IMPORTANT NOTICE! Snip Vasectomy Clinic was subject to a cyber hack of its email system on 18th August 2021

Important note for Snip Customers

Snip Vasectomy Clinic was subject to a cyber hack of its email system on 18th August 2021. As a result the email address book of our reception email ([email protected]) was breached and phishing emails have been sent to contacts in the email directory. These emails have been sent to all contacts and are not limited (or identified to) patients of the clinic.

To be clear, the breach obtained our email contact list. It did not access any email content.

Please ignore any emails from our clinic that are unsolicited and appear suspicious, especially those containing attachments and offering refunds.

We would like to assure you that our IT system was immediately repaired and upgraded to block future attacks. In addition, our patient medical records system, which is separate from our email system, was not compromised.

Unfortunately, although the breach was fixed on the 18th of August, the hackers have continued to email contacts in the address book now using the fraudulent email address [email protected]

We take our IT security very seriously and have an ongoing partnership with an external IT provider to assist with this. Our systems had been audited by external IT specialists within the last 3 months. Unfortunately, the area exposed by the hackers had not been identified in this previous audit.

We have reported the breach with the Privacy Commissioner and CERT NZ.

We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and reassure you that your privacy and confidentiality is extremely important to us.

Meet the Team

Your leading Kiwi vasectomy doctor team

Snip Vasectomy Clinic is the largest provider for elective vasectomy nationwide, 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 the country with 14 clinics nationwide, making it easy to book a time and location that suits you.

Our growing vasectomy doctor team 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 the Snip Vasectomy Doctor Team

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

Doctors

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.

Dr David Bivona, MD FRNZCGP MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Clinical Director

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.

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.

Doctors

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.

Nurses

Anita Goodall

Registered Nurse

Brooke Guy

Registered Nurse

Cathy O’Callaghan

Registered Nurse

Felicity Geard

Registered Nurse

Nikayla York

Registered Nurse

Louisa Cousins

Registered Nurse

Administration

Lynne O’Malley

Practice Manager

Lorraine Harrower

Administration Manager

Margaret Simm

Senior Administrator

Holly Wotton

Receptionist/Administrator

Summer Fallen

Receptionist/Administrator

Kaitlin Collins

Marketing Coordinator and Social Media Manager

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.