Upper Hutt Veterinary Hospital is located in Trentham and we welcome pets and pet parents from the Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and the greater Wellington region.

Established in 1982, Upper Hutt Veterinary Hospital was the first vet clinic in the Upper Hutt area. We pride ourselves on making your pet part of the family whilst in our care. Our full range of modern services and facilities are designed to diagnose and treat your pet with as little stress, invasion or upset as possible. We offer a range of services including annual health checks and vaccinations, minor and major surgeries, desexing, dentistry, microchipping, and more. Having our own range of cutting-edge diagnostic tools such as ultrasound, digital x-ray, electronic blood pressure monitoring and comprehensive laboratory we can significantly reduce your pets time away from you, diagnose and then treat effectively and swiftly. At all times our patient’s comfort and well being is the first consideration, that’s why we have separate cat and dog wards in our hospital to make it as stress free as possible for your beloved pet. We also have cat boarding facilities to look after your precious fur family whilst you are away. We would like to welcome you and your pets to meet our team at anytime.

Something else that sets us apart from the norm is our focus on you and your pet, today, tomorrow and long into the future. That’s why we provide extra services such as our Golden Oldie Care (Senior Pet Program), Pet Plunket and Dietary Nutrition Clinics.

Meet our team
Dr Raewyn
Lead Vet
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science

I am passionate about making the clinic a happy and fear free environment for pets, owners and the staff alike. I have completed Fear Free certification level 2 and am studying for level 3.

The best things I like about being a vet is seeing and being a part of the human - animal bond, and I also enjoy doing surgeries as I can make a difference to the pets quality of life.

At home I enjoy my pets, most of them rescues, cats, dogs, rabbits, chinchillas, horses, and goats. It is a bit of a Noah's ark here. When I am not with them I like to try to keep fit.

Dr Janie
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Hi there, my name is Janie I am happy to have recently joined the Upper Hutt Vet Hospital, transferring from PetVet Silverstream. I graduated as a vet in 2012 and have enjoyed being able to make a positive difference in my patients lives.

I am a mum to two small people and we look after a menagerie of pets. In my spare time I hike, run and knit.

Dr Saskia
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Hi I'm Saskia, one of the vets at the clinic. I have been working at Upper Hutt Vets since early 2018, and love the amazing clients and pets we see in Upper Hutt. I love all aspects of veterinary medicine and am keen to give anything a go.

Outside of work I enjoy walking and seeing as much of our beautiful country as I can with my dogs Aries and Gyp. I also have 2 beautiful and very spoilt cats at home, Loki and Kristoff.

Dr Margaret
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • MVS

I’ve been working at this practice for the past 15 years, so a number of you will have met me. My focus is on cat and dog medicine, an area that has grown exponentially in the past 20-30 years. There is always more to learn!

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, running with my Boxer, Maddie, and reading with my cat, Harry. When time and weather permit, I go tramping with my friends. My coldest tramp has been the Milford Track, the highest, Kilimanjaro, and the most dangerous in the Tararua Range.

Dr Ruth

Hi I’m Ruth, I started work here at Upper Hutt Vet Hospital in February 2022, having recently moved from the UK. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary work but have a particular interest in ultrasonography and surgery. In my free time I like to explore the hidden gems of New Zealand with my family.

I have two adorable Border Terriers and two energetic daughters who keep me busy when I’m not in the clinic. I feel honoured to join such a lovely team here in Upper Hutt and I love their Zero Fear policy for our patients. I look forward to meeting you and your Fur family in the future.

Practice Manager
  • Bachelor or Veterinary Technology

I am the Practice Manager here at the Upper Hutt Vet Hospital. I am a qualified veterinary technologist who has a passion for the Veterinary industry. I have spent the last six years working across many clinics throughout Australia and New Zealand.

I have a greyhound called Obi who you might see around the clinic. My favourite things to do in my spare time are getting outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to meeting you all.

Lead Veterinary Nurse

Hi I’m Chanelle, and I am the lead nurse here at the Upper Hutt Veterinary Hospital. I’ve been a vet nurse for 2 and a half years and absolutely love what I do. I am passionate about client relationships, and ensuring all my patients get the absolute best out of their time in clinic. I am also passionate about fear free handling and making sure that when your pets are with us, they know they’re safe, comfortable and not stressed.

In my spare time I love spending time with my friends and family, and my furry children. I have a border collie x Labrador named Leia and a ginger cat called Castiel.

I am very much looking forward to getting to know all my new clients and patients here at Upper Hutt Vet Hospital. 

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I'm Michelle. I started as a receptionist at one of our partner clinics 9 years ago and I am now one of the Senior Nurses here at Upper Hutt Veterinary Hospital.

I graduated with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2017. I share my home with numerous pets including: 4 cats, 2 dogs, a pony and a yard full of ducks and chickens.

I have a special interest in veterinary dentistry and received the prestigious Dr Stephen Coles Scholarship in Veterinary Dentistry for my dedication to furthering my knowledge in the subject.

I look forward to meeting you all in clinic.

Veterinary Nurse
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Hi I’m Tahlia, I’m a vet nurse qualified since 2018 but been at Upper Hutt since 2016 as a kennel hand.

I really enjoy looking after cats as they are my favourite animal, I have a cat called Harley who I adopted from Upper Hutt as a kitten. I enjoy preforming dental procedures and making animals teeth sparkle. I also enjoy reading books and watching crime documentaries in my spare time.

Veterinary Nurse

Hi I’m Amy, Originally from Tauranga and have since relocated to the Wellington region.
I am almost finished my studies to become a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse and have recently joined the Upper Hutt team.
I am very excited to get to know all the clients and their pets and put my knowledge into practice.
My favourite part of vet nursing is the constant relationship you get to build with animals on a daily basis.
In my spare time I enjoy all things fitness, photography and travel. So when my heads not in a book or I’m not in the clinic I’m normally visiting family and capturing beautiful moments.


I am currently studying Veterinary Nursing Assistant to work towards becoming a Veterinary Nurse, I've been at UHVH as a student since 2020, and I started as a receptionist here at the clinic in 2021. I absolutely love the team here!

Since being here I have had the amazing opportunity to become a fur mum to a very clingy little ginger kitten named Kevin and likely more in the future! I love watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Star Wars!

I can't wait to meet you all soon!

Cattery Attendant and Kennel Hand

Hi I’m Riley, I joined the wonderful team here at the end of 2019 and I have loved every second of it.
The team at UHVH is more of a family to me as everyone is so kind and friendly and has been since I first started.

I love being able to go into work after a long day and look after families fur babies while they are away. Not only am I taking special care of these adorable cats, I am releasing my stress and worries from the day just been.

I have always loved animals and I’m wanting to work in the animal industry in the future years, so working here gives me experience and a taste of what’s to come.

Cattery Attendant and Kennel Hand

Hi, I'm Caitlin and the newest member of the Upper Hutt Vet Hospital team.
I have always been a huge animal lover and passionate about animal care, so being part of this fantastic team is a dream come true.
I am a busy mother of two but during my spare time I love reading, getting outdoors, and hanging out with my furbaby Pegleg.
I look forward to meeting you all!