Meet our team
Dr Allen Yang
Lead Veterinarian
  • BVSc

Allen graduated from Massey University in 2010. After working at Wellington SPCA for 4 years, Allen made the move back to his home town of Auckland to begin work as an exotic pet veterinarian.

While Allen mainly focuses on tending to our exotic patients, he still likes to see the occasional cat and dog which always brings back good memories of the SPCA days.

Outside of work, Allen can be found at the gym, playing basketball, eating (a lot) and chasing after his 1 year old son!

Dr Taryn Hutt

Taryn graduated from Massey University in 2011 and has been working and living in Auckland as a companion animal veterinarian ever since. She has always had a huge interest in Avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery, so joining the team in December 2020 was a dream come true. While she loves avian and exotic animal medicine, she still enjoys some feline and canine medicine, particularly dentistry and soft tissue surgery.

Nothing beats a good kitty snuggle. In her free time Taryn enjoys rescuing baby birds, breeding show budgies, and doing arts and crafts. She has a large animal family comprising of Juno the dog, Max the cat, Bennee the sparrow, Pete the pigeon, an aviary of show budgies, 2 rescued turtles and some rescued pigeons and doves.

Codee D
Team Leader
  • DVN

Codee worked for a couple of years in veterinary clinics across Auckland before joining the Pet Doctors team in 2018. Starting out at the Mt Eden branch, she now works with us at Pet Doctors St Lukes.

She has a special interest in cat-friendly handling in order to reduce stress while in an unfamiliar place.

Outside of work Codee can be found weightlifting, practicing yoga, traveling or just hanging out with her sassy cat Bernadette (Bernie for short)!

Rebecca C
Head Veterinary Nurse
  • DVN

Rebecca (or "Becca" as you'll probably hear us call her) joined us in 2019 after making the move from Dunedin. She worked in companion animal clinics for a number of years before moving over the world of exotic pets.

Rebecca has a special interest in wildlife and enjoys the variety of working in our very mixed practice. She especially loves all of the baby birds we often look after in the spring, even hand raising a few Silvereye chicks this season.

When not at work, Becca enjoys trail walks and exploring the great outdoors.

Teri A
Veterinary Nurse
  • DVN

Teri is a new addition to the clinic that you may have already seen around. She has joined us from a specialist emergency clinic and is very excited for the busy general practice life. She has been loving learning about proper exotic care and putting it into practice. She is all about holistic care and providing for your pets in all ways. In her spare time she likes going to markets and spending time with her friends.

Jimena MN
Vet Nurse

Jimena joined our nursing team in 2020 after moving to New Zealand in 2019 from Argentina, where she studied her Veterinary Medicine Degree and worked as a veterinarian with a focus on exotic pets.

Jimena has a strong passion for exotic animals, ranging from pets, to wildlife to zoo animals such as big cats!

In her free time Jimena likes to keep active, read books, travel & meet new people, try new food and enjoy the outdoors.

Kahu B
Veterinary Nurse Assistant
  • CAT

After a number of years of working in another career, Kahu returned to her original passion of working with animals last year. She joined the team in Dec 2020 at the end of her first year studying towards being a vet nurse.

She has a strong interest in wildlife conservation and learning more about providing a fear free and comfortable environment for our patients.
When not at work or studying you can find Kahu reading, out in the forest photographing birds or frequenting anywhere that provides a good cup of coffee.

Allanah B
Client Relations

Allanah joined the team after spending a number of years working in the animal care industry, at pet stores and working with the beautiful dogs of the Blind Foundation Guide Dog program.

Throughout her life Allanah owned almost all of the pets we see here at the clinic, from cats and dogs, rabbit and guinea pigs, rats and mice, beardies and geckos, to fish and even hamsters when she lived overseas!

Outside of work Allanah enjoys spending time with her labradors Hettie and Loma, cat Lizzie, and rabbits May and Augustus. She also enjoys reading and raising guide dog puppies!

Bronte S
Client Relations

Bronte moved to NZ from the UK, And before joining the Pet Doctors Team in 2021, she spent a number of years travelling the other side of the world and volunteering in different places including animal shelters in Europe.
She has an interest in nature conservation and has a special place in her heart for all animals big and small.
In her free time you will find her in the great outdoors, fulfilling her passion for photography or reading a good book.

Harriette M
Animal Care Assistant
Briar S
Animal Care Assistant

Always wanting to work with animals Briar made the shift from the Banking world and is in the process of studying to become a veterinary nurse to continue her journey with animals.
If she could she would bring any animal possible home with her. As she is keen on learning she can’t wait to experience growing her knowledge with all animals, whether they’re small or large.
In her spare time you can find her with a nose in a book while cuddling Gerald her attention loving cat , taking her small chewbacca looking dog for a hike or covered in paint from a new art project.