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.

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
  • Certificate in Veterinary Nursing

My passions are nutrition for your cats and dogs and educating clients on the importance of it.

I have two beautiful dogs, Daisy a British Bulldog and Kendra who was a rescue dog. I love to hit the gym and relax with friends when I am not in clinic

Veterinary Nurse
  • Certificate in Veterinary Nursing

Hi I am Vicky, I have been veterinary nursing since 2003 and couldn't think of anything else I'd rather do. I started at UHVH in 2019 and absolutely love the team here so I will be staying put for quite some time.

I share my home with 3 dogs, a cat, an elderly bunny, a fish and 2 rats. I have 2 human children that are animal lovers as well.

Veterinary Nurse
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Kia Ora, my name is Deva. I graduated in 2018 with my Dipolma in Veterinary Nursing. I have been lucky enough to gain my birds rehabilitation experience at the Wellington Birds Rehabilitations Trust in Johnsonville while continue my study towards my DVN. I have been apart of Upper Hutt Veterinary Hospital team for almost 2 years. I’m a big fan of anime and bush walks. I’ve always wanted to be veterinary nurse all my life and it wasn’t until my animals started falling ill that I wanted to do more for them. If it wasn’t for them I probably wouldn’t have gone down this road. I love my job and what I do. You may have seen me in Pet Vet Silverstream and Lower Hutt helping out. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies.

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.


I am a shy South African that has been living in the land of Kiwis since December 2019 I am a very loyal person to those that I love and for this reason family is my highest priority and joy. I have a deep love for all animals, (as well as wine) and I am really excited for what my new future has to hold!


Hi I’m Ellie, I’ve recently joined the team at Upper Hutt Veterinary Hospital and I’ve loved getting to meet everyone's fur baby’s!

In my spare time, I love to go for dirt bike rides or spend time with family and friends as well as taking naps with my dog.


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

I am so lucky to be a cattery hand for UHVH. I am always honoured that I am trusted to look after people’s fur family members; and be a member of such an incredible staff team. At home, I have a 'naughty tortie' tortoiseshell cat; and two dogs (Wire Haired Fox Terrier and Chocolate Labrador).

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.


Hi my name is Belinda
I moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2010 with my family.
We are living the dream on a lifestyle block north of Upper Hutt.
We have horses, sheep, chickens and a dog, all of which we have recused from various sources.
In my spare time I like to go trail running, mountain biking and taking part in Adventure races.
Working at Upper Hutt Vet Hospital is a great opportunity to be part of an amazing team that cares for the community's pet companions.