At Tasman Street Vet Centre, Dr Eve McAuliffe, Dr Charlotte O'Leary, Dr Nicole Sims and our team are here to help you to maintain your pet in the best possible health throughout his or her life. When things go wrong we work hard to get a fast diagnosis (we find out what is wrong) and prognosis (we tell you how serious the problem is). Then we work with you to draw up the best treatment plan possible for your pet. We respect that clients have different philosophies on pet care and different resources at their disposal. You’ll never find us being judgemental, we provide the skills and information and work with you to make the best decisions possible for your pet. We can do all this because we have knowledge, experience and, importantly, we understand you and your pet. 

Meet Our Team
Dr Eve McAuliffe
Lead Vet
  • BVSc 

I graduated from Massey University in 2010. I spent 18 months in the sunny Bay of Plenty before moving back to Wellington in 2012. I enjoy being able to have a lot of variety in work, and seeing medical and surgical cases. Outside of work I love making the most of what Wellington has to offer, particularly the abundance of great restaurants and cafes! I share two cats with my partner.

Dr Charlotte O`Leary
  • BVSc

Since graduating from Massey University in 2004 I have worked as a companion animal veterinarian mainly in Wellington, as well as a few years in the UK. I am passionate about pets and especially interested in feline medicine and soft tissue surgery. I joined the team at Tasman St in 2013 and really enjoy working with the wonderful clients and pets I meet every day. It is such a rewarding job and I love the fact that I am constantly learning. In my spare time I enjoy walking, skiing and taking our 3 boys on camping holidays. .

Dr Nicole Sims
  • BVSc

I graduated from Massey University at the end of 2016. I first worked in Auckland at a companion animal practice for just under two years before deciding to move back home and join the Tasman Street Vet Centre team in October 2018. I enjoy working with companion animals and being able to positively impact the lives of people and their pets is so special. A lot of my free time is spent riding and looking after my horse who I have had for over 10 years now, he is a big part of my life! I also enjoy getting out and about in the city and relaxing at home with my partner and my cat. I look forward to meeting you all and your special little furry friends!

Practice Manager
  • DipVN

Originally from a lifestyle block in Hawkes Bay, I studied at The Universe College of Learning (UCOL) in Palmerston North and completed my Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. I then moved to Wellington to further my career. Since moving I have worked in two clinics as a Senior and Head Veterinary Nurse, which has led me to be Tasman Street Vet Centre’s new Practice Manager. When not at work, I enjoy exercising with my dog, Rufus, and relaxing with my two cats, Bow and Sprocket. I also enjoy sewing, creating wearable arts, training trapeze and have a keen interest in classic cars. I can't wait to meet you and your fur-baby the next time you visit us!

Vet Technician
  • BVTech
  • BZool

I completed my Bachelor Degree in Vet Technology at Massey University in 2016 and continued on to complete my Zoology degree in 2017, which is something I’m extremely passionate about. I’ve worked for 2 years as a pharmacy technician in Singapore before deciding to do a career switch to veterinary care in 2013. I like working with cats, dogs, pocket pets and reptiles. I have a 6 year old rabbit named Sunshine who loves to show off her ninja skills whenever she can. She would do absolutely anything for food and loves doing binkies around the house when she is extremely happy. Outside of work, I like to go on treks, like to dance and usually like to end my day with a good book.

Vet Nurse
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • M.A.

I graduated from Otago Polytechnic with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2007, and am a listed veterinary nurse under the New Zealand Veterinary Nurse Association register. I was an executive committee member of the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association for two years and have been the editor of the New Zealand Veterinary Nurse journal since 2015. 

I graduated with a Master of Arts in 2012 (majoring in sculpture) and teach art classes in Wellington and Auckland. I have a sassy cat called Cece who is my studio assistant, and sometimes she travels to Auckland where she spends time with her cat friend and ex-neighbour Django.

Trainee Vet Nurse

I joined the team here at Tasman St Vet Centre in May 2018. I have come from working in office administration in both the private and government sector, but my passion and love for animals has brought me to where I am today. I am currently studying towards my Diploma of Veterinary Nursing at Otago Polytechnic. I love being able to come to work and feel like I am contributing to helping all the animals and clients that we see come in. On my days off, along with getting my study done, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and of course my cat, going to the gym, chilling out and enjoying some coffee!

Cattery Manager
  • BA (Creative Technologies)

After working at a smaller cattery in Wellington, I came to the Tasman St Vet Centre to manage the cattery. I adore working so closely alongside cats and getting to know all of the big feline personalities of Wellington. I have a Bachelor in Creative Technologies and cats will often inspire my artwork which I create in my free time.