Peter Aitken

Production Animal Veterinarian, Team Leader

I first began working in the Manawatu in 2002. Since then I have taken a couple of breaks to work overseas, predominantly in the UK. I lead and support the Awapuni Veterinarian team. My passion is cows and preventative health strategies, particularly nutrition as a driver of health and production. I love working with clients to ensure that their herds are as healthy and productive as possible.




Greg SmithGreg Smith BVSc
Production Animal Veterinarian

I spent my 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, I eventually returned to my home province and started work at Manawatu Veterinary Services in Feilding that has since become Totally Vets. I have an interest in all things dairy, and in particular mastitis, but still enjoy the opportunity to work with any of the production animal species, and even the occasional horse.




Ryan CarrRyan Carr BVSc
Production Animal Veterinarian

I graduated from Massey Vet School in 2011 and have been working at Totally Vets since. I am passionate about dairy cattle mastitis and reproduction but enjoy working with pretty much any species including looking at dogs, cats, goats, horse and even chickens.




Ellie GrievesEllie Grieves BAVBSc DVM
Equine and Production Animal Veterinarian

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




Jess Perno

Jesse Perno BVSc
Production Animal Veterinarian

I started working for Totally Vets in 2018 after graduating from Massey University. I previously lived in Upper Hutt where I would be found spending most of my time in the saddle or working with my local community as a youth leader. Throughout vet school, my passion changed from horses to cattle and now working alongside our production animal veterinarians here at the Awapuni clinic.




Warren Stroud

Warren Stroud BVSc
Mixed Animal Veterinarian

I joined the Awapuni practice as a mixed practice vet after working on the Kapiti Coast as a companion animal veterinarian in a practice owned and run by Lyn (my wife) and myself. My interests  include managing our small block holding, various sports, being an active father (taxi driver) for my kids, and travel. I was needing a change of direction in my vet career and working in the production animal area for Totally Vets is an exciting opportunity. I enjoy the business culture, the farmer clients and the mix of work.




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

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


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