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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, Dannevirke, and the Wairarapa.

All of our VSHB Clients , regarding the Covid 19 outbreak…

To all our VSHB Clients Regarding the Covid-19 outbreak… We would like to reassure you that the health and well-being of our community is our primary concern. Our animals, our clients and ourselves. We are aware that as providers of animal health services we need to do our best to maintain a high level of…

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Equine focussed veterinary care for Hawke’s Bay

Vet Services Hawke’s Bay is proud to be a locally owned business which has provided over 70 years of trusted animal care in the Hawke’s Bay region. First established in 1949 as the ‘Central Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Veterinary Club’ the business was renamed Vet Services Hawke’s Bay in 1967 and has continued to grow, improve…

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Extended weekend hours at Napier Clinic

We hope you have had a great start to Spring! The days are definitely getting longer and there are plenty of lambs, calves and blossom popping up around The Bay. You may have noticed the buildings neighbouring our clinic have now disappeared and been replaced with an exciting development. The building site will not affect…

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Roger McKinley’s Retirement

Last month Roger McKinley saw his last ever patient, hung up his stethoscope and left our Hastings Clinic to begin a happy retirement after providing our community with a whopping 37 years of veterinary service! When Roger began working in our original Hastings Clinic in 1983, he was one of just two veterinarians. (Vet Services…

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A Change At The Top

At the end of November, Vet Services General Manager Richard Hilson, and Senior Veterinarian Roger McKinley will hang up their stethoscopes after providing Central Hawke’s Bay with over 30 years’ veterinary care. Richard has made an enormous contribution to Vet Services over the last 30 years, as a Vet, Director and latterly General Manager. His…

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Facial Eczema Spore Count Monitor – January Week 2

Waipukurau Results (11-17 Jan). Not unexpectedly with so much long, rank grass beginning to build we are seeing our first FE spores of the year. The warm, humid weather is also a concern. However counts at this stage are thankfully low and so not require any immediate intervention. Nonetheless the season has just begun and things are…

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Facial Eczema Monitor – January Week 3

This week’s pasture spore counts – Week ending January 24, 2021 Not unexpectedly with so much long, rank grass beginning to build we are seeing our first FE spores of the year. The warm, humid weather is also a concern. However counts at this stage are thankfully low and so not require any immediate intervention. Nonetheless the…

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Sheep Reproduction Services

  VSHB are involved in some large artificial breeding programmes such as the release of breed such as Finnish Landrace, the Texel, the Awassi and the East Friesian and work closely with individual New Zealand breeders with AI/ET programmes for advancement of superior genetics.   In the last 12 months (despite Covid-19) we successfully Implanted…

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Facial Eczema Monitor – February 4th

Hastings Results The majority of this week’s spore counts were in the 0,000-5,000 (low) range. The average count across the region was just over 5000, and remains unchanged from the last 3 weeks. One of the sites on Ocean Beach Road remained at 20,000. Spore counts match last year’s trend at this stage. Trend graph…

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Facial Eczema Workshop

Facial Eczema Workshop Join our vets for a Facial Eczema Workshop on Thursday 11 February to hear about the prevention, monitoring, and management of this potentially devastating disease. Waipukurau Clinic 10am – 12pm Vet Services will be providing light refreshments Name* First Last Farm Name Email* PhoneAny others coming with you?Let us know how many…

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black cow on green grass field during daytime

GET READY FOR DRY-OFF THIS AUTUMN

With the typical Hawkes Bay summer weather upon us it is time to start thinking about the wind-up of this milking season. There are many aspects to consider when it comes to drying off your herd (think BCS, long term weather forecasts, expected calving dates, production goals etc), but on the top of the list…

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