Contact Details


Vet Associates Hastings

814 Francis Hicks Ave

Raureka, Hastings


Ph:   (06) 878 8666

Fax:   (06) 870 9109



Business Hours

Mon - Fri : 8am to 5.30pm

Sat : 9am to 12pm

Sun : 10am to 12pm

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Meet our friendly team



The Veterinarians


Dr Doug Callaghan BVSc
Doug graduated from Brisbane University with a BVSc* in 1967. He has extensive experience in large animals and equine. He is a Director of Veterinary Associates and concentrates most of his time on management of the business, retail sales and animal health advice.



Dr Michael Newall BVSc
Mike graduated from Massey University in 1997 with a BVSc*, and started his working career with Veterinary Associates. He had a short break whilst travelling overseas and then returned back to Veterinary Associates as a full time large animal veterinarian. He is now a director of Veterinary Associates. He enjoys both Equine and Production Animal work. Outside of work, his interests include fishing and golf.



Dr Sharon Marshall BVSc
Born in Sydney, Australia, Sharon moved to NZ in the 1980’s and studied at Massey University. She has gained a BSc (biochemistry and physiology) and BVSc* (with Distinction, Massey Scholar). She worked for five years at The Edendale Veterinary Club working on small and large animals, but elected to concentrate on small animals after moving to Hastings. She has been a member of the team for 10 years and is now a Director. She has a special interest in skin problems, behaviour, exotic pets and alternate therapies. Sharon is married with two growing boys. She also has a menagerie of 3 cats, one dog and two gold fish at home.


Dr Andrea Gibbs BVSc
Andrea spent her early years in the Hawkes Bay and graduated from Massey University with a BVSc* in 1989. She has enjoyed mostly large animal work, including 3 years at Stratford in a dairy practice, 18 months in Oxted in the UK with an Equine practice followed by a mixed practice in Bulls. Andrea jumped at the chance to return to the Hawkes Bay when a position came available at Veterinary Associates in 1995 and she has been an important member of the Equine and Production Animal team ever since. Andrea is married with two children and works part time on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Dr Linda Hurlstone-Smith BVSc
Linda graduated from Massey University with a BVSc* in 1988 and started work in a mixed practice in Horowhenua. She continues to enjoy working with both large (sheep and cattle) and small animals. She has been living and working in Hastings for 14 years, and is married with two children. Linda works at Veterinary Associates on Thursdays and Fridays, spending the remaining time with her family.



Dr Victoria Common BVSc
Victoria graduated from Massey University with a BVSc* (with Distinction) in 2003. She started working in rural mixed practice in the King Country for three years where she grew up, before moving to Hawkes Bay.
Vic lives on a lifestyle block and is married with one child. Recently returning from maternity leave, she works Wednesdays and continues to enjoy working with both small and large animals.



Dr Jason Clark BVSc
Jason grew up on a dairy farm in the King Country. He gained a Masterate in Agricultural Science at Massey University in 1991 before spending 4 years in the Waikato working for Ambreed and Livestock Improvement. This was followed by a 5 year stint working in the UK before returning to New Zealand to complete his BVSc* in 2007. His interests at Vet Associates cover most aspects of small & large animal practice. He enjoys a busy life in the Hawkes Bay with his wife Kerrin and their four young children.


Dr Vivienne Roberts BVSc
Vivienne grew up in a small town where her family kept pet sheep in the empty section next door and Viv worked after school on a poultry farm. She qualified as a Veterinarian from Massey University in 1997 and started her career at Veterinary Associates, followed by a short stint in the South Island and then returned to us upon resettling in Hawkes Bay. She has gained a broad range of skills with large and small/companion animals as well as equine work.
Vivienne is married to a farmer and has experienced beef, sheep and deer farming. She has also enjoyed various stints living and working on dairy farms. John and Vivienne have three energetic young sons who keep them well entertained and very busy. Viv's main interests are her veterinary work and family. In the clinic her main interests are diagnostics and surgery.


Dr Sally Cockerill BVSc
Sally grew up on a farm and thoroughbred stud in Yorkshire, England and graduated with a BVSc* from Liverpool University in 2008. She met her future husband, a Kiwi, in the UK and decided to move to New Zealand where she completed the equine internship program at the Canterbury Equine Clinic. Since joining us in 2009, Sally has completed overseas training in Equine Dentistry and now spends most of her time in this field of practice.
Sally has two young boys and outside of work she enjoys helping her husband Nathan on their farm on Patoka, as well as competing in equestrian events on her horse.
* Bachelor of Veterinary Science

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Veterinary Nurses

Jessie Broad

Jessie studied at EIT in 2011 to graduate with a Certificate in Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing. She has been working at Vet Associates ever since, and enjoys caring for the variety of animals she sees during her workdays. Her favourite work interests are running Puppy Preschool classes and weight clinics, and assisting with big surgeries like orthopaedics and caesareans. Out of work, Jessie's hobbies include playing Roller Derby and Football, and spending time with her boyfriend and two adopted cats. She also writes a blog about vet nursing and the interesting cases we look after - click here to visit the site.


Miriam Morton

Miriam grew up in Feilding in the Manawatu, and worked at a boarding kennels and cattery before studying to become a Vet Nurse at Massey University. After completing a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, Miriam made the move to Hawkes Bay where she has been working for the past three years. In her spare time Miriam enjoys horse riding, being outdoors and catching up with friends.



Reception/Admin Staff


Rosemary Jeffaries
Rosemary is our senior receptionist and has extensive reception/administration experience. Her previous employment included patient admissions at private hospitals and real estate receptionist. She showed German Shepherds for 10 years and spends much of her leisure time tramping and horse trekking.




Diane Warner
Diane was born and bred in “the Bay”. After working 10 years for a printing firm she moved overseas and spent 3 years in London. Diane joined the team as our second full time receptionist alongside Rosemary when she returned to Hastings in 2006. Outside of work her interests include; nature walks, hanging out with her friends, photography and tagging along with her husband when he goes fishing. Diane is a stepmother to two teenagers and mother to two cats.



Amanda Goodall
Amanda has worked at Veterinary Associates for 17 years. She has worked in a wide variety of positions, including vet nurse, reception and administration. Her love of animals is what led her to work within the veterinary industry. She has ridden horses for 16 years and has cats and dogs of her own at home. Amanda has a young family and works part time on Mondays and Fridays as our receptionist and administrative assistant.



Nadine Bott
After spending seven years in a pharmacy, Nadine took a break from work with the birth of her first child. She joined the Veterinary Associates team as our weekend receptionist in June. She says that she enjoys spending the weekend at the clinic learning new skills and meeting new people and their pets.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 15:19