The Vet Centre, Richmond, Nelson New Zealand provides services for all animals

By: The Vet Centre Richmond  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Animal Health, Veterinary Services, Vet

We pride ourselves on providing a range of quality services to cater to all our clients and patients.

For your convenience our clinic is open seven days a week (excluding Public Holidays).  We have a vet available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, which ensures that our clients and patients are always well looked after!

Our clinic hours are:

  • Weekdays 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm
  • Sundays  10 am to 2 pm
For emergencies outside clinic hours please call the clinic on 03 5445566, and you will be transferred to the emergency vet.

At The Vet Centre Richmond we offer a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for your pets. We have invested in the latest technology and staff training, enabling us to offer diagnostic ultrasound, radiology (X-Rays), endoscopy, AO Synthese Compression Bone plating, ophthalmic surgery, puppy training and behaviour problem solving in cats and dogs. Alternative treatments in acupuncture are available too.

Livestock & Farm Services

The Vet Centre provides a complete range of animal health supplies and veterinary services for all farm and life style animals. Two full time vets primarily look after this area of service, but are supported by the rest of the team. The support staff are trained in the knowledge of the supplies available at our clinic on Gladstone Road.On the road, our sales representative, Tim Varley, can be contacted for information on product and sales.The Vet Centre covers a large geographical area ranging from the East of Nelson, Cable Bay, through to Murchison and west to the Motueka River Valley. Our vets use 4 wheel drive vehicles, so accessibility is not a problem.

For emergencies outside clinic hours please call the clinic on 03 5445566 and you will be transferred to the emergency vet.

Keywords: Animal Health, Vet, Vet Centre, Veterinary Services

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Apart from having a large clinical knowledge of the dairy cow requirements and health, John also has studied extensively in Dairy Nutrition, Mastitis and Milk Production. Disease issues are varied and because of our slightly warmer climate we are prone to some diseases more often seen in the North Island. In the Spring issues typically encountered are calving or dystocia problems and injuries associated with calving.


Sheep & Beef

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Alpacas & Llamas

Dr John Mace has attended numerous courses and conferences on alpacas, and Dr Andrew Conway grazed several breeding Alpacas on his property for 2 years for an overseas client. The Vet Centre offers a range of services from nutritional advice, dental and surgical work, TB testing, reproductive advice and assistance and emergency services.



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