Tara Buxton - Small Animal Veterinarian

Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Conservation medicine

Tara is a Companion Animal Veterinarian and has a particularly special interest in wildlife and also in veterinary acupuncture. Most of her time is at the Kaiapoi clinic, however she does spend one day a week at the Rangiora Clinic also.

Originally from Somerset, England, she studied in Liverpool and emigrated to New Zealand in 2011where she now has a very active life, when not being a vet she will most likely be mountain biking or trail running

Tara has a very special friend, Poppy, a spaniel cross rescue dog. Poppy is full of bounce and is everybodies friend!

Jose Doo - Small Animal Veterinarian

Jose Graduated from Massey University in 2009, she then moved to Australia for her first plunge into veterinary medicine and was lucky to start at a clinic that saw mostly small animals, but also tended to the exotics at a local wildlife park, along with a small number of large animals. This experience gave her a broad start, and encouraged her to become more interested in avian medicine especially poultry.

Jose returned to New Zealand in 2011 and worked at a number of locations before finally settling in Christchurch. Along with her partner, they are currently working at making a little off the grid paradise on 10 acres in Eyrewell, where they raise and breed a number of heritage breed chickens, and have just embarked on Pheasants.

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. 

Samantha Field - Vet Nurse

Sam studied for her Diploma of Vet Nursing Otago Polytech and has a keen interest in avian and exotics.

Having spent her whole life in Christchurch, she loves the adventures the region has to offer her and the dogs, Marley (fox terrier cross), Echo (german shorthaired pointer), Norman (german Shorthaired pointer), Catmin (cat), Emmit (cockatiel). 

Sam also enjoys travelling, and spending time with partner Elliot and family. They also have a cat named Catmin and Emmit, a cockatiel.