MB ChB 1986 Otago; FRACS 1995


Tim grew up in Tauranga. After he finished high school he headed off to the cold climes of Dunedin to begin his medical training.  He spent his first three years in Dunedin then moved to the Christchurch Medical School for the next three years. Tim qualified from Otago Medical School in 1986.  He then worked for 2 years as a House Officer at Tauranga Hospital and then did the BIG OE in England where he discovered the joys of working 120 hour weeks!  Tim and his wife, Julie, travelled for 6 months around the Middle East and Europe before heading home to begin his Orthopaedic Surgical training.  

He spent a couple of years in Christchurch then 2 years in Hamilton before returning to Christchurch for his final training year as a Senior Registrar.  He successfully sat the final fellowship examination in 1996 gaining a FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons).  With his 2 year old daughter, Jessica, and patient loving wife, Julie, he headed "across the ditch" to sunny Adelaide to do a 1 year post Fellowship position in Spinal Surgery at the Royal Adelaide hospital.  Having completed this and avoiding any serious contact with the various toxic and deadly wildlife of Australia, he then came back to New Zealand to take up his first consultant position at Masterton Hospital with an extra member in the family, Sam (an Australian!).

Apart from general Orthopaedics he has interests in Knee and Hip Joint replacement and a sub specialty interest in Spinal Surgey. He works as a visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon to Mid Central Health as well as running his private orthopaedic business at Amesbury Orthopaedic Centre trading as the Love Othopaedic Trust.


  • Hip and Knee Replacement,
  • Arthroscopy of the Knee,
  • Sports Injuries,
  • Spinal Surgery

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

7 December 1987

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Timothy Love is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

175 Grey Street, Palmerston North