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.

Meet Our Vets
Dr Gary Cullen
Lead Vet - Head of Medicine
  • BVSc
  • BPhil
  • MANZCVS
Dr Ben Leitch
Lead Vet - Head of Surgery
  • BVSc
  • MANZCVS
Dr Nicola Hooper
Vet - Lower Hutt
  • BVSc
Dr Tara Cheung
Vet - Lower Hutt
  • BVSc
  • BSc (Hons)
Dr Rachel Wingate
Lead Vet - Silverstream
  • BVSc
  • MANZCVS

Rachel has joined the PetVet Silverstream team as our Lead Veterinarian. She has been associated with the Silverstream clinic since the early 2000s when she worked here as a recent graduate. After a travelling stint overseas where she worked in London for the Royal Veterinary College teaching final year students, she returned home to NZ and has since combined veterinary practice with being a mum to her three young children. Rachel very much enjoys the variety that goes with being a veterinarian. She gets a special thrill out of seeing the human-animal bond in action and helping families enjoy pet ownership. She is very much looking forward to helping her colleagues at PetVet Silverstream continue to provide an excellent service to their clients and pets.

Dr Christine Mander
Vet - Silverstream
  • BVSc
Meet Our Vet Nurses
Chloe
Head Vet Nurse - Lower Hutt
Sophie
Vet Nurse - Lower Hutt
Kylie
Vet Nurse - Lower Hutt
Katie
Vet Nurse - Lower Hutt
Kim
Vet Nurse - Lower Hutt
Sinead
Vet Nurse - Lower Hutt
Victoria
Vet Nurse - Lower Hutt
Yasmine
Vet Nurse - Lower Hutt
Sharon
Senior Vet Nurse - Silverstream
Michelle
Vet Nurse - Silverstream
Meet Our Client Services Team
Jordana
Receptionist - Lower Hutt
Amanda
Receptionist - Lower Hutt
Amy
Receptionist - Lower Hutt
Kat
Receptionist - Lower Hutt
Philippa
Practice Manager - Silverstream
Helena
Receptionist - Silverstream

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