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Our goal is to practise the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and understanding

About Us

MartyReidDr Martin Reid has run this clinic since 1985; originally graduating Massey with Distinction in 1983, Martin developed a keen interest in the medicine and surgery of cats and dogs. He had already developed a desire for animal health and welfare whilst completing an Honours Degree in Animal Physiology and Biochemistry at Canterbury University prior to attending vet school at Massey.

Continuing education is always a must in this profession and since those early days, Martin has also attained a membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists; this membership can only be gained by examination and is open to veterinary surgeons determined to lift their standards of professional practice.

In 2003 Martin attended the Slocum course of orthopedics in the USA to train for TPLO surgeries for which this clinic is now known.

Martin has 2 Burmese cats and a Huntaway dog.


Dr Jenny Carter has been involved with the Glendowie- St Heliers Veterinary Clinic since 2012.

Jenny graduated from Massey University with her veterinary degree in 2000. She worked overseas in Australia and the UK for 6 years after that- seeing as much of the world as she could between locum gigs. After moving back to Christchurch for a few years, she settled in Auckland in 2008. She completed her Masters in Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and wrote her dissertation on how hypertension affects cats’ eyes.

Jenny’s particular passions are ophthalmology, acupuncture, challenging medical cases and improving the quality of life of senior pets.
When not at work she is usually spending time with her family- which consists of a husband, 3 young kids, 1 dog and 2 cats.

Originally from Christchurch, Anna left university with a BA and a strong equine background to come to Auckland.

She joined the practice over 20 years ago and has been running the show ever since.

As chief surgical and dental nurse she runs the hospital looking after our intensive-care and post-surgical patients. Out of the surgery Anna enjoys running and motorcycling.

Hazel has been surrounded by animals her whole life and turned that passion into her career.

She has grown up on a lifestyle block at Muriwai Beach and graduated from Unitec with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2018.

She moved to St Helier’s in September 2020 to join our team.

You will find her assisting in surgery and helping out around the clinic. In her spare time she enjoys walking on Muriwai beach and spending time with her family, friends, and pets- especially her two dogs Beau and Che.


Melanie is one of the originals here and is our specialist Saturday nurse. Melanie, whilst completing her veterinary nursing course, joined us full time and became the principal receptionist.

Melanie now works as a technician at our local animal diagnostic laboratory. In her spare time Melanie is also secretary of the Sheltie Dog Club.

Ginny works as a clinical psychologist but every Saturday she turns up to work with us! Ginny is our puppy class trainer and regularly runs out puppy classes.

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