About Top Vets

At TopVets we pride ourselves in giving every client the best quality and up-to-date veterinary care we can.  Our qualified friendly team of vets and vet nurses aim to provide you with the best possible service, and strive to continually maintain and improve our practice standards.

Both TopVets clinics carry a comprehensive range of large animal and pet products, backed up with quality advice on these products including an extensive range of premium pet foods and prescription diets, flea and worm treatments, and other necessities and treats!

Meet our Friendly Vets

Lloyd Wilkie

Hi I’m Lloyd. I graduated to Kaitaia in late 1984, and have practiced here ever since apart from 4 years working overseas and in Whangarei. My special interests are Dairy and Beef practice, and small animal orthopaedics. Outside of work, I enjoy fishing, diving, hunting and golf.

Specialisation:Practise Owner, Veterinarian BVSc (Mixed Animal)

Xian Koid

Hi, I’m Koid. I completed my degree at Massey University in 2015, joined the Topvets team in 2016 after graduation and never looked back. I enjoy the challenges that comes with rural practice, where no two days are the same.

I have a depth of experience in both large and small animals but my passion lies in emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Outside work, I can be found in my garden, entertaining friends or on walks at the local beach.

Specialisation:Veterinarian BVSc (Mixed Animal)

Chris Hopwood

Hi there, I am Chris.  I qualified in 1984 in South Africa, where I had a practice for 8 years.  I moved to New Zealand in 2003.  I have been in rural practices most of my career.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and playing golf.

Specialisation:Veterinarian BVSc (Mixed Animal)
Find me at:Kaitaia Clinic

Reception Staff & Vet Nurses

Left to Right:

Nurses: Michelle, Anna & Holly

Send us a message.

24hr Emergency Service
Call: 09 408 2VET (838)