CHB Farmers Veterinary Club Inc
The club was established in 1949. Until then there was no professional Vet Practice in Central Hawke’s Bay. The (CHB) area was serviced by a private practitioner based in Hastings who travelled down to the more serious cases and a local chemist took care of the lesser problems.
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In order to have Vets in was required that you have a club of which a large proportion of farmers in the district were members. The original clinic was built on Mt Herbert Road. In 1972, it was decided that the premises were too small and in 1973 the section where the Vet Club is today was purchased. Work began on building the new clinic in December 1973.
The purpose of the club is to provide Vet Services with a clinic to operate from.
The club members own and maintain the clinic with Vet Services leasing it from them. Members pay a subscription to Vet Services and in return they receive discounts for their Veterinary requirements. This makes for an excellent partnership, first the club members receiving first class vet service and secondly Vet Services having a modern spacious clinic.
At present, there are 500 plus members. Club members on average receive 3.5 times their money back on their subscription.
The Club prides itself on helping young students achieve their career dreams through the provision of tertiary scholarships.
We currently offer three scholarships:
1. $2000 CHB College Scholarship. All CHB College students going on to tertiary education are eligible to apply.
2. $2000 Vet Club scholarship. Available to the sons and daughters of vet club members, of member’s staff, and of Vet Services staff.
3. $10000 Veterinary Science Scholarship. Available to the sons and daughters of vet club members, of member’s staff, and of Vet Services HB staff. Also available to CHB College students.
Please consider these scholarships for your children!
For further information please contact Secretary Sue Coppinger at CHB Vet Clinic, phone 06 858-9060.
The Club has executive committee with a representative from each area of CHB that meet quarterly. The current executive is as follows:
|President:||Paul Robottom (Onga)|
|Vice President:||Rob Malcolm (Dairy)|
|Committee:||Simon Foster (Otane)|
|Rick Lee (Elsthorpe)|
|Strat Giblin (Hatuma)|
|Sam Morrah (Porangahau)|
|Conan Kynoch (Takapau/Ashley Clinton)|
|Theo Twist (Tikokino/Argyle)|
|Bill Ritchie (Omakere)|
|Senior Veterinarian:||Richard Hilson|