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Locally owned and operated for over 40 years.

Geraldine Vet Clinic

Aorangi Veterinary Services Geraldine 27 Wilson Street, Geraldine, New Zealand
03 693 1163


Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:30pm
Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Geraldine is a mixed practice, servicing our loyal Dairy, Sheep and Beef and Deer farming operations and providing companion animal care for your pets as well.
Our production animal team are knowledgeable and practical, with an emphasis on preventive and proactive advice and medicine for your animals.  Our Vet team are very experienced, passionate and enthusiastic about farming.  Your lead vet aims to build a partnership with you, to get to know your business inside out and help you meet your farming goals.
Our Companion Animal clinic is well equipped and has a team of caring, experienced, and knowledgeable staff ensuring your pets are in the best hands.  We practice to a high level of medicine, and will go the extra mile, you can be assured that we will treat your pet as one of the family.   
The shop is well stocked with quality, proven products ranging from dairy needs, sheep, beef and deer product, pet food, flea and worm control, and little bits and pieces to spoil your pet. All of this comes with an in-depth knowledge from the retail staff. 
With a merchandising manager on the road you don’t even need to leave home for your farm products. In a lot of occasions, we will deliver the products as well! 
If you need veterinary service or advice, or any animal health treatments for your farming operation or pet, give the team at Aorangi Vets Geraldine clinic a call.

Our Geraldine Clinic Staff

Aaron McCullough

Aaron McCullough



Aaron grew up on a Sheep and Beef farm in Rangitata.  He graduated from Massey University in 2001. Since then, he has worked in intensive mixed animal practice in New Zealand (North Otago and Waikato) and the U.K. Aaron spent two years traveling before returning to Geraldine in 2007. Aaron enjoys all aspects of his veterinary work. He is very interested in helping farmers to improve on farm efficiency and profitability through monitoring programmes to help improve animal health and performance. These programmes identify areas on farm which help to improve reproductive performance, reduce mastitis incidence etc. thereby increasing farm revenue. Aaron also has a strong interest in orthopaedic surgery in cats and dogs. 

He’s got three hard case little girls who love hunting, fishing, and riding their bikes, just like their dad. 

Nathan Roberts

(DVM, BSc (hons), MANZCVS(Dairy Medicine))


Nathan comes from a mixed farm in Nova Scotia, Canada but has now settled in New Zealand. Initially graduating with an Animal Science degree and then gaining vet qualifications he worked in a progressive dairy practice in central Canada before coming to Canterbury in 2012, working in Ashburton. He is passionate about anything farming, with interests in preventative medicine, nutrition, reproduction, and improving farm profitability.  He has gained membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Dairy Medicine. Away from work, he tries to get outside as much as possible, spending time hiking, hunting, and fishing. Although he watches the odd rugby game, his sport is ice hockey and from time to time he will be following the action from afar.

Neroli Wall

(BSc, BVSc)


Neroli graduated from Massey in 2012, and since then worked as a vet in Ashburton, before coming to Aorangi. She has a keen interest in dairy production medicine and companion animal medicine and surgery. She is currently working towards her Masters in veterinary medicine by distance learning through Massey. Outside of work you will mostly find her in the hills trail running, mountain biking, road biking, yarning or occasionally skiing if and when dairy vetting allows! 

Peter Crawford



Pete joined Aorangi Vets in 2017, bringing many years of experience in all areas of Veterinary Medicine.

Since Graduating from Massey in 2003, he has spent time as a mixed animal vet in Oamaru, Australia, and the UK. In 2008 he returned to Timaru, working as a farm animal veterinarian. His main areas of interest and expertise are in dairy, sheep, beef, and deer farming. Pete enjoys farm consultancy and drawing up detailed animal health plans for sheep, beef, and deer farmers. On days off, he enjoys spending time with his children and partner. He has a farm in Cannington where he grazes sheep and cattle. 

