Our Team

Kit Lill
Kit Lill (B.V.Sc.)
Veterinarian and Owner of Bayvet

 I qualified in South Africa in 1985 and  owned 2 practices there before emigrating to New Zealand with my family and purchasing Bayvet clinic from Allan Rapley in 2001. I am married to Glenda, we have  2 children, Kate and Peter, and two pets -  a Jack Russell and an Abbysinian that rules the roost. I am interested in orthopaedic surgery and internal medicine. I love working at Bayvet and interacting with our wonderful clients and their owners.

Natalie Oleksy
Natalie Oleksy
Head Nurse
I relocated to New Zealand with my husband and two girls in 2009 and love living on the Shore. 
After qualifying as a Vet Nurse through Vet Nurse Plus, I joined the team at Bayvet in 2016. 
I have a great love for both cats and dogs and ensuring their welfare.  I love meeting our clients and ensuring they get great service to look after their fur babies. 
I have an adopted cat from the SPCA called Peggy and a beautiful Bichon Frise cross called Daisy, who is amazingly clever and thinks she is one of my human children. 
Nicola Fleming
Theatre Nurse/ Cattery Nurse

I joined Bayvet in September 2014. I am a qualified Vet Nurse and bring over twenty seven years experience of working in small animal practices, the last ten years of which were spent working in feline only vet clinics.

I am extremely passionate about all animals and operate a cat grooming and pet-minding service in and around the Helensville area.

Johanna Eklund
Johanna Eklund
Evening Nurse

I rejoined Bayvet in December 2016 after a big overseas trip through Chile and Argentina from March to November 2016. I first joined Bayvet in September 2014. I hold an honours degree in Biology, which I attained in my native country of Sweden. I recently completed a university module in dog behaviour, and am keen to put my knowledge to use at the clinic - helping with general behavioural queries from clients with dogs. Outside of work, I do dog sitting, sometimes kitten fostering and I aiso enjoy exploring the great New Zealand outdoors through tramping and trail running. 

Karyn Hopkins
Karyn Hopkins
Evening Receptionist / Nurse

I have been a qualified vet nurse for over 20 years, working at Bayvet since 1996. I studied canine bahaviour at Massey University and actively use the information every day because I have four dogs - two German Shepherds and two Papillon x Chihuahuas. I also regularly take one of my German Shepherds to Shutzhund training. I am passionate about the impact of a dogs behaviour on both its human family and its own health. I also own a lovely and affectionate cat called Murphy.