Meet our team
Dr Jessica Caldwell
Veterinarian

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
Veterinarian
  • 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.

Regan
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.

Jessica
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.

Amy
Veterinary Nurse

Hi I'm Amy. I've spent the past 10 years working in zoos, specializing in ungulates and after a 6 month stint working with the vet department at Hamilton Zoo I decided to increase my nursing skills and joined the team at Pet Doctors in April 2021.

Outside of work I enjoy traveling and anything outdoors. My cat Tony is all right too.

Darian
Veterinary Nurse

Hello, I’m Darian. I grew up in Papamoa before moving to Hamilton at the end of 2020. I graduated with my Diploma from Otago Polytechnic in 2021, joining the Pet Doctors team that same year.

I have a Staffordshire bull terrier; she has been with me since 2019 and her name is Storm

Chad
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. 

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