Scotty Buchanan

Scotty Buchanan

October 11, 2023

Hospital Coordinator

Scotty joined MVS in August 2023 as part of our admin team. 

Scotty has been a part of the Thoroughbred industry for 20 years, working for racing stables and breeding farms in the Waikato and a few years in country VIC, Australia. He has worked as an Assistant Yearling Manager, Broodmare Manager and Stallion Manager. His all time favourite stallion was Pentire. Scotty’s interest grew further in management and his last roll was People & Culture Coordinator at Rich Hill Stud. In 2023 Scotty took on the voluntary role of President of the Waikato branch of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Association. 

As the Equine Hospital Coordinator, Scotty is the first point of contact for clients, and connects the dots between patients and veterinarians to ensure that MVS Equine are providing the best care for your horse, big or small. Outside of work Scotty enjoys being creative with painting and drawing. He enjoys the outdoors, trout fishing, and loves a good movie night! Scotty also works as a facilitator with The Rural Support Trust. He loves people and the industry, and always happy to help.  

Seini Rawasoi | BSc-Bio/Chem

October 16, 2022

Equine Veterinary Laboratory Technician

Seini joined MVS in October 2022 as part of our Equine Laboratory team.

Seini graduated from the University of the South Pacific in 2010. In 2011, Seini joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Health & Production Division at the Fiji Veterinary Pathology Laboratory as Laboratory Technical Officer. In 2018 she completed her Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science Course from Pacific Paramedical Training Center, Wellington where she gained knowledge and skills in the laboratory field.

Seini is looking forward to building her relationship with the team and getting involved in all aspects of her job with her main interest in Equine Microbiology.

Outside of work Seini enjoys traveling, gardening, camping and exploring NZ’s great outdoors.

Kathleen Wyatt | BHSc (Nurs)

January 14, 2022

Equine Veterinary Administrator

Kathleen joined MVS Equine in September 2021, after working in the GlenBred department.

Kathleen graduated from Auckland University of Technology  in 2014 with a Bachelor of health science in nursing. However she found that her passion is working with and caring for horses. She has worked on local thoroughbred stud farms in New Zealand, England and Ireland with a particular interest in broodmares and foal management before coming to MVS.

Kathleen returned from maternity leave in July 2024 and currently works remotely assisting with administration. Previously she worked alongside Veterinarian, Dave Keenan, assisting him as a technician and with his administration, including the coordination of thoroughbred sales work, pre-purchase examinations, and clinical appointments.

Outside of work Kathleen enjoys being in the outdoors, hiking and riding her horse.

Olivia McCormack

April 12, 2021

Equine Administrator

Olivia joined MVS in April 2021 as part of our administration team.

Olivia comes from an extensive administration background with over 15 years’ experience. She also has a passion for working with animals and completed her Veterinary Nursing Certificate back in 2011.

She then moved from Wellington up to Matamata in December 2016 where she met her fiancé, bought a house and now they have a beautiful baby boy together.

Olivia is full time supporting the administration team. She is looking forward to building relationships with her colleagues and clients in the equine industry.

Outside of work Olivia enjoys baking, adventures and spending time with her family and friends.

Julia Hadley | DVN, DipBusStuds (HRM)

September 15, 2019

Equine Finance Administrator

Julia joined MVS August 2019 initially as part of our Equine Nurse team, and is currently a member of the admin team.

Julia graduated from Massey university in 2016 with a Diploma in Business Studies (endorsement in Human Resource Management), and has previously been employed in an accounts/payroll/human resource role. Julia has ridden all her life, and had a fabulous ex racehorse she evented to three star level and took to the UK to compete in 2010.

Outside of work Julia enjoys bringing on her young horse, and is looking forward to getting out to some competitions in the future. She also enjoys spending time on her three acre lifestyle block, travelling, and reading.

Calida Gomas

September 12, 2019

Equine Administrator

Calida joined MVS in August 2019 as part of our administration team.

Calida has grown up around horses. Competing during her pony club years, she then went on to complete her Advanced Equine Certificate after college passing with the best overall student award, before entering the racing industry. She held her trainers license for a time in partnership before injury sidelined her for a year. Calida then went on to ride trackwork for Te Akau Racing for 5 years.

Calida is part time supporting the administration team. She is looking forward to learning all aspects of the administration side of the industry.

Outside of work Calida enjoys playing golf and is a member at the local Matamata Golf Club. Her best handicap to date is a projected 10.6 and she is hoping to one day get to a single digit.

Louise Lloyd

August 1, 2019

Equine Stock Manager & Administrator

Louise joined MVS in July 2019 as part of our administration team.

Louise graduated from the University of Waikato in 2012 with a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies (BSpLs). She then worked for a horse trainer in Auckland before moving to Matamata 5 years ago where she managed the Bulk Foods department for New World. Louise then joined the Marks Ewen & Associates team as an administrator before taking over the stock management processes for the clinic.

Going forward Louise will be in charge of the ordering and stock control at the Equine Hospital and will also assist with administration duties as part of her role.

Outside of work Louise enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, spending time with her animals (one horse and two dogs) and playing sport.

Natalie George

November 21, 2016

Senior Equine Administrator

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, PgDipCom(Dist.)

August 5, 2015

Business Manager

Sophia joined MVS July 2016 as part of our Administration team. In May 2017 she moved into a mixed technician and administration role working with Director, Dave Keenan, followed by stepping into the Business Manager role in 2021.

Sophia graduated from Massey University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Business Studies, and again in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science. She also completed a PgDip in Commerce through Lincoln University via distance in 2023.

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

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