Catherine Morganti

Catherine Morganti

Small Animal Veterinarian & Ultrasonographer - BVSc.CertSAM.MRCVS

Originally from Wellington, Catherine Morganti graduated from Massey University Veterinary School in 1987. After a short stint working in Dunedin, Catherine traveled to the UK to embark on some travel and improve her veterinary skills. Whilst working there, she developed a special interest in small animal medicine and ultrasound, gaining her hard earned certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 1997. The pull of NZL was great, and luckily for us she returned home 18 months ago with husband Kit, 2 children, Issy and Jonny and a few cats. Catherine, in her spare time, enjoys exercising, gardening, having friends over and family fun with her children.

Kirsty Thompson

Kirsty Thompson

Veterinarian BVMS

Kirsty joined the team at McMaster & Heap in April 2016. She graduated from Glasgow University, UK in 2009 and practiced in the UK prior to moving to Christchurch. Her interests are small animal soft tissue surgery and oncology.

As well as being a vet, Kirsty is a dedicated Coastguard volunteer and can often be found out on the Coastguard Canterbury boat based in Lyttelton training and helping saving peoples lives. Lola has even been known to take a trip with her! There is never a dull moment!

Kirsty has two cats; Wolfe and Yukon. Yukon is often seen patrolling the neighbourhood roofs and causing mischief, whereas Wolfe would rather be curled up on the sofa all day.

Liv Barron

Liv Barron

Veterinarian BVSc

***Olivia is currently on Maternity Leave***

Hi everyone I‘m Olivia. I joined the fabulous team at McMaster & Heap in late 2016 and love every day working here and meeting all our clients with their wonderful pets. I graduated from Massey in 2009 and enjoyed a varied mixed practice job in the lower North Island for 3 years before moving to Christchurch where I’ve focused on mainly companion animal practice since. My partner and I enjoy the outdoors and try to get into the mountains for climbing, biking and ski touring as often as we can. I’ve had an ex-racing greyhound called Jasper Carrot for many years and he has become very lucky in his old age with finally being allowed to cuddle up on the sofas with us, which he now loves doing every moment possible!

Sara Hodgson

Sara Hodgson

Veterinarian BVSc

Hi, I’m Sara, one of the veterinarians at McMaster & Heap. I graduated from Massey University in 2008 & have been working in small animal practice in Wellington since then. Originally from Christchurch 11 years ago! We have decided to move back to be closer to all of our family & I can be back at the fantastic clinic where I was a vet nurse 15 years ago! I love my job and am extremely passionate about what we do. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine but particularly love performing surgery. We have two gorgeous little boys, Riley and Xavier who keep me busy on my days off.

Terryne Loney

Terryne Loney

Veterinarian BVSc. Dip Hom

Terryne graduated from Massey in 1995. After spending a few years in mixed practice in NZ and the UK she settled back into companion animal practice ever since.

She has completed numerous courses since, especially in intensive care, anaesthesia, pain management, internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue surgery, stress free handling and a Diploma in Homeopathy.

She is interested in all aspects of medicine and has developed a recent interest in dentistry. Recent dentistry courses and tuition from Veterinary Dentists have meant she is able to offer some alternatives to extraction in teeth that are important to retain. A particular recent interest is in the formation of large cysts that occur from uninterrupted teeth, detecting these early to try and prevent major surgery being the only option.

She currently has 2 standard poodles, 3 cats, tropical fish and chickens in her menagerie.

Susanne Anderson

Susanne Anderson

Veterinarian BVSc. (Hons)

Susanne graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1983. Her career has taken her around the world from Australia to working with wildlife in Africa and then small animal practice in the USA.

In 2007 Susanne moved to New Zealand with her husband, 2 teenage children and 2 Jack Russell terriers! Since arriving in New Zealand Susanne has enjoyed providing Locum services to busy Christchurch vet clinics and is very excited about working with the McMaster and Heap team.

When she has free time, she enjoys spending time with her now ageing dogs, Pippin and Merry, tramping with her husband and friends, caring for injured wildlife at the local wildlife hospital and generally making the most of all that New Zealand has to offer.

Abi Swan

Abi Swan

Veterinarian BVSc

Abi was born in Brighton, England and moved to New Zealand when she was 11. Ever since she can remember she wanted to be a vet. During college, she worked at a local clinic as kennel staff and volunteered with the local cat colony rescue. Abi finished Vet School in November 2018 and then worked at a busy small animal practice in Auckland for 2 and a half years. In April 2021 she moved to Christchurch to start as a veterinarian at McMaster and Heap!

Abi enjoys all aspects of the veterinary world, but has a special interest in medicine. She has her Low Stress handling and Fear Free level 2 certifications, which helps to make your pets visit to the vet more enjoyable.

In her spare time, Abi and her husband enjoy cooking, running, socializing and exploring the beautiful South Island with their Labrador x Huntaway Shadow. They also enjoy a good movie and cuddling with their two cats Cinders and Malia, especially during the winter months!

Martha Jolly

Martha Jolly

Veterinarian BVM&S, MVM, MRCVS.

Martha, originally from the UK, has called New Zealand home for the last twenty years. Following graduation from the University of Edinburgh she went into mixed practice in Scotland, followed by stints in small animal practice and conservation work in Africa and Australia.

Since arriving in New Zealand she has spent her time in small animal practice, gaining a Masters of Veterinary Medicine from Massey University in 2015.
Her professional interests include medical problems such as kidney disease and diabetes. She is involved in veterinary charity work advocating welfare and training.

Outside work, a keen tramper and explorer, she is usually found in the hills with her rescue dog Skye or pampering her earthquake refugee cat, Hope.

Richard Lucy

Richard Lucy

Veterinarian BVSc. MANZCVSc MRCVS. CertVCDipVCS

Massey University graduate 1992, and worked in private practice in New Zealand and as an Assistant Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Massey for 2 & ½ years. Whilst at Massey completed MANZVSc examination in Radiology before embarking on OE to the UK. Worked in private practice in London for 2 & ½ years before returning to New Zealand the slow way. Travelled overland through West Africa and worked as a volunteer in a primate rehabilitation centre in Cameroon treating injured primates before their return to the wild.

Worked as a Senior Medical Registrar for 2 years at Sydney University Veterinary Hospital completing a Dip VCS and returned for a sabbatical to The Royal Veterinary College in London to complete the Royal College examinations in Veterinary Cardiology. Finally returned to New Zealand working in Auckland and Hamilton for several years before retraining in human echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) and moving full-circle back to Christchurch to work in the Cardiology Department of Christchurch Public Hospital.

Having since returned to my original vocation, I now work virtually solely performing ultrasound of the heart and abdomen of referral patients. This includes interventional procedures and minimally invasive biopsy techniques.

In my (limited) spare time, I entertain our three year old twins, slave away on our lifestyle block and enjoy the rivers, mountains and coast that Canterbury and the South Island has to offer.