Meet our team
Dr Maria Dunbar
Veterinarian

Maria grew up in California and practised there for about 6 years prior to relocating to Cambridge in 2016. She and her family relocated to Cambridge to be closer to her husband's family and for the adventure of living in this beautiful country. Maria looks forward to establishing a long term relationship with her clients and their pets.

Maria has two cats and a Great Dane (aptly named Tiny). In her spare time she enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her two kids

Claire
Team Leader & Veterinary Nurse
  • CVN

Claire holds a Certificate in Animal Care and Veterinary Assistance. She's been working in the Veterinary industry for more than 10 years and is now the Team Leader at Pet Doctors Hillcrest. Claire loves travelling in Europe and the UK; while at home she enjoys hiking and crossfit, as well as working in her garden. Claire is also a pet rescuer!

Jamie
Veterinary Nurse
  • DVN

Jamie has been working in the Veterinary Industry for more than 2 years now. She holds a Diploma in Vet Nursing Level 6 and a Certificate in Rural Handling and Conservation. Jamie's goal is to educate owners in any way she can, particularly behavioral issues and nutrition, and of course to help our furry friends ! She has 2 cats: an old boy named Fidget that she had when she was 11, and a little rescue girl named Marmite. Marmite was run over by a weed-wacker! Jamie is also a puppy class instructor and was a passionate cattery attendant for 18 months. Jamie loves to do Gymnastics and aero-acrobatics, reading and computer classes.

Rebekah
Veterinary Nurse

Before joining Pet Doctors Hillcrest, Rebekah worked at an emergency veterinary clinic in Auckland. She worked there for a year before deciding to move back home to Hamilton to be closer to family. Her favourite part about being a vet nurse is being able to watch an animal become its normal healthy self again after going through a huge ordeal. Rebekah has a special interest in physiotherapy and would love to expand on this.

Rebekah has a bird named Pearl who is a cockatiel. She has a lot of attitude and tells you all about how angry she is when you do something she doesn't like. Pearl goes crazy for all of her favourite treats!

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