About Us

Geoff Orbell

Dr Geoff Orbell
Veterinary Clinical Director

BSc., DipSci (Dist), BVSc (Dist), MVS (Hons), Diplomate ACVP, Registered Specialist Veterinary Anatomical Pathology

Geoff graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2000 from Massey University, after completing a postgraduate Science degree. His first two years in practice were spent at Manawatu Vets in Feilding as a production animal clinician, after which he spent another two years in mixed practice in a number of practices throughout England and Scotland.

In 2005 Geoff started a combined Residency and Masters of Veterinary Studies in Anatomic Pathology at Massey finishing in mid-2007. From here he was employed as an Instructor in Veterinary Pathology at Washington State University in Pullman, and also studied for the ACVP Board exams which he passed in 2008. Geoff then started as a fulltime veterinary pathologist with Gribbles Veterinary in Melbourne where he also became competent in Clinical Pathology. After three years Geoff returned home in 2011 and worked as a pathologist with NZVP for 6 years before starting at Gribbles Veterinary in Palmerston North in 2017. Geoff was registered as a Specialist in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology in Australia in 2010 and New Zealand in 2011.

Geoff enjoys both anatomic and clinical pathology and his client-focussed, practical approach is one of his strengths. He has gained expertise and local recognition for dermatopathology, oncologic pathology and production animal pathology and herd health investigations.

Outside of work his time is mostly spent with his family on their 50 acre block at Hiwinui where they graze dairy heifers, finish weaner deer and lamb about 30 ewes. Given the chance, Geoff loves to dive, hunt, fish or brew all-grain beer.

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