Kasia, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine joined the Rangiora team in November 2016. Her work related special interests are FEI 4 Star Endurance Treatment and Official Veterinarian, and FEI Testing Veterinarian, she loves these jobs as they take her to many spectacular and remote parts of NZ and overseas.
Kasia is the founder and President of Camelid Branch of NZVA 2010-11, and over the last few years has developed a special interest in small animals emergency and critical care.
In her spare time, she likes to keep young and fit by dancing-Latin and Ballroom, performing on the stage of Amateur Dramatics, digging her large veggie garden, keeping bees, skiing and tramping.
Kasia grew up as a single child behind the "iron curtain" in Poland. Against all odds she travelled extensively to Mongolia, Cuba, USA, and East Block countries. After graduating from Warsaw Vet School, she spent a stint at Gent University, studying Equine lameness, later moving to the UK and working as a vet nurse. In the same year she passed her Royal College of Veterinary Science exams she also married her husband Clive. 24 years later they are now enjoying their Mid Canterbury Lifestyle block and bringing up three lively boys.
The menagerie of animals on the lifestyle block includes the laziest ever, adopted cat "Puss-puss”, a flock of sheep, the occasional pig and a continuously growing Apiary.