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Haydn is orginally from a lifestyle block in the Hawkes Bay then he headed down to Lincoln University to study a Bachelors of Agricultural Science. This decision only growing his passion for the Ag industry and provided him with the scientific background to everything he would do on farm over the following 9 years. From University Haydn went on to work on dairy farms in the Dannevirke area before heading to the Manawatu to manage a 500 cow dairy farm at Foxton. Where he is still based.
Haydn love’s seeing farmers being able to maximise their production systems through the use of innovative and quality products, which has drawn him to Agilis and to make the switch off farm.
In Haydn’s spare time he can be found fishing up at Lake Taupo, walking the dog and spending quality time with his wife.
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.
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.