Meet our team
Dr Yvette Winter
  • BVSc

Yvette graduated from Massey University in 2014. She moved up to Hamilton and started her career in mixed dairy and small animal practice, but soon discovered that companion animals were her passion. She joined the Pet Doctors team in November 2016. In her spare time she loves to bake, especially bread, and spend time in the garden

Dr Rebecca Coote

Rebecca graduated from Massey University in 2008. She has been part of the Hamilton Pet Doctors team since November. Rebecca works every Thursday at Tristram St. She previously worked with Pet Doctors in Auckland and moved to the Waikato with her family late last year.

Rebecca enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and previously worked as the primary care vet for Guide Dogs and Customs Detector dogs.  She has a passion for dentistry, surgery and medicine.

Rebecca loves the outdoors whether it is walking the dogs, going on a bush walk or playing at the park with the family.

Dr Pippa Johnston

Pippa graduated in 2013 with Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University, the third generation in her family to become a Massey graduate. She then returned to her home city of Hamilton and has been working as a companion animal veterinarian since. Pippa has particular professional interests in dermatology, senior pet care, animal welfare and community education.

Veterinary Nurse

I have been part of the fabulous team at Flagstaff since 2019 after working in our Tristram Street clinic for many years
I have a lovely big gentle cat called Alvin

Vet Nurse

My name is Shakera, and I graduated from Wintec in the beginning of 2021 with a diploma in vet nursing. Shortly after graduating, I joined the team at Pet Doctors Flagstaff and have been loving getting to know the clients and fur babies that walk through our doors. I have always had a love for animals and am so grateful to be in a job where I can make a difference in their lives. When I'm not at work I enjoy painting and spending time with my partner and two cats Freddie and Mika.

Vet Nurse

Hiya, my name is Michaela and I am a vet nurse at Pet Doctors Flagstaff.
I have had a lifelong passion for general medicine and animals stole my heart from a young age, so I decided to pursue a career in vet nursing.
I started working at Pet Doctors Tristram Street in 2019 in a nurse support role while I was studying, once I graduated with my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, I started working full time at Pet Doctors Flagstaff.
I have a passion for diagnostics and emergency care. I try to give as many pats to as many animals as I can each day.
I have 2 dogs who are like my children and I have a crazy ginger cat which was a rescue handed in to one of our branches.
In my spare time I like to go to music gigs and get to the beach when I can.

Vet Nurse

I joined Pet Doctors Tristram Street in a nursing support role in 2020 and moved to the Flagstaff branch in 2021 upon completing my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Wintec.

In my free time I enjoy drawing & painting, baking, and really love visiting places where I can see New Zealand’s wildlife (especially birds of NZ).

I have a dog called Darcy and look forward to the day I can also adopt a cat!