WHO WE ARE
TCI GlenBred is here to help with your well considered breeding program. We are committed to working alongside breeders who have a passion and dedication for their breed. The production of sound, true to type, healthy puppies is our goal.
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WHO WE ARE
I, Becky Murphy am the director and senior clinical veterinarian at TCI Vets. My history with pedigree dogs started when I was just a toddler, accompanying my parents to obedience and agility shows with their border collies. When I was 13, mum brought our first Dobermann Rusty, and I got hooked on showing and Junior Hander. I made the finals three times but unfortunately never won the ultimate prize to Crufts. As a family we have owned Border Collies, German Shepherds, Beagles, Doberamanns and Pointers. My most successful dog was Holly, CH Jest Forever Green from Jest Beagles down in Invercargill. She won a couple of BIS in All Breeds and Specialty shows. She also won Reserve Supreme Puppy of the Year which was very exciting!
I have done a Bachelor of Science at the University of Canterbury, with my final year focusing on Microbiology and Genetics. During and after the BSc I worked as a laboratory technician at Medlab South, in the Mircobiology department until we moved to the Manawatu. I then got into the BVSc programme and Massey and five years later joined a mixed practice in the Rangitikei. One of my clients, who I still deeply value to this day, allowed me to ‘have a go’ at a frozen semen breeding as she wasn’t having much luck using the frozen semen breedings she had imported from overseas. I diligently researched ovulation timing and told her when I thought it should be done. She managed to convince the inseminating veterinarian to move the AI time to the following day, and 8 puppies followed 9 weeks later!! This was enough to convince her to get the frozen straws sent to me to do the surgical AI and the rest is history.
In 2015 I decided it was becoming too difficult to fit general practice in with my ever growing client base of breeders and the reproduction work so we decided to shake up our lives and move down to my birthplace, Nelson. After a tumultuous 6 months, we packed our belongings again and moved on back to the Manawatu region where my family now live. That gave me the opportunity to open TCI Vets, my very own business where I could set the standards for what we do and focus entirely on reproduction and health testing. At the same time the business was opening I applied for the role of Canine Health & Welfare Officer with NZ Kennel Club (now Dogs NZ). Over time, I have reduced my hours with Dogs NZ, but to this day still enjoy the challenge of pedigree dog advocacy and policy development to improve and enhance the health and welfare of pedigree dogs.
My husband and I have two children, one dog, two cats, two bunnies, fish and a pony to keep us busy. I also sit as an elected member of our girls School Board of Trustees and on the Companion Animal Veterinarians branch of the NZ Veterinary Association.
I look forward to working with you to create happy, healthy and well-bred puppies!
WHO WE ARE
Jody Robinson-Wildey is the TCI GlenBred part-time administrative assistant.
Jody was a very successful NZCF registered cat breeder for 23 years until March 2019 and now breeds Wiltshire sheep. She worked for Dogs NZ to enter and collate health test results, back in mid 2019 so has familiarity with the organization, people, and health testing.
Jody’s background means she understands breeders and is skilled at communicating with clients. She has an Animal Care Diploma and a sound knowledge of the veterinary industry.
Since March 2021 Jody has been the point of contact for all new enquiries and bookings for health testing, X-rays, semen collection, consults and import/export enquiries.
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WHO WE ARE
I Chrissy, have worked for Totally Vets since 1993. I spent 15 years as a surgical nurse and over the past few years have moved into providing nurse consultations where I help with things like kitten and puppy consults, weight loss, suture removals, blood tests, senior and dental consults and of course, help Becky with TCI GlenBred whenever she needs me!
I have been the TCI GlenBred nurse since Becky started working out of Totally Vets in 2016. I take progesterone blood samples, sometimes assist with semen collections, X-rays, caesarean sections, provide follow up procedures, and all other reproduction nurse requirements.
Away from work, I have 2 young adult sons who are both passionate about rugby and you’ll often find me on the side line cheering them on. I also enjoy exercising, DIY and gardening.
I really enjoy supporting Becky in her work and making your experience with us here, positive. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!
WHO WE ARE
“You may have already met Dr Prabz, she is our vet in AI training and has been working with Dr Becky."
Dr Prabz graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008 and has worked in Singapore and New Zealand. She practices both Eastern and Western veterinary medicine, is a certified vet acupuncturist and now will be doing vet AI!
In her practically non existent free time, Dr Prabz wrangles her 3 children, plants too many seeds and gives seedlings to everyone she knows and reads anything she can get her hands on.
We are so, so happy to have Prabz on board. She has been super quick to learn the TCI technique, collections and thaws, so when Becky is away from time to time, Prabz and Chrissy will take excellent care of you.