The Staff

Dr Andrew Newington BVSc MANZCVS

After graduating from Massey University, Andrew spent 3 years working in a mixed animal practice in the Waikato before heading off to the UK for 4 1/2 years.  While there he worked in a range of Veterinary Practices from the James Herriot style country practice to a very busy small animal practice in London. From 1996 to 2014 he owned and operated Unitec Veterinary Hospital on the Unitec campus.  

In 2014 he moved the practice to larger premises, amalgamating with St Lukes Vet Clinic to form  St Lukes Veterinary Centre.  In 1999 he sat and passed post graduate exams in small animal surgery to become a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. He has continued to enjoy his strong interest in veterinary surgery in our modern surgical theatre.  When not working he will be either on his farm in Clevedon or out training for his next Ironman race

Dr Peter McQueen BVSc (dist)

After graduating from Massey University, Peter worked in dairy practice in the Waikato for 7 years.  After spending 3 years in the UK working in companion animal practice , he returned to Auckland where he has worked in private practice and the SPCA.  In 2016 he joined St Lukes Veterinary Centre full time.  When he's not at work he enjoys a few games of squash.

Dr Helen Roberts BVSc

After graduating from Massey University at the end of 2016, Helen moved to her home town Christchurch to work in a rural practice in as a small animal veterinarian. The draw of big city life saw Helen move to Auckland at the beginning of 2018 to join the team at St Luke's Vet Centre. Helen has a special interest in medicine but is also enjoying learning more about surgery from the senior vets in the practice. Outside of work Helen keeps busy through hobbies of sewing, photography, art and is looking forward to completing her first half marathon in the near future.

Angela Clark DVN

Angela began working at St Luke's Veterinary Clinic in 2008 and enjoyed it so much she didn't have to think twice when the opportunity arose to become part of the new St Lukes Veterinary Centre when they amalgamated with Andrew and the former Unitec team in 2014.
 In her spare time she enjoys getting dirty in her garden assisted by her naughty tortishell cat, reading and hot-rodding with her partner in their Model A.

Nikki Parkinson CVN

Nikki has worked for St Lukes Vet for over ten years, initially full time and then when the family came along part time.  She moved to the new clinic in 2014 and works Mondays and Tuesdays and some Saturdays

Ellesha Boot DVN

Ellesha originally studied and qualified as a human nurse, but decided she preferred working with the fluffy and cuddly more.  She completed her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in 2014 from Unitec. She has been working at the St Lukes Veterinary Centre since it opened in November 2014 making the move from the old St Lukes practice.

Her hobbies outside of work include walking her hyperactive Border Collie and coddling her cat who probably resents all the attention.  She is also an avid reader who runs her own book review blog

Madison Hendriks BVet Tech

Veterinary Nurse

After spending a year in the USA working at a large veterinary hospital , Madison has returned home to Auckland and joined our team at the beginning of 2018

Renee  Saward DVN

Veterinary Nurse