Lachie Dellar
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Veterinarian
Lachie is originally from wine and horse country in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia. He has been coming to the South Island and the Wanaka region for the past ten or so years on holiday and everything lined up so he decided to make the move for the outdoor lifestyle and scenery. He has a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (honors) and a Bachelor of Medical Science. After graduating he worked in a busy mixed practice with all species, largely dogs, horses and cows. Before moving to New Zealand he was working in an intensive small animal clinic in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. He had been there for around a year or so before deciding to make the move back to mixed practice. He has a particular interest in small animal analgesia, anesthesia and ultrasound, along with reproduction and obstetrics in cattle. One of his favorite things about his profession is the variety that you get day to day, he gets to be hands on in all stages of investigating of a sick animal or formulating preventative care plans. Outside of work he has a cat (that currently resides back in Australia) called Obi Wan Kenobi and is currently waiting for the right dog. He also enjoys ocean swimming, hiking and distance running along with carpentry and metal work.
Clinic:
  • Aspiring
Lara Lambert
Veterinarian
Lara grew up in the Hawkes bay, and completed a BSC in Otago before taking up the BVSc degree at Massey to qualify as a vet in 2013. Since then she’s had experience as a small animal vet in Auckland and as a locum mixed animal vet in the UK. She’s joined the VetEnt team this year as a mixed vet with a special interest in production/dairy. When she’s not at work Lara loves spending time outdoors hiking, snowboarding, scuba diving and horse riding, and also makes time for travel, netball and hanging out with friends and family.
Clinic:
  • Te Awamutu
Lauren Preston
Vet Nurse
Clinic:
  • Darfield
Leanne Raggett
Leanne-Ragget
Clinic Coordinator - Havelock North

I have a National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Auckland Institute of Technology.  I left school in my 7th year and worked in a Lawyer's firm before getting into my dream job of vet nursing in 1993 which I did for 7 years then went off to have twin boys.  I then worked for Animalz part time in the office and reception then frinally back to nursing. I enjoy reading, horse riding and doing cool stuff with my boys like biking.

Clinic:
  • Havelock North
Leesa Anderson
Veterinarian

After graduating in 2011 I worked in Canterbury predominantly as a large animal vet for two years. I then decided to do an OE and have only just got back from the UK where I worked and travelled for 18 months. It’s great to be back in New Zealand and see my dog and the rest of my family. I’m looking forward to settling into a routine here. 

