Dr Russell Tucker
Dr Tucker graduated from Massey University in 1976 and initially worked as a dairy cow veterinarian in the Waikato.
He then went on to practice in Cape Town, South Africa, for 2 years where his interests in feline and canine medicine and surgery developed.
Having always believed in continuing education, Russell attended the first World Veterinary Dental Congress in 1990 in San Francisco. It was here that his interest in veterinary dentistry came to life. Russell subsequently completed a course of study to become a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. Following this, he undertook six further years of intensive training and examination to become a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. Dr Tucker has owned his practice in Kohimarama, Auckland, for 27 years.
Clare Hughes - Dental Nurse
Clare completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Clare moved to New Zealand in 2006 and was offered employment at Kohimarama Veterinary Clinic, where she has developed a special interest in dentistry.
She enjoys helping to provide our patients with an optimal standard of dental care.
Cathy Pickering - Dental Nurse
After qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2002, Cathy gained a range of veterinary experience before joining our team in 2008.
Cathy has empathy for all animals and enjoys giving them plenty of TLC. She is proud to treat our clients' pets as her own.
Cathy enjoys being able to improve the quality of life of many of patients through quality dental care.