Our Organisation

We are a progressive veterinary business providing services to a large range of clients throughout the West Coast area.

We have 3 clinics available to meet all your production, lifestyle and companion animal needs.

You can be rest assured our teams of people are available to assist with your animal needs, whether just to answer an enquiry or in an emergency.

With West Coast Vets dedicated highly skilled team of people, and our reputation on delivering quality health care and advice in all areas of veterinary medicine, you can be assured your production, lifestyle and companion animals are in the best care.

We have a comprehensive retail offering with competitive prices on products. Retail is a large aspect of the business and our team of people have excellent product knowledge in all areas to assist you with the best products for all your animal needs.

Call in to discuss your animal needs with our highly trained and friendly team of people today.

Our purpose

Here for Good is the compass that guides us towards the creation of a better now and a better future.


A purpose driven company, a career at West Coast Vets is something different.

We have a strong focus on team, are passionate about the work we do and encourage professional and personal development through the many opportunities the business has to offer.


Latest news

Is your cat a Fat Cat? Avoiding feline obesity.

A trend of increasing numbers of obese cats has been seen worldwide, and New Zealand is no exception, with one in four cats here classified as overweight or obese.   This extra weight has an impactRead more

Is pet insurance worthwhile?

We were recently asked about the value of pet insurance, so here are a few thoughts. As we all know, having a pet in the family is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and a privilege that comes withRead more

Meet Marvin

Hi! I’m Marvin, and I’ve just arrived with my family of three from Paraguay, the heart of South America, where I was born and raised. After gaining a degree in veterinary medicine from the StateRead more

Multimin magic!

It’s well known that a newborn calf is the most susceptible animal to disease on the farm, and that trace elements are essential for cattle production and immunity. So, it makes sense to ensureRead more

Calf nutrition

As another calving season approaches and the calf sheds are getting prepared, it's time to think about nutrition for calves. It isn't as simple as ‘just feeding milk’. The target for rearingRead more

Calf shed prep

Before we know it, the first calves will be dropping. Ensure you set aside a couple of days to get the calf shed prepared, so it isn’t a last-minute scramble.  Make sure all team members on-farmRead more

Wrapping up repro results

Back in May, we had our Repro Round-up evening. Thank you to all those that attended - it was great to see the numbers growing and the discussion flowing. Here is a short summary of our results forRead more

A crash course in calving

Calving time is round the corner and, while we hope most cows will successfully calve unassisted, it pays to be prepared to step in when necessary. Here are some top tips to help you navigate calvingRead more

Calving kit checklist

Now is the time to ensure everything is in order for spring time. One thing to sort is your calving kit, so when that first one arrives that needs pulling you are ready to go.   Some things weRead more

Preventing zoonotic illnesses

They can be bacterial, viral, parasitical, or fungal. Below are some of the main ones to watch out for and ways to help protect yourself against them: Read more

Arthritis in pets – How we can help.

It affects one in five adult dogs and is even more common among older dogs. Cats can also develop arthritis as they get older, with around 90% of cats over 10 years old developing arthritis in at leaRead more

Joining the herd: Kate

Hi there, I'm Kate.  Originally from Wellington, I first left to pursue a career with horses, initially in NZ, then further afield in Australia and the UK. I was fortunate to work across various equRead more