Pet Care

Our aim is to provide you and your pet with the very best in veterinary care. V.E. Vets operate a dedicated small animal department led by our experienced small animal veterinarian, Andrew Mansell. We have a strong commitment to the animals we treat and offer a wide range of services.

Facilities and Services

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Vet Consultations

Talk to one of our experienced and knowledgeable vets if you have any concerns regarding your pet’s health. A vet consultation can be booked between 8am -10am and between 2pm – 5pm. Our vets are usually preforming surgery between 10am and 2pm.

After Hours Contact

Please contact 07 839 5656 for your pet’s after-hours care. This will put you through to the Waikato After Hours Veterinary Hospital in Hamilton. Unfortunately, V.E. Vets does not provide an after-hours service for pet care. Our after-hours service is for emergency farm care only.

Nurse Consultations

Nurse consultations include dental checks, weight management, nutritional advice, nail clipping, post-operative checks and suture removal.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are recommended to prevent animals contracting certain diseases. Our core vaccines for dogs are against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis. Canine Kennel Cough vaccination is also available. For cats, our core vaccinations protect against Feline Viral Rhino Tracheitis, Respiratory Disease, Feline Panleukopenia and Feline Chlamydiosis. Vaccinations required for exporting animals (e.g. rabies) are also available but need to be organised a few days in advance.

Microchipping

Microchipping is now legally required in all non-working dogs and is necessary for registration with your local council. Microchipping of cats is not a legal requirement but highly recommended. It is a minor procedure that can be done without anaesthetic. The microchip is applied with a needle into the scruff of the neck and can be done a any age.

Dental Care

Oral care is important for your pets and with our dental facilities we can perform a routine scale and polish and tooth extractions if required.

Neutering

Generally, de-sexing is recommended for animals not intended for breeding from 5-6 months of age. De-sexing has many health and behavioural benefits.

Laboratory Diagnostics

Our modern in-clinic diagnostic equipment allows us to complete a large number of routine tests on blood, urine and faeces as well as perform cytology on site. We also regularly send samples to laboratories where further tests or expert opinions are required.

Imaging

We are fully equipped with digital radiography to enable imaging of both bones and some internal structures. Our senior veterinarian is fully qualified to perform PennHIP studies on canine hips. We have also recently upgraded our ultrasound equipment, enabling real-time imaging of internal soft tissue structures.

Grooming

Both dog and cat grooming are available. Please be aware that cats may require sedation for grooming.

Puppy Preschool

This consists of five evening sessions in which your puppy can socialise safely with other young puppies. This plays an invaluable role in helping your puppy develop safe and normal behaviours around new animals, people and environments. It is also a good opportunity to lay solid groundwork for obedience training and ask any questions you may have.

Surgical Theatre

A designated surgical theatre is available for all sterile surgeries. These include routine de-sexing, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery.

Artificial Insemination

AI is usually performed when dogs cannot mate naturally. Fresh semen is collected and inseminated.

Export Certificates

We have a registered vet that is able to aid you in exporting your pets to Australia.

House Calls

When it is not practical or you are unable to bring your pet into the clinic, a vet can visit you at home for procedures that do not require surgery, such as vaccinations and euthanasia.

Specialist Referrals

We are proud of our strong relationship with various veterinary specialists throughout New Zealand and are happy to offer referral when suitable.

Worming Programme

Signing up to our worming programme means worming products will be sent out to you at home. Not only is this convenient but it ensures your pets are wormed on time, every time. Contact us if you are interested in signing up to our programme.

Best Practice Accredited Clinic

Our clinic is Best Practice Accredited and has been for the last twelve years.

What does this logo mean to you and your animals?

We have met the rigorous standards defined by the BESTPRACTICE Committee of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, ensuring that we provide consistently high quality veterinary health care and client service. BESTPRACTICE standards cover practice management, ongoing staff training, record keeping, prescribing and dispensing of ethical drugs. As a client of V.E. Vets you know that your veterinary practice meets the highest industry standards.