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Welcoming Dr Phillipa Bagnall to the Halifax Vet team

We are pleased and proud as punch to be welcoming Dr Phillipa Bagnall to the Halifax Vet team.
Many of you will have already had the pleasure of making her acquaintance within our peachy walls so this post is a little tardy – like many of her shy, rare species, this fine example of Vettus Familiaris is terribly hard to coax into a ‘Sit’ for a photograph! ? (Captured here in her natural habitat by a vigilant Vet Nurse/Documentarian).
In a previous life Phillipa worked as a Vet Nurse in Australia then took the plunge and came back to NZ to go to vet school. Since her graduation in 2009 she has amassed a great amount of experience working in companion animal clinics in Auckland, Christchurch and Nelson, with a stint at an emergency clinic in Melbourne. Here Phillipa gained incredible skills in Emergency & Critical Care but found that she missed General Practice, especially the bonds developed with clients and their pets over the years.
Ever modest, Phillipa says she ‘quite likes dentistry and is pretty [very!] good at it’. She also enjoys soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine and oncology.
‘In reality though I actually enjoy all aspects of the job.
Halifax Vet has an amazing reputation, not just in Nelson but throughout NZ, of high quality veterinary care, looking after clients, patients and staff. I did work experience at HVC when I was training to be a vet nurse over 20 years ago and it has been a dream to work here ever since.’
If you see Phillipa at Halifax, please be sure to give her a big, friendly Halifax welcome. We are so chuffed to welcome Phillipa to our friendly, independent family ?

How is everyone doing out there in the #floods? Hope you are all keeping warm and dry like Spud here. It’s been a bit touch and go here at the clinic, given our close proximity to the river, but so far we’ve been lucky and we remain dry and open for business as per usual! Thanks to the local veterinary community for offering to help us by sharing your spaces with us if we and our patients need it, we’re so touched. If anyone needs help with your pets or if there is anything we can do please do sing out. Love the close knit #community #spirit in these crazy times. We will keep you all posted, should anything change. Take care out there! #dogsofinstagram


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