Vetlife is a progressive veterinary business with 18 clinics plus a consultancy service (Centre for Dairy Excellence) in the South Island of New Zealand. 

Our Clinics

Our Story

Vetlife is proudly South Island owned and operated, employing almost 250 staff

Although Vetlife is now one of the largest veterinary organisations in the South Island, it is essentially the combination of 3 vet clubs and a private practice, with a forward-looking vision.  The underlying entity is the South Canterbury Vet Club which was established in the early 1950s. As opportunities arose the Vet Club changed to a contract practice, and it developed into the Vetlife of today through purchasing other vet clinics and merging with North Otago Vet Services in 2006.  Vetlife became the overarching company name in 2007, recognising the need for a non-regionalised and future-focused brand.

Our Team

Our Team

Our team of passionate veterinarians and support staff assist our clients in all areas of veterinary health care. 

Our employees are trusted advisors to our clients, offering value-added advice in such areas as ways to lift production parameters, innovative medicines, therapies and contemporary products, as well as reassurance, honesty and genuine care for their animals. We offer great career opportunities for talented people and pride ourselves on being part of the communities in which we operate.  Get in touch if you would like to join our team.

Our Services

Our services support two main groups of animals, farm/production animals and pets.

We partner with farmers and lifestyle block owners to deliver health and production growth advice for a variety of operations including dairy, sheep & beef, deer, pigs, llamas/alpacas, working dog and equine.   Pet owners are passionate about the health and well being of their animals and we provide services to keep them in the best of health.  These include hospitalisation, dentistry, x-rays, laboratory testing, health treatments, well being initiatives and stage-of-life care.

Let’s stay in touch

“I have always received exceptionally great service from Vetlife Timaru. Dries has been my dogs vet for 7 years and has performed a number of surgeries on her, Dries always shows so much compassion and care for my dog with our best interest in mind. Most recently he performed a surgery on her and two days later we received a follow up phone call to check on how she was doing. Thank you so much for always been great to work with :) ”