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Krispin   KannanKrispin Kannan

What’s the best part about your job? To be honest I love every part of my job! I enjoy the business I work within, the people I work along side, the customers I work with and the animals I work on!

How did you get involved with the industry? I have always wanted to be a vet ever since I can remember and now that I am hear, I can’t think of another industry I want to work within.

What’s your area of expertise? Dairy with a particular interest in consultancy and reproduction

Who inspires you? This will sound cliché but there isn’t one person in particular who inspires me. Everyone I know and meet has something to offer and something that can be learned from them. So I am always open to being inspired.

Where is your favourite place in the world? I have a bit of an accumulation of favourite places. The edge of the Grand Canyon at sunset, the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, the Croatian islands, and the lanes of Somerset England.

What are you passionate about? Everything, believe it or not!

What are you currently watching on Netflix? Suits and Orphan Black

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? Totally geeking out on my Master in Business Administration through Waikato University

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? It’s a secret talent because no one knows about it, so I’d like to leave it that way!

 

Maarten  van den Heuvel  Maarten Van Den Heuval 2013

What’s the best part about your job? The best part of my job is being part of an amazing team that all work very well together and pride themselves in providing top quality health care and awesome customer service!

How did you get involved with the industry? I wanted to be a pilot, but always had a very strong affinity with animals. When my eyesight was not good enough to become a pilot, I decided that being a veterinarian was at least as exciting! I was not wrong there!

What’s your area of expertise? I solely deal with companion animals. Within the companion animal cases I really enjoy doing ultrasounds. Ultrasounds are a great and non invasive way of diagnosing all sorts of ailments and problems. I also enjoy doing dentistry, even though I’m scared of going to the dentist myself!

What are you most proud of? Our 3 amazing kids. To see them grow, interact with their friends and flourish at school makes me super proud.

Who inspires you? Lots of different people for lots of different reasons.

Where is your favourite place in the world? I have no one favourite place, but anywhere with big mountains makes me happy.

If you could be any animal, which would you be? That would have to be a cat. You can do as you please and get away with anything, including murder! And if you don’t like where you’re living, you just wander off and try somewhere else, and everybody thinks that is perfectly acceptable!

What are you passionate about? I’m really passionate about customer care. Taking care of the animal is only half my job, looking after the owner is the other half.

What are you currently watching on Netflix? I’m currently watching “Stranger Things”. Great series! The whole 80’s look sure brings back some memories!

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? A remote controlled flying wing.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? During the day I’m a vet, but at night I fly WWII planes in Virtual reality and battle it out with friends from all over the world!

 

 

Amanda Charman   

What’s the best part about your job? The best part of my job is the people… the staff, clients… I work with a variety of amazing people. Also love the interaction with the animals, can’t resist a puppy or kitten cuddle! 

How did you get involved with the industry? When younger I wanted to be a vet! When old enough to understand what a vet actually did in their jobs I knew the best option for me was as a nurse in which is how I entered the industry before working as a Clinic Coordinator.

What’s your area of expertise? Multi-tasking and organisation… anyone in the role would understand.

What are you most proud of? My 4 boys… all so different but amazing in so many ways.

Who inspires you? Many people! Mostly people that don’t give up and get through life’s challenges with a positive ‘glass half full- not half empty attitude’.

Where is your favourite place in the world? The beautiful West Coast! We spend many days over there at the family bach, often when there I say ‘no place I rather be’!

If you could be any animal, which would you be? Probably a dog! They are after all mans best friend, loyal, friendly…

What are you passionate about? Elephants and Pigs! Can’t have a pet elephant but I do have the pet pigs.

What are you currently watching on Netflix? I have just finished watching Orange in the new Black and now watching Prison Break.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? Don’t know if I would say it’s the coolest but presently working on renovating our family home.  

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? If I told you it wouldn’t be secret anymore right!! 

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