Paeroa Vet Services

Paeroa Veterinary Services merged with Franklin Vets on the 1st of October 2016.  This merger brings an opportunity for Franklin Vets to support our growing Kopu clinic, as well as having the opportunity to bring new ideas and experienced vets and support staff into our team.

Farm Services

Our farm services are available 24/seven. Veterinarians Bruce Nicol and Ivan Petch lead a team of dairy, lifestyle, equine and companion animal vets.

Dr Bruce Nicol

BVSc
07 8627295 | bnicol@fvs.co.nz

Bruce graduated 40 years ago and practiced in Te Puke, then Waihi after an OE, and settled in Paeroa 31 years ago as a partner and mixed animal practitioner at Paeroa Vets.

Bruce is a keen fisherman, golfer, squash and tennis player and a rugby fanatic. He is an “expert” on all other sports, and has visited most rugby and cricket grounds around the world.

Dr Ivan Petch

BVSc
07 8627295 | ipetch@fvs.co.nz

Ivan graduated 39 years ago and has been a partner and mixed animal practitioner at Paeroa Vet Services for 35 years after starting out at Te Kauwhata. He sold the practice to Franklin Vets in 2016 as part of succession planning.

Ivan has a small block to manage and also enjoys fishing, classic cars, travel, squash, tennis and golf and is treasurer of both the Tennis & Squash club and the Paeroa Rotary club.

Dr Gemma Withers

BVSc
07 8627295 | gwithers@fvs.co.nz

Gemma grew up in Pukekohe and after finishing her studies at Massey in 2012, she headed down south to work before returning closer to home. Gemma has been with the Paeroa Vets team since 2013, working with both large and companion animals.

When not at work, Gemma can be found on her farm in Kaiaua.

Dr Danielle Thomson

BVSc
07 8627295 | dthomson@fvs.co.nz

Danielle is originally from Waihi Beach. She has been with Paeroa Vets since graduating from Massey in 2012 and enjoys working with both large and companion animals.

She is involved in many sports, and enjoys spending time with the love of her life, Benji her Siamese cat.

Kae Petch

Client Services
07 8627295 | paeroa@fvs.co.nz

Kae has lived in Paeroa for most of her life – moving down the road from Kerepehi.  She has worked at Paeroa Vets for over 20 years seeing many changes in the vet world during this time.

Outside of work Kae enjoys travelling and has been a keen squash, netball and basketball player and is still involved in coaching.

Steph Dawson

Client Services
07 8627295 | paeroa@fvs.co.nz

Steph lives in Paeroa but is originally from Levin. She has a long history in the rural sector having previously worked with NZDCo/AnchorMart and has seen many changes in the industry. Steph has been with Paeroa Vets for over 20 years.

Outside of work she relaxes by reading, enjoying her beach house and being with family.

Companion Animal Services

Our clinic is fully equipped, and open Monday to Friday. We offer medical and surgical facilities, in house diagnostic services including digital X-ray and blood analysis, and we have a range of vet-approved pet supplies.

Dr Ivan Petch

BVSc
07 8627295 | ipetch@fvs.co.nz

Ivan graduated 39 years ago and has been a partner and mixed animal practitioner at Paeroa Vet Services for 35 years after starting out at Te Kauwhata. He sold the practice to Franklin Vets in 2016 as part of succession planning.

Ivan has a small block to manage and also enjoys fishing, classic cars, travel, squash, tennis and golf and is treasurer of both the Tennis & Squash club and the Paeroa Rotary club.

Dr Gemma Withers

BVSc
07 8627295 | gwithers@fvs.co.nz

Gemma grew up in Pukekohe and after finishing her studies at Massey in 2012, she headed down south to work before returning closer to home. Gemma has been with the Paeroa Vets team since 2013, working with both large and companion animals.

When not at work, Gemma can be found on her farm in Kaiaua.

Dr Danielle Thomson

BVSc
07 8627295 | dthomson@fvs.co.nz

Danielle is originally from Waihi Beach. She has been with Paeroa Vets since graduating from Massey in 2012 and enjoys working with both large and companion animals.

She is involved in many sports, and enjoys spending time with the love of her life, Benji her Siamese cat.

99 Kopu Road, RD 1, Thames 3578

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