Our Staff

Dr Nicholas Smith

Owner /Veterinarian

Nick is the owner of North Harbour Vets.He graduated in NZ in 2003.He works full time in the clinic. He used to be a mixed animal vet on the east coast before heading overseas and transitioning to small animals. He returned to NZ in 2011 and completed a stint of emergency work while also doing a postgraduate degree in veterinary clinical work. Nick likes anything he can do on his little red boat (including fishing and diving) and also enjoys America ‘low n slow’ style BBQ when he has the time.

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Dr Bruce Chard

Veterinarian

Bruce has a special interest in feline medicine, being a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination. Each July Bruce usually attends the College conference on the Gold Coast. When not working Bruce enjoys time with his family and stays fit by regular road cycling.

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Barbara

Veterinary Nurse

Barbara has been working at the clinic for many years, where she has made many friends, both human and animal. Barbara has a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing...

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Doris

Veterinary Technician

Doris joined us in 2016, She graduated with Bachelor of Veterinary Technology. This is a full three-year degree, and Doris developed many skills at Massey University Teaching Hospital. She is passionate about animals and enjoy taking care of them.Doris originates from China, so is fluent in Mandarin as well as English

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Emily Callaghan

Veterinary Nurse

Emily is the newest member of our team, joining us in June 2019. Emily graduated with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2013 and has been working in a Veterinary Clinic ever since. She is dedicated to patient care and comfort and has a particular interest in anaesthesia and surgery. In here spare time Emily plans her wedding, looks after her young son and occasionally fosters kittens with the help of her own cat Edward.

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