Sally Duncan

Sally Duncan



Sally joined us as a new graduate in 2009 and has been part of the team ever since. During that time Sally has gained a lot of experience and respect as a top-notch vet, both in production animal work and companion animals.  She has a special interest in dairy production and is an In-Calf and Healthy Hoof advisor. Sally enjoys getting outdoors with family and friends and exploring New Zealand. 

Emily McGimpsey



Emily grew up on a farm in West Otago. She graduated from Massey University in 2018 and has been a member of our team ever since. She hit the ground running and is now skilled in both production and companion animal work. When not vetting, Emily is a keen kayaker and has recently returned from an epic paddling
adventure in South Africa.

Hilary McCullough



Hilary graduated from Massey in 2000 and worked in Mid Canterbury, mainly with cattle and deer. She spent three years travelling, working in the UK as a vet to fund wild adventures in obscure locations. Unfortunately one of those adventures resulted in her falling under the spell of Aaron McCullough and they returned to NZ to grow up. They both worked in dairy practice in the Waikato for a while before moving to Geraldine. 15 years later they are still here, with three kids and a small block of land with a petting zoo on it Hilary works two days a week, based out of our Geraldine clinic.

Rachael Elliot



Rachael graduated from Massey with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at the end of 2019 and has happily returned to the Canterbury region, which is where she was born and raised. Rachael is a mixed animal vet and loves getting out and about on farm as well as spending time in clinic with the smaller animals. Outside of vet she fills her spare time with mountain biking, skiing and riding her horse.

Robyn Hall



Robyn had an idyllic childhood, growing up in a pub in Roxburgh – also home of the famous ‘Jimmy’s pie’.
She helped to fund her way through Vet School by milking cows, graduating in 2016. After working in a mixed practice in Ashburton for two and a half years, she joined the Aorangi vet team. Robyn enjoys working with Companion animals and Dairy Cattle, with a special interest in pathology and cytology – i.e she’s our laboratory nerd. When not at work she is a keen power lifter and self-confessed cat lover.

Sarah Gorrie



Sarah graduated from Massey university in 2003, and worked in a large mixed/dairy practise in Southland for 7 years, before her passion for horses took her into equine practice in Ashburton for a few years. Sarah was born and raised near Orari, and with her husband and two young sons has recently moved back to the area to be involved in the family farming business. She is a highly skilled vet across all areas of our business and a patient and enthusiastic mentor to our new staff. When she is not at the clinic, she is busy looking after her two small boys, helping her husband on the farm, and when she gets time show jumping her own horses.

Fiona McCarthy

Practice manager

Fiona has been with Aorangi Vets since 1987 so has seen a lot of change and growth over the years with the company.  Starting as a vet nurse Fiona moved into accounts and from there is now in a management role overseeing all the clinics.   In her spare time Fiona enjoys horse riding and getting outdoors.

Hannah Sinclair

People and Processes Coordinator

Apart from being a comfy seat for Muz to sit on, Hannah’s focus is on those tasks that make sure our people are happy at work. She is one of those weirdos that is kept awake at night by inefficiency. Hannah has a varied background in customer service, government regulation, tertiary education, and healthcare, bringing all her skills together to try to keep us organised. Hannah grew up on a lifestyle block with sheep in South Otago and is happiest in her gummies doing DIY and garden work, interspersed with napping in the sun with her senior moggy, Moses.

Jill Hendrie

Clinic Manager Geraldine

Jill has worked in the Veterinary industry for many years, joined Aorangi Vets in 2021 and took on the role of Clinic Manager in 2022. She has a vast amount of knowledge about animal health products and is in charge of all of the inwards goods at our Geraldine clinic – she spends much of her morning in the goods shed with a beanie on!

Maree Lowen

Accounts manager

Maree works is our accounts manager and is based at our Highfield office. This job is a complete change from her previous role as a phlebotomist (blood sucker) for a medical laboratory but is she is enjoying the challenge of book keeping and the fact that people dont shake anymore when they see her!!

