Our team of passionate pet and farm veterinarians are based across New Zealand's South Island with 18 clinics in Canterbury, MacKenzie and Otago.


Vetlife offers complete, optimum care for pets and for farm/production animals.

We understand the emotional connection pet owners have with their animals, and we provide warm, personalised care within our clinics to ensure your companions receive the care they deserve. Vetlife also offers a number of catteries in convenient locations.  If you have a farm or a lifestyle block, Vetlife has dedicated team members who can come out to your property and treat your stock on-site. We can establish a plan to maximise our time on-farm, thus ensuring we create a solution tailored to your operation to keep your animals at peak production.


With clinics all over Canterbury and Otago, we can help you in your community.

Being locally owned and operated, Vetlife has extensive knowledge of the Otago and Canterbury regions.  Vetlife is well established with four decades of operation under its belt, and we have working owners.  As we are run by vets, we have a thorough understanding of local animal needs, issues and deficiencies, and our focus is on the long-term health and wellbeing of animals within your community.  We are your animal health partners and we will deliver the best outcome for your animals, whether that be by routine treatments, emergency surgery, retail needs within a clinic or expert advice on increasing production on-farm.

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Our People

We employ highly skilled staff and offer great career opportunities.

As an employer, Vetlife can offer career pathways, best practice training and mentoring to graduates.  We get to know each team member individually to help them shape a satisfying career.  We pride ourselves on looking after our colleagues and treating them like family.  We keep up with modern technology, invest in plant and equipment, encourage active learning and research and work with our people to create sustainable working patterns and commitments.  Get in touch if you would like to join the Vetlife family – we would love to hear from you!

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“Always take great care of our dog. Know her and us well and always caring. Listen and understand, empathetic, don’t just go through the motions. Our dog is a “difficult “ patient but they always have patience with her. Really special clinic. ”