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.

World Veterinary Day.

Join us in celebrating our incredible team and their mahi for our community and animals. Saturday 30 April is World Veterinary Day 2022 – a special day created by the World Veterinary Association to celebrate the veterinary profession and to promote the amazing work that veterinarians do. To our superhero veterinarians – thank you! You…


Winter Feeding Seminar & BBQ

We are hosting a series of seminars around the topic of winter feeding and setting your farm up for spring performance. Our vets will talk about lambing in tough feed times, winter feeding of cattle, and some of the winter animal health issues to watch out for. The seminar will be followed by a free BBQ &…


Vet Services Purchase Sheep Conveyor Business

Vet Services are pleased to announce that we have recently acquired HB Sheep Handling Services, a sheep conveyor, mobile shower dipping and jetting business. Vet Services are very proud of our long standing and close involvement with the sheep industry. When the opportunity arose to purchase HB Sheep Handling from Waipukurau local James Tennent, we…


Snip ‘n’ Chip

THERE IS NOW LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LEFT FOR SNIP ‘N’ CHIP Visit Vet Services Waipukurau or Vet Services Napier to secure your $10 Snip ‘n’ Chip voucher and BOOK IN your feline for their appointment before 31st January 2022. There are a limited number of vouchers left so be in quick to avoid disappointment.…


Sheep scanning 2022

BOOKING FORM AT BOTTOM OF PAGE Last year we were surprised by our results due to the condition of our ewes. Scanning last year many people were surprised by the performance of their flock considering the condition the ewes were in at the time of scanning. On the back of the drought many ewe flocks…


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…


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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Parvo – the positive result you don’t want!

Canine parvovirus, commonly called ‘Parvo’, is a highly infectious and often lethal disease that affects puppies and dogs. It effects their stomach and small intestine and symptoms can include; vomiting, diarrhoea (often with traces of blood), a lack of appetite, dehydration and rapid condition loss. Puppies under 6 months of age are at the highest…