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 an Abbysinian cat 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 two cats -  Peggy and Muffin and a beautiful Bichon Frise cross called Daisy, who is amazingly clever and thinks she is one of my human children. I also have 3 rescue chickens called Mabel, Lulu and Goose.
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.

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 behaviour 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 Schutzhund training. I am passionate about the impact of a dogs behaviour on both its human family and its own health.

Sophie Famularo
Evening nurse/Receptionist

I joined Bayvet in January 2019 and am the newest member of the team. I have two West Highland white terriers and two cats and am a local in the bays. I have a great love for animals and making sure they get great care at Bayvet!