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Our People

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As a team, we are focused on taking the preventative approach, combining our speciality skills and having a supportive network to service every area of the equine health spectrum.

 
 
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Katie Kindleysides BVSc
T: 
09 238 2471.  E: kkindleysides@fvs.co.nz
 

Katie grew up in rural northern England on a dairy farm where she learnt to ride native ponies. So after qualifying from Liverpool University in 2008, Katie started her working career in a busy equine referral hospital before moving to general equine practice in Yorkshire (England) where she remained until moving to New Zealand in March 2012.

Katie's clinical interests lie in medicine, dentistry and foal care, although she does enjoy the full range of challenges from all aspects of equine veterinary work.  By utilising specialist equipment Katie gets great satisfaction out of educating clients and improving their horse's welfare to make a serious difference.

 
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Kara Watson DVM
T: 
09 238 2471.  E: kwatson@fvs.co.nz
 

Kara was born and raised in Washington State (Northwest USA) and moved to New Zealand in 2004 after training in Equine Reproduction, travelling and completing her veterinary degree and special courses in Equine Reproduction and Equine Sports Medicine.  After time in Australia training in Equine Embryo Transfer, she decided to settle on a sheep and beef farm with her family.  Although she has an interest in sheep, beef and working dogs, her passion lies with equine.

She enjoys researching and keeping up-to-date with new technology and passing it on to clients where necessary, and utilising it in appropriate cases.