Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Northlands Animal Care Hospital is committed to providing “Caring Quality Service”.
Our staff will take the time to communicate with our clients so that they can fully share in the partnership of care of their special patient.

We have a high level of medical and surgical skills to enable rapid return to recovery for our sick patients.

Our nurses are all fully qualified and regularly attend continuing education seminars. Their expertise in the fields of nutrition, behaviour, preventative animal care, dental care and parasite control is freely available to all our clients!

Dr Euan Purdie BVSc,DVM,B Ag.

Veterinarian

Graduated from Massey in 1978 and completed a USA veterinary degree in 1979, before practising in Cleveland, Ohio for 3 years.
In 1982 Euan established Northlands Animal Care, and together with Sharryn his wife, they have developed the practice to where it is today.
Euan loves his life as a veterinarian, even after 40 years, and enjoys interacting and advising pet owners and treating their four legged family members, including caged birds from budgies to American parrots.
Euan loves new puppies and kittens and has actively bred many litters of German Shorthaired Pointers, Burmese and Abyssinian kittens. He has a special interest in cancer therapy, reproduction, dermatology, and orthopaedic surgery.
When not working at the clinic, Euan is an active sportsman, enjoying boating, fishing, diving, snowboarding, kitesurfing, mountain biking, and multi sports.

Dr Silvi Weiss BVSc ( Hons)

Veterinarian

Silvi grew up in Namibia but moved to South Africa to study veterinary science at the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort), where she graduated in 2004. She completed the Small Animal Veterinary Honours degree in 2007 while practicing as a small animal practitioner in Pretoria. She continued to work in small animal and mixed animal practice in South Africa until she packed up her husband, 2 dogs and 1 cat and moved to Christchurch in January 2017.
She has a real fondness for diagnostic imaging, practical medicine and staying up to date with the newest developments in the veterinary field.
The moments away from the practice she spends with her hubby (Vincent), the 2 dogs (Eddie and Ralph), and the cat (Rudy) discovering this new country's sounds, sights and tastes.And badminton is always great fun.

Dr Keryn Borea BVSc (Hons)

Veterinarian

Keryn qualified as a vet (with honors) from a South African university in 2004, Silvi and her were study colleagues back in the day. She has great experience in mixed, small animal and equine practice, most recently full time in small animal practice.
Keryn has moved over with her husband and two children, who are all very excited to be embarking on this adventure in New Zealand. In her spare time she likes to fly fish and cannot wait to hit some of our beautiful fishing spots.

Brooke

Nurse Manager/Diploma Veterinary Nurse

Brooke has been part of the Northlands Team since 2017 when she graduated from Otago Polytechnic with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, leaving for a short while to work in emergency and critical care at the Christchurch Afterhours Clinic. She has a strong interest in emergency and critical care nursing. Brooke has two ragdoll cats and a mischievous dog who keep her busy at home. She also has a few hobbies outside of work including competitive netball, tramping and cheese and wine.

Courtney

Veterinary Nurse

Courtney has a BSc in Zoology & Ecology from Massey University, and a Certificate of Captive Wild Animal Management from Unitec, during which she did a year at Wellington Zoo as a Student Keeper. She is currently finishing her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing at Ara, and has worked part-time at Northlands since the start of 2022. She hopes to integrate her unique wildlife management experience and conservation knowledge into the Veterinary Industry. In her spare time, she loves reading, playing board games & video games, and cooking elaborate meals & unhealthy desserts! She lives in Christchurch with her husband and her cat Mika.

Sam

Veterinary Technician

My name is Sam and I have been part of the Northlands team since late 2017. I completed my studies at Massey University and graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology. Anaesthesia and dentistry are areas I find the most interesting and plan on specialising in one or both of the fields in the future. I have been lucky enough to grow up surrounded by animals (big and small) most of my life, recently having expanded my fur family and adopting my black moggy baby 'Midnight'. In my spare time I enjoy hiking around New Zealand's back country, trialing new recipes in the kitchen (60% success rate so far) or gorging on popcorn watching romantic comedies at the cinema.

Bree

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Working with animals is in her blood, with both her father and grandfather being vets. From an early age she would go to work with her dad to watch surgeries/consultations and help out round the clinic.

Bree has always had the travel bug spending 8 years overseas, visiting many countries throughout Europe and Africa before settling in the French Alps. After returning home for 4 years she was supposed to re-locate to Canada. However, Covid-19 put a hold on that and now she has settled in New Zealand. Her passions are snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing, trail running, kayaking and loads more.

Kim

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Kim completed the National Certificate in Verterinary Nursing with Otago Polytechnic in 2015, she then joined our team in 2016. She is currently studying the New Zealand Diploma of Veterinary Nursing with Otago Polytechnic. As a country kid she has always surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes, this continues today. Outside of work and study she is involved in her daughters school and sport activities, indoor football and camping.

Kimmy

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Kimmy and I have been working at Northlands since September 2013 after gaining my certificate in vet nursing. 
I recently returned to work in January 2017 after a years maternity leave. I now a very energetic and happy toddler named Harper who certainly keeps me on my toes. We also have a Burmese cat named Ella who is very happy to laze in the sun all day long.
Being back at work has been an absolute joy and I love working with and helping all your amazing fur babies.

Mari

Veterinary Nurse

Originally from Finland, and after living some time in different countries, my husband and I came to New Zealand back in 2011. I finished my study as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant in Otago Polytechnic 2017 and currently I am studying towards my diploma. I truly enjoy the veterinary field and helping both clients and their pets, and wish to specialize in physiotherapy and nutrition. When not working you can find me walking my two dogs or at the gym.

CJ

Diploma Veterinary Nurse

Kia ora! My name is CJ and I started working at Northlands in 2019. After completing my Biology BSc in 2013 and my Certificate in Animal Management in 2016, I realised vet nursing was where I wanted to be. I completed my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2018 and am absolutely loving it! In my spare time I scale mountains, delve into dark caves and fight dragons... all online of course. I am a big fan of puppers (above is my furry son Lazarus), but I love all animals both great and small.

Francziska

Veterinary Nurse

Francziska graduated from Ara Institute of Canterbury with her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2021 and then joined our team. She enjoys being a veterinary nurse as no day is the same and has a passion for nursing in all aspects of the clinic. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, spending time with her friends, family and her dog.