Meet Our Team

Whether a farm vet meets you out at your place or you drop in with your puppy to see a pet vet, our team of companion and large animal vets are always pleased to meet you. Working from 25 clinics around New Zealand, our team is made up of a bunch of people from all walks of life. From large animal vet and mastitis consultant through to pet veterinarians, technicians and vet nurses, what they all have in common is passion for animal health.

And while you get to meet the dedicated team at the frontline of animal care on a day-to-day basis, this page lets you find out more about the people behind the scenes of VetEnt, New Zealand’s largest vet company.

If you’re after a specific farm vet, pet veterinary or management team member, you can use the search option at the left, otherwise, feel free to simply have a browse through our profiles.

Directors

 

Susan Huria
Chairman

Susan Huria is a full time director with previous directorships at Agresearch, Radio New Zeland Limited, Housing New Zealand Corporation, Ngai Tahu Development Corporation, Manukau Leisure Services and Workbase, the national centre for workplace literacy. Current governance roles include director of Airways Corporation, Watercare, Northland Port and Ngai Tahu Property. Susan is a trustee of First Foundation and an advisory board membr of the Maori Governance Centre at Waikato University.

 

Email: susan.huria@vetent.co.nz

 

John Harrison
Group Managing Director 

John has worked principally in large animal practices throughout his career. He has been a practice owner since 1976 and has 12 years involved with New Zealand Veterinary Association as a Council member, 12 years as Chairperson of the Veterinary Professional Insurance Society and 5 years as Chairperson of VetLearn Board. He is now involved fulltime in the management and development of VetEnt. 

Qualifications: BVSc
 

 

Freddy Davison
CEO 

Freddy joined VetEnt in 2016 from his previous role as Head of Strategy at ASX listed Lantern Hotel Group. Together with its CEO, he was responsible for transforming Lantern from a passive real estate investment trust to an integrated hotel owner and operator employing approximately 400 people across 15 locations. Freddy also has a background in private equity, M&A and banking.

Freddy has a young family and is enjoying settling back into the New Zealand countryside. He enjoys music, spending time with family and of course animals.

 
 

Donald MacColl
Director

Don is an experienced sheep and beef veterinarian and one of the foundation shareholders of Veterinary Enterprises. He joined AgriNetworks, a subsidiary company of Veterinary Enterprises, in Te Awamutu in 2002. Don's roles in AgriNetworks include farm consultancy for sheep and beef farms using the StockCare system, training and coaching all Veterinary Enterprises personnel, and developing FarmBiz, a web based in-house information resource and training platform. He is currently a director of Veterinary Enterprises Group and AgriNetworks, and also facilitates the Veterinary Enterprises Practice Support programme for new graduate employees.

Qualifications: BVSc

Email: don.maccoll@agrinetworks.co.nz

 

 

Peter Ellis
Director

Peter is a Chartered Member of The Institute of Directors and has been a Chairman, Managing Director, Executive and Non-Executive Director and CEO, for over 25 years within multi-national and leading New Zealand companies operating within manufacturing, construction, distribution, FMCG, agribusiness, banking and health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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