Meet our team
Dr Nicole Robertson
Senior Veterinarian
  • BVSc

Nicole graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the end of 2009.  She has consolidated her skills whilst practicing solely in companion animal practice in the Auckland area.  

She developed an interest in dentistry several years ago and has subsequently observed the significant difference a healthy mouth free from pain makes to the quality of life of our furry friends. 

Outside of work she lives locally with her partner and their two spoiled critters.  In her downtime she loves keeping fit, skiing, travelling and would love to find the time to get back into competitive equestrian. 

Dr Dianne Hernandez
  • DVM

Dianne worked for 3 years at Banfield Pet Hospital in Orlando, Florida. After this, she worked at Bellalago Veterinary Hospital in Kissimmee, Florida for a year before joining Pet Doctors Manurewa. Dianne loves helping people and animals and feeling that she did something good for someone at the end of the day. She is interested in integrative medicine and acupuncture for small animals.

Dianne has 1 mixed Maine Coon cat called Canopy and 1 Chihuahua dog named Quenepa who are currently with her in New Zealand. She also has a Acecola the Chihuahua x Miniature Pinscher rescue dog.

Dianne loves to sing and if she wasn't a veterinarian she would be a professional singer!

Team Leader & Veterinary Nurse
  • CVN

Michelle is an experienced veterinary nurse with 15 plus years in the industry.

Michelle has Wicket the cat who decided to adopt her and is planning to adopt a greyhound.

She enjoys spending time with her young family and given the opportunity likes to head to the snow for snowboarding.

Veterinary Nurse

Rachel graduated from Vet Nurse plus in 2012 and started working at Pet Doctors Papatoetoe after having her student placement there. She is now based with us at Pet Doctors Manurewa. She has an interest in surgical and outpatient vet nursing as well as canine behaviour.

Rachel has a rescue pup named Chase whose breed is a real mystery. She has also 3 cats she had adopted from the Papatoetoe clinic and their names are Meowsy, MJ and Orry.

Veterinary Nurse
  • CVN

Helen joined Pet Doctors in March 2018. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but has a particular interest in surgical nursing.

Helen has worked as a veterinary in the U.K and Australia before settling in NZ.

At home she has two border collies and two cats

Veterinary Nurse
  • DipVN

Rebekah joined Pet Doctors after graduating from Unitec in 2018. She loves working with her team and meeting all the friendly clients and their pets! She enjoys all aspects of vet nursing and is excited to continue learning and developing her skills.

Veterinary Nurse

Rose has always loved animals and has a soft spot for Border Collies, as she grew up with them as her family pets.

She completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences in 2014, then went on to complete her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. She has worked as a Vet Nurse for general practice Veterinary clinics before working at Manukau Veterinary Referral Centre, then moving on to Pet Doctors Manurewa where she continues to learn more skills and improve on her talents,

Her hobbies include snowboarding and tramping, catching up with family in Tauranga and playing with her flatmates black Lab.

Veterinary Nurse
  • CVN

Emma joined the Pet Doctors team in July 2019. Emma first developed a love of veterinary nursing while being active in the cat rescue community, and wished to be able to provide better medical care. She continues to foster, and has rescued over 200 cats and kittens!

Having achieved her certificate, Emma is now completing her Diploma.

Emma particularly enjoys customer relations and outpatient nursing; meeting and greeting the community and caring for their pets.

Born and raised in Manurewa, Emma lives locally with her two Brussels Griffons and a menagerie of rescue cats. In her spare time she enjoys reading and embroidery.