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Chislaine Arends

Office Admin / Reception

Originally from the Netherlands Chislaine traveled to New Zealand on a working holiday visa in 2013 and never left. She has lived in different countries in Europe and Asia but New Zealand really feels like home. 


Chislaine has a BSc in Environmental Science (Marine and Coastal conservation) and a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. She has worked in marine conservation and research, education, pet nutrition, animal rescue, animal rehabilitation and veterinary nursing. Chislaine has always had a huge passion for animal welfare, rescue and education. 


Chislaine lives with her Kiwi partner Steve and their ex-pound pup Ranger, ex-stray cat Izzy and 6 rescue chooks. In her spare time she loves exploring the beautiful NZ outdoors and you will often find her on top of a mountain with Ranger the adventure dog.

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