Meet our team
Dr Eve Falconer
  • BVSc

Eve Falconer is the Senior Vet at Pet Doctors Thorndon. She graduated from Massey University in 2001 with Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Distinction . She has worked for Pet Doctors since 2005, coming back part time after having her 2 sons. Being a huge animal lover all her life she has managed to accumulate quite the menagerie at home, she now has 1 dog ( Bruce - pictured ), a cat, 2 rabbits and 7 chooks.

Lucky for her, she has an understanding animal lover for a husband and a big section!

Dr Tracy Jones
  • BVSc

Dr Tracy Jones graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2006 and joined the Pet Doctors team later that year.

She has a special interest in behaviour and wellness medicine, and takes great pride in the strong veterinarian-client-patient relationships forged at our clinic.
Tracy lives with her partner, daughter and two sons, as well as Jedda the Staffy and Zoe the Bichon Poodle cross. They also have quite the herd of guinea pigs taking over the back garden.

Tracy is currently on maternity leave until August 2022.

Dr Eve McAuliffe
  • BVSc

Eve McAuliffe graduated from Massey University in 2010. She has been with the Pet Doctors team since November 2020, after initially working as a locum veterinarian for the clinic.

Eve is interested in preventative health care, dentistry and enjoys working through complicated medical cases. She is currently working towards getting her Masters in Veterinary Medicine. She lives in the Eastern suburbs with her fiancé and 2 cats. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and sampling all the great food and wine New Zealand has on offer.

Dr Nicole Sims

Growing up on a lifestyle block in Pauatahanui started my love for animals at a young age and led me into this industry. I graduated from Massey University at the end of 2016 and first worked in Auckland before deciding to move back home to Wellington in late 2018. I had been working at Tasman Street Vet Centre before joining the Pet Doctors Thorndon team.

I really enjoy working with animals, and being able to positively impact the lives of people and their pets is so special. Every day is different which always keeps you on your toes!

In my free time I enjoy getting out for walks around our city, catching up with friends and family, and chilling out with my husband and cat at home.

I look forward to meeting you all and your special little furry friends

Practice Manager & Veterinary Nurse
  • Dip VN

Growing up on a farm in the Wairarapa fuelled my passion for working with animals from a very young age.
There were many rescue attempts of orphaned lambs, birds and abandoned turkey's eggs with varying degrees of success.
I have been working in the veterinary industry since graduating from Massey University with my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2000.
I joined the Pet Doctors Thorndon team in 2012 after having my daughter and took over as Practice manager in 2019.
I am lucky to work with such a great team and I love getting to know all our clients and their pets.
I have always had pets and I currently share my house with 2 cats, 1 dog, a mouse, my daughter and my partner.

Veterinary Nurse
  • DVN
  • CVN (UCOL)

Anna has been working in the veterinary industry since 2016 and joined the Pet Doctors Thorndon team in September 2019.

Anna is passionate about providing the highest quality patient care, and has a keen interest in anaesthesia, medical nursing and emergency medicine. She loves getting to know her clients and patients, so is very much looking forward to meeting you all.

Anna lives in the northern suburbs with her husband, daughter, a cat named Gary, and Preston the pug. In her spare time, she likes eating Parmesan cheese from the packet, travel, outdoor adventures, and naps.

Anna is currently on maternity leave until September 2022.

Veterinary Nurse
  • BVN

Lia (pictured with her dog-nephew, Nash) has joined the team as an animal care attendant in 2018, before joining the nursing team in 2020 while completing her Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing.

She is a fan of the weird and wonderful - having lived with pet birds, rabbits, frogs, rats and turtles as well as cats and dogs.

She likes getting to know each patient individually so she can provide the best care possible for them and her life goal is to have worked with as many species as possible – elephants and kakapo have been some of the highlights!

Locum Veterinary Nurse
  • BVetTech

Sam graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology in 2017.
Sam has been working in the veterinary industry since 2016 and joined the Pet Doctors Thorndon team in March 2020. Sam enjoys the diverse role of a vet nurse, especially nurse consultations, dentistry and anaesthesia.

Outside of work, Sam enjoys long walks on Petone beach with Roo, her Great Dane X, who is a great swimmer and stick enthusiast.


I love building relationships with people and their pets and can’t wait to get to know all of Pet Doctors wonderful clients! A self-confessed chocoholic with a tendency to fill my home with all types of animals (sorry to my very lovely, tolerant partner!)- our current zoo is of 3, soon to be 4, dogs (a husky mix, a pug, an English bulldog and very shortly another pug) and 2 cats (Persians). I am obsessed with brachy animals, if you couldn’t tell! I’ve owned chickens, birds, fish, and rats. Next on my list is a Flemish giant rabbit, so watch this space…

Animal Care Attendant

Kaukau is currently studying to gain her diploma in veterinary nursing. Once achieved, she would like to continue to gain her bachelors in the subject.

Kaukau joined the Pet Doctors teams in April of 2021 as an animal care attendant and loves taking care of all the cattery cats that come to stay with us ! Her favourite nursing subjects are medical and emergency nursing.

In her spare time, Kaukau loves baking and food photography. She recently has adopted a rescue kitten with her partner, which they have named Lily but Kaukau has grown up with a variety of animals with a strong love for all of them.

Carmen Charlett-Green
Veterinary Nurse
  • DVN

Carmen is a Diploma Qualified Vet Nurse who has a love for all animals. She has lived all of her life with a variety of animals (chickens, budgies, parrots, cats and rabbits) and has a particular love and interest in birds.

She has recently moved from Auckland where she left a very old and sassy chicken called Grace as well as a teenage duckling called Chugs (a combination of cuddles and hugs).

She enjoys all aspects of being a nurse especially getting involved with surgeries and seeing pets going home to their owners happy and healthy.

During her spare time she enjoys getting outdoors with her family and loves a run around on the hockey turf.