Equine Team

Andrew Bailey - Equine Vet (Director)

Andrew is a local lad- being born and raised on a local dairy farm. Other than spending one year practicing in the UK Andrew has been with RVC since graduating in 2004, and became a partner in 2011. Andrew's main areas of clinical interest are in equine internal medicine and in particular breeding and artificial reproduction techniques.  Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his two children on their lifestyle block in Fernside as well as motorbike riding, water/snow skiing, and multisports.

Sam Taylor - Equine Vet (Director)

Another local, Sam grew up in and around his parents base in Ohoka. A very talented and accomplished eventing rider himself Sam gets great pleasure out of working with clients to help with equine lameness and performance issues. Following on from great beginnings as a teenage agricultural contractor and completing his veterinary degree Sam undertook a one year equine internship in Matamata where he gained a great knowledge and understanding of equine performance and athletic function. He then made the move to RVC, where he has been ever since. He and his wife Mitzi are proud parents of twin daughters and when not working or training and competing his own horses he can be found in his garage tackling all manor of DIY and home building tasks.

Sam Burrows - Equine Vet

Sam joined the RVC equine team early in 2017, with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and also a Bachelor of AgriScience he has a wide variety of interests in both equine and farm. Sam enjoys Polo and horse riding, his Polo horses - Max, Red, Basil, Pino, Ocean, Mystery and Poppy are all thoroughbreds. He also enjoys playing rugby and is a social golfer. Any spare time he has he happily makes the effort to go home and help out on the family dairy farm in North Canterbury, where he grew up with this twin brother and younger sister before he took off to Massey University.

Krystal Grant – Equine Vet

Krystal joined the Rangiora Vet Centre Equine team in August 2018 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Science.

She is especially interested in sport horse medicine and reproductive medicine.

Krystal loves to be outdoors, playing sports, going to the beach, or lakes, as long as it's outdoors, and with family or friends, Krystal is happy. Her running buddy is her dog Reed, a young German Pointer. 

Born and raised in Tauranga, she spent her summer University holidays on an equine breeding farm in North Canterbury. Before joining RVC, Krystal was in Australia at a large specialist equine hospital. 

Charlotte de Lege - Equine Vet

Charlotte joined the RVC Equine team in April 2019. She completed her Masters in Veterinary Science in Holland at Utrecht University, and went on to work for 3 years as an Equine Vet at specialised equine clinics in Holland.

Charlotte was born and raised in Holland, always surrounded by pets and horses at home, before she moved to Utrecht for her studies, where she continued to ride horses. As a Vet her special interests include reproduction, foal medicine and dentistry.

Early in 2019 she relocated to New Zealand with her partner Tristan who grew up in Christchurch. Outside of work Charlotte enjoys climbing and bouldering, hiking, skiing and socialising with friends and family.

Sarah Kappelle - Equine Technician/Vet Nurse

Sarah started working at Rangiora Vet Centre in May 2016, prior to this she worked on farms around the wider Canterbury district and also on a cattle station in Australia, returning home to New Zealand to study.

After graduating Vet Nursing from Otago Polytechnic, she worked with the RVC companion animal team as a Vet nurse, shortly moving onto working with the Equine team as an Equine technician, which combines her passion for horses and nursing.

When not in the RVC uniform she enjoys riding her horse, Dexter a grey Throughbred, being out on the farm working and exploring new places with mates.


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