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Your Partner in Pet and Farm Care

Welcome to Waikiwi Vet Services Invercargill, your one-stop shop for all your pet’s healthcare needs. We’re a privately owned veterinary practice with two convenient locations in Invercargill, so you can always find a clinic that’s close to you. Our team of experienced veterinarians and staff are here to help you ensure that your pet has the longest, happiest, and healthiest life possible.

We understand that your pets are important members of your family, and we treat them with the same care and respect that we would treat our own family members. We offer a wide range of services for both small and large animals., including:

  • Annual health checks
  • Vaccinations
  • Microchipping
  • Spaying and neutering
  • Surgery
  • Treatment for illness and injury
  • Grooming 
  • And more!


We also offer a variety of educational resources to help you learn more about pet care. Our team is always happy to answer your questions and provide you with advice.

Whether you have a cat, dog, horse, cow, sheep, or other animal, we can help you keep them healthy and happy. We’re here to build a long-term relationship with you and your pets, and we look forward to meeting you soon!

We’re more than just a veterinary clinic. We’re a team of pet lovers who are passionate about helping animals live long, healthy lives. We’re committed to providing you with the highest quality care, and we’re always looking for new ways to improve our services.

If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help.

Our large animal team deals with cows, sheep, deer, horses, alpacas, goats, and pigs. We understand the unique needs of farm animals, and we’re here to help you keep them healthy and productive.

We hope to see you soon!

Our values

Compassion: We believe that all animals are deserving of compassion and respect. We treat our patients with the same care and respect that we would treat our own family members.

Excellence: We are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. We are always looking for new ways to improve our services and deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Teamwork: We believe that teamwork is essential to providing the best possible care for our patients. We work together as a team to ensure that our patients receive the care they need.

Communication: We believe that communication is essential to building strong relationships with our clients. We are always open and honest with our clients, and we make sure to keep them informed about their pets’ care.

Innovation: We are committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advances in veterinary medicine. We are always looking for new ways to improve our services and provide the best possible care for our patients.

Introducing Our Team of Experienced Veterinarians and Staff

Our Team of Directors

Martha Hogan

Director - Veterinarian

Delwyn Thompson

Director - Practice Manager

David Smith

Director - Veterinarian

Our Caring Veterinarians

Megan Sheat

Veterinarian

Hamish Stafford

Veterinarian

Roisin Noone

Veterinarian

Jess Veal

Veterinarian

Ruth Andrews

Veterinarian

Enya Doo

Veterinarian

Jasmine Lowe

Veterinarian

Syafiqah Shuhel (Saf)

Veterinarian

Julia Foster

Veterinarian

Priscilla Reddy

Veterinarian

Josephine Taube

Veterinarian

Katie de Leeuw

Veterinarian

Sacha Pyke

Veterinarian

Our Dedicated Vet Nurses

Brenda Strang

Nurse

Emma Capil

Nurse

Georgia Affleck

Nurse

Alexis Broughton

Nurse

Maria Maw

Nurse

Ruby Billyard

Nurse

Maddie Johnstone

Nurse

Abby Hartnett

Nurse

Susie Henderson

Nurse

Kristina Churchall

Nurse

Our Rural Technicians

Ryan Edgley

Technician

Chelsea Walker

Technician - Customer Services

Our Helpful Support Staff

Angie Cody

Customer Services

Jenny MacDonald

Customer Services

Mel Warburton

Customer Services

Renee MacKenzie

Customer Services

Melisa Horrell

Customer Services

Holly Fisher

Customer Services / Nurse

Amy Stafford

Customer Services / Nurse

Bianca van der Westhuizen

Customer Services / Nurse

Glenise Thomas

Administration

Malanie Wylie

Customer Services

Katura Henley

Customer Services

Our Talented Groomers

Zoe Erb

Dog Groomer

Maggie Simmonds

Dog Groomer

Lexi Wilson

Dog Groomer

Heidi Cull

Dog Groomer

Waikiwi Vets

A History of Caring for Animals in Southland

Waikiwi Vets is Invercargill’s oldest private veterinary practice, dating back to 1954. It was founded by Irish immigrant Paddy Dunne, who brought with him a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Paddy was a true mixed vet, meaning he treated a wide range of animals, from farm animals to pets. He was also a pioneer in the field of artificial insemination, and is credited with introducing the Charolais beef breed to New Zealand.

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