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
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

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.