Meet the Team at Dr Bob’s Veterinary Clinic
Dr Bob’s is a busy semi-rural clinic based in Waimauku. We currently have four vets, three nurses and two receptionists, several of whom have been staff members for over 20 years! We enjoy looking after our clients’ precious pets and pride ourselves on the excellent standard of care and customer service that our clients receive from our clinic staff.
Dr David Bond BVSc
The original Dr Bob since 1985.
I’ve seen the area grow tremendously over that time and have had great experiences with so many patients (of all species) and owners and realize what a wonderful area this is to live and work in.
I’ve had the same wife for 32 years and have 4 grown children and even 1 grandson (I know I look far too young to be a grandfather). I have approximately 50 head of cattle, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 1 pet pig.
The practice has grown a lot and we’re lucky to have a stable staff and a good atmosphere here.
Thanks for your support.
Dr Ross Milner
Ross graduated in 1991 and has a varied career doing everything from calving cows and attending horses and sheep in Ireland , neutering dogs in remote jungle clearings in Fiji to working at a top referral hospital in London.
After successfully running his own practices for a number of years in Chester, UK, Ross was visiting his Kiwi mother in Auckland when he was asked to do a locum at Dr Bob’s and found it thoroughly enjoyable.
When the opportunity for a partnership came up at Dr Bob’s, Ross sold his practices and farm in Chester in the North of England and he and his wife moved with their 3 cavalier King Charles Spaniels lock stock and barrel to Muriwai. Ross is interested in all aspects of medicine and surgery, all creatures great and small and enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and dogs exploring the beaches and walks at Muriwai, and travelling the country roads of the west coast in his MG Midget.
Like most other staff at Dr Bob’s, he now has a Dr Bob’s special, a black kitten called Ebony and his dog Holly.
Dr Jonathan Pollard
Jonathan graduated from Massey in 2007 and spent a number of years gaining valuable experience in mixed practice in King Country. He spent a year travelling and working in England before joining Dr Bob’s last year. Jonathan enjoys all aspects of veterinary mixed practice and has an interest in surgery.
He adopted an unusual rescue puppy last year, a Catahoula cross Staffie called Hulio and has a cat called Fatty Chops. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys walking his dog, mountain biking, fishing and snowboarding.
Dr Ashley Dempster
Ashely graduated from Massey in 2014 and is an invaluable source of the latest ideas in veterinary medicine. Ashley as an interest in Dermatology and enjoys challenging complex medical cases.
Ashley lives locally in Kumeu with Theo, a kitten she adopted from Dr Bob’s and enjoys her spare time with her horse Polly and snow boarding.
Stasia is a receptionist and administrator for Dr Bob’s. Stasia was an office manager for IHC before becoming a full time mother for her son Fynn, now 2 1/2 years old.
Stasia lives out in the countryside near kumeu with Fynn, Charlie the Pomeranian and her horse Kenny. Stasia enjoys spending time with her horse and socializing with her friends
Peta started as a student nurse at Dr Bob’s and having made a good impression was made a full time nurse 4 years ago after graduating as a Vet Nurse at Otago Polytec. Peta is now our head nurse at our brand new practice, Dr Bob’s Clinic in Kumeu. Peta can still be seen in the evenings at our Waimauku clinic running our Puppy Preschool Clinic.
She enjoys animal behaviour training, surgical nursing and equine health (particularly hoof care). In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse and spending time wither Buster, her Beagle
Anna qualified as a vet nurse in 2001 from Unitec Institute of Technology. She worked as a vet nurse locally before starting at Dr Bob’s in 2004 as a vet nurse/ receptionist, and is now head nurse at Dr Bob’s Waimauku.
Anna enjoys surgical nursing and dentistry. She was a Hills sponsored nurse to attend the prestigious North American veterinary conference in Las Vegas and visited specialist veterinary practices and The Hills scientific research facility in the United States.
In her spare time she enjoys competing dressage with her horse and spending time with family and friends.
Dorne has been a receptionist at Dr Bob’s since 1999, previously having worked in the human health industry. She enjoys working with animals and has 2 cats, Georgina and Zeppelin.
Dorne spends her free time in the garden and working on her lifestyle property where they farm beef cattle. She also enjoys crafts and catching up with friends.
Mikaela was born in Queensland and spent many years living back and forth across the pond before training as a veterinary nurse at Botany. Mikaela joined us earlier this year and likes all aspects of veterinary nursing and enjoys assisting with interesting operations.
Outside of work Mikaela enjoys spending time with her 4 horses,2 cats,2 goats and socializing with her friends.