About Us

Dr. Jörg Thamm
Principal Veterinary Surgeon

Jörg gained his veterinary degree at the Berlin Vet School in Germany in 1995. He completed internships in Paris and New York and worked his first year in Spain. He then moved to the UK where he worked for the next 10 years. There he developed a special interest in orthopaedics and undertook some further training. In 2000 and 2001 he was running an internal orthopaedic referral service for all London practices of a large corporate practice. With the arrival of his first child, he and his Kiwi partner Julia Stanton-Jones decided to settle down, so they moved to Cornwall. Together they built up a three-centre clinic with a purpose-built hospital as the hub. 2 more children were born in Cornwall and in 2008 Jörg and Julia decided to sell up and move to New Zealand in order to embrace the great New Zealand lifestyle especially for the benefit of their 3 young children.

Jörg loves the NZ outdoor lifestyle and spends a lot of time exploring the natural beauty of New Zealand together with his family. He also enjoys windsurfing, mountain biking and is a keen skier. Jörg and his family can be seen as slightly animal mad as they enjoy looking after Baron and Prince (2 horses), Cute smile and Wacko (2 Guinea Pigs), Lily and Minnie-magic (2 cats) and Abi our rescue dog.

Julia Stanton-Jones
Office Manager

Julia trained as a Veterinary Nurse at UNITEC Institute of Technology in 1994, then went on to work in small animal practice in Auckland. An opportunity arose to return to UNITEC as a Veterinary Nurse/Laboratory technician in 1995. Julia progressed to become a tutor on the Certificate in Veterinary Nursing course and then programme co-ordinator.

In her spare time she became a volunteer Zookeeper at Auckland Zoo and eventually worked as a veterinary nurse there on the odd weekend and holidays. This experience influenced her decision to take a years sabbatical spending 6 months in Thailand as a volunteer for the Thai Society for the Protection of Wild Animals caring for bears, gibbons, elephants and 250 stray dogs! The following 6 months was spent in London as a Locum Veterinary Nurse where she met Jörg Thamm and then spent the next 7 years building up a 3 branch Veterinary practice in Cornwall.

Julia returned to New Zealand in 2008 and is happy to be living in beautiful Tauranga with her 3 children and collection of animals that she’s finally allowed to have!

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Dr Alexandra Walker BVSc
Veterinarian

Originally from the UK, Alex gained her Veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool. She is one of the most recent vets to join the practice having previously worked at an Equine practice in Queensland, Australia. Alex enjoys all aspects of companion animal medicine and has a special interest in feline medicine and exotic species. Alex also has a cat and two geriatric ponies that are currently back in the UK. In her spare time Alex participates in a wide range of adventurous sports and usually spends her weekends rock climbing or horse riding. She is looking forward to exploring everything that New Zealand has to offer.

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Paige Farley
Veterinary Nurse

Paige moved to Tauranga from Auckland in 2006.  After High school she studied Vet nursing here in Tauranga and graduated in 2017.She fulfilled her dream and passion of working with animals. She thrives off giving exceptional care to all animals and treating them as if they were her own. She has always had pets which has given her experience with a range of animals from dogs, cats, fish to guinea pigs. Outside of work she likes to spend her spare time with friends and family. In summer she loves to take her dogs Marley and Allie for a swim at our beautiful mount beach.

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Rose Emmett
Veterinary Nurse

Rose grew up on the West Coast, near Kawhia, in the country and had a love of animals from the very beginning. After leaving college she went straight into her vet nurse training and graduated from Wintec in Hamilton with a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing. Rose moved to Tauranga in January 2018 to join the team here. She enjoys the surgical side of vet nursing and caring for patients that are hospitalized to see them through to full recovery. Rose’s hobbies are going home to see her two cats at her parents in Te Awamutu and visiting friends on weekends. She also enjoys going to the gym and in Summer spending as much time at the beach as possible.

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Yukari Maeda
Veterinary Nurse

Yukari grew up in japan, surrounded by small animals including pets and wildlife rescues. These experiences fostered a passion for animal welfare and her subsequent involvement in the veterinary industry. Yukari moved to Auckland in 2014 and studied vet nursing. She has since come to love New Zealand and the way of life here. In her spare time she enjoys surfing, learning languages and teaching tricks to her pet mouse Yuki.

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Emma
Veterinary Nurse

Originally from Wellington, Emma studied Zoology at Massey University and graduated in 2014. She then went on to study her Certificate of Vet Nursing in 2016 in Tauranga. Emma has a passion for all aspects of nursing and animal care. She particularly enjoys seeing the progression of hospitalized patients though to their recovery. Emma has a very calm, caring manor with all the animals she works with. Outside of work Emma likes to go for walks and take in all that Tauranga has to offer.

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Rebekah
Veterinary Nurse

Rebekah grew up in Morrinsville before moving to Wellington to study her certificate of nursing in 2013. She then moved to Invercargill in 2015 to study her Diploma of Nursing. Rebekah strives to providing a high standard of care to all of her patients and has a particular interest in pediatrics. Outside of work Rebekah spends most of her time with family and friends. She has 2 budgies and has been breeding budgies and quails for the last 5 years. She also has a 12 year old cat called Tabatha. Rebekah brings a very bubbly personality to the clinic and loves chatting with all our clients.

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Paige
Veterinary Nurse

Paige moved from Sunny Tauranga to Palmerston North to study Veterinary Technology. After graduating in 2017, Paige was eager to get away from the Palmy weather as soon as possible and moved back to Tauranga to be with her family and dogs Bella and Rusty. Paige particularly enjoys medical nursing and was awarded top in her class for it. In her spare time Paige enjoys cooking and has a small cake baking business. She also likes to exercise and you will often see her walking up the Mount.