Farm, Lifestyle & Equine Services

Consistency of veterinarians is important to us, and the Te Kauwhata and Taupiri branches are run closely together to share after-hours and emergencies. Our aim is to have one lead vet and a backup vet allocated to your farm, to ensure we have a good understanding of your business and your farming goals. We know that the service we provide (and relationships that we form with our clients), is key to our ongoing success.

Farm, Lifestyle & Equine Services

Our farm services team is available 24/seven. The Te Kauwhata team of dairy, equine and lifestyle vets is jointly lead by Liz Macintosh and David Moors.

Dr Liz Macintosh

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Liz joined our team in January 2013 and is now joint clinic lead at TK. She trained in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to New Zealand upon graduation in 2009. Liz’s interests lie in calf rearing and young stock management. She also has a passion for preventative medicine and creating herd health plans to keep farms organised and ahead of disease issues.

When not at work Liz enjoys spending time with her young family and rowing at Mercer and surfing at Port Waikato.

Dr David Moors

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David graduated from Liverpool University in 2010, having completed a final year elective in farm animal practice with a focus on dairy. He spent his first years working in the UK in mixed practice in Wales and the Lake District, and the came to New Zealand to work for Franklin Vets in 2012. David is now joint clinic lead vet at TK and his professional interests are in calf health and surgery.

In his spare time David is an avid sportsman and was awarded faculty colours at university for contributions to sport having captained the football team and also played hockey and rugby.

Jess Kingsland

Production Animal Technician
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Jess joined Franklin Vets in 2010. Along with preventative treatments that Technicians play a huge role in, Jess has a strong interest in cattle nutrition and in early 2012 took over the role of managing the Franklin Vets grazing company and is thoroughly enjoying the challenges this brings.

Karen Elliott

Client Services Manager
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Karen has been working at our Te Kauwhata branch since its opening in 2006 and in that time, she has gained a wealth of knowledge in the veterinary health sector. Karen enjoys the great relationships she has developed with our clients over the years, and working with the dedicated and professional North Waikato team.

Angela Pater

Customer Services
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Ange started with Franklin Vets in 2012 and enjoys working in a business that is an integral part of her home town. She enjoys helping out our customers and catching up with the locals she has grown up with over the years.

Companion Animal Services

Franklin Vets offers a Companion Animal consultation service at our Te Kauwhata clinic which is provided by companion animal vet Matt Wong and vets from our Pukekohe clinic. This consultation services is available by appointment and is backed up with additional diagnostic, medical & surgical facilities, which are available in our main hospital in Pukekohe. This BESTPRACTICE accredited hospital is fully equipped and open 7 days. We can organise transportation of animals from the Te Kauwhata clinic to Pukekohe for treament and return them to Te Kauwhata once they are fit to travel.

After hours emergency care for companion animal patients for all Franklin Vets clinics is provided by the Manukau After Hours Clinic.

Dr Matt Wong

07 826 4838 |

Matt joined the practice in April 2017, coming from a large dairy practice in the South Island. Matt has a split role assisting with both companion animals and farm work in both Te Kauwhata and Pukekohe. His areas of interest include small animal surgery, dairy reproduction and mastitis.

Matt’s interests outside of work include tennis, MMA, and tramping.

Dr Katherine Johnson

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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.

Unit 2, 91 Waerenga Road, Te Kauwhata 3710

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