Mornington Veterinary Centre 03 453 0699 After-hours/Emergency Phone: 03 453 0699

Meet Our Team

John Keenan  BVSc
Practice Owner

Graduated from MASSEY UNIVERSITY 1977

John has many years of experience as a Veterinarian, he and his wife have a very busy home with three teenagers and four birman cats.

Tony Malthus  BVSc
Practice Owner

Graduated MASSEY UNIVERSITY 1980 and has been with the practice since 1985. Tony's special interests are internal medicine and treating wildlife for the Department of Conservation.  In 2009 Tony won the Otago Conservation award.

Interests trout fishing,golf and gardening

Jessica Payne  BVSc
Veterinarian

Graduated from Massey 2015 with BVSc

Alayne  Alayne has been with Keenan and Malthus working as a veterinary Nurse for over 20 years
Veterinary Nurse

Pictured is Alayne's beloved dog Ivy who spends alot of her days at the clinic keeping us company and being our Xray model girl.

Phoebe  Phoebe Graduated with her certificate from Otago Polytech Veterinary Nursing 2011
Graduated with her Diploma from Otago Polytech Veterinary Nursing 2016 Registered Vet Nurse 2016

Head Nurse

Phoebe is our surgical nurse who has a passion for orthopaedics; dental health and making sure her patients are well cared for. Phoebe lives with her husband and two boisterous dogs Nelly and Nevis and lovely cat Ned.

Phoebe hopes to complete a diploma in canine rehabilitation in the future.

Rebecca  Rebecca completed her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2016 and Completed her Certificate in Vet Nursing in 2014
Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca is our floater nurse and works between both of our Clinics.  She is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and completed and Graduated with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Otago polytechnic in 2017.

Katie  Graduated with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing 2010 and a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing 2012

Katie lives with her young son Jacob and her 3 rabbits, 1 cat and 7 goldfish.  She has completed a Certificate of Veterinary Nursing 2010 and a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing 2012.  Pictured  is two of the Bunny family Violet and Yoda.

Rachel  Graduated from Otago Polytech Veterinary Nursing Certificate 1995
Veterinary Nurse

Rachel started working for Keenan and Malthus in 1995 as a newly graduated Nurse and worked through to 2001 then had a family break and came back to the St Kilda Clinic in 2010 as a part time Receptionist/ Nurse.  She has now taken on a full time Nursing position at the St Kilda Clinic.  

She has 2 cats and 2 children (boys) and she is spends her spare time enjoying Music and mountain biking.

Jennie  Graduated from Otago Polytech with a certificate in Veterinary Nursing 2001

Jenny has many years of experience within the practice as a Veterinary Nurse and is one of the first faces you will see when you come into St Kilda Veterinary Clinic. 

Carolyn Forde  Certificate in Business Administration and Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
Office Administrator

Carolyn was employed by Keenan and Malthus as a Veterinary nurse nearly 10 years ago.  She had some time off to have her family a Boy called Jack and a girl called Aria and has now returned to the Mornington Vet Centre in the role of Office Administrator.  

Jack Roche  Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

Jack has come all the way from Ireland to work and experience life in New Zealand he graduated from the University College Dublin in 2016 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.

Michelle Lee  Bachelor of Veterinary Science 2016

Michelle graduated from vet school in 2016 and joined the team in 2017. In her free time she enjoys playing music especially piano and guitar and does a bit of hip hop dancing. Her pride and joy is her 5-year-old tabby cat Cookie.