We are companion veterinary professionals who care deeply about the health and welfare of Kiwi pets. We volunteer our time so they can live longer, healthier and happier lives. We’re also supported by organisations who care about the health and welfare of Kiwi pets.
Cath Watson - Chair
Cath has been working as a companion animal clinical veterinarian since 2000. She has worked in a range of practices, both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. Based in Invercargill for the past 12 years, she has been actively involved in owning and running a mixed animal practice, and understands both the clinical context and financial challenges faced by pet owners. She serves on the Board of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, has been President of its Companion Animal Branch for three years, and has been an association Southland regional representative for the past 10 years. Cath has a passion for anything in the outdoors, and loves exploring New Zealand’s back-country haunts. She shares her home with her husband and Willow, a food-obsessed, lap-loving elderly cat.
Mike Eng - Marketing communications & advocacy
Mike is an experienced communications and advocacy practitioner who has been fond of companion animals for as long as he can remember. He shares a house with Bugatti, a six-year-old Mandalay cat. Bug, as he’s usually referred to, enjoys sleeping for long stretches in the sun and is adept at finding the warmest spot in the house by any means necessary (this includes opening doors!)