Veterinarians and Practice Owners

Dr Steve Heap  BVSc.  CertVOphthal
Dr Michele McMaster   BVSc. 

Steve Heap and Michele McMaster are the proud owners of McMaster & Heap, hence where the name came from. Purchased on April Fools Day 1999, it turned out to be the best decision we ever made. 21 years on, Steve and I are still very passionate about helping people with their pets, solving problems and looking after our large staff of over 30.

Michele Graduated in 1990, Steve in 1992 from Massey Vet School. Those 5 years spent studying and forming life long friendships are some of our best memories. We spent 2 great years in the UK travelling and gaining invaluable veterinary experience. Steve gained his Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology while in the UK. Michele grew up in Christchurch and eventually wanted to return home. An opportunity came up to purchase what was then “Rozens Vet Clinic”,

Our biggest and best achievement are our 3 sons Connor (24), Dylan (21) and Isaac (17). We support and encourage each other in our endeavours and the boys are proud of the practice and support the work we do, in and outside the clinic. You will definitely feel the family vibe at McMaster & Heap.

Connor is following his passion (after his Berkeley College tennis experience) and is currently a 4th Year Vet student at Massey.

Dylan is playing College tennis and studying Economics at Rice University in Houston. He has been in the US for 3 years.

Isaac is in Year 12 and hoping to study law and philosophy in the US after school.

If you become a client of McMaster & Heap you will definitely meet our famous clinic mascots – Lola and Macy – the gorgeous senior and junior black labradors that freely roam around, meeting and greeting your pets and making them at ease. Dylan also has a large, cuddly ginger cat, Maximus.

Feel free to ask us anything. It is important to us that you feel at ease and confident in the work we do.