Dr Nicole Robertson
I joined the team at Greenlane in March 2014. Since graduating from Massey with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2009, I have worked solely with companion animals.
In 2014, I began working towards my Masters in Veterinary Medicine. I also enjoy dentistry and plan on beginning study towards my Dentistry and Oral Surgery membership examinations later this year.
I really enjoy working with our clients furry friends and providing the best possible care for them. I think they are an important part of every family and therefore deserve as good a quality of life as we can give them.
When I'm not working I'm hoping to get back into competitive riding, as well as a spot of mountain biking and snowboarding when time permits. I also enjoy tending my garden, growing my own vegetables and spending time with family and friends. I live with my partner Shaun and our two cats Talulah and Maxie in Mangere Bridge.
Dr Ronil Rao
Ronny graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey university in 2010. He spent his first four years working in semi-rural practice in Auckland before moving abroad. He's spent the majority of the last few years locuming in London but has also done volunteer work in small communities India and the pacific islands, an aspect of veterinary work he finds particularly rewarding and an area he hopes to continue in the future. Ronny joined the Greenlane vets team on his return in 2016. Clinically he has a keen interest in oncology and soft tissue surgery and is working towards developing these areas even further. Outside of work Ronny enjoys travel, art, reading and good cuisine.
Dr Denita Rodrigues
Hi, my name is Denita and I joined the Greenlane team in March 2015. I graduated from Massey University in 2012 and have worked in companion animal practice in Auckland since then. I am enthusiastic about all aspects of veterinary medicine and love meeting people and their four-legged companions. I have a very spoiled cat Taylor and am looking forward to extending my fur family with a dog. Outside of work, I am currently working on my Masters, spending time with my husband and family, watching movies, and aiming to try out all the restaurants in Auckland.
Ashleigh Pepere - Head Veterinary Nurse
Hi, I'm Ashleigh, and have recently returned back to vet nursing after a stint in office work. I graduated from BOP polytechnic in 2007 and actually had my first nursing job at Greenlane, so have done a full circle. My fur family is made up of 3 cats (Scooter, Maximus and Bear) and 2 dogs (Jessie, a Labrador X and Keilah, my Jack Russell X Springer that rules the roost).
When I'm not looking after my own furbabies, I do alot of cat feeding/house sitting. Also in my spare time, I am an aspiring alternative model, love a good book, watching rugby (uinion and league), and enjoy taking the dogs out for walks around Auckland.My favourite part about nursing is forming a bond with clients, and also running the weight loss clinic.
Katie Kiss - Veterinary Nurse
Hi my name's Katie and I joined the team here at Greenlane Vets in January 2015. I obtained my Certificate in Animal Care in 2012, and completed my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in November 2014. I have always had a real passion for animals ever since I was about 5 years old and have grown up with animals around me. I have 4 little dogs at home, a cat, a bird and wanting more! My hobbies include taking my dogs to the dog park, fishing, cake decorating, and going the gym, my favorite is going to watch the NZ breakers.
Hannah McLaren - Veterinary Receptionist
I Joined the team in September 2016 after returning to NZ after a few years in Greece where i had a horse riding school - horses being a big love of mine. Luckily i was able to bring my dog Baloo back with me, he has settled into NZ life and is loving it too. I studied Veterinary Nursing in my home town of Nelson, then went onto a degree in Marine Biology, most of my work experience has been animal focused as they're my passion. Spare time involves, travelling, yoga and learning both the guitar and Greek. I also enjoy exploring all of the beautiful off leash dog spots in Auckland.
Valerie started working in the practice as a receptionist in 1982. After completing a diploma in business management at the University of Auckland, she was promoted to practice manager.
Valerie's hobbies include Toastmasters, reading and walking/tramping and she also loves travelling to Australia and Asia to visit extended family.
Valerie has been instrumental in promoting and overseeing the many changes at Greenlane Veterinary Centre in recent years. Principally the major renovations and the achievement of accreditation which is quite a milestone. Renovations in the boarding cattery were started last year and will be ongoing throughout this year.
She is very keen to see staff pursue continuing education and further qualifications.