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Emilie Mendez

Veterinarian (BVSc)


Highly motivated and enthusiastic veterinarian looking to continue pursuing a fulfilling career in small animal general practice, emergency medicine and surgery. By positively contributing towards the health and wellbeing of animals, growing trusting relationships with clients and devoting my efforts towards providing gold standard care wherever possible. Interested in a full time, part time or locum position. Also available for a trial work interview. 


Jan 2009Nov 2014

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Massey University

Palmerston North

Apr 2015Jan 2015

Registered with National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NAVLE)

Colorado State Registered

Passed Examination on April 21st 2015 

Previous employment

Dec 2017current 

Animal Emergency Centre

Emergency Veterinarian

Casual employment: Primarily emergency medicine based work.

March 2016Dec 2017

Animal Emergency Centre

Emergency Veterinarian

Full time: Primarily emergency medicine based work.

Apr 2015March 2016

Whangaparaoa Veterinary Centre


Full time: General practice veterinarian in a busy small animal practice.  Mix of medicine and surgical cases.  

Dec 2015Feb 2016

North Shore Afterhours Glenfield


Part time: General and emergency based medicine  and surgery. Primarily medicine based. 

Veterinary Interests

  • Providing the best standard of care for my patients. 
  • Forming client relationships through empathy, communication, trust and education. 
  • Forming strong  and long lasting interwork relationships.
  • Animal welfare in regards to brachycephalic syndrome, end of life care and quality of life, effective analgesia and management of chronic skin disease to name a few. 
  • Preventative medicine through senior checks, hip scoring and early supplementation for OA. 
  • Spay and Neuter programmes; SPAW, SPCA, local cat rescues (Cats n Care).
  • Behaviour; Low stress handling, improving patient veterinary experience and stay, pre adoption consults to provide guidance to future owners.
  • Management rolls, team building, improving staff moral, mental health. 
  • Improving soft tissue surgical skills.
  • Emergency medicine and surgery.
  • Ongoing education and knowledge sharing.


    • Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) programme through Massey University. Completed the Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine Paper. February 2017 - November 2017. 
    • Emergency medicine Massey contact course - August 29th - 30th 2017.
    • Veterinary Specialist Group Journal club on Thursdays. 
    • Emergency Abdominal Surgery Workshop and Seminar taken by Dr. Damian Chase , BVSc, MANZCVS DipECVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery - 27th May 2017. 
    • Abdominal ultrasound workshop with Dr Mike Coleman, BVSc (Dist) FACVSc - 12 October 2016
    • Clinical case discussions organised monthly between the Veterinary Specialist Group and the Animal Emergency Centre teams. 
    • Vin courses: Getting through the night.
    • webinars.
    • VSG Hospital and Zoetis Seminar Evenings.
    • Royal Canine Skin webinars. 
    • IVECCs Proceedings. 
    • Podcasts; Veterinary ECC small talk, VETgirl veterinary continuing education, RVC, Vet school unleashed.


    • Massey ‘RADIC’ (Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Club)
    • Massey ‘AWAG’ (Animal Welfare Awareness Group)
    • Massey ‘Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society’ (SVECS)
    • Clinician's Briefs


    • Anything outdoors; tramping, running, kayaking, jet-skiing, windsurfing, ultra-endurance
    • Podcasts; Sam Harris, Rich Roll, Tim Ferris, Science of Ultra, Dan Harris, Ben Greenfield, Radiolab
    • Travelling; hoping to explore Asia in 2018
    • Reading; current favourites - One breath by Adam Skolnick