Companion Animal

Dogs, cats, fish and rats...


We can advise on such things as;

  • Vaccinations
  • Lameness examinations and arthritis
  • Skin conditions
  • Parasite control
  • Breeding procedures
    • Artificial insemination
    • Progesterone testing
  • Debilitating diseases the geriatric cat and dog may have
  • Penn hip

We offer a full range of medical services including;

  • Endoscopy
  • Blood and urine testing, both in-house or via external laboratories
  • Digital X-ray
  • Ultrasound examinations
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Microscopy


To help ensure your kitten or puppy live a long and healthy life, vaccination is essential.


The immunity a puppy gets from its mother starts to wane after six weeks of age. But we can’t be certain it has developed a strong immunity until 14 to 16 weeks of age, so repeat vaccinations every three to four weeks through this period are essential.

The diseases of major concern in a combined all in one vaccine are;

  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Hepatitis

Other diseases include;

  • Canine Kennel Cough is highly contagious and easily spread in boarding kennels.
  • Leptospirosis is a disease more common in northern and central regions of the North Island and carried by rats.


We vaccinate cats and kittens with a combined vaccine which protects against two strains of respiratory viruses and panleucopenia, a serious gastro-intestinal disease.

The first injection is given at about eight weeks of age with a booster four weeks later. Other feline diseases that can be vaccinated against are chlamydia, feline leukemia virus and in certain circumstances, feline aids. We will advise you if we think these vaccines are necessary.


We have a well-equipped surgery and we are able to perform a comprehensive range of surgical procedures;

  • Routine procedures such as spays and castrations
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • General surgery
    • Abdominal
    • Wound repairs
    • Soft tissue


In recent years we have seen an increase in awareness of dental health in pets.

Unfortunately there are still a lot of cases where dental disease is going untreated and causing significant pain to the animal. Tooth decay, tartar build up, gingivitis and tooth abscesses which mean that your pet’s health is seriously compromised.

Prevention of dental disease can best be achieved by regular dental checks, if necessary a scale and polish and attention to diet. Our vets can advise you on prevention and treatment.