After-hours/Emergency Phone: 07 573 7606

07 573 7606

Te Puke Veterinary Centre Ltd


Steve Woolly BVSc
Practice Manager

Steve started at Te Puke Vets after graduating from Massey in 1981. Starting off as a mixed animal vet, he has over time developed more of a focus towards the production animal side of the practice. He is one of the founding partners of the clinic, and has been the Practice Manager for the last 15 years. Regularly seen giving advice over the counter in the clinic, he does get out on farm and do real work when its busy. 

Outside of work Steve is keen on the outdoors, getting involved with conservation, water skiing, fishing, tramping, and off road biking.

Elena Thompson
Office Manager

Elena has been at Te Puke Vets since 2004 and enjoys the pace and variety of her job. Always busy Elena is the go to person of the practice.

Away from work Elena enjoys the country life and a spot of trout fishing with husband Craig. On occasion she can found doing a bit of relief milking for her son but doesn't plan on making it a career!

Mary Van Gog
Trading Manager / Receptionist

Mary started work here in June 1997, and really enjoys client contact and going that extra mile to help customers with their purchasing decisions. Mary is also the "Camp Mother" for all the staff at Te Puke Vets.

Mary and her husband Harry have previously owned a dairy farm and a dry stock farm doing heifer grazing. Outside of work, Mary enjoys going for trips away in the caravan and catching up with the children and grandchildren.

Delwyn Buckton

Delwyn describes herself as a country girl living in paradise! She started work at Te Puke Vets in 2011 and loves the variety that each day brings. Delwyn also really enjoys letting loose her creative side and making up the displays.

At home Delwyn is kept busy with 2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 kids (human kind) and developing her and her husband Matts kiwifruit orchard and Orchard spreading business.

Tina Steedman

Tina started work here in November 2016 after buying a home in Te Puke with her husband Mike. Originally from the deep south, she spent 18 years on a sheep and beef farm helping over the busy lambing, docking and shearing time, followed by calf rearing and relief milking on a Southland dairy farm. 

Away from work Tina is a huge netball and rugby fan, loves gardening and experimenting in the kitchen.