Practice Manager - BVSc
Kate joined Te Puke vets in August 2019, having moved over from the Waikato where she was a Regional Manager for a nation-wide vet company.
Kate is a large animal veterinarian who did her work experience as a student at TPVC many years ago and is excited to be back in the district. She will largely be based in the clinic managing the staff and business but you may see her out and about on farm in the future as well. Kate is available to chat to for any questions or needs you may have, so feel free to come say hi when you are next in the clinic.
Elena has been at Te Puke Vets since 2004 and enjoys the pace and variety of her job. Always busy Elena is the go to person of the practice.
Away from work Elena enjoys the country life and a spot of trout fishing with husband Craig.
Mary Van Gog
Trading Manager / Receptionist
Mary started work here in June 1997, and really enjoys client contact and going that extra mile to help customers with their purchasing decisions. Mary is also the “Camp Mother” for all the staff at Te Puke Vets.
Mary and her husband Harry have previously owned a dairy farm and a dry stock farm doing heifer grazing. Outside of work, Mary enjoys going for trips away in the camper van and catching up with the children and grandchildren.
Jess joined the Te Puke Vets Centre team in June 2021, having moved from Reporoa, previously working in a Large Animal Vet Clinic and Contract Milking on a farm with her Husband, Taylor.
Jess is excited to share her background knowledge and meet the clients. Jess is working part time as she spends the rest of her time with her daughter
Kendra started working at Te Puke Vets in September 2019. Kendra loves meeting all the clients, their pets and getting to know them. Prior to working at Te Puke Vet Centre Kendra did hotel reception in Rotorua.
Receptionist / Vet Nurse
Glenda started working at Te Puke Vet Centre as a vet nurse in 2009. She has now transitioned to the reception team and is now semi retired working two days a week.
In her spare time she loves to travel, spend time in her garden and loves cooking, photography and walking the beach with Lux the dog.
After a background in hospitality it was time for a change and working at TPVC was a great opportunity for Jacinda. Jacinda started in August 2021 and has said the biggest perk of the job is getting to meet all the animals.
In her spare time she enjoys catching up with friends and family, watching movies and spending time at the lakes.