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

What is acupuncture and how does it work?

Acupuncture for dogs, like acupuncture for humans, is a complementary medical practice that involves inserting fine needles into the skin to stimulate points on the body for pain relief and healing responses. Acupuncture has its origins in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has been used for thousands of years. In TCM acupuncture is used to…


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…


Hastings Working Dog & Ram Run

It is that time of year again. Time for your rams soundness examinations and for your working dog team to have their annual health check examination and vaccination. Rams should be palpated and tested for Brucellosis at least 6 weeks prior to mating.   Our Ram Run visits will begin in early November so that…


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 studying a(Required)Please select what you will be studying the year of this scholarship 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…


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…


Working Dog Kennels

  Our dogs are not only very hard working members of our farm team, they are also real characters which give us a lot of enjoyment (and strife on a bad day).They hold a special place in our farming community and they are great companions in an often lonely job.   So what can we…


VS Equine Winter Seminars

VS Equine Winter Seminar Contact DetailsName(Required) First Last Email(Required) PhoneAre you bringing along anyone else? (for catering and spot prizes) Which seminar will you be attending?(Required)Hastings. Wednesday 19 JulyWaipukurau, Tuesday 18 JulyDannevirke, Thursday 20 July Δ


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…