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Keep up to date with all our latest news, articles of interest, and case studies from the veterinary world around Hawke’s Bay.

Heifer Teat Sealing

  Heifer teat sealing is one of the most effective interventions we can perform to improve animal welfare on farms across New Zealand.   Heifer mastitis before or after calving, or during the first lactation, significantly affects udder health and lifetime milk yield.   Heifers have been shown to have a higher risk of clinical mastitis…

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Sheep Scanning 2024

Another year of feed which we can hopefully convert to lambs in the belly. We know for many of you there is still a lot of work to do. We hope you are all managing and we are only a phone call away if we can help. Let us start helping by locking in your…

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Flystrike Warning

  The weather conditions are ripe for getting flystruck sheep. Flystrike is a devastating disease that starts with flies laying eggs in an area the size of a 5cent piece in the fleece of the sheep. The maggot larvae that hatch from the eggs then start eating skin tissue, which attracts more flies to lay…

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Don’t get stung by a plant this summer.

Ongaonga (Stinging Nettle) (Urtica ferox) Adventuring in New Zealand bush is usually a fairly safe activity, aside from possible issues with weather conditions and navigation, we luckily don’t have to worry about snakes, spiders or predators. However, there are some plants that can pose dangers to human and animal health. Ongaonga is one of the…

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CATTLE SCANNING – 2024 BOOKINGS

Happy New Year! The Vet Services team are now taking bookings for pregnancy scanning in cows and heifers. Pregnancy scanning has many advantages when understanding your herd’s reproduction performance and planning ahead for the season. The earliest times for accurate testing following bull withdrawal is 49 days, this is especially important for ageing or identifying…

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Merry Christmas from the Vet Services Team

Merry Christmas from the team at Vet Services!! Enjoy time with friends and family, put your feet up and have a well-deserved rest this Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again soon. If you do need emergency assistance with your animals over the Christmas break please do not hesitate to contact us –…

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Exciting Careers with Vet Services!

  Current career opportunities with Vet Services Hawkes Bay.   FINANCIAL CONTROLLER Location: Any Hawkes Bay Clinic About this role  As Financial Controller, you will sit as the commercial right hand to our General Manager and play a really positive part in the next phase of growth. The core responsibility of this role will be…

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Lifestyle Block Services

Vet Services offer personalised lifestyle block veterinary services to small block owners across Hawkes Bay.  These services include emergency veterinary care, annual animal health plans, preventative care, educational workshops and technician assistance with routine drenching, vaccinations, bolusing and foot trimming to keep your animals happy and healthy.   Contact to find out more.  

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Vets On Farm – Supporting Your Recovery

Vets on Farm – supporting your recovery, is an initiative funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and facilitated by the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.   We’re pleased to let our farming clients know that Vet Services Waipukurau is one of the registered clinics for Vets on Farm – supporting your recovery. Being…

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Managing your dog’s arthritis pain

  As our pets age, normal and abnormal wear and tear within their joints can start taking its toll and it’s estimated 40% of dogs are living with arthritis. Arthritis is a progressive disease which cannot be cured. Fortunately, your veterinary team have several medical treatments available to effectively manage their pain. Beransa is a…

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Shower Dipping & Jetter Bookings

Any flystrike is bad news for sheep and devastating for production and it’s time to consider your options for treating sheep against external parasites this summer! Our Rural Technicians offer a number of effective and economical ways to eradicate flies, mites, lice & ticks. Jetting off the Sheep Conveyor  Craigco Jetter Shower Dipper The bonus…

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New Graduate group catch up

It was great to have our recent graduate vets in Napier for a group catch up this November! Abbigail, Elise, Reshika and Bailey spent some of the day with our industry partners at the National Aquarium and Save The Kiwi – such a fantastic opportunity to get up close with some pretty incredible animals. Our…

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