Meet Our Team

Helen Mielnik DVN, CVN#

Helen Mielnik

I have worked at vets@st.clair since 2002, I graduated from Otago Polytechnic as a CVN in 1999 and the went back to do my Diploma, I graduated from this in 2012. My job is varied and I enjoy talking to the clients and developing a relationship with them and their pets and keeping Marcus in line. I can't tell if I actually enjoy working with Marcus or if it is a case of Stockholm Syndrome.

When I'm not at work I love getting out and about with my two dogs (and occasionally my husband). I hardly have time for work!

When I'm not at work I enjoy

  • walking / tramping and running
  • my animals
  • training my dogs
  • reading

Marcus Wells BVSc#

Marcus Wells

I'm the guy that does the diagnosis and treatment planning at vets@st.clair. I'm very serious about the health of the pets that I care for but not very serious about life in general. My hobbies include:

  • Doing my kids dishes
  • Falling off my bike
  • Getting muddy when riding my bike
  • Eating strawberries before the birds or my kids get them


I have two pet children at home called Meg and Harris, as well as Vex (a cat) and a few chickens (their names aren't very politically correct). My children aren't very well trained, which is how I like them. However, Vex has trained me to feed him very successfully. He is named for an incessant and penetrating meow. He likes to practice it a lot but we all love him nonetheless.