Meet our team
Dr Roger Dunn (BVSc)
Vet Roger grew up on a Northland dairy farm and after gaining his Veterinary degree from Massey and a spell in mixed rural practice in Te Puke he settled in Warkworth in 1984.
Roger is a practice director and lives on a lifestyle block with his wife Robyn, cat, dogs, chickens and heifers. When not at work he enjoys fishing, travel, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr Jon Makin (BVSc)
Jon was raised on a sheep and beef farm In Te Akau, where he first considered a career as a vet. He graduated from Massey University in 1993 and spent his first two years of practice in Wairoa. From there he spent 8 years in predominantly equine practice in the UK.
Jon moved back to NZ in 2004 and has been part of Warkworth Vets ever since. He thoroughly enjoys the variety and challenge of mixed practice with no two days being alike. Jon is a director of the practice, and lives on a small lifestyle block in the hills with wife Lynley, two daughters, dog, cat and boutique flock of sheep.
In his spare time he is a keen tramper, avid conservationist, fair weather hunter, mountain biker and appreciator of well made craft beer.
Dr Daniel Cash (BVSc)
Danny was brought up on a lifestyle farm right here in Warkworth, after attending Mahurangi College he pursed a ten year career as a communications engineer before throwing away the suit and tie to return to university. He joined the team here as a Veterinary graduate in 2012, and today continues to enjoy the challenge of working on the most diverse array of species seen at any one practice in the country. Danny and his wife Anne have three wonderful children, Ted, Ciaran and Maisie. Whilst not saving lassie or with his arm in a cow Danny enjoys fishing, mountain biking, camping, golf and spending time with his family.
Dr Tania Govan (BVSc)
Tania graduated from Massey University in 2010. She worked in Geraldine and then Auckland before joining the team at Warkworth Vets. Tania loves caring for animals and has a particular interest in small animal medicine. She lives on a beef farm in Matakana and in her spare time enjoys running, cycling and swimming. Prior to settling down she combined her three hobbies very successfully and represented NZ in triathlon.
Dr Justine Miller (BVSc)
Justine graduated from Massey Veterinary School in 2010 and has come to Warkworth vets via practices in Wellington and Silverdale where she focused on companion animal medicine.
In her spare time Justine is getting out and about exploring this beautiful region with her partner Edward, their two kids and a huntaway dog called Bear.
At home Aroha the moggy keeps the couch warm.
Dr Robert Elton (BVSc)
Graduating in 2013 from Massey Veterinary School Robert worked at Te Aroha vet clinic for 4 years before going on OE to work in the UK.
Dr Chelsea Gill (BVSc)
Joining as a new graduate from Massey University in Dec 2017 Chelsea is looking forward to getting into clinical practice, using the skills she spend 5 years working towards and enjoying the local area.
Becky joined Warkworth Vets in May 2004 as receptionist. She has since studied and graduated with a certificate in Veterinary nursing in 2016. Becky’s roles include reception, greeting our clients and their caregivers and stock control. Her efficiency and never ending energy has won the admiration of staff and clients alike. She has lived in Warkworth since 1985 and is married with 2 daughters. Outside of work Becky umpires netball and has a passion for stand up paddle boarding.
Carmel joined Warkworth Vets in November 2008 in an accounts/receptionist role. Carmel’s background is in office administration and accounts. Being able to combine her skills in these areas with the pleasure of daily contact with the many different animals that come into the clinic is considered a real bonus by her.
Carmel lives in Kaiwaka with her partner Martin. When not working they both enjoy pottering around on their bit of land in the company of their 3 dogs, 2 cats and (of course!) several free range chooks.
Nicola graduated with a diploma in veterinary nursing from Auckland UNITEC in 2011 and has been with Warkworth Vets ever since. Nicola is originally from Warkworth and is well known particularly by those in the equine fraternity. Nicola has recently married a local dairy farmer from Ahuroa and spends every moment outside of work helping on the farm. When she has some spare time she likes to go for a relaxing hack over the farm on her horse.
Alice graduated with a certificate in veterinary nursing from Vet Nurse Plus in 2016, she has been working at Warkworth vets since graduation and has just completed her first puppy preschool class held here at Warkworth Vets- which has proven very popular.
In her spare time Alice enjoys spending time with her two dogs and has a keen interest in riding horses.
Gayle has worked at the Wellsford branch since it opened in November 2007.
Gayle and her partner Brett own a lifestyle block near Kaiwaka but lives at Oneriri Station, a 9000 acre sheep and beef farm on a beautiful peninsula, a touch of paradise. In her spare time she trains and competes dressage horses from novice through to advanced level. She also breeds and trains quarter horses and has a “great, but rather too large!!”, team of horses. Being a crazy animal lover she also has a rather large number of dogs, both pets and working dogs and two beautiful rescue cats and a miniature pony.
Vet Nurse, Wellsford/Warkworth
Kim is a certified Vet nurse currently studying for a diploma in vet nursing. She has worked extensively, and is well known and regarded within the equestrian community. She is expanding on her passion for animals within the veterinary industry.
During her free time Kim continues to ride and teach and enjoys gardening on her lifestyle property.
Jess grew up on a dairy farm in Maungaturoto where she learnt to ride horses, dirt bikes and develop a love for animals. She has a passion for saving animals and has already fostered a number of them since starting here in 2016.
In her spare time she enjoys sports, walking dogs and the great outdoors.