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Nursing Staff

Ashley Xu, BVT,  Veterinary Technologist.

Ashley graduated from Massey University in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Technology and gained experience in both general and specialist practice before joining Abbotts Way in 2017.

She has a strong interest in all the different veterinary fields and has brought a huge range of nursing and technical skills with her. Due to her Chinese background, she can speak fluent mandarin and is able to understand Cantonese. She loves taking care of all her fluffy friends and outside of work, enjoys training her 1 year old puppy Miya who she adopted from a rescue. Ashley also loves travelling.

Tahlia Sullivan, Veterinary Nurse

tahliaTahlia, the most recent addition to the Abbotts Way family, qualified with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing last year. She loves all aspects of nursing and when she’s she’s not tending to her four-legged patients, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies and playing with her big fluffy dog named Flea.


Renee Singh, Veterinary Nurse

DSCN0763Renee holds a Certificate in Animal Management and a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and joined us in 2015. She enjoys travelling, learning new cultures, cooking and spending time with her family. She is the proud mum of Slim Shady the bunny and also the adoptive parent to her neighbours cats and dogs. She loves all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially nursing critical and long term hospitalised patients back to health.

Jocelyn Alexander, Veterinary Nurse.

Jocelyn holds both a Bachelor of Applied Science in Animal Management and Welfare and a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.  She finished her nursing training in 2015 after finding she really enjoyed working in a veterinary environment and loves being able to be hands on and caring for patients.  She has grown up always having animals and currently has 4 rescues; an elderly cat and 3 rabbits.

She enjoys spending time with her partner and family and exploring with camera in tow.


Karen Webster, Receptionist

Karen grew up around animals and has loved them from a very young age.  Her family rescued everything so by the time she started primary school they had four cats, Billy the goat and Sally the golden cocker spaniel.  She has travelled extensively and has years of experience in reception and officer manager type roles.

She is currently building her dream house with her husband and is looking forward to adopting some new pets to make it a real home now that her two sons have flown the nest.  In her spare time she loves cooking, gardening and walking.  Karen loves getting her fix of cute cuddly animals at Abbotts Way and all of the lovely people that she has met.

Hi our names are Arabella, Charlie, Whisky and Gina Roberton and we are all patients of the Abbotts Way Veterinary Clinic. We would like to thank David & Rachael for their outstanding and friendly service over the years. During an emergency the staff have looked after not only us but our parents Anna & David. We have ALWAYS had a follow up phone call to see how we are and we receive personally addressed letters containing treats when our vaccines are due. We are happy to get out of our cages when we arrive as we know that even during injection and worming time we will be pampered. From all of us in chorus, MEOW, MEOW, MEOW, MEOW and a very big thank you for all you have done for us”

-Anna & David Roberton, St. Heliers