Hospital Nursing Team
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 Georgia McKinley  Diploma in Vet Nursing​

Veterinary Nurse

Georgia has been raised around both large and small animals and has always had the goal of working in the animal field one day.   She began working for us as one of our weekend kennel assistants while she was still in High school.


When she finished school, she decided she would pursue her interest in animals and study towards becoming a vet nurse. 


Georgia began working for us as a part time nurse in January 2020 and attained her Diploma in 2021.. 


“Animals have always been a passion of mine, being able to help and watch them recover is really rewarding for me”


 Kayla Knibb  Diploma in Vet Nursing​

Veterinary Nurse

Kayla has always loved animals and entered the vet nursing programme in 2016 completing the Diploma in 2017. 


She worked in pet stores during and immediately following her study while searching for the right position in the right clinic.   This experience exposed her to caring for many different species including exotics and she now has a cat and a bearded dragon. 

"I am so excited to start my career in nursing and pass on my knowledge to clients helping them during the time their pet is with us."



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 Zena Carroll  Diploma in Vet Nursing​

Veterinary Nurse

Zena grew up in Central Hawkes Bay and after leaving school spent 5 years working in the meat works.  As she has always had a passion for animals so began her studies and completed her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2014 while working part time at Carlyle Vets.  She has now also completed her Diploma. 


Zena has 2 children and a passion for pitbull terriers.  In her leisure time she enjoys hunting with her family mostly locally - deer and pigs. 

"Medical nursing is my passion, spending time with our hospitalised patients ensuring they are comfortable and giving them the extra TLC that very ill pets require.



Arlene Jeffery  Certificate in Vet Nursing​

Veterinary Nurse



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Charlotte Clayton

Hospital Assistant

​Charlotte joined the team in 2021 as one of the weekend Kennel Assistants and is a year 12 student at Sacred Heart.

She has always had a passion for animals and is interested in a career in Vet Nursing.

Working for Carlyle Vet at the weekends, caring for the hospitalised patients will be a great opportunity to ‘get a taste’ of what Vet Nursing is about.  

Charlotte has two dogs named Gavin and Tundra, and two cats named Marvin and Clover.

Ann Sheeran

Reception Manager

Ann has been with us here at Carlyle Vets since 1997.   Her main role is reception, however in the last few years she has expanded this to include the scheduling of farm work and retailing farm products.

Ann also shares responsibility for creditor management and steps into the financial management role when needed.  Her job is always varied and unpredictable, as we never know from day to day what and who is going to come through the door.  Ann enjoys meeting people and has always worked in positions dealing with the public.  She prides herself in always trying to exceed our customers expectations.

Ann and her husband Kevin have been married since 1975.  They have two sons, Aaron in Tauranga and Ryan their second son who lives and works in the engineering field in Napier.  A wee granddaugther completes their family.

Ann's interests include gardening—her and Kevin grow all their own vegetables and have a beautiful flower garden, cooking, exercise and at the weekends they both enjoy biking.

Ann Sheeran

Reception and Administration

Sharon Grant

Recall Coordinator

Sharon joined the team in April 2013 to spearhead a new initiative to contact our clients following consultaitons and surgeries.  This role has expanded to include coordinating our weight clinic, a position she takes very seriously and supports clients who are committed to getting thier pet to their optimum weight and increasing the chances of a long and healthy life.


Sharon has lived all her life in Napier and has been breeding purebred Labrador Retrievers since 1995.  In addition, Sharon has shown and bred horses and ponies.  She is married to Colin and has 1 daughter, Candace and 3 delightful granddaughters. 


Sharon was the Administrator at Otatara Childrens Centre for 18 years and made the decision to take a career change to indulge in her passion for animals.  She has wide experience in dealing with people from all walks of life and is enjoying the variety that this position offers.


"I really enjoy talking to you and hearing about the progress and recovery of your pets after their visit to us."

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Pippa Lintott

Business Manager and Owner

Pippa has worked in management roles for a most of her working life and has been with us since 1996.   As the overall Manager of the business her role encompasses marketing, financial managment, inventory control, IT and human resources. 

As co-owner of the business and Michael’s wife, Pippa frequently accompanies him  after hours and really enjoys going out on farm work when the opportuniyt arises– ‘great to get out from behind the desk.’

She is a conscientious, hard working manager who takes pride in ensuring that we always provide you with the best possible outcome. 

Pippa's interests include travel, running and combined with her love of the Hungarian Vizsla is often seen running Napier's pathways accompanied by these beautiful gundogs.  She breeds and shows the Vizsla's which is a great way to combine a love of the breed and socialising with friends. 

Mike and Pippa have 3 grown up sons - 2 in New Zealand; Matthew and his wife Lucy with a beautiful son, Flynn and Colby the cat (Cambridge), Chris and Claud (London), and Paddy and Nicki with naother gorgeous son, Van (Tauranga).

“I am passionate about your pet's health and wellness and always try to ensure our clinic has the best equipment, services and staff on offer in Hawkes Bay."