Veterinary Hospital, Cattery and Pet Supplies, Farm, Lifestyle and Equine Services & Supplies

Companion Animal Services

This BESTPRACTICE® accredited clinic is fully equipped, and open 7 days. We offer diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities and pet supplies. Paul Eason, Director & Veterinarian heads the team of Companion Animal vets and support staff.

Farm, Lifestyle & Equine Services

Our farm services are available 24/seven. Jason Fayers, Director & Veterinarian leads a team of dairy, lifestyle and equine vets.

Farm Services

Our farm services are available 24/seven. Jason Fayers, Director & Veterinarian leads a team of dairy, lifestyle and equine vets.

Dr Jason Fayers

BVM&S CertCHP (Cattle Health & Productivity) Director & Veterinarian
09 2382471 | jfayers@fvs.co.nz

Jason graduated from Edinburgh in 1996. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Cattle Health and Productivity with experience split between high yielding Holstein dairy cows in the UK and NZ Dairying Systems. Jason became a director of Franklin Vets in 2007. Jason is also an Accredited SmartSAMM Accredited Veterinarian, InCalf Advisor, and Healthy Hoof Advisor.

Jason coached and played rugby at Onewhero for several seasons, but after another concussion he is now resigned to being a vocal supporter!

Dr Brent Neal

BVSc
09 2382471 | bneal@fvs.co.nz

Brent worked in the cold, wet and beautiful west of Scotland as the head dairy vet of a varied mixed practice before returning to New Zealand with his wife, and two children. Brent’s work interests include bovine reproduction and disease control / eradication (BVD being his passion).

Outside of work he enjoys his rugby, fishing and the occasional game of golf.

Dr Ilyse Jennens

BVSc (Dist)
09 2382471 | ijennens@fvs.co.nz

Ilyse joined Franklin vets as a farm veterinarian after finishing her vet study at Massey in 2010. She has interests in all areas of large animal practice, especially dairy.

Ilyse grew up in the Wairarapa and in her spare time enjoys camping, bush walks and music.

Emily Roose

BCert RATech (Production Animal Technician)
09 2382471 | eroose@fvs.co.nz

Since leaving school Emily has studied and worked in the rural sector and after spending time overseas, she studied to be a vet technician. Emily started working at Franklin Vets in 2009, and she loves contributing to the high standard of animal care, welfare and client services that the team offers.

Sophie Hamilton

Sophie Hamilton

(Production Animal Technician)
09 2382471 | shamilton@fvs.co.nz

Sophie joined Franklin Vet’s large animal team in January 2016 after she and her partner moved from the South Island to a sheep and beef property in Glen Murray.  Sophie is originally from North Canterbury where she was brought up on a sheep and beef property. She has always had a passion for farming and the outdoors and this encouraged her to become a vet technician, a role which she really enjoys.

Gretchen Simpson

LA Client Services Manager
09 2382471 | gsimpson@fvs.co.nz

Gretchen has worked for Franklin Vets for since 2014 and enjoys working with our farming clients. She grew up on a high-country sheep & beef farm in Northland before moving to Auckland for a career in banking and finance. After starting a family, she moved back to help on her brother’s farm in the Wairamarama district, and has now settled down the road in the Pukekawa district.

Rachel Flipp

Rachel Flipp

LA Client Services
09 2382471 | pukekohefarm@fvs.co.nz
Sandra Fisher

Sandra Fisher

LA & Equine Client Services
09 2382471 | equine@fvs.co.nz

Sandra has worked in veterinary clinics for the past eight years, and joined the Franklin Vets team in mid-2016. Locally born and bred, Sandra and her family now live on a lifestyle block in Glenbrook surrounded by a collection of livestock and pets, mainly horses.

She has a long equine background having family involved over the years with both Standardbreds, Thoroughbreds and Sport Horses.

Vicki James

LA Client Services
09 2382471

Vicki joins the team working Fridays and Saturdays.

Companion Animal Services

This BESTPRACTICE® accredited clinic is fully equipped, and open 7 days. We offer diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities and pet supplies. Paul Eason, Director & Veterinarian heads the team of Companion Animal vets and support staff.

