M. bovis update

On May 28th 2018, government and industry together made the decision to continue plans to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis. This is a decision supported by the veterinary team here at Waikiwi Vets, and we believe eradication is the best outcome long term for our cattle industries. As farmers, vets and members of the rural community we need […]

First Aid for Pets

Emergency treatment and first aid for pets should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care. However, there are several scary situations you may find yourself in where basic first aid can help keep your pet comfortable and safe in the time it takes to get them into the vet clinic. Road Accidents and […]

Toxin review – what not to eat!

Hands up if your dog (or cat) has ever gotten into something they shouldn’t have and eaten it before you had a chance to tell them off….? Probably a whole lot of us have been in this situation, and for the most part it doesn’t end in a trip to the vet unless they ingest […]

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

The science behind why it’s not always possible to teach an old dog new tricks. Do you have an older dog who is starting to act a little senile, slow down or not seem themselves? It could be they are suffering from canine cognitive dysfunction – and although this condition sounds like a mouthful, if […]

Farm Biosecurity

As Gypsy day approaches on the first of June, lots of our farmers have a hundred things to think about with the changeover of staff, cows, machinery and sometimes entire livelihoods. One very important message to remember is about BIOSECURITY – especially given the season we have had with M. bovis concerns circulating throughout the country. If you […]

Introducing two new vets!

We are happy to announce we have two more wonderful vets to introduce! Lauren Leicester and Emma Gunn are our enthusiastic new vets who have been working with us since early 2018.     Lauren graduated from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia in 2017.     Emma is a Massey graduate of 2017, and […]