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Visit Us: 30 Putiki Rd, Ostend

Who we are

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Vets on Waiheke

We deliver expert wellness and emergency care services designed to keep your pet as healthy as possible. Whether it’s an annual checkup, vaccinations or regular treatments, routine and advanced surgery – we are available 24/7 for everything your pet needs.

We have Waiheke’s only registered cattery.

the-team
Specialists

Our Surgeons

Dr. Paulina Cajas
Dr. Paulina Cajas
Veterinarian in training

Paulina comes to us from Chile! Paulina is a qualified vet since 2011 and is working toward her registration here in NZ. She has a special interest in cats, and small animals in general, and is a member of the International Society of Feline Medicine.

Dr. Alex Gilmore DVM PhD
Dr. Alex Gilmore DVM PhD
Owner, Veterinary Surgeons

Hello I am Dr. Alexandra Gilmore and moved to Waiheke Island in 2014. 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…

Dr. Heather Reeder BVSc
Dr. Heather Reeder BVSc
Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Veterinary School in 1998 and then worked in a practice in Auckland. My husband and I decided we would like to work overseas, so we both found work in England and stayed there for the next 4 years.

Dr. Molly Ormsby BVSc
Dr. Molly Ormsby BVSc
Veterinary Surgeon

Molly has recently joined us after graduating from Massey in 2021. She is a Waiheke local and her family are well known on the island. She enjoys a range of vet work but has a special passion for Equine vetting.

Dr. Alice Elischer BVSc
Dr. Alice Elischer BVSc
Veterinary Surgeon

Alice is our new Grad Vet imported from England. She brings and interesting mix and background to the team. Although she studied in England she came to it via Germany and Zambia. She loves Running in her spare time.

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Nursing

Daniel Martinez
Veterinary Nurse/ Vet in training

Daniel is a qualified vet from Mexico and is currently working towards his registration here in NZ. He has a background working with Large Animals and is working with us to update his small animal knowledge.

Lena Eberhardt
Lena Eberhardt
Reception and Animal Care Assistant

Hi I am Lena from Germany and I have joined the team over 12 months ago. I travelled through New Zealand, then fell in Love with Waiheke and stayed. I found a new career path through my love of animals. I started helping out at reception and now doing a training in animal care.

Lisa Vingoe
Lisa Vingoe
Senior Vet Nurse RVN

Hi I’m Lisa, Waiheke born and bred. I’ve worked for Vets on Waiheke since I graduated in 2013. I’m a typical vet nurse and live at work but on the off chance I’m not there I can be found with my menagerie of cats and pets or with my horses Levi and Ford.

Briar Scott
Briar Scott
Animal Care Assistant

Tory has just joined the team and is training to become a nurse. She has a passion for horses and has been heavily involved with horses and horse trekking on Waiheke.

Tory O’Brien
Tory O’Brien
Animal Care Assistant

Tory has just joined the team and is training to become a nurse. She has a passion for horses and has been heavily involved with horses and horse trekking on Waiheke.

Naomi Bradley
Naomi Bradley
Receptionist

Naomi has joined the team in 2023 and is our main receptionist. She has root on another pacific island too -Fiji..

Sophie Greenslade
Sophie Greenslade
Receptionist

Another local Waihekeian born and bred. Sophie is our receptionist on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays and a full time mum the rest of the time. She loves horses and is involved in horse tours at Waiheke Equestrian

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Our Advantages

Why Choose Us

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Our Facilities

Clinic Overview

Our Practice

Tails Veterinaty Clinic is a full-service, primary care animal clinic providing a wide range of veterinary services. The facility includes a fully-stocked pharmacy, surgery suite and in-house x-ray. Our commitment is to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet.

Our Values

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical care for the animals we treat and to provide prompt, compassionate, personalized and polite service to our clients in a friendly environment.
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