Amber qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2005. She arrived on the Coast in 2006 and has been serving the animals of the West Coast ever since. At work she runs the companion animal team and has a particular interest in small animal surgery and her work with the local SPCA. At home she is kept busy with two young daughters, a husband and three cats. She currently works four days a week in the Greymouth clinic.
Hayden was originally born in Auckland but also spent 10 years growing up in Brisbane, Australia before returning to NZ for university. He graduated from Massey University at the end of 2019 and now works out of the Greymouth clinic. He enjoys working with both small and large animals, though he is particularly fond of chickens and deer. Outside of work Hayden plays the guitar and loves exploring the great outdoors. Hayden can’t wait to experience what the West Coast has to offer.
Alicia grew up on a farm on the Coast and went farming as a relief milker in the time after school, she continued farming once finished school and was in the industry for 3 years. While working Alicia completed her National Certificate in Agriculture, Cattle Health and Husbandry, as well as her National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing by distance through Otago Polytechnic. Alicia started working for West Coast Vets in Greymouth as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015. Alicia has most recently obtained her New Zealand Diploma of Veterinary Nursing L6 through Otago Polytechnic by distance in 2018.
Tash is from South Westland and grew up with farming. Her first job after leaving school was at Hokitika Vet Centre some 20ish years ago, it was then that she completed her Vet Nursing Qualifications through Dunedin Polytechnic. She then moved into the hospitality industry where she owned & managed a cafe in Fox Glacier, for several years before returning to Hokitika.
Tash has recently taken a position in Farm Services at West Coast Vets and now lives on her lifestyle block with her husband and 2 young boys and a menagerie of animals, including Goose the dog, Stuart the cat, Buck the duck, Shout the horse, Sprinkles the goat plus chickens, sheep, cattle & fish. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family & animals enjoying the outdoors, gardening, walking, motorbike and horse riding.
Leanne started at Animal Antics in 2009 and has continued working for West Coast Vets as a receptionist/vet nurse ever since. She loves seeing all the animals and clients every day. Leanne has a young English Bull Terrier, Chap, who keeps her entertained, and when not working they spend as much time as possible with her grandsons.