Asse started at Waihi Veterinary Services in 1997 with her husband Viv, when they joined the previous owner to become a 3 vet team, supported by a receptionist and a vet nurse. Initially, the team was all mixed animal veterinarians but soon Asse's workload became geared towards small animals.
After all these years she still loves the challenge of her job, the clients and of course her patients. Animal medicine has come a long way, and these days Waihi is a great clinic with a lot more staff. There is plenty of space, separate dog and cat kennels and an in-house laboratory with extensive diagnostic options. The team can often diagnose and start treatment for its patients on the same day. Waihi Vets has become very well equipped to deal with most animal concerns, from surgery to medicine, radiography, dental work, emergencies and pet supplies.
Every day is different, and Asse finds it pretty special to have been looking after several generations of pets for some clients.
At home, Asse has 5 cats and a small flock of brown hens who are always trying to explore the boundaries of their extensive surroundings