829 Jones Road,
Monday to Friday 08.00 to 18:00
Saturday 09:00 to 13.00
Meet the team
Nick Howell is a 1989 graduate of the Royal Veterinary College in London. He has worked in the UK and New Zealand, and has also been involved in animal health care work in lesser developed parts of the world. He has recently completed post graduate qualifications in emergency medicine, orthopaedic surgery, cardiorespiratory medicine, clinical pathology and neurology. Outside of work you will find him busy with a range of DIY projects, playing music and climbing up the occasional mountain.
Yolande qualified in 2002 from the University of Sydney with Honours, and has accrued vast experience working in Australia, the UK and New Zealand. She has recently completed post graduate qualifications in avian medicine and surgery, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, dermatology and oncology. Outside of work Yolande is a busy mum (both human, feathered and fur babies) and enjoys art, reading, music, skiing and swimming.
Hi I’m Jess! After graduating from Massey in 2013 and working in Taranaki, I have recently moved home to Christchurch to raise my young family. I have wanted to be a vet since 2 years old and now I get to live the dream! I have particular interest in companion animal dentistry and dermatology. Outside of work I can be found playing with my little boy in Hagley Park, at the beaches on Banks Peninsula in summer or at Mt Hutt in winter. I am looking forward to meeting you and your fur family soon.
Courtneay Whitt – Head Nurse
Hi everyone, I’m Courtneay. I am the Nurse Manager here at the Selwyn Veterinary Centre and have been lucky enough to work here with Nick and Yolande from the day the clinic opened.
I graduated from Christchurch Polytechnic with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. I have always loved animals so having a career in Veterinary Nursing was the perfect choice for me. Since working as a Veterinary Nurse I have become especially passionate about animal welfare, behaviour and nutrition.
When I am not working I am kept very busy with my own family of animals. I spend a lot of time doing agility and walking with my English Pointer Greyhound cross named Ollie. I also have 3 cats: my spoilt princess Brandy and two rescues Bombay and JD.
Katie-Rose Murray – Vet Nurse
Helen Trevathan – Vet Nurse
Kate Lewis – Vet Nurse
Lucy Nicholson – Vet Nurse