Services > Pets & Companion Animals
With nine full time veterinarians dedicated to our companion animal practice, this comprises a large and vital part of Vet Services Hawke's Bay. The bulk of our focus is on dogs and cats, but a variety of pets, be they furred, feathered or finned are catered for.
A team of qualified, experienced veterinary nurses manage the day to day running of our clinics, taking care of patients throughout their stay with us.
All clinics are fully equipped to handle most surgical and medical cases, with the option of specialist referral where required. Vet Services has a strong emphasis on continuing education with our vets regularly attending veterinary conferences both in New Zealand and abroad.
In Waipukurau, Napier a professional dog groomer is available by appointment.
The Waipukurau clinic has dog and cat boarding facilities available.
These articles are compiled by our vets and are intended to complement our Veterinary services by giving you access to research articles and animal health information. They are only guides - we strongly recommend you consult your vet for a full diagnosis.
- Tail Docking and other legislation updates:: As of October 2018, the non-therapeutic docking of dogs tails will be prohibited in New Zealand.
- Vaccinations – what you need to know to make the best decisions for your canine companion: Vaccinations are designed to prevent your pet from contracting diseases. We have a few different vaccines available in NZ based on what diseases pose a risk to your dog.
- Derm Defense : During the spring and summer months we see a high number of dogs with itchy skin. In the past, the only way to manage atopy (itchy skin) was through medications such as antihistamines and steroids...
- Flea products – What’s out there now?: It seems like companies are bringing out new flea products every few months these days, and even we find it hard to keep up! Here is an overview of the products we have in store.
- Kennel Cough: Kennel Cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at places where large amounts of dogs accumulate, such as...
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Just as we are expected to behave appropriately, we also need to make sure our puppies understand how to behave in different situations and environments so they are able to grow up into friendly, well-behaved and confident adult dogs.
Vet News: Pets & Companion Animals
September Vet News 2015: View the September 2015 newsletter from Vet Services Hawkes bay.
May Vet News 2014: View the May 2014 newsletter from Vet Services Hawkes bay.
May Vet News 2013: View the May 2013 newsletter from Vet Services Hawkes bay.