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Debbie Irwin, BVSc

Originally from South Africa, Debbie’s family moved to Christchurch when she was a child. She studied at Massey University where she gained a degree & partner Ben, who is also a vet.


After graduating they headed back south to Oamuru, then in 2008 they moved to Whangarei & Debbie joined us at Mill Road.


They are now very much Northlanders; they live on a lifestyle block in Glenbervie with their two gorgeous children, 2 cows, 3 sheep, a horse & a pony, 3 chickens & they are looking forward to the arrival of a Miniature Schnauzer puppy.


With over ten years experience under her belt, your pets are in great hands when they see Debbie. She is a talented surgeon, has a keen interest in medicine cases & is also a dab hand at ultrasounds. She has recently returned to work part-time, working Tuesdays & Thursdays.


  • A heartfelt thank you to everyone for the care, help and compassion shown.

  • Just wanted to say a very heart-felt thank you for literally saving Bosca’s life.

  • Knowing our pets have always been in such a kind and caring environment, with such wonderful, capable people means so much.

  • You are a one in a million veterinary team!

  • You guys are super heroes!

  • You have made a stressful situation so much easier to deal with, with your friendliness and professional approach.