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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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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

      • With the dry, hot autumn continuing it is vital to do a feed budget so decisions restock numbers and supplements can be made early. After dry spells such as this, the nitrate levels are higher so make sure you test crops and new grass.
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      • Colitis
        It’s the time of year again when we see the occasional case of colitis – a serious and often fatal diarrhoea of horses.
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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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Pet Owners

      • Dental Check
        Have you recently noticed your pet has smelly breath, been drooling excessively or only wanting to eat soft food?
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Latest News & Events

Better Calf Rearing and Health Seminar – Ranfurly

Dr John Pickering BVSc Technical Veterinarian, Norbrook Laboratories The focus is on practical advice that farmers can use to maximise their profits. Topics include: Calf husbandry Nutrition (including updates on research into nutrition for maximising…

Bobby Calf Focus Events

Join a Bobby Calf Focus event for farm owners and managers and set up your farm for a risk-free, successful calving season with the best care for your calves.

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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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