10 October 2018

Our fantastic Head Nurse Zoe is one of 5 finalists for Petplan’s Vet Nurse of the Year and was voted as the overall winner!
Here’s what Zoe has to say about being a Vet Nurse:

“Everyday I wake up I am excited to go to work, and absolutely adore our patients and clients that I have come to know and love so well.

My particular areas of interest are animal nutrition and mental health / compassion fatigue in our Vets and Nurses, which I have made a huge focus in our clinic.

My team is made up of amazing, passionate Vets and Nurses who constantly work together supporting one another, and make patient care our top priority. It’s a pleasure to be part of this team and this industry.”

Read more about why Zoe’s a Winner to us already:

  • She has won our Boss a trip to Paris TWICE!!
  • She runs one of the most successful Pet Fat Fighter’s club in NZ!
  • She has a special interest in Nutrition and has participated in many courses to learn more about nutrition in various stages of dog/cat life, as well as in disease states.
  • She makes sure the clinic runs smoothly every day and is meticulous and compassionate in patient care.
  • She gives exceptional customer service and expects the same from all staff.
  • She looks after the staff’s mental health and helps them to set personal and professional goals by doing compassion fatigue/stress surveys and 3-monthly meetings with each individual.
  • She encourages all the nurses to participate in nurses’ education evenings, where we can further our knowledge and skills.

Emergency Out of Hours Clinic

At the Vets is a member of the Christchurch After Hours Veterinary Clinic.
You are welcome to use the After Hours clinic if there is an emergency with your pet at any time that At the Vets is closed. After Hours will forward us your pet’s treatment history so we can continue their care.

The After Hours Veterinary Clinic telephone number is

03 366 1052

The After Hours clinic is located at 146 Antigua Street, Christchurch.
(on the Disraeli Street corner)

Our opening times

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 3.00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays Closed