About Dr Tracey Tonkin BVsc (Hons)
Tracey graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland in 2005.
She worked as a graduate in Darwin, Australia, and spent many years at the Alice Springs Veterinary Clinic, where she worked her way up from an after-school position as the Kennel Hand while a high school student to Senior Vet and then Practice Manager in 2009, treating everything from goldfish to wedge-tailed eagles along the way. Tracey also worked with the native fauna as one of the vets for the Alice Springs Desert Park.
Since coming to Christchurch in 2010, she has completed additional post-graduate studies in clinical reproduction which included comparative veterinary reproductive anatomy, physiology, and technology. As part of her studies, Tracey worked on an in-depth study of canine reproductive management.
Tracey breeds Chihuahuas and is the NZ Chihuahua Rescue Trust veterinarian.
As well as general practice, Tracey has an interest in canine reproductive medicine, collecting and freezing semen, and working with specialist show breeders to produce healthy pups of all breeds.