Clinic:
  • Leeston
  • Lincoln
Libby Wood
Commercial Sales Advisor
With a large and varied range of agricultural experience, including her current side-hustle leasing a sheep and beef farm, Libby is a great fit as the Commercial Sales Advisor in Taumarunui. Working in the agricultural industry since she was around 15 years old, where her first job was on a rare breed cattle stud that also held equine and cropping enterprises she has always enjoyed working with farmers and had a keen interest in animal health. Since then she has milked her fair share of dairy cows as well as rearing calves and producing Jersey bulls. Most recently she has worked in a professional capacity for FarmIQ helping farmers understand and utilise their farm management software to grow the farm and improve productivity and profitability.As a graduate with a Bachelor of AgriScience (Equine Major) and alongside her Certificate in Science and Technology and Intermediate Sustainable Nutrient Management Libby’s interest is naturally in farm management (dairy and drystock) including the use of on farm software as well as farm environment plans. She loves working with farmers to help them achieve their business goals and really enjoys being able to get out on farm and the variety that working in this profession provides.With two cats, two guinea pigs, four horses, six goats plus plenty of sheep and cattle, and not to forget the seven farm dogs and five puppies to keep her busy any down time she finds herself with she enjoys horse riding and like to get out competing when she can. She has several ex-race horses and rescue horses that she has rehabbed and now enjoys training.
Qualifications: Bachelor of AgriScience (Equine Major), Certificate Science and Technology, Certificate in Intermediate Sustainable Nutrient Management
Clinic:
  • King Country
Linda Gibbons-Goodhew
Linda-Gibbons-Goodhew
Vet Nurse
Linda is a nurse at VetEnt Otorohanga. She has been with VetEnt for the past four years after completing her certificate in Veterinary Nursing. Starting firstly in Te Awamutu as a part time Vet Nurse while completing her training, she then extended her duties to become a casual support staff and Vet Nurse for the three Waipa clinics. Her role now is as Support Staff / Vet Nurse with Otorohanga 3 days a week and then one day with Te Awamutu on Friday’s. Linda has experience in the industry beyond her years with VetEnt. She has previously worked as a Laboratory Technician at Ruakura Research Station, and has been rearing 100+ beef calves with the help of her husband for the past 18 years on their lifestyle block. Linda enjoys the mixed practise aspect of working at VetEnt. She is able to assist large and small animal clients at the front desk, and helps to care for smaller patients, motivated by seeing positive outcomes and wholly supporting clients. Outside of work, Linda has a hoard of her own animals including two dogs (one that only has 3 legs) and three cats. She enjoys discovering the walking tracks of the Northern King Country with her husband and spending time with her family.
Clinic:
  • Otorohanga
Lindsay Chitty
Lindsay Chitty
Audit & Compliance
Born in Auckland and raised on the family farm at Waikaretu, west of Huntly. Educated at New Plymouth Boys’ High School and qualifying at Massey University 1970. Worked in Huntly until 1981, including Senior Veterinarian for 3 years. Bought into Otorohanga Veterinary Services with Ian Livingstone in 1981 and with Ian and Don MacColl established Te Kuiti Veterinary Services in 1985.The business merger with clinics in Te Awamutu and Taumarunui saw Lindsay become a foundation shareholder of Veterinary Enterprises 1991 Ltd.Lindsay joined David Hayman working with Animal Breeding Consultants Ltd, a Veterinary Enterprises subsidiary, in 1995. An amalgamation with New Zealand Breeding Services Ltd saw the start of Animal Breeding Services Ltd. Lindsay worked with them until 2005 doing reproduction work including sheep, goats and cattle embryo recovery and transfer work in New Zealand and overseas. Also working with semen collection and processing of sheep, goats, and cattle and with a special interest in pigs, establishing a boar semen collection centre at Rukuhia.Lindsay joined Independent Veterinary Supplies Ltd, a Veterinary Enterprises subsidiary, as General Manager in 2005 for three years then acted as a Veterinary consultant to them until late 2009 when he joined the VetEnt team in Te Awamutu. Lindsay’s roles with VetEnt  include assisting with the Tb testing project; training technicians; is currently writing and updating SOP’s for technicians and veterinarian; and conducting Company audits.
Qualifications: BVSc
Clinic:
  • Head Office - Te Awamutu
Lisa Thomas
Management Accountant
Clinic:
  • Head Office - Te Awamutu
Liz Dunn
Liz-Dunn
Vet Nurse/Receptionist

Liz joined the company 18 years ago initially in a vet nurse/ support staff role when it was known as Otorohanga Vet Services. She has experienced and observed many changes in the industry and our business model in that time. Each has had its challenges, but she has always appreciated & enjoyed seeing our amazing farming families and community take up these initiatives and continue to grow.

Liz's role now is clinic co-ordinator, which is all about the day to day clinic function. This involves working with both internal, (our staff and sister clinics), and external, (you), the clients that use our services. Liz sees this as a huge privilege and always looks forward to listening to questions and working through problems to help find the best outcome for any situation.

When she is not at work Liz enjoys catching up with family and friends, singing, horse riding, and gardening.

Clinic:
  • Otorohanga
Lorraine Riggs
Senior Accounts Payable Administrator
Lorraine joins us from RJ Hill Laboratories in Hamilton after working for them for 11 years, her favourite part of her role is completing the investigation work as well as providing a great service to internal and external clients.
Clinic:
  • Head Office - Te Awamutu
Lyn Hobbs
Clinic Coordinator
Lyn moved to Otorohanga two years ago, and after commuting to Cambridge for two years she decided she needed to find a role closer to home. The role of clinic coordinator came up in Te Kuiti and the rest is history. She is a qualified veterinary nurse and rural animal technician and has mainly worked in a mixed practice, however the last three and a half years she was head nurse at Waikato Equine Vet Centre. She loves the variety in her role and that you can guarantee that no day will be the same. She also has a particular interest in equines as well as anesthesia. Out of work she owns four dogs, two cats, two horses, four sheep, four chickens and one steer. And she enjoys spending time with family and friends, participating in the cowboy challenge and trekking.
Clinic:
  • Te Kuiti
Lyndell Olley
Veterinarian
Clinic:
  • Mosgiel
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