Dr Richard Evans
VASCULAR, ENDOVASCULAR & TRANSPLANT SURGEON MBCHB (Otago), FRACS (Vascular) FRACS (General Surgery), DDU (Vascular)
Richard specialises in arterial and vein conditions, which include aneurysms, arterial blockages and varicose veins. Richard is also a kidney transplant surgeon.
With over 25 years of surgical experience, Richard has a private practice as well as working for Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB).
Richard holds a Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound (Vascular), a qualification allowing independent vascular ultrasound scanning and reporting.
In his spare time, Richard loves the great outdoors.
PRACTICE MANAGER & REGISTERED NURSE
As Practice Manager, Melissa has overall responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of the practice, including leading and managing our team of nurses and administrators, as well as overseeing all business functions.
“I especially enjoy working in the small team at REV where a high patient focus and their satisfaction is important.”
Melissa is a registered nurse having gained experience in operating theatres across many specialties, including coordinating the acute out-of-hours service at Wellington Hospital and as vascular theatre charge nurse.
Outside of work Melissa enjoys family time, outdoor activity and baking.
As our business coordinator Toyah looks after everything non-medical. “I enjoy helping our clients and making sure they are taken care of – the less they need to do, the better.” Toyah is responsible for the smooth operation of the business, from booking clinics, helping patients with insurance claims and finance, to dealing with compression stocking orders. She has a background in administration and executive assistance from both the health sector and the property sector.
From Wellington, Toyah has a close-knit family. In her spare time you’ll find Toyah on long drives, listening to loud music.
Kendall, a registered nurse who qualified from Massey University, joined us in June 2021. Kendall spent her early nursing working in cardiothoracic and vascular specialities in Christchurch Hospital. Kendall assists in varicose vein procedures lists and clinics, as well as compression stocking fittings. Outside of work Kendall enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking and playing sport.
“I enjoy working with the professional, experienced team at REV who provide a high-quality service. I am passionate about helping patients and achieving the best outcomes for them.”
REGISTERED NURSE & LASER AESTHETICS NURSE MANAGER
Sarah has many years experience as a registered nurse. She has specialised in orthopaedics, general surgery and cardiac nursing and has also worked as nurse for a plastic surgeon.
Sarah is Laser Aesthetics’ nurse manager responsible for the smooth running of the business, as well as being a vascular nurse. Sarah continually keeps abreast of the latest developments in skin care treatments.
“I love to see the great results our laser therapy treatments have and how they help to improve not only people’s skin but their confidence and self-esteem.”
Sarah trained first as a radiographer in Manchester UK. Once in New Zealand, and with a Kiwi husband, Sarah worked at North Shore and Wellington hospitals and then Pacific Radiology. She qualified as a sonographer in 2014 performing general, vascular, obstetric and musculoskeletal ultrasounds.
Sarah splits her time between REV and CCDHB.
“Patient care is very important to me and one of my strengths. I enjoy a job that enables me to help people and provide a high quality of work.”
In her spare time Sarah likes to walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Wellington and around New Zealand
NURSE PRACTITIONER RN, BN, PG CERT HEALTHCARE
Carolyn, a registered nurse, has spent the last 12 years specialising in infusion therapy and vascular access as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for IV and related therapies at CCDHB, including setting up the nurse-led peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion service in 2006.
Carolyn is passionate about high-quality vascular access care and provides ultrasound-guided PICC and vascular access device insertion and support services for REV.
In her spare time Carolyn is an avid mountain biker.
Sheree has over 20 years’ experience in the health care sector with her career beginning in emergency medicine in 1997. Sheree moved into medical imaging receiving her BAppSci (MIT) in 2008. Sheree qualified with a DMU (Diploma of Ultrasonography) in 2015 with a special interest in vascular ultrasound. Palmerston North based, Sheree also performs ultrasounds for REV at the Kapiti Boulcott clinic and Selina Sutherland in Masterton.
“I like the small team environment at REV and the independence I have scanning for Richard Evans. We’re a very mobile team.”
Jo has extensive experience in reception and administration, particularly in the health sector. First in the United Kingdom, where she lived for 13 years, to banking and audiology and gastroenterology medical practices when back in New Zealand. Jo coordinates our ultrasound appointments, including patients who need ongoing surveillance, as well as supporting Toyah in her business coordinator role.
When not at Richard Evans Vascular, Jo volunteers at Wellington Riding for the Disabled, Newtown Budgeting Services and also helps out walking guide dogs for their handlers.
“I love working at Richard Evans Vascular as it is a wonderful friendly team who are passionate about helping their patients.”