About us

Cat Doctor North Shore is the first cat only clinic on the shore. A lot of people don’t understand that cats are unique beings, but here at Cat Doctor we understand this and aim to provide the best care that’s specifically tailored for cats. Whether your cat needs a vaccination, a check-up, or surgery, we will be here for you and your cat throughout the whole process.

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Cat Doctor Team

We may be a small team here at Cat Doctor, but we are mighty! Mark the Veterinarian has many years of experience, including emergency care. Our nurses are qualified and provide a range of skills. Everyone at the Cat Doctor has one thing in common, and that is a passion for cats specifically, so you know your cats are in safe hands.

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Mark Silbiger, DVM (veterinarian)

 Mark graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He worked several years in small animal and emergency/critical care practices. After getting his UK vet qualification in the late 90's, he worked in New Zealand as a locum vet for 2 years. Mark then moved back to the states where he owned a general practice for 8 years. Being hooked on New Zealand, he and his family moved to New Zealand 10 years ago and he has worked in emergency/critical care over that period of time until opening Cat Doctor North Shore. He has always loved all animals but has taken a real passion to our feline companions.

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Nicola, DipVN (Veterinary Nurse)

Nicola is originally from England and has worked with a wide variety of animals. She has recently completed her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and plans to further her knowledge of medicine and animal behaviour. Nicola Has two cats, she is pictured above with her cat Niko. 

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Amanda, Registered Nurse

Amanda was born and raised in Auckland.  She is a human registered nurse and she works part-time at Cat Doctor. Her compassion and skill set are great assets for our team.  She has a beautiful Burmese cat named Jade.


Rosco, CAT

Rosco Silbiger is a native New Zealander. He loves the outdoors and is an avid garage explorer.