Our Team

Meet the superstar team at Karori & Island Bay Vet Clinics

Dr Glenn Armstrong​ BVSc, Senior Veterinarian and Clinic Owner

Glenn has owned and managed both Karori and Island Bay Vet Clinics since 2001 when he took over the clinics from Bryan Gartrell. Glenn graduated at Sydney University in 1993, then worked in both Sydney and London before moving to Wellington with his wife Katie. They have two children, Luke and Chloe, an Australian Shepherd called Levi, and the latest addition to the family is a puppy for Chloe called Snowball. Glenn has a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery. In his spare time, Glenn is a keen competetive sailor and is often found at Worser Bay boat club with where he helps coach the young Optimist sailors.

Dr Kiki Majert (Kirsten) BVSc​ MVM Veterinarian

Kiki graduated in 2003 in Munich. Following her graduation, Kiki decided to start her family but kept connected with the industry by volunteering in different clinics in Germany and France between 2004 and 2007. She started her first full time position in 2007 working as a companion animal vet in Switzerland. In 2011 she embarked on a new adventure that bought her to New Zealand where she began work in January 2013. Being a vet is Kikis's passion and there is little she doesn't like about it. She finds it hard to choose only one field of interest as she gets excited about so many different areas including surgery, emergency care, ultrasound, cytology and clinical pathology. When combined with common veterinary areas (dog and cat behaviour), study never ends! Next to her two children, Kiki share's her life with two cats, two dogs, two goats, a horse and too many chickens.

Dr Sally Cory BVSc Veterinarian

Sally graduated from Edinburgh University in 1996. After working in the UK for a couple of years Sally came to NZ in 1999 and started working at Karori Vet Clinic making her the longest standing member of staff. Sally is married with three gorgeous children as well as two dogs; Stig the border terrier (delivered by caesarian at KVC), and Scout a beautiful and very energetic hungarian vizla. Sally's professional interests are in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work Sally enjoys long-distance running, tennis and skiing.

Frances Allan - Head Veterinary/Surgical Nurse & Practice Manager

Frances joined the team at Karori Vet Clinic in 2009 and has progressed to the position of Head Nurse. She completed her Certificate in Vet Nursing in 2008 and her Diploma in Vet Nursing through Otago Polytechnic in 2013. She taught 'Certificate in Animal Care' at Weltec for two years while working part-time as a vet nurse. She has a special interest in emergency care. Frances shares her life with her 3 cats and her partner.

Jade Blackburn - Veterinary/Surgical Nurse

Jade studied 'Animal Care' in 2011 and Vet Nursing at Weltec in 2014. She joined the team at Karori Vet Clinic in 2014. Jade loves cats and when Karori Vet Clinic was looking for homes for two cats, Gin Gin and Misty, she adopted them both. Her partner Zee is a chef and they have a four year old son Zayvron who also has a special interest and love for animals. Jades special interests include aerial silk and rollerskating.

Dr Selena Malcolm BVSc Veterinarian

Selena graduated from Massey University in 1993. After working for a few years in NZ Selena moved to the UK where she worked in Small Animal Practice for 9 years. Selena returned to NZ in 2006 and has worked for the SPCA and Wellington Afterhours before joining the Karori Vet Clinic in 2013. Selena is married with 2 children and has an Abyssinian cat named Bruce. Outside of work Selena enjoys tennis, pilates and walking.

Dr Kate Robinson B.Sc B.V.M.S. Veterinarian

Kate graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 1982 and joined the team at Karori Vet Clinic in 2003. Four years ago she adopted Oscar, her diabetic cat, from the clinic when he was only expected to live a few months. She also has Pussy Cat who is now 18 years old. She has travelled extensively, loves sailing and enjoys volunteer work and luckily has a wonderful flatmate who looks after her fur babies when she is away travelling.

Dr Kate Robinson B.Sc B.V.M.S. Veterinarian

Kate graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 1982 and joined the team at Karori Vet Clinic in 2003. Four years ago she adopted Oscar, her diabetic cat, from the clinic when he was only expected to live a few months. She also has Pussy Cat who is now 18 years old. She has travelled extensively, loves sailing and enjoys volunteer work and luckily has a wonderful flatmate who looks after her fur babies when she is away travelling.

Tiffany Schlup - Veterinary Nurse 

Tiffany studied Animal Care and Vet Nursing at WelTec graduating in 2016. She joined the team at Karori Vet Clinic in 2018. Tiffany has three domestic short-haired cats: Pickles and Inky who are both two years old and Charlie who is six years old. In her spare time, she enjoys music, cooking and ballet.

Celeste Fredrickesen - Receptionist

Celeste joined the team in 2018 as a receptionist, She is very passionate about caring for animals and their well-being. Her hobbies are dog walking, massage and painting.

Sarah G - Veterinary Nurse & Practice Manager

Sarah graduated from Weltec with her certificate in veterinary nursing in 2011 and came to to work at Karori Vet Clinic the same year. She has two pets, a Flemish Giant rabbit called Marley and a cat called Duck. Sarah enjoys baking and collecting cookery books in her spare time.

Monique Gaskin  - Veterinary Nurse

Monique graduated from Otago Polytechnic in 2009 with a 'National Certificate in Vet Nursing'. She began working at Karori Vet Clinic in 2007. Monique has three children and their pets include chickens and an axolotyl. She loves spending time with her children, gardening and travelling.

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SERVICES

- Vaccinations

- De-sexing
- Micro-chips
- Surgical procedures
- Nurse consults

 

OPENING HOURS

Karori Vet Clinic 04 476 3555

Mon - Fri 8 am - 7.30 pm

Sat - Sun 9 am - 6 pm

20 Parkvale Road, Karori, Wellington 6021, NZ

Island Bay Vet Clinic 04 383 6012

Mon, Weds, Fri 8am - 5.30pm

Tues, Thurs  8am - 7pm

Saturday 9am - 12pm

18 Medway Street, Island Bay, Wellington 6023, NZ