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Kaiapoi

Tara Buxton - Small Animal Vet

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 (pictured), a spaniel cross rescue dog. Poppy is full of bounce and is everybodies friend!

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. 

Chelsea Masterton - Vet Nurse

Chelsea has a Certificate in Vet Nursing, her special interest is surgery. Originally from Auckland, she moved to North Canterbury in 2016 with her partner and animal family, including 3 horses, 3 dogs and 2 cats.

When not working, Chelsea enjoys all things equestrian and loves getting outdoors whenever possible!