Graduate profiles

Veterinary Science

Kerri Morgan, Wildlife veterinarian

Saving kiwi and other creatures from the brink of extinction is just part of everyday life for Kerri Morgan at Wildbase, Massey’s wildlife health centre.

EMMA CUTTANCE CLINICAL VETERINARIAN

"The vet degree is for animals but it is people orientated job and you need to work just as hard at these skills as you do the technical skills. I had a job sorted by Easter in my final year at Veterinary Enterprises as a clinical veterinarian and I have worked there for six years." 

RUTHIE HENCHMAN
VETERINARY TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR FOR THE MINISTRY OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

One of the greatest things about the vet degree is the flexibility – there are so many more options than working in a clinic.

KATE GRIFFITHS 
LECTURER IN PASTORAL LIVESTOCK HEALTH

The best thing about studying vet at Massey is the focus on transferable skills such as problem solving and communication. 

Jamie Lange, US

I’ve been given unique opportunities and worked with a variety of species; from llamas to the iconic kiwi bird.

The past five years at vet school have been the greatest adventure of my life.

Christie Balcomb, US

After completing my undergraduate degree at California Polytechnic University, I chose to study at Massey because I had spent time in New Zealand during my animal science degree and loved it so much I had to come back.

Magdeline Soo, CLINICAL VETERINARIAN

"Studying to be a veterinarian was fulfilling a childhood dream; I always have had a bond with animals growing up and I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian since I bottle-fed a lamb at a farm show in Christchurch when I was 7 years old :)"

Pathma Gurusamy

PATHMA GURUSAMY, US

"Once you have graduated from a vet school as internationally acclaimed as Massey, you can pretty much go anywhere. The world is indeed your oyster."

Ren Garcia, US

Raised on the outskirts of the Florida Everglades I always had a passion for animal conservation. My lifelong goal to become a veterinarian led me on the journey of a lifetime, to Massey University vet school in New Zealand.


Veterinary Technology

Sam Tennent
Farm Solutions Manager, LIC

The Bachelor of Veterinary Technology provided the perfect combination of veterinary science knowledge, clinical experience, and management preparation that I needed.

Peta Rossiter, Veterinary Technician

“The awesome thing about the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology is the vast range of career paths I can now choose from. I am qualified to work hands-on with both small and large animals and have lab skills that provide a foundation for work in various roles within the animal research sector."

KATE LEVERIDGE
EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST

The best things about Massey vet school are the inspiring lecturers and the exposure to high animal caseloads through the vet teaching hospital. 

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