Meet our team
Dr Ee Heng Lim
Veterinarian
  • BVSc

Ee Heng qualified as a veterinarian from Massey University in 2003 and has worked solely in small animal practice, gaining experience in the care of cats, dogs and pocket pets like rabbits and guinea pigs. He has practised in New Zealand, the UK, and Sydney where in 2009 he successfully became a member of the Australian and NewZealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Radiology.

Ee is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in radiology, ultrasonography and medicine.

Outside of work, Ee enjoys going for a surf and a dive and a wide range of sports, though these days most of his spare time is kept busy with his first baby daughter.

Dr Sam Bate
Veterinarian
  • BVSc

Sam qualified as a veterinarian from Massey University in 2017 and has worked as a small animal vet since graduating. Sam has recently moved up to Auckland from a small animal practice in Taupo.

Sam is passionate about all areas of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in dermatology and pathology.

Outside of work, Sam loves playing the cello and performing yoga.

Krysta
Team Leader and Veterinary Nurse

Krysta was born and bred in the small town of Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty. She moved to the City of Sails in 2011 to pursue a faster paced lifestyle. Her passion for animals led her to complete a Diploma in Veterinary nursing at UNITEC, graduating in 2015.

Krysta has a keen interest in small animal dentistry, surgical nursing and feline medicine (she is a crazy cat lady, after all).

Outside of work, Krysta enjoys travelling, snowboarding, exploring new restaurants and spending time with her partner and their crazy ginger cat, Pumpkin.

Samantha
Veterinary Nurse
  • DipVN

Sam is a local Westie who grew up in Massey. Since graduating from Unitec in 2014 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, Sam has worked with both large and small animals.

Sam enjoys working with companion animals and has a keen interest in radiology and surgical nursing.

Outside of work Sam enjoys weekends at the beach, and spending quality time with her two sons and two cats

Gabriella
Veterinary Nurse

Gabby graduated with a Diploma in Veterinary nursing from UNITEC in 2018 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Auckland.The most rewarding aspect of her job is caring for hospitalized and surgical patients.Gabby has a soft spot for large breed dogs and is passionate about making a visit to our clinic as positive as possible for all patients

Clare
Veterinary Nurse

Originally from Scotland, Clare now calls New Zealand home. Clare gained a Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Nursing from Napier University in Edinburgh in 2006. She has been nursing in Auckland for the past 14 years, and currently lives locally with her partner, two young children and three feline fur babies.

Clare has a special interest in Puppy Training and also loves to provide gold standard care and keep our patients comfortable during there time in the clinic. Kindness and cuddles go a long way!

Sandy
Veterinary Nurse

Originally from Melbourne Australia, Sandy moved to NZ and joined the West Harbour team in January 2020. She has been working in the veterinary industry for 13 years, with the past 10 years in small animal veterinary clinics.

Sandy is passionate about caring for our hospitalized patients and has a keen interest in pet nutrition, and providing our clients with the advice they need to better their animals health. She admittedly has a soft spot for the golden oldies.

On Sandys days off, you will find her exploring the great outdoors, snowboarding, camping and enjoying Japanese and Vietnamese food joints.

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