, as well as Emergency & Referral Hospitals, and completed Memberships in Small Animal Medicine in 2018. She emigrated to NZ with her Kiwi fiancé and 2 elderly cats Mama & Fedor and she is loving the greenery and relaxed lifestyle of the Hutt Valley. She loves all things medicine and emergency so has taken on casual work at the Wellington After Hours Vet Clinic as well as her leadership role at Pet Vet. She’s also passionate about Ultrasound, performing scans in the clinic on a regular basis, and has just begun a Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound through Melbourne University.
When she’s not at work she can be found at the gym, exploring the outdoors, studying, or dancing around the living room to her favourite tunes.

Dr Christine Mander
Senior Vet

Christine is the most experienced and long-standing Vet at Pet Vet Silverstream. She has been with Pet Vet for over 20 years now and has a particular passion for working dogs & wildlife conservation. Christine is also a keen surgeon and performs many routine and complicated surgeries at the clinic.

Dr Peter
Vet

Peter graduated in Ireland in 2017 & has been in NZ since 2019. He has an interest in orthopaedic surgery & treating the Police Dog patients. In his spare time he likes to play Hurling & Gaelic Football.

Dr Ellen
Vet

Ellen graduated in Ireland in 2017, in the same class as Dr Peter & has been in NZ since 2019. She enjoys treating our canine patients & learning new skills from our experienced vets in clinic. In her spare time she likes to try out new things like bowling, running, and other random sports.

De-Anne
Practice Manager

De-Anne has been with PVSS since 2019 and enjoys her leadership role as part of the management team at the clinic. Before joining the clinic she worked and volunteered for Wellington Free Ambulance in multiple rolls for 13 years but has loved her change from humans to animals. She loves spending her spare time with family and her menagerie of pets.

Sharon
Head Nurse

Sharon is a Diploma level Veterinary Nurse and has been a nurse for almost 16 years. She started her time at Pet Vet as a receptionist and made her way up to Head Nurse at Pet Vet Silverstream. Over her time at the clinic she has developed a passion for fear-free handling & all things feline. She loves to teach new students coming through the clinic & enjoys seeing them develop their skills in nursing. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with friends & family, read Stephen King novels & watch science fiction movies.

Shannon
Vet Nurse

Shannon is a Diploma level Veterinary Nurse and has been with Pet Vet Silverstream since graduating in 2019. She has a passion for anaesthesia & all things surgery and has completed additional training in Anaesthesia through VetPartners. She also loves the weight loss clinic she runs from the clinic helping owners & their pets get fit & healthy. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her children, read fiction novels, bushwalk with her husband & studying to further her knowledge in veterinary nursing.

Tanya
Vet Nurse

Tanya is the newest member of the nursing team at Pet Vet Silverstream, having been a receptionist at the clinic for almost two years. She is currently studying towards her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing & she is loving learning so much from her “amazing” team, as she calls them. She likes to spend her free time going for bush walks and spending time with her children & partner.

Rosie
Vet Nurse

Rosie is a Diploma level Veterinary Nurse and is one of the newer nurses at the clinic. After graduating in 2020 she moved to Wellington from Christchurch for something new & exciting. She particularly enjoys nursing hospital patients. In her spare time she likes to spend time with friends & family & cook.

Karen
Receptionist

Karen has been with the Silverstream Vet Clinic for over 30 years and is part of the furniture. She loves to interact with clients & their pets, and they love her right back. She spends her down-time looking after the animals on her farm.

Molly
Receptionist

Molly is one of the daytime receptionists and has been part of the team since late 2020. The best part of her job is getting to see animals all day every day. She likes to spend her spare time with friends, travelling, enjoying the sights of NZ.

Emily
Receptionist

Emily is one of the afternoon/evening receptionists. She loves all animals but has a soft spot for bunnies and Golden Retrievers. When she’s not at work she likes to spend time with family and enjoy the outdoors.

Kerrie
Receptionist

Kerrie is one of the day-time receptionists and has been with Pet Vet since late 2020 after spending years working for the Government. She has a passion for animals and travel and can't wait for the borders to re-open so she can get back into seeing the world.

Maddison
Receptionist
Aimee
Receptionist

Aimee is part of the reception team and is currently studying towards her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She is loving learning all there is to know about veterinary care! She has a particular interest in animal rescue and rehabilitation. She love all animals but has a soft-spot for greyhounds and guinea pigs!

Kaydee
Kennel Hand
Leena
Kennel Hand

Kennel hand at Petvet Silverstream

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