Cara King

Cara King

Receptionist

Hi lovely furparents, my name is Cara and I work out the front welcoming you and your babies. The best part of my day is seeing your ‘little ones’...and you of course.
Up until 2011 I spent my working years in retail, until I suddenly decided I was in the wrong industry, so I retrained at CPIT and received my National certificate in Vet Nursing. Although I wish I had done this when I was a lot younger it is the best thing I have ever done.
My love of animals of any shape and size is something that has me thankful I have a very indulgent husband. So far I have only taken home birds and rabbits to look after...
Meet my fur family - Richter is a Dalmatian crossed with a Labrador and is completely black and is the biggest doofus you would ever meet. Buttercup is a golden retriever crossed with a border collie and she is the biggest cuddler who sucks up to anyone for a pat.
Kizzie (black & white), Meka (tabby with white) and Tilly (grey & peach) are my cats and they all have completely different personalities and quirks. They are actually the ones that rule the house.
Recently I took home a mini lop that was found, her name is Petie and as we couldn’t find the owners we decided she needed a friend, so after a little drive out to the spca we came home with Boo a small black bunny. Having not had bunnies before I did not realize what cool personalities they have!
I am looking forward to meeting you and your loved one(s) soon.

Sonya Tambylin

Sonya Tambylin

Receptionist

Hi there. My name is Sonya. I began working at McMaster and Heap Vets in January 2015. Prior to joining the team here, I have been working in vet practices for the last 10 years.

You will find me in reception, where I love to meet and greet clients and their pets. I have 6 labradors at home, which take up all of my spare time in training and competing in competitions across the country.

You may spot my wee dog Dart (Lola look-alike), sneaking around behind the counter one day.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Emma-Kate Tucker

Receptionist
Shar Gillespie

Shar Gillespie

Part-time Administration

Hi, I‘m Shar and I’ve been at McMaster and Heap Veterinary practice for many years now.

I completed my Vet Nursing Certificate at Christchurch Polytechnic. Canine behaviour was a small component in this course, which interested me, so I have also achieved a qualification in Canine Behaviour. I am passionate about animal care, and love that each and every day we are able to help make a difference in pet’s lives.

Most recently my role has been in administration, not hands on nursing. My fur-baby is "Gemma", a Black Lab Huntaway Cross (yes - just like Lola only naughtier). I also have two children, a 7yr old and almost 5yr old, so life is pretty busy.

I look forward to seeing you and your fur-friends at the clinic.