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Welcome to VetCare Grey Lynn Animal Hospital 

Serving the areas of Grey Lynn, Kingsland, Ponsonby, Herne Bay & the Central City. Auckland vets Dr Alex Melrose & Associates provide your cherished Pets with the highest level of medical and surgical veterinary care.

Call us for free advice about the health of your cat or dog. If need be, we can make an appointment for you with our experienced, caring veterinarians. Get expert advice from our dedicated team. Many common pet health questions are answered in our Handouts and FAQ sections.
 


Dr. Alex Melrose, Grey Lynn Veterinarian | VetCare Grey Lynn Animal Hospital | 09 361-3500 408 Great North Road Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021

A brief introduction to our Grey Lynn clinic

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • B.V.Sc., M.R.C.V.S.
    Alex Melrose
    Practice Principal

    Alex checking Vegas (our clinic's 3 year old chocolate Burmese) over Dr Alex Melrose - Vetfor injuries from lying around too much (Even the average cat sleeps 16 hours a day! The sleepiest of all mammals). Vegas's more rounded and definitely more silent shadow Jim, would be close by, probably eating some stolen nurses sandwiches. Keep an eye out for these two cats in the waiting room looking for attention. Alex also has a fantastic Black Brussels Griffon, Prince. He's friendly to one & all, knows lots of tricks, is sneaky, very fast & can swim and surf. Check him out on his own Facebook page.

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  • Amber Kennedy
    Veterinarian

    Hi! My names Amber and I am very excited to have become the newest addition to the VetCare team. Originally from Wellington, I finished my BVSc qualification from Massey university at the end of 2015 and was working as a veterinarian in Australia earlier this year before I got homesick and came back to NZ mid 2016. I love working in clinical practice where every day is different and brings a new challenging case. Out of the clinic, I can either be found exploring new running tracks or at a hot yoga class afterwards to stretch out the muscles. I can't wait to meet you and look forward to providing top notch veterinary care to all of your fur babies.

  • Henna Pekko
    Head Nurse

    Hi I'm Henna, I am originally from Finland but after living in England for 2 years then Australia for 2 years I decided New Zealand was the place to live in. I have been working at Vetcare for about 5 years and I absolutely love it!! I especially enjoy surgery and anaesthesia and looking after all my furry patients as they were my own. I have a chunky little cat called Milly at home, who I think is the loveliest little creature and I love spoiling her. On my time off I enjoy cooking, gardening and travelling and obviously spending time with Milly and my partner Lee.

  • Danielle Ryden-Stokes
    Danielle Ryden-Stokes
    Senior Nurse

    Hi I'm Danielle, I love animals! Having Sammy a black and white handsome cat, Gracie a ginger soft souled cat, and Stevie a mischievous one eyed cat. The Three musketeers. I have been at Vetcare Greylynn for just over 4 years. I adore my job as a Veterinary Nurse, all my wonderful furry patients, and staff members. I love providing the best care and service to our patients. I enjoy the outdoors immensely, along with doing a bit of painting in my spare time. I always look forward to the beautiful, warm summer months here in New Zealand. I look forward to seeing you and your furry companions soon.

  • Rachael White
    Veterinary Nurse

    Hi, I’m Rachael I have recently graduated to be a qualified Veterinary Nurse. I originally started out in 2014 here working in the cattery and now I am a full time Veterinary Nurse. I am loving being finally out of the study world and in the real one, especially as it involves working with animals every day. What more could you want! I believe that no matter what type of animal they deserve to be treated with the best care and treatment to ensure they live long healthy, happy lives. I like to treat your fur babies as if they were my own.

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  • Belinda Morris
    Front of House

    Hi everyone! I’m Belinda. I’ve been working at VetCare Grey Lynn for about a year now as the receptionist. You’ll find that I’m generally the first face you’ll see when you walk through the door. I studied a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History. Funnily enough, neither of these subjects are related to what I’m currently doing! What I love about working at Vetcare, however, is meeting and talking to all our lovely clients and helping to address any of their concerns or queries about their furry friends.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Just a quick message to say how amazing your Grey Lynn team are. We had to put our little guy Monty down today, and they made it as easy as it could be. They even came to our place to do it, which was lovely. Nat especially has been wonderful. Whatever she's on, double it! We can't remember the name of the other vet [Anu] that came, but she was so comforting. Thanks again, and please pass it on to the team.Paul"
    The Corbett Family / Grey Lynn, Auckland

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Office Hours

Grey Lynn Hospital

Monday:

8:00 am-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed