Your Veterinary Experts – About Us

We love our work and look forward to meeting all our patients each and every day. Our clinic offers 24 hour emergency services when required. Furthermore, we our Whenuapai based cattery and clinic is available to ensure your cats are well looked after when you need to get away.


Our Team

Veterinarian – Chris Laurenson (BVsc)


Dr Chris is the principal veterinarian and owner of Normanby Road Vet Clinic.

With more than 30 years of experience, Chris is will care for and treat all your furry and feathered friends.

Chris has worked from Southland to Scotland, treating everything from farm animals to racehorses, domestic pets and exotic animals. The first clinic he owned was Vets at Jansens in 1992. Chris later took a year off to build his current practice, which opened in 2006.

Chris was involved in the Companion Animal Society, a branch of the NZ Veterinary Association, and is now involved as an executive member of the Auckland Veterinary Society.


Veterinarian – Dr Kavitha Veerasamy – known to most as KV (BVMCh)

KV originally hails from South Africa and soon after started working for Dr  Chris at The Vets at Jansens Mt Eden Clinic ,which later became Pet Doctors@Animates where she practiced for almost 15 years and  the past couple years more recently with Vetcare@Animates Grey Lynn. She enjoys seeing a diverse range of species and patients as well as various aspects of Veterinary work . 

Head Veterinary  Nurse  – Kaiya Kirk  DVN

Kaiya graduated from Unitec in Auckland in 2015 with a Diploma in veterinary nursing. She has worked in various general practice clinics and specialist/emergency hospitals through her career and brings a strong nursing background to the team here at Normanby Road. Outside of work she enjoys horse riding casually and spending time with friends and family.  

Veterinary  Nurse    –  Aimie  Sands  DVN

Aimie finished her Vet Nursing Diploma from Vet Nurse Plus at the end of 2019. She has experience and a keen interest in working with a wide range of species including, Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Rodents, Birds and reptiles. When shes not working, she enjoys spending time with her pet mouse, cat and 3 dogs. 

Veterinary  Nurse  in Training  – Mary Sarito  

Mary is currently in her second year of Vet Nursing training at UniTec. She plans to continue her study and gain a Bachelor Degree. 

For dedicated veterinary services, get in touch with Normanby Road Vet Clinic today.

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