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Kristina Mackenzie



After spending the previous two years travelling and working abroad, Kristina completed her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. She embarked on her professional journey at Vetspecs, a small animal specialist, where she started as a new graduate Veterinary Nurse that same year.


In 2021, when Vetspecs closed its doors, Kristina found a new home at Animal Orthopaedics Christchurch. She wholeheartedly embraced her role in the caring, kind and hardworking team, thoroughly enjoying the experience.


With a deep passion for her patients and their owners, Kristina strives to always provide gold-standard care. Her dedication to learning is evident as she cherishes the opportunity to encounter new challenges and experiences each day.


Beyond veterinary nursing, Kristina has a love for exploring the outdoors, travelling, savouring good food and wine and spending quality time with family and friends.

At home, Kristina lives with he
r husband Mark, and fur kids River and Onyx. River is a Staffy Cross and Onyx is a long-haired moggy who found his forever home after being dropped off at Kristina's previous workplace with many broken bones.

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