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Waihi Vets merges with the Franklin Vets team
From 1 December 2021, Waihi Vets becomes part of Franklin Vets, a New Zealand owned and operated veterinary practice with 10 clinics across Hauraki, North Waikato and South Auckland.
Chief Executive of Franklin Vets, Mark Hosking says, “Waihi Vets is a perfect fit for our practice.
“It has a strong service offering and a great reputation in the local area. We already have a strong presence in the Hauraki region with our Waitakaruru, Kopu, Paeroa & Coromandel clinics, and Waihi brings a natural synergy, for both our existing clinics and the Waihi team.
“I am pleased to announce that the Waihi Vets team will all be staying on and becoming part of the Franklin Vets team. This is great news for clients who will continue to see familiar faces but will also benefit from the resources and skills of the wider practice. The Waihi team will also provide much-welcomed support to the practice’s wider Hauraki veterinary team.”
Franklin Vets has a long history, having been established 77 years ago in Pukekohe with one vet who covered from One Tree Hill in the north to Kaiaua, Mercer and Waiuku in the south.
It has always been committed to excellence and has steadily grown and now offers expertise in commercial & lifestyle farms, companion animals and equine veterinary care. Having expertise in a variety of areas ensures a high standard of services and professionalism (four of its clinics are BESTPRACTICE accredited) and the ability to attract the right people to the team.
Despite its size, Franklin Vets has retained its small team approach, allowing its people to build strong relationships with their clients. The company is owned by 15 shareholders who all work within the business ensuring it is truly locally owned and operated – “boots on the ground” as they say. The team is also passionate about the role it plays as a part of its communities, both rural and urban, and looks forward to supporting local schools and sports clubs in Waihi.