Lifestyle

Lifestyle block owners are well supported by Vetlife, no matter what animals they own or requirements they have.

Unique understanding

Vetlife has experience working with lifestyle block owners and their animals.

Whether you have a farming background or are starting out with a beginner’s knowledge of animal health, we at Vetlife can add value to your operation.  Our veterinarians and support staff have a working knowledge of many animals.  Animals we see regularly include pigs, chickens, cattle, deer, goats, llamas, alpacas, sheep and horses, but we can also help with any others you may happen to own.  Vetlife can also provide advice on the facilities best suited to your animals.  Get in touch today to see how we can help you.

Our expertise

Our expertise

Vetlife can help with goats, pigs, alpacas/llamas and chickens

Whether you are keeping goats as pets or farming them for wool, meat or milk, we can help provide advice including hoof trimming, castration, parasite control, nutrition advice, general consultations, disbudding and vaccinations.  Pigs can be simple creatures to keep happy, but we can help with nose ringing, castration, nutrition advice, parasite control and vaccinations.  If you are lucky enough to keep alpacas, we can help with the general medicine side of things but also vitamin supplementation, dental care, wound treatment, vaccinations and parasite control.  Chickens are a popular animal to keep as both a pet and on a lifestyle block.  Vetlife can help provide advice on dietary needs, housing and parasite control.

Other animals

We can also help with cattle, sheep and horses (on a lifestyle block or farm).

If you wish to raise cattle on a lifestyle block, we can help with advice on drenching programmes, vaccinations, nutrition advice, parasite control, disbudding, reproduction advice and general consultative advice. Sheep are common on lifestyle blocks, but they need a lot of care to ensure they are shorn correctly, are protected from diseases and parasites are kept at bay.  We can provide vaccinations, advice regarding parasite control and help during lambing time, supplementation advice, reproduction advice and general consultative advice.  Horses are unique creatures that require a lot of care.  We have a dedicated equine page here for more information on how we can support your needs.

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. ”

Ayla