Kevin Turner

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Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner studied at Massey University, graduating in 1996. He gained experience in small animal practice in Auckland and voluntary work in Samoa, before becoming the owner of Lynfield Vet Clinic in 2006.


A growing fascination with the more unusual pets led him to set up Auckland’s Exotic Pet Referral Centre in 2008, with a focus on providing expert care to birds, small mammals & reptiles. He also treated the turtles, sharks and penguins at Kelly Tarltons!


He became a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and the Australian Vet Association special interest group for exotic vets. He completed postgraduate training in Avian Medicine through Massey and presented papers to conferences in Australia on various exotic animal topics.


In 2014, with the delights of the winterless north beckoning, he left the rat-race and moved to Northland. Auckland’s loss is our gain! Kevin is now available to see exotic pets from around Northland and is helping our team to provide a similar level of service to unusual pets as we always have to cats and dogs. He’s also enjoying increased exposure to native birds through our association with the Whangarei Bird Recovery Centre. Of course he is also an experienced and compassionate cat and dog vet.


Outside of work Kevin loves to head out to sea for some fishing & he has great aspirations to grow the local population of native birds on his little piece of paradise.


  • 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.