Kathy Preston - Small Animal Vet

BVSc (Massey)

Kathy, a born and bred Cantabrian started with RVC in Sept 1997. A small animal vet, she is primarily located at the Kaiapoi clinic, her specialist interest is preventative medicine. Outside the RVC environment Kathy is active with her two fabulous boys and enjoys a good game of golf, walking, social tennis, reading, gardening and getting stuck into renovations.

Kathy and her family have 2 cats and are looking for a new pup to replace a beautiful dog they lost from cancer.

Melissa Conroy - Vet Nurse

Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology in 2012 before joining the RVC Kaiapoi team in April 2015. She is especially interested in birds, anaesthesia, client relations and education as well as customer service and marketing. 

Melissa was born in Wellington and is an avid member of the Yellow Fever - she loves football, tennis, cooking and baking. 

Along with her partner Ben she adores her family of pets which includes Belle a black Labrador, Gorgeous a SPCA special Tabby and Nala a smokey Tabby. Melissa also has a house trained chook called Winnie and 8 others who are all named! Rounding out the family are Aunty Dot and Abigail, the cows, and the sheep - Gordon RAMsay and his girls.

Erika Buhler - Vet Nurse

Erika who grew up in the Taranaki region, gained a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and joined the RVC Kaiapoi Vet Clinic team in September 2016. Her special interests include customer service, pain management and emergency care.

She has an absolute love for cats, which has rubbed off on her young daughter Thea.  At home, the cat family includes a 10 year old naughty Tortie called Marbles, Odie a 6 year old silver tabby and the baby tabby, Daisy. When she has time, Erika likes DIY, building and reading.