St Kilda Veterinary Centre 03 455 2042 After-hours/Emergency Phone: (03)455 2042

Meet Our Team

John Keenan  B.V.Sc
Practice Owner


Graduated from MASSEY UNIVERSITY 1977

John and his wife have a very busy home with 3 teenagers and 4 birman cats

Tony Malthus  B.V.Sc
Practice Owner

Graduated MASSEY UNIVERSITY 1980 and has been with the practice since 1985. Tony's special interests are internal medicine and treating wildlife for the Department of Conservation.  In 2009 Tony won the Otago Conservation award.

Interests trout fishing,golf and gardening

Carolyn Forde  Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, Certificate in Business Administration
Office Administrator

Carolyn worked for the practice for ten years as a veterinary nurse before, she took time off to have a family,and is now back working as the Office Administrator

Anna Harrison  National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Anna has a National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and is also on the New Zealand Veterinary Associations register.  Anna works between Mornington and St Kilda veterinary clinic as affloating nurse going where she is needed most.

Alayne  20 years of Veterinary nursing for Keenan and Malthus Ltd
Head Nurse


Pictured is Alayne's beloved dog Ivy who spends alot of her days at the clinic keeping us company and being our Xray model girl. Alayne works mainly as a Veterinary Nurse at Mornington Veterinary Clinic and you will find her most often on Reception greeting all our clients as they come in to see us.

Phoebe  Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
Head Nurse

Phoebe graduated from the Otago Polytectnic School of Veterinary Nursing in 2011 with her certificate in Veterinary Nursing and then went on to complete a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2016.   She loves being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Jennie Roome  Qualified as Veterinary Nurse in 2001
Veterinary Nurse

Jennie has been qualified as a Veterinary Nurse for many years and your will most often see Jennie at Reception at St Kilda greeting our clients when the come in for appointments.

Katie  Certificate of veterinary Nursing 2010.
Diploma in veterinary Nursing 2012

Veterinary Nurse

Katie lives with her son Jacob and her 3 rabbits, 1 cat, 1 dog and 7 goldfish.  She has completed a Certificate of Veterinary Nursing 2010 and a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing 2012.  Pictured  is one of the Bunny family. 

Rachel  Certificate in Veterinary Nursing 1995
Veterinary Nurse

Rachel started working for Keenan and Malthus in 1995 as a newly graduated Nurse and worked through to 2001 then had a family break and came back to the St Kilda Clinic in 2010 as a part time Receptionist/ Nurse.  She has now taken on a full time Nursing position at the St Kilda Clinic.  

She has 2 cats and 2 children (boys) and she is spends her spare time enjoying Music and mountain biking.