Forrest Hill Veterinary Clinic has been providing companion animal veterinary services to Auckland's North Shore for over 30 years. We pride ourselves in giving every customer the best possible service we can. Our fully qualified, friendly team of vets and vet nurses all love animals and strive to continually maintain and improve our practice standards. Our veterinarians are Dr Louise, Dr Mark, Dr Bede and Dr Sophia, and their areas of interests and expertise include advanced medicine and surgery, diagnostic and imaging, dental care, and more. Our animal health care team are passionate about providing the best care for your pet and will offer education and advice to ensure your pet has the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible. We welcome you to bring your pet to meet our team at anytime.

Meet our team
Dr Mark Pangalila
Lead Vet

Mark owned his own practice in England before emigrating to New Zealand with his wife, who is also a veterinarian, three children, three dogs and three cats. He became a partner in the practice in 2011. He has a special interest in rabbits and other pocket pets.

Mark spends his spare time watching his children compete in swimming competitions.

Dr Bede Robinson
Lead Vet

Bede graduated from Massey in 1986 and spent 2 and a half years in mixed practice in the Taranaki. Following a very extended O.E. working in the U.K, Asia and the Middle East, Bede returned to Auckland with his wife and two daughters.

He completed membership examinations of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2000 and continues to expend and update his knowledge through regular ongoing continuing education. He became a partner in the practice in 2015.

He enjoys most sporting activities and has two small, hyperactive dogs.

Dr Sophia Xu
Dr Louise Spence

Louise graduated from Massey in 1987. After working in the U.K. for 5 years, Louise commenced practice at Forrest Hill Vets in 1993. In 2000 she became a partner in the Clinic. She regularly attends small animal refresher courses in Australia and New Zealand and is committed to maintaining high quality veterinary care.

Louise lives in Westmere with her husband and three daughters, Alice, Ruby and Isabella. She has two cats.

Practice Manager

Kathy is a qualified vet nurse who started nursing at Forrest Hill Vets in 1997. She worked full time for 2 years before starting a family. She has 2 children, Joseph and Maya.

She is now back working full-time again and has taken on the appointment of Head Nurse. Kathy has a dog Cody who often accompanies her to work.

Kate F
Vet Nurse

Kate has been with us since 2003, graduating with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. Kate enjoys an active lifestyle, competing in ocean swims. She also loves travelling.

She shares her home with a large tabby cat, Toby, who she adopted through the clinic.

Vet Nurse

After many years of human nursing, Jeanette decided to follow her passion with animals and trained as a veterinary nurse. She qualified with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Unitec. She now works as a permanent part timer.

Jeanette lives on a few acres at Dairy Flat which is also home to 2 horses, 8 chickens, 1 cat, a cockatiel and an indian ringneck. Her other interests are endurance riding, gardening and yoga.

Vet Nurse

Brigitte is a British trained veterinary nurse who has worked with us for a number of years.

Brigitte is an enthusiastic member of staff who enjoys talking with our clients and interacting with their pets and her cheery voice (with the british accent) is often the one you hear when you telephone the clinic.

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Lead Surgical Nurse
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Team Leader