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

Dangers of calf feed!

  Over the last few weeks, we have had a series of dogs presenting to the Dannevirke & Waipukurau clinic with suspected ionophore toxicity, following ingestion of calf milk replacer or meal.   While these feeds are fantastic for rapidly growing young calves, the products can pose a very serious danger to dogs and other…


Veterinary Nursing Scholarships 2024

Veterinary Nurse Scholarship. Name(Required) First Last Student ID(Required)Date of Birth(Required) MM slash DD slash YYYY Phone(Required) Email(Required) I am currently studying a(Required)NZ Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5)Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (Level 7)OtherI study(Required)Full-TimePart-TimeName of your education provider. There are several education providers offering qualifications in veterinary nursing – please…


Vet Services Napier Open Day!

  VIEW PHOTOS FROM OUR OPEN DAY HERE.   This is your invitation to tour behind the scenes and check out everything Vet Services Napier has to offer! We will have lots of fun and excitement along the way. Fun and interactive activities with the veterinary team. Face painting SPCA kittens A sausage sizzle FREE…


a group of cows standing on top of a lush green field

Central Hawkes Bay Farmers Veterinary Club Scholarships

The Central Hawkes Bay Farmers Veterinary Club prides itself on helping young students achieve their career dreams through the provision of tertiary scholarships.   The club currently offers 3 types of scholarships annually. $2000 Vet Club Tertiary Scholarship  Each year the CHB Farmers Veterinary Club offer a $2000 scholarship to the child of a club…


Shockwave Therapy

What is it, and why are we using it in horses? VS Equine recently purchased a portable Radial Pressure Wave device so that our veterinary team can offer shockwave therapy for treating musculoskeletal problems, soft-tissue and bone injuries in horses. Radial pressure shockwave offers non-invasive treatment solutions for both acute and chronic, long term insertion…


Local Vet Lands Top Industry Award.

Local veterinarian Anyika Scotland has been named national Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarian of the Year. ‘Neeks’, of Vet Services in Hastings, was presented the award at the NZVA Centenary Conference, held at the new Takina Events Centre in Wellington earlier this month. The award was established by the Sheep and Beef Cattle Branch of…


Probiotics and your animals health.

There has been a notable increase in the number of people interested in probiotic products for their pets. Do our pets need them? Veterinarian, Reshika Fonseka explains.  Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that live in the gut and help to absorb nutrients from the food eaten and act to support gut immunity. They are important for…