Amy Lalonde


Veterinary Nurse

Amy graduated in 2002 with a diploma in Veterinary Technology from St. Lawrence College in Canada. She has been living on and off in NZ for the past 10 years. She has one dog, one cat and one rooster. In her spare time she loves going tramping, biking, baking and going to the movies.

Brooke Wilkins

Veterinary Nurse/Reception/Office Management

Brooke has a background in office work, a certificate in Office Management and was running her own business before joining Aorangi in 2019. A self-confessed ‘crazy cat lady’, Brooke has always had an interest in animal care and is currently completing her veterinary nursing qualification. She is an important part of our vet nursing and office teams and is also enjoying getting to know our farming clients, and learning the ins and outs of a pair of overalls.

Carol Seaton

Vet Nurse / Receptionist

Carol is a long-standing member of Aorangi Vets who enjoys all aspects of the job. (Do you think she will mind if we say she has been with us for over 40 years?!) After all this time, she is still working on the art of organising the vets. During her weekends Carol enjoys hunting and fishing – in contrast to saving animals. Basketball, golf, gardening and running a cattery keep her busy. Its a wonder she has time for work!

Megan Greene


Vet nurse and Vet tech

Megan joined our team in the spring of 2021 as a Vet Nurse and Vet Tech.  Originally from a sheep and beef farm in Waimate, she did a short stint on a dairy farm before heading to Dunedin to study vet nursing and drink beer.  She put her new skills into practice working as a vet nurse and vet tech back in her hometown, before moving to a sheep and beef farm in Mt Somers.  When she’s not at work Megan is often found helping her partner out on the farm.

Fleur Chapple


Veterinary Technician

In 2020, we were delighted to have Fleur join us as a key member of our Vet Technician Team.  She has a wealth of training and experience in this field including; a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology from Massey University,  18 months as a Large Animal Technician in Austrailia and 7 years working in the same role in New Zealand.

When she’s not at work Fleur spends her time biking, skiing,  attempting to garden or helping on her partner’s farm.

Miriam Powick

Vet tech

Miriam grew up in Fairlie, and loves it so much that she’s still there!

After 6 years of dairy farming, Miriam “convinced AVS to let her join their large animal team”. She is now an integral part of our vet tech team and enjoying the Monday to Friday life.

When she’s not at work she enjoys exploring new places – outside of Fairlie, spending time with her family and fur babies and helping out on the farm where she lives with her husband.

Petrina Thompson


Veterinary technician

Petrina grew up in the Otago region and moved to South Canterbury in 2007. In 2018, she gained a National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing at Otago Polytechnic and in 2021 she joined our team at Aorangi Vets.

She enjoys working with our rural services team and is currently studying the Rural Animal Technician course through Otago Polytechnic.

When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies and riding off into the sunset on her motorbike.

Caitlin Blackwell

(Rural Vet Technician)


Caitlin joined our Geraldine team in 2021. She is a friendly face on reception and is enjoying getting to know our team and meeting our clients. Caitlin grew up on a dairy farm near Ashburton and is a qualified rural animal Vet tech and self-confessed animal nut. She shares her spare time with a hyperactive German shorthaired pointer and a crazy Ginger cat.

Cate Smith

Large animal coordinator

Cate has lived around Timaru and Mackenzie district her whole life.
Cate previously worked for a horse trekking company and as a calf rearer. She was a friendly face at our Fairlie clinic for a number of years, worked as a Rural technician and is now based in our Geraldine clinic as our Large animal coordinator. This role involves communicating with our farmers and coordinating our rural services team to ensure we have vets and technicians in the right place at the right time.

Marcelle de Bonth


Marcelle joined our team in 2021 in an administration role, based in our Geraldine clinic. Marcelle has skills in administration and reception and also remarkable powers enabling her to interpret rural veterinarians hand writing.