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Vetlife offers dairy, sheep, beef, deer, equine and companion animal vet and health services plus has a comprehensive retail offering.
Vetlife offers a full range of professional veterinary services to help you get the best from your animals.

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Find your nearest clinic, how to contact them and see who will be looking after you and your animals. We have vet clinics throughout Canterbury and Otago for all your companion animal and rural animal vet needs.

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Pet Owners

Worming

Have you recently given your pet a worming tablet? Routine worming is recommended to prevent the buildup of intestinal parasites.

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Dairy Farmers

Preventable Herd Problems

This dry period, don’t get caught out with preventable herd problems that can cause mass devastation. Rumenal acidosis, bloat and nitrate toxicity can cause whole herds to die, and even if you’re lucky to catch it before then, the follow-on effects into the new season can be very sobering. The best solution to these problems is preventing them from occurring in the first place.

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Sheep and Beef Farmers

As lambing and calving approach ensure your veterinary supply kit is stocked before it is needed! It is time to consider what pre-lamb treatments are required for those earlier lambing ewes and preferentially feed lighter and multiple-bearing ewes. If under feed stress consider a longer acting worm treatment pre-lamb.

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Equine

Sarcoids

Horses worldwide are prone to a group of commonly occurring skin tumours collectively known as sarcoids.  Unfortunately, these vary tremendously in size and appearance, the manner in which they grow and spread, and most importantly, how they respond (or not) to treatment.

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Working Dog

Winter Chills

Winter months are approaching and our working dogs either require more food or more warmth, to maintain a healthy body condition score.You can either add bedding to their kennels and cover the door with a sack or flap to prevent cold wind entering their sleeping area or provide your dogs with a coat.Sometimes it is a trial to find out what each particular dog favours but we have found there are not many who don’t like coats once they become used to wearing them.

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Click here to download the latest issue of SmartPets, Rural Newsletter, Seasonal Information and Competitions.

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Looking for a rewarding career in veterinarian medicine with a progressive, community focussed company?

Vetlife has a range of opportunities in animal health, field sales and clinic services.

We currently have exciting opportunities for Mixed Practitioners and experienced Vet Nurses.

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A study to help us understand how to extend the working life of our hard-working employees – the huntaways and heading dogs on your farms.

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