Family Focused Veterinary Care
Based in Welcome Bay, Tauranga, we are an owner operated practice and have worked from the same premises since moving to Tauranga in 1988. We pride ourselves in providing friendly, family focused care and advice for you and your pets.
Welcome Bay Vet Clinic is clean, bright and happy with well equipped anaesthetic & surgical facilities for general, orthopaedic and dental surgery. We also have in house x-ray equipment. Consultations are unrushed and comprehensive and we welcome your questions and involvement.
Welcome Bay Vet Clinic is a comprehensive small animal practice offering a full range of services and products.
Meet the Staff!
I have been a vet since 1980 having graduated from Massey University. For eight years I worked in the Bay Of Islands until my wife and I purchased the Welcome Bay Vet Clinic.
I am a firm believer in continuing education and keeping up to date as veterinary science is always advancing. There is always more to learn.
Like most parents I have inherited my children’s pets as they have gone off to university. Therefore I have 2 cats Maggie and Freddo and Roxy the dog.
Hi I’m Grant. I graduated from Massey University in 1994. I’ve worked as a vet in Wellington, Fielding, BOP, plus 7 years in the UK. I’ve been part of the Welcome Bay Vet Clinic team since February 2010, although I have worked here as a locum prior to this.
Outside of work I enjoy sports and I’m currently training for a marathon, though injuries keep setting me back. I’m also fascinated by aeroplanes and hold a private pilot’s license.
This is a seriously great place to work – good boss, good workmates, and good standard of practice with good old fashioned values.
I have been a vet nurse for approx 20 years, the last 18 years here at the Welcome Bay Vet Clinic. When I started in this industry, there wasn’t training for vet nurses like there is today so we were trained on the job. One of the highlights of my vet nursing career occurred 20 years ago when I went to Borneo to work with the wild orang-utans.
We have great fun at our clinic and all of us get on really well which makes our clinic a happy place to work in and visit.
Currently I have 3 lovely cats. “Kandy” and her brother “Kane” are both 12 years and then there is Millie who I inherited.
Skye a black lab puppy is the latest addition to my pet family, and I’m enjoying the challenges a new puppy brings as it’s been 10 years since I lost my dear old Lab X Buskar.
Hi I’m Anna. I started work here after training back in 1998. The thing I enjoy most about vet nursing is the continued learning and the areas that particularly interest me are anaesthesia, surgery and dog behaviour.
Outside of work I am a volunteer ambulance officer for St John, and also enjoy motorsport.
Recently I had to say goodbye to Titus my loyal friend of 14 and a half years. It was an honour and a privilege to have shared those years with such an awesome dog. My pet family now consists of 3 cats (2 moggies and one Maine Coon), 3 chooks and a 6ft fish tank.
Hi my name is Gemma. I trained in 2002 and completed my work experience at Welcome Bay Vet Clinic. From here I digressed and worked as a meat inspector out at AFFCO for 7 years before returning to work as a vet nurse and joining the team at Welcome Bay Vet Clinic.
The parts of job I enjoy the most are the hands on caring of animals, and in particular seeing the recovery of pets that have previously been really unwell or injured.
My pets include 2 cats, George and Simon and Olive my poodle springer spaniel cross.
Hi my name is Vicky I am the newest member of the Welcome Bay Vet Clinic staff.
I feel lucky enough to have scored my dream job and for me there is no better feeling than seeing a really sick animal, well again and going home to its family.
My animals include Mya the black Lab, Charlie and Garfield who are my daughter’s cats.
Vicky trained in 2010 and was presented with the top vet nursing student award at graduation (Vicky didn’t want that known but we thought it was worth mentioning).