Peter Aitken

Peter Aitken BVSc MANZCVS MRCVS
Production Animal Team Leader

Peter first began working in the Manawatu in 2002. Since then he has taken a couple of breaks to work overseas, predominantly in the UK. Peter now leads and supports the Awapuni Veterinarian team. His passion is cows and preventative health strategies, particularly nutrition as a driver of health and production. Peter loves working with his clients to ensure that their herds are as healthy and productive as possible.

 

 

 

Greg SmithGreg Smith BVSc
Production Animal Veterinarian

Greg spent his early years in mixed practice in Rotorua working with dairy cows, deer, sheep and beef, horses and even companion animals. After a few years of OE that included locums in the UK, he eventually returned to his home province and started work at Manawatu Veterinary Services in Feilding, that has since become Totally Vets. Greg has an interest in all things dairy, and in particular mastitis, but still enjoys the opportunity to work with any of the production animal species, and even the occasional horse.

 

 

 

Ryan CarrRyan Carr BSc BVSc MANZCVS 
Production Animal Veterinarian

Ryan graduated from Massey University in 2011 and has been working at Totally Vets ever since. He is passionate about dairy cattle mastitis and reproduction but enjoys working with pretty much any species including looking at dogs, cats, goats, horses and even chickens.

 

 

 

Ellie GrievesEllie Grieves BAVBSc DVM
Equine and Production Animal Veterinarian

Ellie started with Totally Vets in 2017. She graduated from Melbourne University in 2014, then went into mixed practice in Taranaki. After a few years, she went back home to Melbourne to complete an equine internship with the Victorian Equine Group. In her spare time, you will find Ellie busy riding her horse or helping out on the dairy farm with her partner Sam. 

 

 

 

Phylisia LohPhylisia Loh BSc BVMS
Equine Veterinarian

Phylisia graduated from Murdoch University in 2016 and spent some time working in Western Australia as an equine vet before returning home to Singapore to continue working with horses in 2017. Her love for travel and adventure brought Phylisia to New Zealand and she joined Totally Vets in 2021. She gets excited about equine lameness workups and performance horse medicine but also enjoys working with different species, especially companion animals.

 

 

 

Tasneem ArbiTasneem Arbi BVSc
Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Taz graduated from University of Pretoria in 2014. She worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in both South Africa and Botswana. Taz moved over to New Zealand with her husband and pets in December 2019, where she spent the following year as a dairy vet in Northern Waikato. She enjoys getting involved with all species, small and large. She is looking forward to exploring the Manawatu region with her four-legged creatures and husband.

 

 

 

Sarah TaylorSarah Taylor VN BSc (Hons) BVetMed Cert ES(Ortho) PhD
Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Sarah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London. She then completed specialist training and was awarded a certificate in equine orthopaedics and surgery. She has worked in both equine referral centres and clinical practice in the UK and NZ. She was also fortunate to have the opportunity to provide training and support through charity work with local vets in the Ukraine and Pakistan. Sarah is passionate about maintaining animals' quality of life and through this developed a particular interest in pain management. She trained in veterinary acupuncture in 2002 with further training leading to a certificate in chronic pain management. Sarah came to New Zealand in 2006 and worked as an equine surgeon and companion animal practice vet at Massey University whilst completing a PhD in equine tendon healing. Sarah has also worked for herself providing a referral horse performance service and pain management service for all species. She has also worked for MPI where she gained valuable experience in Animal Welfare.

 

 

 

 

Georgina CampbellGeorgina Campbell BVSc
Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Georgina graduated from Massey University and initially worked in the Hawke’s Bay. Georgina grew upon a farm in the Manawatu and has returned to the area to work here at Awapuni after a stint at Totally Vets Taumarunui. She has an interest in all animals from cattle, sheep, deer, and horses to dogs and cats. Outside of work, basketball, netball and now golf are keeping her very busy.

 

 

 

Selena JohnsonSelena Johnson Currently enrolled in Dipl. Vet Technician
Veterinary Technician

Selena started with Totally Vets at Awapuni in 2010 out front in customer services. She then moved into her current role as a production animal technician and ventured out on farm alongside the production animal veterinarians, thoroughly enjoying getting her hands dirty. Taking bloods, carrying out herd BCS, vaccination programs, dry cow therapy and teat seal application, calf disbudding are just some of her capabilities - she is also a dab hand in the kitchen!

 

 

 

Bailey FollasBailey Follas BvetTech
Veterinary Technologist

Bailey's hometown is the Bay of Plenty however study brought her  to Manawatu. Bailey finished her university degree in 2019, where she joined the M.Bovis eradication programme which allowed her to travel all over New Zealand. Itching for some problem solving, she then entered the clinical setting at Levin & Horowhenua Vet Centre. She is mainly interested in bovine herd health, including heifer development, infectious diseases and lameness. However, small animals always have a place in her heart as she occasionally fosters for the SPCA. In her spare time Bailey likes to paint, draw and explore new areas of New Zealand.

 

 

 

Kokila AdgerKokila Adger BvetTech
Veterinary Technologist

A Manawatu local, Kokila recently graduated from Massey University as a qualified veterinary technologist. Since then she has been a casual technologist at Massey University Veterinary hospital, working in all departments from ICU to farm services. Kokila's passion lies in dairy herd health and in particular lameness, mastitis, and young stock management, but enjoys working with all species. Kokila is excited to learn everything there is to know in veterinary medicine and is looking forward to giving back to her local community. In her spare time, you'll find her somewhere in the outdoors, catching up with friends and family or getting her horsey fix.  

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