Meet our team
Dr Jess Kelly
Lead Veterinarian
  • BVSc

Jess graduated from Melbourne University in 2006. (Yes, she is Australian, but did live in Dunedin for few years as a teenager.) Since graduating, she has mostly worked with companion animals, but has also worked with shelter animals, street dogs and in mixed practice.

Jess really enjoys soft tissue surgery, ultrasounding things, and anything involving pus. She also loves emergency work, and currently also works at an emergency vet clinic on nights and weekends. Finally, she is trying to finish her Master’s in Veterinary Public Health.

Jess lives with a big dopey huntaway-cross (John), a small dopey Tibetan spaniel (Toby), a failed foster kitten (Elsa/Silkie), and a fur-less 5yo (Reuben). Jess has loved living in Auckland the last 2.5 years, and has really enjoyed exploring the North Island

Dr Morana Prokes-Petty
  • BVSc

Morana graduated from University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1993. After moving to New Zealand and settling in Auckland she passed her NZVE in 1997. She had been practising in companion animal practice since then.

Morana enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, especially gastroenterology and nutrition, as well as soft tissue surgery.

Her furry family includes an Afghan hound, six cats and two bunnies.

Morana enjoys practicing Taekwondo and holds a 2nd degree black belt. She enjoys long beach walks with her dog and husband, growing vegetables in her garden and cooking.

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.

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

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!

Veterinary Nurse

Amber joined the West Harbour team in December 2020 and has enjoyed working with an amazing team of Vets and Nurses.

Amber has completed a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Assistance in 2017 and has been working within clinical practice since 2018. She is currently studying towards her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing this year while working part time here at West Harbour.

Amber enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing from client relations to monitoring anaesthetics.

Amber has 3 cats named Maggi, Matt and Melo who are very special members of the family

Dr Gareth Dunkerley
  • BVSc
Moana Thomas
Vet Nurse