rabbit vaccination with Dr Victoria Hill

Protecting your pet rabbit from calicivirus2 weeks

Pet rabbits in New Zealand have been living with the risk of the disease since the rabbit calicivirus was illegally released in 1997. The new strain set to be released in Canterbury in Autumn 2018, is likely to see an increase in …Read More

cat in carrier

Tips for transporting your cat to the vet4 weeks

A trip to the vets, moving house or travelling anywhere with your cat can be a stressful experience. Here are a few simple measures can make the whole process more tolerable for cats and owners alike. Safety is extremely important …Read More

Tasman the dog

What Tasman’s full physical revealed4 weeks

It isn’t uncommon for our vets to get questioned as to why they are doing a full physical exam on a patient that comes in for a specific problem – I mean when was the last time your doctor gave …Read More

2 dogs in paddock

Donor Dogs1 month

You can help save a dog’s life by registering your pet as a potential blood donor today! Every day dogs just like yours need blood transfusions. For many procedures a transfusion is a clinical necessity, without dog blood donors, our …Read More

Franklin Vets charity fishing competition

Franklin Vets Charity Fishing Competition2 months

  Unfortunately, due to low numbers, this has been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience.

dog playing in water

Summer safety tips for your pets3 months

It looks like we are in for a long hot summer this year. Just a reminder of some safety tips to keep your pet happy and healthy this summer. Avoid heat stroke: Heat stroke occurs when an animal heats up …Read More

mince pies

What not to feed your dog this Christmas3 months

As tempting as it is to share your food with your dog during the festive season, what we consider to be treats can be extremely dangerous to your canine companion. We have listed some of the worst offenders and why …Read More


Jimmy’s double leg surgery3 months

Jimmy is a fantastic little Griffon who came to see us recently. Unfortunately, Jimmy has severe hip dysplasia, where the hip joints are malformed during the first few months of life. This is a common problem in large dogs, but …Read More


Pukekohe is officially a ‘Cat Friendly Clinic’4 months

Franklin Vets is proud to announce that we have recently achieved ‘Cat Friendly Clinic’ silver status at our Pukekohe clinic. So, what does this mean for you and your cat? We know that bringing a cat into clinic can be a …Read More

scratching puppy

Your Pet Direct5 months

Keeping our pets flea and parasite free not only ensures they maintain good internal and external health, but it also keeps other family members safe. We have a convenient and cost effective solution that will ensure you never run out …Read More


Getting to the bottom of Manni’s itch6 months

Meet gorgeous little Manni! He is a 2 year old Pomeranian cross who came to us with an annoying itch. When Manni was 18 months old, he started chewing and itching his feet, belly, legs, tail and face. He lost ...Read More

The danger of lily toxicity in cats6 months

Squeeky a 6 month old cat presented to Matt at out Te Kauwhata branch with a history of vomiting, not eating for 2 days and being very tender in the abdominal region. Upon seeing how dehydrated and in pain Squeeky …Read More