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Merry Christmas from Vet Services Dannevirke

Merry Christmas from the team at Vet Services!! Enjoy time with friends and family, put your feet up and have a well-deserved rest this Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again soon. If you do need emergency assistance with your animals over the Christmas break please do not hesitate to contact us –…


white and gray cat on christmas tree

Christmas Hazards for Pets

  Enjoy the holidays but remember your pet’s safety and heightened sensitivity to some of our favourite things. Never underestimate a food loving dog’s ability to smell out and find food stuff not intended for them!! Here are a few things to keep in mind 🍫 Chocolate: Wrapped up under the Christmas tree, the festive season is…



It’s time to consider your options for treating sheep against external parasites this summer! Our Rural Technicians offer a number of effective and economical ways to eradicate flies, mites, lice & ticks. Jetting off the Sheep Conveyor  Craigco Jetter Shower Dipper The bonus is with our water truck no water is required at the yards…


Order your Toxovax with Vet Services

Sheep performance vaccines Toxovax & Campyvax4 are now available to order. These vaccinations can be given to maiden hoggets and ewes anytime from now until 4 weeks prior to any ram being introduced to the flock. (Shearing may be a good opportunity).


brown and white horses on green grass field during daytime

Winter Equine Seminar

  SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL EQUINE SEMINAR AND WINTER CATCH UP!   Dannevirke Seminar Thursday 20 July 6.30 – 8.30pm Free to attend, refreshments and nibbles provided and spot prizes to be won. Topics will cover respiratory disease, dealing with equine emergencies and shockwave treatment. Please give us a call to register your…


black and white cow on green grass field during daytime

Herd dry off and Heifer Teatsealing services

While we are well underway with the teatsealing and dry cow season, we have spaces available to help with both. Herd dry off: Drying off herds is a time consuming job that needs to be done correctly and hygienically.  Whether you need another pair of hands or are looking into staff training, we have spaces…


Future Beef NZ – Hoof & Hook Competition 2023

Vet Services are proud to support Future Beef NZ. The 17th annual Future Beef Hoof and Hook Competition was held in Dannevirke this May. The weekend competition is designed to immerse the 8-24 yr old competitors into the beef industry. Competitors are split off into their age and experience level based groups for a mix…


white sheep eating grass

Pre-lamb Seminar

We don’t have the options of using long acting drench capsules before lambing this year. Join the Vet Services team for an informative seminar running through the available options and important points to consider when making a pre-lamb plan for your farm. Tuesday 30 May Mangatera Pub 6pm Start The event is free to attend.…