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Pauline Nijman

Practice Manager - Companion Animal Hospital

School of Veterinary Science

My work now constits of operational management of our large Companion Animal Hospital, working with academics, professional staff and clients. It is my priveledge to support such a fantastic group of people and the amazing services we are able to provide the public. 

I had a background in marine and sea bird zoo keeping before taking on the role of wildlife technician at Wildbase, Massey University in 2009. Over the twelve years nursing at Wildbase I also developed a school program, was involved in New Zealand’s largest oil spill response, co-developed plans for both Wildbase Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre and co-developed games and educational material for the CET Wildbase Recovery Education Centre. In November of 2021 I took on the role of Practice Manager for Massey University’s Veterinary Teaching Schools Companion Animal Hospital to further develop my management skills. 

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Contact details

  • Ph: 021578146
    Location: 1.58, Companion Animal Hospital
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests




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Avian and Wildlife husbandry

Avian care and nursing

Avian first aid

New Zealand fur seal handling, care and training

Wildbase school sponsorship program

Oiled wildlife cleaning and rehabilitation

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

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Research Outputs


Gartrell, B., White, B., Nijman, P., Morgan, KJ., McConnell, H., Clumpner, C., . . . Ziccardi, M. (2016). Rehabilitation care of little blue penguins, Eudypula minor, during the CV Rena oil-spill response, New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of 9th International Penguin Congress. Cape Town, South Africa
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Gartrell, B., Morgan, K., Nijman, P.
Morgan, K., Gartrell, B., McConnell, HM., Conayne, P., & Dowding, J. (2013). Saving oiled penguins: The C/V Rena response. WSAVA FASAVA 2013 Congress Handbook. (pp. 191 - 193). New Zealand: World Small Animal Veterinary Association [WSAVA] and Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association [FASAVA] 38th Annual Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gartrell, B., Morgan, K., Nijman, P.