Maria van der Geest has been with West Coast Vets (and its predecessor Grey Vet Centre) since February 2011.
Brought up on the Cobden dairy farm, she has worked on thoroughbred studs for 9 years and had a short stint as a horse trekking operater. After qualifying as a veterinary nurse from Massey in 2000 she has worked in mixed and equine practice in Matamata and in International equine hospitals.
Maria has maintained an interest in the Atarau family dairy farm and is enjoying life as a rural veterinary technician. Outside interests include being an armchair sports fan, cooking and spending time with friends and family.