Dechra is a global veterinary pharmaceuticals company who is committed to helping you care for animals. By working closely with veterinary practices across New Zealand, we ensure you have access to highly effective products, exclusively for veterinarians, that have a proven track record and the very highest level of support materials and education.
Our key areas of expertise span endocrinology, dermatology, cardiology, antibiotics, equine medicine, anaesthetics and analgesics. Some of our major products include Vetoryl®, Felimazole®, Cardisure®, Equipalazone®, Canaural®, Cyclo Spray®, Propan B, Altreno, Sulpha-T and Isaderm®.

We see things from
The Veterinary Perspective.

We continue to grow because we understand the challenges veterinarian face. We provide training, support and information that helps them help animals. Accessible science that enables vets to communicate with owners and farmers better. It’s this perspective that makes us a preferred supplier. Understanding customers is built into our business model. We give veterinarians what they need, from everyday evidence-based treatments to knowledge on rarer diseases. To ensure our growth, we’re not just an animal pharma company. We’re the veterinary professional’s pharma company.

Meet our team

Nick Gorman

B.Appl.Sci (Agr), PGDipBusAdmin(Mktg)
Country Manager
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Nick has over 15 years of experience in the area of animal pharmaceuticals in New Zealand, previously holding a senior management role with Intervet Schering Plough (now MSD). Nick is well positioned to understand the needs of veterinarians and their practices. He realises that listening to the customer is an important aspect of providing solutions to animal health needs at a clinical level.

Dr Charlotte Crummett

Technical Veterinarian
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Born in England, grew up in Fiji and HK. Family moved to NZ 1991 and I started at Massey that year finishing my BVSc by the end of 1995. Worked in Auckland for a few years before heading back to Palmerston North - where I worked in local clinics and at Massey teaching whilst I did my Diploma in veterinary clinical studies - Surgery. (DVCS). I then studied and obtained my membership to the Australian college of veterinary scientists - also in surgery (MACVSc). After a couple of years, I got the travel bug and left for my OE. I locumed in various places in the UK before being based in Norfolk where I stayed for 10 years in general practice before coming home to settle down with family. My last position was that of small animal consulting vet at Rangiora Veterinary Centre. Now is the time for me to give back to this wonderful profession - hence the job shift to Dechra.

Dr Suz Dwyer

BSc (Sci Comm) BVSc MVS
Commercial Veterinarian
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Suz has been working in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry for 10 years, having made the move from clinical practice. Along with her veterinary degree from Sydney, she also has a Bachelor of Science Communication from ANU and a Masters of Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Practice) from Murdoch University. She is registered to practice in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Her main interests are in dermatology and endocrinology and she has been working with the Dechra products in these categories since 2013. She enjoys providing technical advice to vets on complex cases, particularly for patients with Cushing’s Syndrome and Addison’s disease, and assisting with bringing new products to the NZ market. She loves public speaking and providing educational seminars to vets and nurses. Suz has one dog called Elmo, widely considered (by Suz) to be the best dog in the world. She also has one turtle called Mino.

Anita Press

Veterinary Account Manager
Lower North Island and Upper South Island
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Anita has a wealth of experience in the animal health industry having held previous roles with large animal health companies. Anita covers the lower North Island territory for Dechra.

Alex Orchard

Veterinary Account Manager
South Island
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Alex is well known in the South Island having previously worked for large animal health companies. Alex covers the South Island from Kaikoura South and the West Coast.

Dale Thompson

Veterinary Account Manager
Auckland, Northland and Taranaki
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Dale started her career as a qualified Veterinary Nurse before moving into a role at a veterinary wholesaler, she now covers the upper North Island for Dechra NZ providing training and support to veterinary clinic staff.

Nadia Dixon

Veterinary Account Manager
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Nadia has previously worked in the human side for large pharmaceutical companies. She has been with Dechra since 2019 and works part-time covering the Waikato and BOP region. She is a mum of three kids, three cats and a one-eyed working dog. Outside of Dechra she helps run a large dairy grazing operation with her husband. Nadia loves spending time at the beach, reading, cooking, gardening and playing competitive netball. She also has a habit of trapping and taming feral kittens to rehome much to the dismay of her family.

Julie McMillan

Veterinary Account Manager
Bay of Plenty and East Coast North Island
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Julie was born and bred in Taupo coming from a farming background in sheep and beef. She has a passion for animals and animal welfare, so in 2010 started working in a mixed animal practice, working in the large animal side, gaining experience in dairy and supporting lifestyle farming. Enjoyed the interactions and guiding farmers through each seasonal change. After 10 years there, Julie then joined Waikato Equine, setting up a new practice in Taupo and being both on the road and in office. Julies after work passions are sports; mountain biking, golf, netball, general all-round fitness and loves the outdoors. Julie looks forward to her new challenge at Dechra, servicing the Central North Island, Bay of Plenty Gisborne and Central Hawkes Bay area.

Jo Hart

Marketing Communications
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Jo has spent 25 years Marketing within small business and large Corporate organisations and Real Estate, both in the UK and New Zealand. She has managed the launch of multi-million dollar marketing campaigns throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is very passionate about animals and breeds English Springer Spaniels.

Cindy Cornelius

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Lara Hopa

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