Meet our team
Dr Kathryn Hamlet
Lead Veterinarian

Dr Kathryn Hamlet (formally Kathryn Marshall) graduated from Massey University in 1993. She has been part of the Hamilton Pet Doctors team since March 2016, taking on the lead vet role at Dinsdale at the end of 2016. She is currently studying for her master’s in veterinary medicine and has a special interest in Dermatology, Internal medicine and Anaesthesia.

Kathryn runs the Feline Hyperthyroid Radioactive Iodine referral treatment for Dinsdale

Kathryn shares her home with 3 cats and a white fluffy canine Brownie. Outside of work she enjoys horse riding and being in the great outdoors.

Dr Jessica Caldwell

Jess graduated from Massey University in 2011. She spent her first three years in practice working in Rotorua and has been with the Hamilton Pet Doctors team since 2016. Sheparticularly enjoys soft tissue surgery. Outside of work she enjoys tramping,gardening and heading out sailing with family.

Dr Aileen Russell
  • BVSc
  • MANZCVS (small animal medicine)

Aileen graduated at Bristol University 1996, initially being employed as a mixed animal Vet for 3 years in UK before leaving for her OE. Originally only planning to stay in NZ for 1 year but 16 years later Aileen calls NZ home. In 2010 Aileen joined Pet Doctors where she enjoys all facets of veterinary practice including soft tissue surgery and medicine. She obtained membership qualification in small animal medicine in 2018. Aileen has done volunteer work in India with Vets Beyond Borders where she treated street dogs and educated local communities. Aileen works every Thursday at Dinsdale. 

Outside of work Aileen enjoys running and exploring the countryside with her 2 ponies Rue and Mia.

Team Leader & Veterinary Nurse

Regan graduated from Massey University in 2006. She started as a new graduate with Pet Doctors and has worked her way up to a Senior Vet Nurse. She also had a short stint teaching Vet nursing but preferred the hands on work. Her interests are anaesthesia, in-patient nursing and she would like up skill on little critters.

Outside of work Regan enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking, reading and swimming. She shares her home with her fiance, step daughter, 1 year old daughter, an old dog named Buster and two spoiled cats called Minnie and Maxine.

Veterinary Nurse
  • DVN

I have been with Pet Doctors since July 2015. I have a special interest in animal behaviour and also love being involved with surgery cases.

I have a few pets in my household including my two Rottweilers Minder & Sarge, two cats Spooks and Lucky. In my spare time I enjoy boxing, netball as competitive sport.

Brandi is currently on maternity leave and will back in clinic in 2022

Veterinary Nurse

Jessica is a Graduate Diploma nurse who graduated in 2018 and has been working as a nurse support at Pet Doctors Dinsdale and Pet Doctors Tristram Street clinics for the past 3 years. She is excited to make the step from nurse support to Vet Nurse.

Jessica is very passionate and enthusiastic about her work and is a great addition to our team. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and inline hockey as well as go dirt biking and she also loves doing puzzles. She has an 11-month-old cat called Orea who she adopted when she was brought in to the Pet Doctors Tristram street as a 2-month-old kitten looking for a home.

Nursing Assistant

Hi! My name is Georgia, Im currently studying with the goal of becoming a vet nurse. Cats are my favourite animal. I have 5 of my own at home! I have a soft spot for special needs animals and can't resist adopting them hence why I have 5 cats.

Clinic Cat

Chad came to us as a very scared stray about 5 years ago when we found him hiding under our building. With lots of kind words and food we managed to persuade him to join the team. Chad’s days are very busily spent watching over us and our clients, napping and keeping our canine patients in line. Chad loves his food (as you can see) and towards closing time as the sun starts to go down, Chad's tummy kicks in and he starts drooling and being overly affectionate until we provide dinner.  Lucky for us, he doesn't help himself to the food on the shelves. Please stop by the clinic and say hi, and if you see Chad sitting at our front door, please let him in.