Meet our Pet Animal Team

Pet Animal Veterinarians

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Peter Twine, B Phil, BVSc (Dist)

Director/Pet Animal Veterinarian

Peter Twine is the clinic manager and focuses on small animal medicine and surgery. He has been with Cambridge Vets since 1978 and has a passion for wine and good food.

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Janine Devaney, BVSc (Dist)

Pet Animal Veterinarian

Janine is a born and bred Waikato lass raised on a Morrinsville dairy farm. She graduated from Massey University in 1999 and has worked in several veterinary clinics around the North Island as well as working in England for 5 years before she joined Cambridge Vets in 2009. While Janine’s dream job would have been as David Attenborough’s assistant, for now she is passionate about providing quality care for our clients and their furry friends, particularly those of the feline persuasion.

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Edith Hollows, BVSc

Pet Animal Veterinarian

Edith joined the team at Cambridge Vets in mid 2013. She has arrived with family in tow from Rotorua and is enjoying the small town life that Cambridge has to offer. Edith has worked solely with companion animals throughout the last 13 years and loves meeting new people and their pets.

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Sarah Lee, BVSc, MACVSc (Path)

Pet Animal Veterinarian

Sarah Lee has rejoined our small animal team, after spending about five years away, growing a family and enjoying her OE in England. Her main interest is pathology, and we are lucky to have someone who is a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. In addition to her 3 boys, she also has a foxy and an old cat! You can see Sarah in the clinic on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Helen O'Neill, BVSc

Pet Animal Veterinarian

Helen joined our team after moving her family from Auckland to Cambridge for a change in lifestyle.  Helen has also worked in Sydney and the UK and has interests in cardiology and ultrasound but enjoys seeing all small animals.  Helen has 2 children, a dog, 3 cats and a blue tongued lizard.  Outside of work she enjoys mountain biking and exploring the local area with her family.  Helen is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the clinic.

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Koen Elze, DVM

Pet Animal Veterinarian

Koen is from The Netherlands and graduated in 2007 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Utrecht University in The Netherlands, with special interest in companion animals. He started working fulltime in several clinics throughout the years after graduating. His special interests are surgery, orthopaedics and dental surgery. He joined our team after moving to New Zealand in January 2020 with his wife and three children to experience the “kiwi life”. He loves taking his family outdoors on weekends and in his free time he also plays the guitar.

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Toni Forster,

Pet Animal Veterinarian

Toni is our new weekend Veterinarian, she works every Saturday, and 3 out of 4 Sundays. 

Pet Animal Nurses

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Emma Lord

Head Veterinary Nurse

Emma was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and came to New Zealand at the age of 15. Emma decided to pursue veterinary nursing after working with horses for about 6 years, gaining her qualification in 2003. She has been working for Cambridge Vet Services since 2004 and has a particular interest in animal grooming and general horse activities.

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Megan Brewster

Pet Animal Nurse

Megan grew up with a farming background, surrounded by a wide range of animals and work in the veterinary industry was always her dream. Studying at Waikato Polytechnic during 1998 and completing work experience with the Cambridge Vets team, she gained her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing and joined Cambridge Vets in 1999. A love for canine behaviour has lead Megan to always be involved with the running of our Puppy Pre-School classes. Megan also enjoys working with neonates and our feathered friends.

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Andrea Longley

Pet Animal Nurse

Andrea was born in Lower Hutt and has lived in various locations before moving to the Waikato in 2010. She has been working with animals since she was 18, when she gained her qualification and has worked for the SPCA and as a veterinary nurse in various veterinary clinics before starting work with Cambridge Vet Services in 2011. Andrea has a particular interest in surgical cases and intensive care.

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Jess Halse

Pet Animal Nurse

Jess is originally a farm girl from Hawkes Bay. She graduated with a certificate in vet nursing in 2008. She has worked in a variety of different clinics including a referral orthopaedic/dentistry clinic in Auckland. Jess moved to the Waikato 2 years ago to be closer to her partner Ethan and friends. Jess’s special interests are Orthopaedic surgeries and radiography. She has a beautiful old hunter way cross dog called Rouse.

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Janine Pembrooke

Pet Animal Nurse

Originally from South Africa, Janine and her hubby moved to NZ for the good life three years ago and after checking out a few different towns, they have settled in Cambridge. Janine has been a vet nurse for 8 years and has developed a passion for birds after working with a multitude of different species in a clinic that managed patients from local sanctuaries and marine parks. Some of the birds she has handled are penguins, cranes, storks, vultures and eagles. She has also worked with and hand-reared bats. She is multi-talented and loves to learn so her latest course is training to be an equine body worker which incorporates massage and other complimentary therapies for horses, which are another species she has an affinity for. Janine works at the clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Jen Kuiumdjian

Pet Animal Nurse

Jen K studied Vet Nursing in Napier then packed up her life and moved to the Waikato to begin work in the thoroughbred industry. After 10 years working in various Waikato stud farms and racing stables, Jen took an OE and worked a breeding season on a stud farm in Ireland. She returned to NZ and began a job as an equine vet nurse in Matamata. After two and a half years, Jen took time out to have her daughter, Devon, and was thinking about returning to nursing when the opportunity came up to join our team.  Always up for a new challenge, Jen has slotted easily into a small nursing role and enjoys the variety of work and different animals that come into the clinic.

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Cindy Paton

Behaviour; advice and training

Cindy was born in Wanganui and grew up on a dry stock farm in Mangaweka. An interest in horses led Cindy to working around the Cambridge area with thoroughbreds. A change in career saw Cindy being employed at Cambridge Vet Services where she has been since 1996, gaining her qualification in 1997. Cindy has a particular interest in small animal dentistry and animal behaviour, particularly canine behaviour and Puppy Pre-School.

Puppy Pre-School

Office and Reception Staff

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