Upcoming events

From winter workshops to client events, VetSouth hosts and supports local events across the agricultural industry. To keep up to date you can also follow us on Facebook.

‘Sugar Woes and Tender Toes’

Tuesday 27th September

Join us for an evening where we take a look at Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Laminitis and PPID (Pars Pituitary Intermedia Dysfunction) in horses. 


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