our friendly experienced staff

Meet the staff

Wairakei Rd Veterinary Clinic employs trained, experienced staff. The veterinarians and nurses have been committed to veterinary care for many years and have a deep devotion to pets and their welfare. This ensures that you and your pets will be treated with the compassion and understanding that you and they deserve. Our aim is to help you provide a long, happy and healthy life for your pets. Our team can be relied upon to provide the best standards of care to your pets.

Our veterinarians

Trevor Thompson

Trevor Thompson

After studying at Lincoln University, I developed an interest in veterinary science and moved to Massey, graduating as a vet in 1977. I have now worked in pet practice for 36 years, and have enjoyed being at the Wairakei Rd Veterinary Clinic for 33 years. My wife Lorraine and I are the present owners of the clinic. My passion has always been small animal medicine and surgery.

My other passions include family life with my wife and sons, fishing and weekends in the high country.

[photo: Trevor & Phostulox]

Lin-En Chen

Lin-En Chen

I graduated from Massey University in 2013 and was delighted when I was offered a position here in Christhchurch where I grew up. I love doing surgery and enjoy working up challenging medical cases.

Outside of clinical work I play social and competitive badminton. I look forward to meeting you and your lovely pets.

[photo: Lin-En & Tom]

Our vet nurses

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Jai Tompkins

Jai Tompkins

I graduated nursing in 2003 and joined the team at Wairakei Road in 2004. I love how everyday is different and you never know what to expect. I particularly enjoy the surgical nursing and medical side.

In my spare time I love listening to music, dancing and spending time with my husband, family and friends and I can't forget my excitable boxer Molly.

[photo: Jai & Molly]

Kellie Lunn

Kellie Lann

I joined the Wairakei Rd team in early 2013 as their super student and now after graduating I am a permanent part of the team. I enjoy all aspects of nursing so far and it is a great challenge.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the beach and parks with my wonderful daughter and caring for Ryan my feline fur baby.

[photo: Kellie & Ryan]

Ali Richards

Ali Richards

I graduated nursing in 2012 and joined the Wairakei Road team in mid-2014. I love surgical nursing and working on medical cases. I love meeting new clients and their adorable pets. I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my two dogs; Kaiser and Tilly.

[photo: Ali, Kaiser & Tilly]
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