Dr. Alex Gilmore DVM PhD
Hello I am Dr. Alexandra Gilmore and moved to Waiheke Island 2 years ago. It all started off with Vets on Waiheke on Putiki Road and we now have expanded over to Waiheke Vets in Oneroa. I'm originally from Germany (I graduated in Germany 2004), but to combine my passion for traveling and veterinary I became a vet here in New Zealand. The path to come here wasn`t always easy, as I had to re-sit all my veterinary exams and fight a battle with New Zealand's immigration office at the same time. Running two vet practices and a family- yes life has become very busy, but we just love what we do!
When I'm not working I enjoy going to the cinema or the gym, photography, reading, pottery, traveling or just simply walking the dogs down a beach or socializing with friends. Since recently- its also our little son Eden who just turned 5 months.
Looking back at my life and what I´ve done with it so far, I think, I can be pretty proud: working at a couple different companion animal clinics all over Germany, traveling the world to Australia, South Africa, India (where I also done some of my practical training and volunteer work), America, Europe (that's an easy one, as I am from there!), writing my PHD in Brazil....to sit here now and watch the sun set over Waiheke Island.....isn't really bad after all.
Dr. Fraser Harcus BVSc MRCVS
Growing up on a mixed beef and sheep farm in the north of Scotland I’ve always had a strong affinity and compassion for animals. After graduating from the University of Glasgow, I set off on a working/sailing adventure around the world for a year, crossing the Atlantic and working in the Caribbean before ending up in Australia. I then returned to Scotland where I worked for 2 years in mixed practice with my areas of special interest in small animal surgery and general first-opinion equine work. Using my knowledge and experience I set up a locum company and worked at multiple practices across the UK before choosing to leave the cold for some sunnier climes.
I started working on Waiheke in February 2016 and have loved living the island life since! I normally work at our Tui Street branch in Oneroa however you may see me out and about either sailing, on the rugby field, at the beach or walking my dog Coldie!