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.

West Coast Vets is part of the VetNZ Ltd.

VetNZ Ltd is ‘Here For Good’, where our philosophy is all about looking after our team, providing premium animal welfare and making rural communities better by giving back to the districts that support us. This also means that many of our veterinarians are shareholders, ensuring the focus stays local and our animals, clients and people are front and centre. VetNZ is a dynamic business in growth mode and encompasses VetSouthWest Coast Vets and Veterinary Clinic Morrinsville.

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Latest news

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

Tackling liver fluke

Liver fluke (fasciola hepatica) is a parasite of the trematode family. It affects a whole range of animals - not only cattle and sheep, but also people and horses!  It has a very complex life cycle,Read more

Managing nutrition during the transition period

Although this season has officially not ended yet, we must look to next season already. There are diet changes ahead and every change requires time for the rumen to adjust.  The first upcoming dietRead more

Scours vaccines

Before we have even finished drying off, it is time to start looking ahead and getting prepared for next season. At an already stressful time of the year, sick and scouring calves is frustrating andRead more

Growing great girls!

As the dry period looms, it is important to be thinking about how to maintain or improve the body condition of your herd to meet spring targets. Body Condition Scores (BCS) are a great indication of Read more

Keep your furry friend smiling

Nothing warms your heart more than your happy, smiling dog welcoming you home at the end of the day.  Just like us, to keep that happy smile, cats and dogs rely on healthy teeth and gums for theirRead more

Lameness: Part 3

For the final instalment of the lameness trilogy, we are going to look into the last couple of conditions commonly seen and a procedure to remove incurable toes.Read more

Joining the WCV herd: Molly

Hi, My name is Molly and I’ll be hanging out on-farm with the vets as their new tech. Before I took this job, I was working as a barista in one of the local cafes and as an AB assistant andRead more

Prevent down cows at the works

With cull cow season in full swing, now is a good time for a refresher on some essentials your animals need, before being loaded onto a truck, to avoid down cows on arrival at the works.  The localRead more

Salmonella vaccination

Salmonella is a zoonotic disease, which means it not only affects cattle, but can be passed to humans too. Immuno-compromised or pregnant people are the most at risk of infection. There are four mainRead more

Bulk milk somatic cell count and cow health

The bulk milk somatic cell count (BMSCC) refers to the concentration of white blood cells produced by the entire herd into the vat.  Cell counts above 400,000 cells/ml are regarded as unfit forRead more

The end of an era!

As some of you will be aware, Harold has been reducing his days at West Coast Vets for the last few years and has now decided to step back and retire from his role in the retail team.  He is stillRead more