Our Staff

Dr. Jörg ThammPrincipal Veterinary Surgeon

Jörg gained his veterinary degree at the Berlin Vet School in Germany in 1995. He completed internships in Paris and New York and worked his first year in Spain. He then moved to the UK where he worked for the next 10 years. There he developed a special interest in orthopaedics and undertook some further training. In 2000 and 2001 he was running an internal orthopaedic referral service for all London practices of a large corporate practice. With the arrival of his first child, he and his Kiwi partner Julia Stanton-Jones decided to settle down, so they moved to Cornwall. Together they built up a three-centre clinic with a purpose-built hospital as the hub. 2 more children were born in Cornwall and in 2008 Jörg and Julia decided to sell up and move to New Zealand in order to embrace the great New Zealand lifestyle especially for the benefit of their 3 young children.

Jörg loves the NZ outdoor lifestyle and spends a lot of time exploring the natural beauty of New Zealand together with his family. He also enjoys windsurfing, mountain biking and is a keen skier. Jörg and his family can be seen as slightly animal mad as they enjoy looking after Baron and Prince (2 horses), Cute smile and Wacko (2 Guinea Pigs), Lily and Minnie-magic (2 cats) and Abi our rescue dog.

Julia Stanton-JonesOffice Manager

Julia trained as a Veterinary Nurse at UNITEC Institute of Technology in 1994, then went on to work in small animal practice in Auckland. An opportunity arose to return to UNITEC as a Veterinary Nurse/Laboratory technician in 1995. Julia progressed to become a tutor on the Certificate in Veterinary Nursing course and then programme co-ordinator.

In her spare time she became a volunteer Zookeeper at Auckland Zoo and eventually worked as a veterinary nurse there on the odd weekend and holidays. This experience influenced her decision to take a years sabbatical spending 6 months in Thailand as a volunteer for the Thai Society for the Protection of Wild Animals caring for bears, gibbons, elephants and 250 stray dogs! The following 6 months was spent in London as a Locum Veterinary Nurse where she met Jörg Thamm and then spent the next 7 years building up a 3 branch Veterinary practice in Cornwall.

Julia returned to New Zealand in 2008 and is happy to be living in beautiful Tauranga with her 3 children and collection of animals that she’s finally allowed to have!

Dr Eoghan O'ConnorVeterinarian
Eoghan is our newest vet and has recently moved to New Zealand from Cork, Ireland with his fiancee who is also a vet. Eoghan is an avid traveler and this is his second time traveling to New Zealand. Eoghan enjoys being outdoors and is a bit of an adrenaline junkie. In his spare time Eoghan enjoys surfing in the Mount and Raglan. Eoghan enjoys companion animal medicine and has a specific interest in canine orthopedics. He has two dogs, two horses and a cat back in Ireland.
NicoleVeterinary Technician
Nicole grew up on a farm in the South Waikato and later moved to Palmerston North to study Veterinary Technology. She graduated from Massey University in 2016 and has worked at Mount Vets ever since. Nicole particularly enjoys anesthetic nursing and has a passion for working with all animals. She has cat called diesel that she rescued from under her flat in Palmerston North. Nicole enjoys hiking and Summer's in the Mount, spending as much time in, on and around the water as possible.
EmmaVeterinary Nurse
Originally from Wellington, Emma studied Zoology at Massey University and graduated in 2014. She then went on to study her Certificate of Vet Nursing in 2016 in Tauranga. Emma has a passion for all aspects of nursing and animal care. She particularly enjoys seeing the progression of hospitalized patients though to their recovery. Emma has a very calm, caring manor with all the animals she works with. Outside of work Emma likes to go for walks and take in all that Tauranga has to offer.
PaigeVeterinary Technician
Paige moved from Sunny Tauranga to Palmerston North to study Veterinary Technology. After graduating in 2017, Paige was eager to get away from the Palmy weather as soon as possible and moved back to Tauranga to be with her family and dogs Bella and Rusty. Paige particularly enjoys medical nursing and was awarded top in her class for it. In her spare time Paige enjoys cooking and has a small cake baking business. She also likes to exercise and you will often see her walking up the Mount.
RebekahVeterinary Nurse
Rebekah grew up in Morrinsville before moving to Wellington to study her certificate of nursing in 2013. She then moved to Invercargill in 2015 to study her Diploma of Nursing. Rebekah strives to providing a high standard of care to all of her patients and has a particular interest in pediatrics. Outside of work Rebekah spends most of her time with family and friends. She has 2 budgies and has been breeding budgies and quails for the last 5 years. She also has a 12 year old cat called Tabatha. Rebekah brings a very bubbly personality to the clinic and loves chatting with all our clients.

Need to make a booking or have an emergency?

Our Hospital is open 7 days and provides a 24/7 ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICE with direct access to a qualified staff member to assist you.

Opening Hours

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Contact Us

Address: 35 Totara Street

Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, 3116, New Zealand

Phone: 07 5724200

Email: vet@mountvet.co.nz

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