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!

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.

Richard Lucy

Richard Lucy

Veterinarian & Ultrasonographer - 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.

Louise Liu

Louise Liu

Veterinarian BVSc

Hi everyone, I’m Louise. I was born and raised in Shanghai, China, moved in Singapore for high school and completed my veterinary degree in New Zealand in 2021. I’m excited to join McMaster and heap team and meet you and your animals.

Out of work, I enjoy open water swimming, diving and developing a new interest in rock climbing.

Clare Marriott

Clare Marriott

Veterinarian BVSc

Hello everyone, I’m Clare and I have just started working as a locum veterinarian for McMaster and Heap.

I grew up on a small farm in the Waikato, close to the Coromandel Peninsula. Helping out on the farm inspired me to become a vet and I completed my veterinary studies at Massey University in 2014. After I graduating, I spent 3 years working as a mixed animal veterinarian in New Plymouth, Taranaki. I then decided it was time to see the world and have spent the last 3 and half years travelling and working in the UK and most recently, Sweden.

It’s good to be back in NZ and I am looking forward to meeting you and your fur babies soon.

In my free time I love being in the outdoors and I am excited to see what adventures Canterbury has install for me!