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Meet our Veterinarians

Rachael has a broad knowledge of all aspects of veterinary work but her specific interest lies in sheep and beef, being a sheep and beefie herself. Rachael knows what is going on when and where. Using Animal Health Planners, she can ensure your farm is ticking all the boxes to minimise illness and maximise production.

Rachael Fouhy (BVSc, dist)

Director, Team Leader, Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Growing up in urban South Africa, Adrian had always assumed he would be a small animal veterinarian. Since moving to Pahiatua in 2019 however, he has discovered a passion for farm animals and the dairy industry and while he still knows his way around the smallies clinic, he now spends most of his time on the farm. In his spare time, Adrian is keen on trout fishing, enjoying various local fishing areas.

Adrian de Waal (BVSc, dist)

Mixed Animal Veterinarian, Dairy Team Leader

Karen has been in mixed practice for many years. She started out in the Waikato and Northland before coming to Pahiatua in the 1990's. Her knowledge is very broad especially in Dairy, Deer, Equines and companion animals. She is a Supervisory Vet for deer velvetting. Karen also has a special interest in birds and is our go-to person for chickens and wildlife. At home, Karen has an avian menagerie which includes the clinic parrot Ollie.

Karen Woodley (BVSc)

Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Catherine grew up on a dairy farm in the UK. Following graduation in 2016 Catherine embarked on what was initially a 6-month adventure to New Zealand, but after meeting a sheep and beef farmer has been here ever since. Catherine enjoys all aspects of mixed practice, in particular calving time and emergency after hours. Outside of work Catherine can be found out on the farm with her young son or out running.

Catherine Robinson (BVSc)

Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Klara enjoys production and companion animal vetting. I enjoy companion animal soft tissue surgery and working dog patients. On-farm I like learning from farmers and working together on animal health and welfare. Outside of work you will find me scoping out the local cafes.

Klara Hussie (BVSc)

Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Siandrae studied and started her working career in South Africa, she made the big jump and has relocated to Pahiatua NZ, with her husband Adrian. They spend most of their down time on their lifestyle block with their young son and 2 dogs. She enjoys being outdoors and loves exploring New Zealand. She grew up with a love for animals and is passionate about working with all types; You will often find her dividing her time between the small animal clinic and out on farm - enjoying anything from vaccinating to a good calving.

Siandrae de Waal (BVSc)

Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Originally from Southland, Mikaela has always enjoyed getting out on farm. During her time at vet school she also discovered a passion for working with small animals and is now a mixed animal vet. She loves tramping, snowboarding and anything else outdoors, and enjoys painting in her spare time.

Mikaela Carr (BVSc, dist)

Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Cayleigh graduated from Massey in 2015 and began working in Wanganui for two years. She then moved to Pahiatua in 2017 where she began work as a mixed animal veterinarian. Cayleigh enjoys meeting new people and their pets and getting out and about on farm - she loves the variety that being a mixed animal vet offers.

Cayleigh Carter (BVSc)

Companion Animal Veterinarian

Moira has worked in Pahiatua since graduating from Massey, just over 20 years ago. She has a special interest in surgery and an extra soft spot for working dogs.

Moira Fergus (BVSc)

Companion Animal Veterinarian, Team Leader

Sarah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London followed by specialist training in equine orthopaedics and surgery. Sarah has an interest in pain management and is trained in veterinary acupuncture and gained a certificate in chronic pain management. She has worked as an equine surgeon and companion animal vet at Massey University whilst completing a PhD in equine tendon healing. She has also worked for herself providing a referral horse performance and pain management service for all species, and has worked for MPI where she gained valuable experience in animal welfare.

Sarah Taylor ( VN BSc (Hons) BVetMed Cert ES(Ortho) PhD)

Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Meet our Technicians

Sarah wears a few hats at Tararua Vets. She can be found out on farm blood sampling, calf disbudding, vaccinating, teatsealing and assisting our production vet team. When not out on farm she helps out our reception team, and can also be found in the lab faecal egg and spore counting.

Sarah Mahoney (Cert. VN)

Large Animal Technician 

Meet our Nurses

Lesley started with Pauli and Woodley Vet Clinic here in Pahiatua in 2000, then made the move to our new purpose built clinic along with Bush Vets in 2003. Her main focus is small animals where surgery is her passion. Along with many other duties, Lesley also does the faecal egg counts. She loves her job as every day is different!

Lesley Allen (Cert. VN)

Head Veterinary Nurse

Harriet started at Tararua Veterinary Services in 2018 as a small animal veterinary nurse. She enjoys that every day brings a new challenge. Over the summer period you may see her on farm assisting with pregnancy testing.

Harriet Fane De Salis (Dipl. VN)

Veterinary Nurse

Kendyl started at Tararua Vets as a small animal veterinary nurse in 2020. She enjoys the variety her role offers and she has a particular passion for medical nursing.

Kendyl Paget (Dipl. VN)

Veterinary Nurse

Meet our Client Services Team

Jade has been with us at TVS since 2003 so given her experience and wealth of knowledge, it made sense for her to step into the role of clinic manager in 2021. Jade enjoys the variety and challenges that the vet industry provides and values building strong relationships with clients and staff. Jade is no stranger to rural life; she lives on a 5-acre lifestyle block with her family in nearby Woodville where she is kept busy, particularly in spring rearing calves.

Jade Sowry

Clinic Manager

Alby has lived in and been a part of the Tararua District for 40 years. After 10 years of dairy farming, he worked as a Technical Field Officer in the rural retail industry, a job he held for 10 years. Alby's role focuses on animal health and providing a service of advice to Tararua Vets' clients.

Alby Newell

Commercial Manager

Lorraine is a long time community dairy farmer. Lorraine, alongside our vets, ensures our farmers are getting regular attention through our Animal Health Planners, which aim to minimise illness and maximise animal performance.

Lorraine Emery

Business Support

Sarah has worked for Tararua Vets for two years but worked for its predecessor, Bush Vets, for 20 years. Sarah loves the variety that comes with working in a vet clinic and enjoys living in a small rural community because everyone knows everyone!

Sarah O'Hagan

Business Support

Bex has lived in and around Pahiatua for most of her life and has a strong sheep and beef background. Bex enjoys the fast-paced environment and the variety that comes with the role. She loves a challenge and is also currently studying to become a large animal vet tech, which we look forward to supporting her in. Outside of work Bex is committed to fostering dogs as part of the retired working dog programme, something she thoroughly enjoys being a part of.

Bex Perry

Business Support

Delwyn is often the lovely voice on the end of the phone, she loves helping clients and providing top quality service. Delwyn loves the Tararua District and enjoys the friendliness of our clients and the wider community. Outside of work Delwyn’s interests are traveling and she is looking forward to planning some more overseas trips! Delwyn is also a competitive women’s pool player.

Delwyn Blackwell

Business Support

Marama is our latest addition to the team, having worked for LIC for the past five years - she was mostly involved in herd testing but also did the odd job of DNA testing cattle and completing herd audits. She currently lives in Woodville with her mother and two daughters, who she adores spending time with.

Marama Wiri

Business Support