Position: Registered Small Animal Surgeon

Email: aparna.tikekar@vsnz.co.nz

After graduating from Bombay Veterinary College, Aparna worked at the Bombay SPCA hospital for two years. She then spent a year working at a wild animal rescue and rehabilitation centre in her home town of Pune, India. The desire to further enhance her skills motivated her to move to the UK, where she obtained membership to the prestigious Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) by passing the statutory membership examinations in June 2009. Following her time in the UK, Aparna spent a year in general practice in Singapore. Thereon, she moved to Palmerston North, New Zealand and completed a rotating internship at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Aparna began a 4-year surgical internship and surgical residency in small animal surgery at Vetspecs, Christchurch in 2012. Since finishing her residency training, Aparna has worked as locum surgeon at various veterinary specialist hospitals in New Zealand and Australia.

During her spare time, Aparna enjoys connecting with her family and friends spread across the planet. She recharges herself with cinema, music, cooking, painting and has most recently taken up pottery and furniture-making!

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August 31, 2020

We understand that the COVID-19 virus can cause stress and uncertainty for all of our clients. We want you to know that we are following the guidelines of the World Health Organisation, the NZ Ministry of Health, and the NZ Veterinary Association to ensure that the risk of transmission of the virus is reduced in our hospital. We are working hard to ensure that we are able to stay fully operational and continue to provide care for our clients and their pets.

There is currently no evidence that animals play a role in the transmission of COVID-19 to humans, or vice versa.

From Monday the 31st of August, the Auckland region is under Alert Level 2.

Veterinary Specialists Auckland will continue to operate under Alert Level 2.

If you have any questions or need more information, please view our COVID-19 page or feel free to get in touch by clicking the button below.

Thanks, the VSA team.