Amanda BillsAmanda Bills
Clinic Manager

Amanda has a strong background in rural retail with a passion for production animals. Together with her husband Gary, they are longstanding members of the Tararua community and have a view of the wind turbines from their dairy farm in Ballance. If you need some animal husbandry advice or want to talk drench, stop in and have a chat.

 

 

 

Basia PollockBasia Pollock
Client Service Team Leader

Basia has a great balance of corporate experience and production animal experience, which makes her a great asset to the team. She worked and lived on dairy farms for seven years and was heavily involved with calf-rearing in the Manawatu area. She loves working with animals (and especially dotes on her dog Abadden) and making a difference where possible.

 

 

 

Anne TunnicliffeAnne Tunnicliffe
Customer Service

Anne came to Totally Vets following 25 years at Massey University based in and around the Veterinary Institute. For the last 18 years, Anne was mostly in the Parasitology Laboratory as a technician. As well as meeting clients, and growing relationships to meet their needs, a big part of her role is to process submissions in our in-house diagnostic laboratory.

 

 

 

Catherine ToyneCatherine Toyne
Customer Service

Catherine originally started in 1995 as a Receptionist for what was Manawatu Vet Services. Her role has varied over the years but has always involved some form of customer service. Catherine's current role involves answering incoming calls, managing the production animal diary, and being personal assistant to our sheep and beef consulting vet Trevor Cook. She enjoys the variety that working at a large busy vet clinic brings and the company of the great team she works with!

 

 

 

Carla SheridanCarla Sheridan
Commercial Sales

Carla has worked with the company at various times since 1994. She has been based at our Feilding clinic since 2014 organising our production animal vets and developing our in-clinic laboratory services. Carla has moved into a commercial role to help service our farmers out on the road with their seasonal requirements as well as being a friendly knowledgeable face over the counter in the clinic.

 

 

 

Daina BrownDaina Brown
Customer Service

Daina grew up in Sanson, where relief milking on a dairy farm as a teenager led onto working in the dairy industry full time, as well as training as an AI technician. After taking time out to have a family, Daina started her career in the veterinary industry. Daina joined our business support team in Feilding in October 2017. As you can imagine, she has a natural leaning towards the production animal side of the business. When she isn't in the clinic, she can be found on farm helping out vets with reproduction work and other seasonal jobs that arise.

 

 

 

Diane GirvanDiane Girvan
Customer Service

Having worked in the veterinary industry since 2004, Diane has a wealth of knowledge to share. Living on a lifestyle block with horses, sheep, chooks, cats and canaries means Diane has the experience to help out with plenty of hands-on advice for our clients.

 

 

 

Jessica HodgesJessica Hodges
Customer Service

As part of the reception team, Jessica will great you at the counter with a cheerful smile. Jessica worked at Farm Source for a time and before then spent two years in the South Island working in reception for Stocker Solutions, who design, build and maintain dairy sheds. Jessica’s partner manages a dairy farm in Hiwinui. She has two cats (the cutest in the world), Hunter and Lola, as well as Golden Retriever Ted who likes to join Heading Dog Mpenzi out on the farm.

 

 

 

 

Rachel HowellRachel Howell
Business Support

Rachel grew up on a sheep and beef farm in the Turakina Valley. She's a mother of two horse mad girls, so the three of them spend their spare time out and about at pony club and local shows. Living on a lifestyle block also allows Rachel to rear calves and the odd lamb for pet day.

 

 

 

 

Vanessa KnutsonVanessa Knutson Cert. in Veterinary Nursing
Customer Service

Vanessa grew up on a Dairy farm in the Manawatu, which meant she naturally progressed into a career in Veterinary Nursing, qualifying with Otago Polytechnic. Vanessa has gained a great deal of experience in the veterinary world over the last 15 years. Her passions outside of work are western riding, running a lifestyle block and most importantly being a Mum.

 

 

 

Samuel WhiteSamuel White
Customer Service

Sam has joined us after a five year stint of dairy farming. He is heavily involved with Fitzherbert Young Farmers, having been chairman and now treasurer. When Sam isn't working, he's out exploring and photographing our native birds - he also loves travelling overseas and has just recently volunteered on a big game reserve in Africa, where putting tracking collars on an elephant and a lion was a particular highlight!

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