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Veterinary Specialist Referrals

Welcome to Totally Vets Veterinary Referral Services

Our Veterinary Specialists Nick Cave and Kat Crosse are based out of our Feilding clinic and are available for companion animal referrals from your primary vet clinic when a patient requires complex care or additional skills and equipment.

We require a referral from your veterinarian before taking on a case and will work alongside them to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.

Please use the forms below to request a referral. For further inquiries email: referrals@tvg.co.nz

Meet the Team

Nick Cave

Nick Cave

BVSc MVSc PhD MANZCVS DipACVN
Veterinary Medical Specialist

Nick graduated from Massey University in 1990 and worked in general practice until 1997 when he returned to Massey for a residency in small animal internal medicine, attained membership in the Australasian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination, and graduated with a Masters in Veterinary Science in 2000. In 2004 he moved to the University of California where he attained a PhD in nutrition and immunology. Nick completed a residency in small animal clinical nutrition, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition by examination in 2004. In late 2005, he returned to Massey to lecture in small animal medicine and nutrition and is now working at the Feilding clinic as Veterinary Medical Specialist.

Kat Crosse

Kat Crosse

MA VetMB MANZCVS DipECVS
Veterinary Medical Specialist

Kat graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2006 and after a couple of years in mixed practice, moved to NZ to pursue a surgical training. She qualified as a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016. She has a particular interest in airway disease and particularly the pathophysiology of brachycephalic dogs, but enjoys all aspects of soft tissue, orthopaedic and neurological surgery. After working in the hospital and teaching at Massey University, Kat joins Totally Vets as a specialist surgeon.

Aleysha Evens

Aleysha Evens

BVN
Veterinary Nurse

Aleysha was born in south Canterbury but grew up in the Netherlands. In 2022 she completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing qualification but had been working as a qualified nurse since 2019. Aleysha has a particular interest in surgery, anaesthesia, emergency and critical care. Hobbies outside of work include running, playing hockey, baking, doing puzzles, and spending time with her partner and family. She currently has two cats at home but will likely will end up with a lot more animals as she has a habit of picking up strays from work!

Natasha Kirk

Natasha Kirk

Dipl. in Veterinary Nursing
Veterinary Nurse

Natasha has worked for Totally Vets since 2014 and is our Nurse Team Leader. She is particularly passionate about pugs, chihuahuas and farm dogs.