2021 Margie Rutherford

Margie embodies the very meaning of aroha, a kind and compassionate, quietly spoken leader.


For Margie the future is based on the well-being of her team, changing their personal mind set so that they now put their own oxygen mask on before helping others.


Margie has an unwavering drive to create wellness in the workplace, not only from a staff well-being perspective but also for her clients and their pets.


Her attention to detail is apparent in all that she does, while showing warmth and compassion that immediately puts both pets and people at ease.


Margie continues to check on her patients between appointments, this is particularly important to those with pets that have multiple problems, giving them multiple options and peace of mind.


No matter what is going on and how hectic her own day is, Margie always lends a helping hand in a kind and empathetic manner. She has a calm and nurturing nature whenever she is in the room.


During this critical time for the veterinary industry, Margie has been integral in getting our wellbeing focus off the ground. She has helped us to create change in our day to day lives, with her involvement in our revive program and our 21 days to immunity challenge.


She is innovative, imaginative and dedicated in ensuring that the veterinary team is happy healthy and in the profession for the long haul. Over this last year we have not just survived but thrived thanks to Margie continually going above and beyond.