Meet the Team

Dr Alex Walker

Dr Alex Walker

Position: Director & Registered Specialist Small Animal Surgery

Email: alex.walker@vsnz.co.nz

Alex graduated with distinction in 1978 from Massey University and spent two years in small animal practice in Auckland. In 1981 he was accepted for a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Missouri at Columbia (UMC). Alex spent two...

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Dr Richard Jerram

Dr Richard Jerram

Position: Director & Registered Specialist Small Animal Surgery

Email: richard.jerram@vsnz.co.nz

Richard graduated from Veterinary School at Massey University in Palmerston North with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1987. He spent seven years in general practice in the Waikato. During this time, he worked with both farm animals and pets but...

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Dr Alastair Coomer

Dr Alastair Coomer

Position: Director & Registered Specialist Small Animal Surgery

Email: alastair.coomer@vsnz.co.nz

Alastair graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2003, and worked in mixed animal practice in Ashburton for 18 months before pursuing surgical specialization. Alastair travelled to the Ontario Veterinary College...

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Sarah Cruickshank

Sarah Cruickshank

Position: Director VSAP & Principal Physiotherapist

Email: sarah@vetphysio.co.nz

Sarah Cruickshank was the first New Zealander to be internationally qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist and is a registered physiotherapist with the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board.  After announcing as a 13 year old that she wanted to be an...

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Helen Robartes

Helen Robartes

Position: Veterinary Physiotherapist

Email: helen@vetphysio.co.nz

Helen grew up with animals and always knew that she wanted to work with them. She rode from an early age, competed as a show-jumper, and also tried drag hunting and polocrosse. Animal health and performance, and the connection between horse and rider,...

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