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Monday, Wednesday & Friday

8am - 5.30pm

Tuesday & Thursday

8am - 7pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

9am - 5pm


Our Veterinarians

Michael Lintott BVSc MANZCVS (Medicine of Cats)
Veterinarian & Business Owner

Our senior veterinarian with a wide base of experience who possesses an ability to explain medical and surgical technology in easy to understand language.'

Mike is a graduate from Massey University and has been working in ‘the Bay’ since then. He started this clinic in 1986.

He is a highly respected veterinarian who is extremely competent in treating a wide range of species from cats and dogs to farm animals and marine mammals.

He has a particular interest in the Medicine of Cats in which he obtained a membership to the Australian College by undertaking a series of exams in 1994.

Mike oversees all our veterinary staff and is frequently consulted by them on difficult cases to ensure patients receive the benefit of his vast knowledge.

Mike continues to develop his interest in cattle, sheep and goat medicine and dedicates a large number of his time ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ in ensuring herds and flocks are managed as efficiently as possible.

Some of his special interests include canine reproduction, heart and diabetic problems, ophthalmology, skin disorders, cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as bird and alpaca medicine.  

He is a qualified radiographer in PennHIP which is a system that evaluates the integrity of the canine hip.

Mike's interests are fitness; including running and RPM classes, travel, food and wine.

“I enjoy the education role of a vet and gain a great deal of satisfaction in helping my clients understand the disease processes going on in their pet or flock”

Alison Graham BVSc


Alison was born in Cape Town (Stormers terrain), and graduated in 1988 from Onderstepoort, Pretoria (Bull's territory)! After practicing in the UK, South Africa and Hong Kong she and her husband Mark moved to New Zealand in 1997.


Alison was fortunate to have wildlife vetting experiences including rhino and general game capture, taking blood and collecting faecal samples from elephants, amongst many other wonderful experiences.... but small animals are her passion.

Alison joined Carlyle Vets in 2011 after locuming in the Bay for 11 years and now works permanently on Thursdays and Fridays, she also can be seen on other days covering vets when they are on leave.

Alison has 3 boys and spends her leisure time being actively involved in supporting their varied sports.

"My specialty is as a "GP" who is thorough in examination, diligent in the care of my patients and complete communication with their owners knowing their pet is part of their family."


Alison is committed to keeping up to date and has completed lectures in:


Feline Gastrointestinal Disorders, Ocular Disease of the Ageing Patient, Management of Otitis Externa in Dogs, Urolithiasis in Dogs and Cats, Dermatology:  Diagnosis by Visualisation, Managing the Pruritic Dog and Cat in the light of the Latest Reserach, Surviving Emergencies - 5 Things You Need to Know

Nic Bangay  BVSc


Nic hails from South Africa, born in Pietermaritzburg, close to Durban, KwaZulu Natal (Sharks Rugby territory). He studied at Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria. After qualifying in 1996, he spent two years working in Durban.  A short stint in the UK followed and on his return to South Africa, he worked for a year in Gauteng, then bought his own Veterinary Practice in Amanzimtoti (Zulu word meaning ‘Sweet Water’), just south of Durban.

Nic had a very successful Veterinary Practice for 16 years as well as operating 2 Veterinary Retail Outlets. The need for a slightly different challenge found him selling his Clinic in 2016 to go beef farming in the Midlands of KwaZulu Natal.  Whilst farming, Nic continued to do locum work in the area, as well as assisting with ‘heart valve transplants’ in sheep ultimately for human children heart failure, particularly for the underprivileged African community, through the infamous Chris Barnard Department at the University of Cape Town SA. 

Early 2019 Nic applied for his visa to come to New Zealand where he was finally able to make the move in September to join the team at Carlyle Vet Clinic.

Nic is married to Fiona and they have one son, Dylan, who is mad on farming and all things tractors! Dylan hopes to get involved in the agricultural side of New Zealand’s Primary Industries. 


Two ‘furbabies’ Milo and Summer, English Springer Spaniels, also made the trip from SA to NZ.

"I have a passion for all things reproductive and surgical, with the highlight of my orthopaedic work to date being a partial bone transplant in a Labrador with a severe tibial fracture.  This procedure resulted in the pet, who was 11 at the time, enjoying 3 more years of devotion by her owner!

The family enjoys the outdoors, so you might bump into them out and about enjoying all New Zealand has to offer (especially if the dogs are allowed).

Chloe MacLachlan BSc  BVSc


Chloe graduated in 2017 finishing her degrees in Veterinary Science and Animal Science.


Born in Wellington (and having lived there her whole life), she is loving the chance to explore other parts of the country and is excited to see what Hawke's Bay has to offer- so far the beautiful weather, cool events, beaches and friendly people have her impressed.


Her particular interests lie with internal medicine and physiology, 'unpacking how things work and why they are the way they are'. One of her favourite parts of being in the veterinary industry is seeing and fostering the relationships between animals and their owners, and establishing long term working relationships with the clients she sees. Watching a new puppy or kitten settle into a new family and grow into a wonderful and much-loved pet is a real pleasure.  You will often find her sneaking a cuddle with one of the patients out back and firmly believes that kitten cuddles make everything better.

Chloe started with us in January 2018 and has embraced the culture and ethics of our very busy Practice.

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