Hi I’m Paul. I graduated from Massey in 1979. My partner Jill McFarlane and I have owned this practice since 1987. When we first started I was the only vet and Jill, along with one other nurse, were the only staff. Due to considerable expansion of the practice there are now five vets and ten support staff.
We have two dogs, Pippa, a Griffon cross and Nico, an Italian Greyhound. We also have a large tabby cat called Taddy who was a rescue cat. Because of the bond I have with my own animals, I fully underastand and am able to empathise with my clients. I believe two-way communication is very important, that clients should know all the facts pertaining to their pet, so enabling them to make an informed decision about treatment. I especially enjoy working with clients to find a suitable treatment plan for their pet and I work hard at delivering that plan as agreed. Our Practice Policy is to offer the best possible treatment and products. We realise that some clients have a limited budget and we work with them to find a compromise that best suits their needs without compromising their pet’s needs.
My personal interests include motorcycles and karate. Ever since I was a teenager I wanted to be a vet and have a black belt in karate. I finally achieved black belt status in Shotokan Karate in 2005. Over the years I have owned about nineteen motorcycles. I currently own a Yamaha FJR 1300 which I enjoy riding in my spare time. Recently we have bought a camper van and plan to spend some time touring around New Zealand.