Welcome to Venture Vets
Warm hearts for cold noses.
Premium veterinary care for your pet and you.
- A Special Place -
We exist purely because we want to provide a high level of care that you won't find anywhere else.
We hand-pick only the very best. Other workplaces have teams. We are a family.
ANNA STEPHENSON BVSc / PRINCIPAL VETERINARIAN
Anna has a life-long passion for animal well-being and like many of her team shares her home with many creatures - livestock, ponies, cats and dogs to name a few. Anna studied at Massey University, graduating in 1995 to go on to work as a veterinarian in practices in and around the Horowhenua. Anna then spent time as a Vet in the UK and before returning to New Zealand and the region.
Before opening Venture Vets in November 2018, Anna was one of the senior veterinarians at HUHA’s Stokes Valley clinic gaining direct insight into the valuable and rewarding work the charity performs on an on-going basis. Anna has returned to Levin to offer a boutique family clinic where you can bring your treasured pets.
TORLENA / VETERINARY NURSE
I have worked as a veterinary nurse in the Horowhenua region since graduating from UCOL in 2001 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. I’ve worked alongside Anna and Lynda since starting my career. I love coming to work because it’s my life’s passion is to care for animals and educate people to care properly for theirs.
LYNDA / VETERINARY NURSE
I came from a farming background in Taihape where I discovered my passion and love for animals. I have been a veterinary nurse for over 30 years. During my career I have had the opportunity work with exotic species at Wellington Zoo, MAF and DOC. I’ve been in the Horowhenua area since 1999, working alongside both Anna and Torlena and continue to enjoy every aspect of my nursing role.
CHARLOTTE / RECEPTION
Hi, I’m one half of the amazing reception team here at Venture Vets. Before Joining the clinic I spent 4 years in a café manager role. When the opportunity arose to join the team at Venture Vets I jumped at the chance. Combining my passion for customer service and working around animals all day makes the job even more rewarding. Working alongside the rest of our amazing team and the bright and positive atmosphere in the clinic makes every day fun. We look forward to welcoming you and your fur babies soon.
HELEN / RECEPTION
I’m the other half of the fabulous reception team here at Venture Vets. From a young age I had wanted to work in a veterinary clinic as I had such a strong love and passion for animals. I have always worked in customer service roles and prior to joining I worked alongside Anna and Torlena in another busy local veterinary practice. When the opportunity was presented to me to work with the ladies again, along with Lynda and Charlotte, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I love working with my Venture Vets family.