Meet the team
Our vet is a member of the New Zealand Veterinary Association,
Companion Animal Society, Post Graduate Foundation in Sydney,
member of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and a
member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology.
DR ZORAN DAKIC BVSc, MACVSc Veterinarian, Owner
Zoran graduated from the Veterinary Faculty, University of
Zagreb, Croatia. He and his wife arrived in NZ in 1996, and
Zoran passed his NZ Registration Exam in 1998. In 1999,
together with wife Suncica, founded the West Coast
Veterinary Clinic. Since then he has completed Continuing
Education Courses in Oncology & Ophthamology provided
by Massey University, and the Post Graduate Course in
Small Animal Medicine offered by the University of Sydney.
In 2006 he passed his exam for Membership of the
Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal
Medicine and in 2008 he achieved a certificate in Small
Animal Dermatology offered by the University of Sydney. Zoran is currently working towards obtaining a Master's degree in Veterinary Dermatology with Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. In July 2012 Zoran met the requirements to become a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology.
Practice Manager, Owner
Suncica's interest in business management and the pet
industry along with her love and passion for animals has led
her to become the cornerstone of the smooth running of our
clinic. She has attended courses in "Behavioural Problems
in Cats" and "Nutritional Management".
Nicole Vaughan is a qualified veterinary nurse. She obtained her Diploma of Veterinary Nursing through Unitec .
We are pleased to welcome her as she begins work as our valued nurse in October 2013.
Her job consists of preparing the theatre and patients for surgery, managing anaesthesia and post-operative recovery. As well as this she cares for hospitalised patients, including management of pain relief, feeding, fluid therapy and follow up of discharged patients. She also has her role as receptionist.
She will provide home comforts to every patient in our hospital.