Ruawai

 

Our Ruawai Clinic

Our western most clinic the name Ruawai literally translated from Maori means 'two waters' referring to the nearby Northern Wairoa River and Kaipara Harbour.

Over 100 years ago the area was known as the Tokatoka Swamp, until in the 1890's the Government of the day saw its potential and made a decision to develop a drainage system of stopbanks, floodgates, canals and drains. At the time one hundred men with spade and shovels were put on the job. Today the Ruawai Flats has been transformed into some of the most productive dairy and kumara growing farmland. Ruawai is the self-proclaimed Kumara capital of the world.

Our team of vets and support staff meet the production animal needs of the large number of dairy farmers in the areas as well as meeting the varied pet and equine veterinary needs of clients. Pop in to meet the team and purchase everything you need for your farm, lifestyle block, pet or horse.

 

Our Team

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Our Christmas Hours 2023

Our Christmas Hours 2023

Please view the attached image to see our opening hours during the Christmas and New Year break.

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The Vet Centre - Xmas Update

The Vet Centre - Xmas Update

Our Ruakaka Vet Centre will be closed on FRIDAYS for the rest of 2023.

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Free vaccination and docking for pet day

Free vaccination and docking for pet day

Free vaccination and docking for pet day.We are proud to announce our annual pet day service.Pet day is happening soon. Get your pet lamb, calf or ...

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Tartan Pet Parade – The Vet Centre Waipu

Tartan Pet Parade – The Vet Centre Waipu

The team at The Vet Centre in Waipu, were proud to host the July 2023 Tartan Pet Parade. Congratulations to all entrants and thank you to the ...

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Our Christmas Hours

Our Christmas Hours

Please view the attached image to see our opening hours during the Christmas and New Year break.

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Bravecto Promotion

Bravecto Promotion

Buy Bravecto for a chance to win a Barkers Entertaining Hamper and more! Check out the promotions below to find out how you can be eligible to win.

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New Arsenal for Itchy Dogs

New Arsenal for Itchy Dogs

Cytopoint, the newest allergy medication to come on the market, is a useful tool for atopic allergic dogs. Cytopoint is a fast acting injection that ...

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COVID -19 update

COVID -19 update

COVID-19 Protection Framework retired NZ moves forward with certainty | Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)Government has announced major ...

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Important Vet Services Update: Managing resourcing during vet shortage and Omicron

Important Vet Services Update: Managing resourcing during vet shortage and Omicron

As you may know the nationwide vet shortage continues, which is compounded by immigration requirements, the effects of the pandemic, and supply chain ...

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Slug Bait Toxicity

Slug Bait Toxicity

Slug bait is unfortunately a common poisoning seen by our Vet Centre Clinics especially at this time of year when our gardens are in full swing. ...

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Summer Heat Awareness

Summer Heat Awareness

This summer is already shaping up to be a warm one! This hotter summer weather can cause serious problems for our pets. Our pets are very susceptible ...

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Pet Holiday Care

Pet Holiday Care

Summer is a great time for us to get away for a break. Unfortunately, most holiday destinations aren’t all that pet-friendly, which often means our ...

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Beginners Guide to Calf Rearing

Beginners Guide to Calf Rearing

If you're new to calf rearing or a lifestyle block farmer this guide is for you - written by Vets and the team at The Vet Centre

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Summer reminder: Dogs & Fish Hooks

Summer reminder: Dogs & Fish Hooks

Summer reminder: Dogs & Fish HooksA wee reminder; with summer coming up fast and fishing boxes being dusted off, to be mindful of your fish hooks and ...

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Mycoplasma Bovis

Mycoplasma Bovis

Liam Bawden BVSc There have been plenty of questions from farmers regarding M. bovis recently and slowly we are getting more answers, however where ...

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Faulty Microchip Replacements

Faulty Microchip Replacements

Recently Virbac Animal Health has announced that several batches of Bio Tec microchips made in the last few years have become faulty and will no ...

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Rat Bait Poisoning

Rat Bait Poisoning

During autumn and winter, we commonly see more problems with rat bait poisoning in our pets due to the increased usage of rat bait as the cooler ...

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Mastitis – Dairy Antibiogram

Mastitis – Dairy Antibiogram

Stay on top of Mastitis with this exciting new test which identifies ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN MASTITIS BACTERIAAntibiotic resistance is a serious ...

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Flea & Tick Control – Simparica & Bravecto

Flea & Tick Control – Simparica & Bravecto

We have a few new flea and tick products available in clinic now and a couple of promotions going on as well.Simparica is a highly palatable chewable ...

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Growing your HEIFERS

Growing your HEIFERS

Your Heifers are your future – here is a simple guideline to growing good stock.Liam Bawden BvscTo grow heifers to target weight all of the above ...

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Fireworks Season

Fireworks Season

Hi Everyone,It is that time of year again and even though fireworks are fun for us, it could be scary for our pets. So here are some tips to keep our ...

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