Meet The Team

Jeannie Tiong - Walker



你好, Jeannie is our principal veterinarian and Executive Director.  Originally from Malaysia and completed her veterinary degree at Massey University. She began her career with MAF in the regulatory environment. Jeannie always has had a strong desire to help animals and this was the main reason she became a vet.  

Jeannie has developed a special interest in animal nutrition and dermatology and has discovered a passion for dog grooming and styling – an area that has many willing participants.

Danielle Slobbe

Senior Vet Nurse

Rodney Walker


Our senior Vet, Rodney has been practicing veterinary medicine for more decades he cares to recall.  He has filled a variety of roles through his career, including mixed practice, regulatory inspection work and includes a stint working in small animal practice in the UK for 10 years.

Rodney has an interest in diagnostic imaging and surgery and enjoys the contact with our wide and varied client base.

Yulan Black

Practice Coordinator

Ailie McDonald

Vet Assistant 

Danielle is a Diploma qualified Vet Nurse with 4 years and running experience. She has always had a great love for animals, so it is a gift that she can nurse and care for them everyday.

She has a special interest in surgical nursing and diagnostics. 

Ailie is a friendly and very capable young lady who is training to become a qualified Vet Nurse.


Ailie is currently one of our vet assistants, and is already a valuable team member.

In her spare time, Ailie enjoys participating in side-car motorcycle racing

Yulan is our Practice Coordinator who manages our key operational and administrative tasks. She is a qualified Graphic Designer. Yulan is also the key point of contact for our cattery.


She has always had a heart for all animals so she couldn't be more happier in working in a pet friendly environment.

Jann Tarrant

 Cattery Assistant 

Those of you who have met Jann would know she is our very own cat lady!  She is a genuine cat lover who takes such good care of all the cats staying in our cattery that we worn out dozens of cat brushes!

Jann is a valuable member of our team.

Avanti Illangakoon

 Vet Assistant  

Avanti is new to the animal care field, but has grown up around animals and have a strong passion and a love for them. 


She is enjoying working at village vets and gaining new experience.