Vetlife is a progressive veterinary business with 24 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 over 400 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

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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 been going to Vetlife for the last 4 years with my cats. The level of knowledge and consistency of care that I have had across all 4 cats over the years has been amazing. The vet nurse staff take time to get to know you and are genuine and Laura our vet is just as genuine and she is always happy to answer all my questions. When we had to say goodbye to 2 of our elderly cats they were the biggest comfort and handled the emotionally wrecked me well. They were enthusiastic and excited for me when we finally got our new kitten and have been with us every step of the way. I honestly cannot praise you guys enough. Thank you. ”