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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.

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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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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COVID-19 Level 2 Announcement

As announced last night we are back in Level 2 for 7 days. This requires us to implement certain procedures in our clinic. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we move into this, hopefully short, Level 2 state. Having been there before, here are some reminders about what Level 2 looks like…

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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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Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open – Wool Workshop What does the future of the NZ wool industry look like? Rising costs of using the woolshed and the declining prices of strong wool has made the future of wool a point of discussion at every level of the farming business. Join us for a multi stream wool workshop…

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FACIAL ECZEMA MONITOR – 12 FEBRUARY

This week’s pasture spore counts – Week ending 12 February 2021 The majority of this Hasting’s spore counts were in the 0,000-5,000 (low) range this week. The average count across the region were 3330, and remains unchanged from the last 3 weeks. One of the sites on Ocean Beach Road remained at 15,000. Spore counts…

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Facial Eczema Monitor – 19 February

Hastings pasture spore counts – Week ending 19 February 2021 The majority of this week’s spore counts were in the 0,000-5,000 (low) range. The average count across the region were 6250, a slight lift on last week. One of the sites on Ocean Beach Road remained at 17,500. Spore counts match last year’s trend at…

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Facial Eczema Monitor – 19 March

Waipukurau After a slight increase due to warm rain a few weeks ago the counts have dropped again, and with cooler nights the spore counts are expected to remain in this mid-low zone.  We still have some potential for warm weather for another month or so but it is the night-time temperatures that are needed…

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Facial Eczema Monitor – 28 Feb

This week’s pasture spore counts – Week ending 26 February 2021 Hastings Clinic Results  There is a big range in spore counts this week from 0 to 230,000 (highly toxic), whilst some farms remain low the district average counts have double from last week. One of the sites on Ocean Beach Road was 80,000, one…

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