Meet the Team

Your Leading Team of  NZ Vasectomy Experts

Snip is the largest provider for elective vasectomy in NZ. Snip has a dedicated team of seven vasectomy doctors, with clinics right around New Zealand.

In 2005, Dr Simon Snook founded Snip to help Kiwi men easily access a vasectomy provider without the need for a referral. Joined by Dr David Bivona in 2009, Snip has expanded to become the largest provider of vasectomies in NZ. With 17 clinics nationwide, therefore making it easy to book a time and location that suits you.

Our growing team of vasectomy doctors performs over 3500 successful scalpel-free snips every year. The speedy no-scalpel method delivers keyhole precision, a quick procedure and fast recovery, which means you’ll be back to your old self in no time – just shooting blanks!

Meet Our Team of Snip Vasectomy Doctors

Join a couple of our Docs to chat about elective vasectomy and what you can expect on your journey with us.

Our Dedicated Snip Vasectomy Team

Founders

Dr Simon Snook
MBChB MRCGPdist FNZCSRH FRNZCGP DRCOG DFFP

Vasectomy Doctor & Trainer

Dr Simon Snook

Vasectomy Doctor & Trainer
MBChB MRCGPdist FNZCSRH FRNZCGP DRCOG DFFP

Simon started Snip Vasectomy Clinic with a laser and a homemade website in 2005. He is a specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and has a vasectomy career that spans over 20 years.

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Dr David Bivona
MD FRNZCGP MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Clinical Director

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Dr David Bivona

Clinical Director
MD FRNZCGP MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
David is the clinical director “Boss Doc” of Snip Vasectomy Clinic. Hailing from Sicily he has lived and worked in New Zealand for most of his professional life. David has a specialist interest in sexual and reproductive health and is probably the most prolific vasectomy doctor in NZ.

Doctors

Vasectomy Doctor Tomos Byatt

Dr Tomos Byatt
MBChB

Vasectomy Doctor

Dr Tomos Byatt

Vasectomy Doctor
MBChB

Tomos joined the SNIP team in early 2021 and enjoys the variety it brings to his work week as well as the interesting people he meets. Originally from Canada, Tom sailed to New Zealand with his parents as a teen. He completed his medical training at the University of Auckland and spent many years working in emergency medicine before moving into General Practice.

Dr Rosanna Rahman
MBChB PhD BScHons

Vasectomy Doctor

Dr Rosanna Rahman

Vasectomy Doctor
MBChB PhD BScHons

Rosanna was born and raised in Canada, but, after completing a PhD in Neuroscience, came to New Zealand to study medicine. Her early medical career took her into the neurosurgery (brain surgeon) pathway. Happily for us, she has transitioned into vasectomy surgery - maybe after finding out where men's brains really are!

Dr Gabriel Espinoza
MBChB

Vasectomy Doctor

Dr Gabriel Espinoza

Vasectomy Doctor
MBChB

As a dad with a young family, Gabriel knows only too well what drives a man to "take one for the team". Though born in New Zealand his family hails from South America adding to the Snip team's international flavour.

Vasectomy Doctor Duncan MacDonald

Dr Duncan MacDonald
MBChB

Vasectomy Doctor

Vasectomy Doctor Duncan MacDonald

Dr Duncan MacDonald

Vasectomy Doctor
MBChB

Having spent a number of years as a Doctor in the New Zealand Defence Force, where he dished out vasectomies to our armed forces, Duncan has now moved into Civvy Street and is sharing his wealth of experience with the clients of Snip.

Vasectomy-Doctor-Gerard-Mcquinlan

Dr Gerard Mcquinlan
MBChB

Vasectomy Doctor

Vasectomy Doctor Gerard Mcquinlan

Dr Gerard Mcquinlan

Vasectomy Doctor
MBChB

With over 25 year experience offering minor and cosmetic surgery, Gerard has joined the Snip team bring with him his wealth of surgical knowledge.

Nurses

Louisa Cousins

Registered Nurse

Felicity Geard

Registered Nurse

Anita Goodall

Registered Nurse

Brooke Guy

Registered Nurse

Khellsey Pemberton

Registered Nurse

Nikayla Yorke

Registered Nurse

Administration

Lorraine Harrower

Administration Manager

Margaret Simm

Senior Administrator

Holly Wotton

Receptionist/Administrator

Sheldon Teua

Receptionist/Administrator

Summer Falleni

Receptionist/Administrator

Why get ‘the Snip’?

Elective vasectomy offers a much safer, faster and effective alternative to other methods of long term birth control such as the female alternative, tubal ligation. With a 99% effectiveness rate, the chance of having an unexpected little surprise is extremely low. Vasectomies are 20 x more effective than tubal ligation and 100 x more effective than other forms of contraception.

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Book your Snip online or call 0800 DR SNIP to chat to a member of our friendly team. We’re here to help.