Dr. Nick Page BVSc
I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 20 years now. Although having been practically exposed to virtually all areas of veterinary clinical practice during my early career, my interests rapidly became narrowed. I have a passion for surgical diseases and treatment and throughout my career have amassed specific skills in more advanced surgical treatments and diagnostics associated with surgical diseases. I have always held a specific interest in equine medicine and surgery of sport and pleasure horses and would like to re-enact this interest in the near future. My particular species of interest are cats, dogs and horses. I hold administrative and clinical roles with Equestrian Sport New Zealand with a portfolio in the Endurance discipline. I love my job and am extremely passionate about it. There is nothing else that I would rather be doing with my life other than being a clinical veterinarian. This job challenges me and provokes me into self-improvement every day of my working life. I enjoy getting off the beaten track into the Third World and attempt to do this annually, usually involving wildlife within these adventures. I enjoy tramping and outdoors and wilderness within New Zealand, although more recently this has meant day trips! I still harbour fictitious dreams of re-invoking the adventure ski demon I was in my youth! I enjoy classical and jazz music, art and theatre also.
Dr. Nikki Whitehouse BVSc BVBio (Hons 1)
Hi, my name is Nikki and I joined the Rolleston Vet team in early September 2017 after completing my studies at Charles Sturt University in NSW, Australia. I am originally from the coastal town of Forster, where I grew up by the beach with a dog and a couple of horses, and spent my holidays at my godfathers’ sheep property. My Veterinary degree has taken me on quite a journey; from small animal emergency and specialist work in the big cities, beef and sheep work in the central west, dairy work in the far south of Victoria and Tasmania, to neuter clinics and shelter work in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I love the challenges of veterinary medicine and the relationships formed with my clients and their pets. In my free time, I love to ski and ride horses, and hope to explore the Canterbury area as much as I can.
Dr. Cody Wong BVSc
I joined the Rolleston vet team in May 2018. I graduated from The University of Sydney in 2016. I worked in Australia and Hong Kong as a small animal vet before coming to New Zealand.
In my spare time I enjoy hiking with my dogs, Jessie and Zani. Growing up in Hong Kong enables me to speak both Cantonese and Mandarin.
I have been a dedicated employee since 2003. Prior to working at RVS I spent 4 years working in the UK. I completed my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing at Christchurch Polytechnic followed by the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Otago Polytechnic.
Outside of work my time is spent with my two children William and Isla, and with my husband Paul. At home we have 2 goldfish and have a golden retirever called Eva.
Emilie, Nurse Manager
I joined the RVS team in February 2018, having moved to NZ in January 2018. I’ve been working as a Veterinary Nurse in the UK since 2011, working in both first opinion and referral practices. I’m currently studying for a certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care and hope to be able to put all the skills I’ve learnt to good use here at Rolleston Veterinary Services.
Outside of work I have two rescue dogs, who keep me busy, and am enjoying exploring what NZ has to offer with my partner, Seb.
Hi my name is Ellie, I started nursing at RVS in July 2016. I am originally from Aldershot in England. I moved to NZ with my family in 2011. I completed by certificate in Veterinary Nursing in Christchurch in 2015.
In my spare time I enjoying playing football, skiing and relaxing with my cat and German Shepard.
Hi my name is Jess and I joined the Rolleston Vets nursing team in September 2016. I am excited to start my career as a Vet Nurse, and I am pleased to be part of a mixed practice as I have a strong passion for horses. In my spare time I enjoy competing my horses, giving riding lessons and spending time with my friends.
Hi my name is Aidan. I started Vet nursing at Rolleston Vets in 2017. I completed my Veterinary Nursing Certificate in 2015. I have a strong interest in animal behaviour as I have a very handsome rescue dog named Malcolm.
In my spare time I enjoy training my dog, yoga and taking long walks on the port hills.
Hi my name is Courtney. I joined the RVS team in November 2017 after finishing my degree in Veterinary Technology at Massey University.
I have two fur babies; Hase the bunny and Gash the horse.
My passions include horse riding, snow boarding and animal physiotherapy.
Hi my name is Sharon and I have been a dedicated employee since 2010. I previously worked as a vet nurse and hold a certificate in Animal Care. I have two grown up sons and live on a lifestyle block with a menagerie of horses, sheep, dogs, chooks and a cat. In my free time I enjoy hunting with my dogs, riding my horses and socializing with friends.
Hi my name is Steph, I have been a member of the Rolleston Vets reception team since 2014. I have always felt very passionately about animals and I have a soft spot for all shapes and sizes. In my spare time I take my dog Aubrey, a golden retriever, out to the Groynes and Halswell quarry. I also have two cats echo and delta.
Hi, I am Lisa and love being part of RVS. I am very passionate about all animals, especially the ones needing rescued, and have fostered and placed many dogs throughout my life.
I have three children and in our spare time we like to visit the beach, and do adventurous activities, as well as spending time with our assortment of animals.