Dr Paul Eason

BVM&S MANZCVS (Surgery, Emergency & Critical Care)
09 2387486 | peason@fvs.co.nz

Paul graduated in 1989 at Edinburgh and worked a variety of practices in the UK, before moving to New Zealand in 1997. He is now a director of Franklin Vets (based at Pukekohe) where his main interests are in surgery, particularly orthopaedics, and he enjoys mucking about with lame dogs.

Paul also holds Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Surgery and Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.

Dr Nikki Frost

BSc BVSc
09 2387486 | nfrost@fvs.co.nz

Nikki received a BSc from Auckland University in 2000 and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey university in 2005. She enjoys feline medicine, dentistry and dermatology.

Nikki lives in Pukekohe with her family, which also includes two golden retrievers and a tortoiseshell cat.

Dr Monica Commons

BVSc
09 2387486 | mcommons@fvs.co.nz

Monica graduated from Massey University in 2014. After gaining experience in the South Island, she returned to Auckland in 2016 to join the team at Franklin Vets Pukekohe. Monica’s clinical interests involve canine medicine and management of trauma cases. She enjoys the fast pace and diversity of case loads that being based in semi-rural Auckland offers.

During Monica’s free time she can be found cleaning up after her enthusiastic rescue puppy, exploring coastal New Zealand or helping her family manage a team of sport horses.

Dr Jamie Lange

BSc BVSc
09 2387486 | jlange@fvs.co.nz

Jamie gained a Bachelor of Science from University of Auckland in 2010 and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in 2015. He made the journey up from Palmerston North this year with his partner in crime, Pookie the cat, to join the team at Franklin Vets Pukekohe. Jamie enjoys all aspects of companion animal medicine, in particular surgery and feline medicine.

Originally from Canada, Jamie has called New Zealand home since 2007. In his free time, Jamie enjoys running, travelling and is known for being a movie enthusiast.

Dr Melissa McMiken

BSc BVSc
09 2387486 | mmcmiken@fvs.co.nz

Melissa graduated from Massey University in 2008 and worked in Auckland as a companion animal vet before moving to Pukekohe to work at Franklin Vets. Her special interests include feline medicine and general surgery.

Melissa lives locally with her family, along with their red tabby who was rescued from the Palmerston North SPCA. In her spare time she enjoys fishing and snowboarding.

Dr Itsuki Mueller

BVSc PhD
09 2387486 | imueller@fvs.co.nz

Itsuki completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2005, and worked as a small animal vet as well as kept on studying in the university to gain a PhD of Veterinary Science (2010) in Osaka, Japan. Upon completion, Itsuki and her family (including their beloved dog) moved to Auckland in 2014. Her special interests in veterinary medicine are clinical pathology and cardiology.

In her spare time, she enjoys bush walks with her dog and trail running.

Dr Katherine Johnson

BVSc
09 2387486 | kjohnson@fvs.co.nz

Katherine graduated from Massey University in 1996. She enjoys caring for client’s companion animals and working as part of our skilled team. She has worked in several Auckland companion animal clinics, including a few years as a locum for Franklin Vets until recently becoming a permanent part-time member of the team.

Outside of work Katherine enjoys spending time with her two school age sons, walking their dog, bush walks, singing, playing tennis, sailing and doing the occasional triathlon.

Dr Tessa Miller

BVSc
09 2387486 | tmiller@fvs.co.nz

Tessa completed her veterinary degree in 2016, and moved up to Auckland to join the team at Franklin Vets Pukekohe. She enjoys canine medicine and clinical pathology.

Tessa lives with her partner and their greyhound Paddy. When she’s not working, she likes to run, tramp, ski, play board games, and brew beer.

Bryan Hughes

Dr Bryan Hughes

BVSc
09 2387486 | bhughes@fvs.co.nz

Dr Linda Sharp

BVSc
09 2387486 | lsharp@fvs.co.nz

86 Harris Street, Pukekohe 2120

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