After-hours/Emergency Phone: 07 573 7606

07 573 7606

Te Puke Veterinary Centre Ltd


Kate Gloyn BVSc
Practice Manager

Kate joined Te Puke vets in August, having moved over from the Waikato where she was managing 5 regional clinics for VetEnt, a nationwide vet business.

Kate is a large animal veterinarian who did her work experience as a student at TPVC many years ago and is excited to be back in the district. She will largely be based in the clinic  managing the staff and business but you may see her out and about on farm in the future as well. Kate is available to chat to for any questions or needs you may have, so feel free to come say hi when you are next in the clinic!

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. 

Glenda Avery
Receptionist National Certificate in Vet Nursing

Glenda started at Te Puke Vet Centre in 2009, after completing her Vet Nursing Certificate at the Bay of Plenty Polytech. Before that Glenda lived for many years in the Far North, where she raised her family and worked in the window fashion industry.

Glenda loves working with animals and especially enjoys reception where she has contact with pet owners as well. In her spare time she likes to travel and when she is not pet sitting, she enjoys working in her own garden and hanging out with her grandkids.

Kendra Munkedal