Contact Geraldine Clinic
Locally owned and operated for over 40 years.
Geraldine Vet Clinic
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:30pm
Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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 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.
(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 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!
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 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 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 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 in our Geraldine clinic and enjoys all areas of vet work, especially practical jokes and morning tea shouts.
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 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 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.
Clinic Manager Geraldine
Hannah grew up on a sheep and beef farm in Fairlie and has worked on dairy farms, in vet clinics and rural supply stores all over the lower South Island. She has a vast amount of knowledge about farming and is passionate about working with people, making her perfect for our Clinic Manager role in Geraldine. When she’s not on the end of the phone she can be found at the local watering hole and is a regular on the pub quiz team, specializing in random useless facts and top notch banter. She also has a weird dog called Milo.
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 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.
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.
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!
Rural Technician/Vet Nurse
Casey grew up in Orari on a lifestyle block and attended Geraldine High School. She spent her weekends and holidays working on local dairy farms before going off to Otago Polytech. At otago she studied vet nursing and rural animal technology.
Casey joined our clinic in 2019 as a Vet Nurse and Rural Technician.
Casey spends her off time chilling at home with her cat Phoenix, going on outdoor adventures and taming wild kittens.
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.
Malcolm grew up in Maungati on a Sheep, Beef and Deer farm. He’s worked as a Wool classer, a Carpenter and spent 19 years Dairy farming, 15 of those as an owner/Sharemilker in Geraldine. He ‘retired’ from dairy farming in 2019 and lasted about two weeks before getting bored and joining our calf disbudding team then taking a full time job as a Rural Technician. Malcolm is married to Peg and they have two teenage children and a hard-case Jack Russel. When he’s not on the sideline of the kid’s sports games he’s off in the wilds, hunting, biking, boating or fishing.
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.
(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.
Large animal coordinator
Cate has lived around Timaru/Lake Tekapo/Fairlie her whole life.
She has a passion for all animals but in particular horses. She has 3 horses of her own and competing them whilst looking after her menagerie of other animals fills her spare time.
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.
Administration and reception
Jill has worked in the Veterinary industry for many years and joined Aorangi Vets in 2021. 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!