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Nadège comes to us with experience as a sales director in New Zealand working in the tertiary education sector and publishing science books with a global reach. Originally from France, Nadège has a degree in science and had initial plans to study veterinary science in her home country, but a trip to New Zealand changed this path.
In her spare time she loves tramping, walking her dog, travelling and all sorts of adventures in her caravan.
Nadège is based in our Timaru office, but will be seen out and about in the field as well.
Ivan graduated from Massey University with a Degree in Agricultural Science in 1982. After time on the family farm near Hunterville he returned to Massey in 1994 to undertake his veterinary degree. He began work in Oamaru with North Otago Veterinary Services in 1998 where he stayed eventually buying the practice and combining with South and Mid Canterbury Vet services to help form the current business which is Vetlife today.
Ivan has worked in most areas of clinical practice but has a strong background in sheep, beef and deer as well as dairy medicine. His interests largely lie in cattle reproduction and fertility.
In addition Ivan is contracted as an initial investigating vet for Asure Quality which culminated in travelling to Nepal in 2014 with the Ministry of Primary Industries for real time, foot and mouth training which he regards as an experience of a life time.
Recreationally Ivan enjoys hunting and fishing and just being in the outdoors. His favourite time is spent relaxing with his wife Bronwyn and their four boys.
Ivan sees the next stage of his career as a technical vet with Agilis as exciting and stimulating and a challenge that will call on all his previous experience and more. He is undertaking post graduate study in epidemiology to assist him in his role
Born and bred proud Southlander, now residing near Hinds, Sarah comes from a Sheep and beef back ground and her passion for the animal health industry has always been strong.
Being able to help provide animal health solutions to the veterinary and agriculture industry has always been the goal whether it’s helping farmers or Veterinarians.
Sarah initially studying in the south for a Diploma in Vet Nursing spent 8 years working in a busy mixed animal clinic as Head Vet Nurse and some large animal tech work, before heading back to study again at Lincoln University to focus more on production animal health gaining a Diploma in Applied Science. Then went on to spend 3 years as an Upper South Island Territory Manager working for Elanco Animal Health. Sarah has been with Agilis since 2015 building and maintaining strong relationships within the industry.
Sarah spends her time outside of work, horse riding, playing squash and spending time with her fiancé and young daughter on their dairy grazing block.
“Our aim is to bring new niche products to veterinarians in New Zealand. It is important for the veterinarians and their customers that we use the best products that science can provide”
This drives Ben to work with manufacturers around the globe to source and develop products for the NZ market. Ben bring a broad array of management skills to the role, his farming interests and his original training as a lawyer gives him a skill set that is allowing Agilis Vets to have a solid improvement in performance each year. Ben and his wife run a 1400 acre farm in the hills behind Timaru. Ben has been working in the NZ animal health sector since mid-2011 involved with Agilis and other initiatives in the sector.