Office Staff

Lisa Burch

Business Manager

Lisa joined MVS in August of 2005 as part of our Administration team and in November 2012 was promoted to Business Manager.

Lisa is currently studying part time to achieve her Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in Human Resource Management. She is actively involved in the day to day operations of MVS with a primary focus on human resources.  Lisa especially enjoys proactively working with our many teams to support them in achieving their goals.

Lisa is a dedicated mum to her son Evan and loves to get out and about with him as often as possible.  She enjoys all things outdoors, with a keen passion for horse riding and scuba diving!

Natalie George

Natalie started with MVS Equine  in July 2008. She has extensive experience in office administration and the Thoroughbred industry which includes having been Office Manager at Cambridge Thoroughbred Lodge. Natalie has also worked in racing stables before and is currently an ‘unpaid’ employee of her husband, racing trainer Ian George.

Sophia Donnelly | BBS, BSc

Equine Veterinary Technician & Administrator

Sophia joined MVS July 2016 as part of our Administration team. In May 2017 she moved into a mixed technician and administration role. Sophia graduated from Massey University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Business Studies, and again in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science.

Sophia currently works alongside Veterinarian, Dave Keenan, assisting him as a technician and with his administration, including coordination of thoroughbred sales work, pre-purchase examinations, and clinical appointments.

Outside of work Sophia competes her horses in a range of disciplines, and also enjoys snowsports and travel.

Hilary Gray

Hilary joined MVS as part of our Equine Administration team in 2016.  Originally from the UK, Hilary worked for Darley Stud Management in the UK before heading to Kentucky and then Singapore where she was an Assistant Trainer for three years prior to coming to New Zealand.  She and her husband have a dairy farm in the South Waikato and breed ponies for polo.