Franklin Vets Karaka open for vet consultations and supplies

Companion Animal Services

Our Karaka veterinary clinic (located next Little Oak Cafe at the back of Karaka Convenience Centre) offers convenient consultations and treatments for your pets. Should further diagnostic or surgical services be required, your pet can be transported to and treated at our BESTPRACTICE® accredited Papakura clinic which is just down the road and open 7 days.

Our Karaka clinic also sells pet supplies including food, flea & worm treatment, bedding, litter and accessories. There is also a limited range of lifestyle block and equine supplies.

Phil Macleod leads the companion animal vets, customer service & veterinary nursing team.

NOTE: During Level 3.2, all pet consults are by appointment only. Limited numbers will be allowed in the clinic to buy supplies ONLY. Please wear a mask. Thanks for your patience.

To speed things up you can make appointments & order repeat prescriptions through our client portal or buy online at our NEW shop

Companion Animal Vets

You can be sure that when you entrust your pets to us that they are receiving the best in veterinary care.

Dr Phil McLeod Veterinarian

Dr Phil Macleod

BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)
09 2986994 |

Phil graduated from Massey University in 1989 and after some years in mixed and small animal practice joined Franklin Vets as a small animal veterinarian at the Papakura clinic in 1995. He became a Director of the Practice in 2003. Phil has developed special interest in the areas of small animal medicine and ultra-sonography and gained membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1999.

Family and the occasional triathlon take up his spare time.

Dr Karli Bowler-Houston Veterinarian

Dr Karli Houston

09 2987043 |

Karli has a special interest in nutrition and rehabilitation and studied Canine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennesee.  She loves helping animals feel better by creating exercise programs and using hands on therapy for those who suffer with decreased mobility, arthritis, neurological issues or post-surgical patients.

When not at work Karli enjoys running and doing agility with her dog Mowgli.

Dr Mary-Beth Dwyer Veterinarian

Dr Mary-Beth Dwyer

09 2986994  |

Mary-Beth is passionate about all aspects of companion animal care and has a particular interest in clinical pathology and nutrition.

In her spare time Mary-Beth enjoys bird watching and spending time with family and friends in the Marlborough Sounds.

Clare Stewart Customer Service Karaka

Clare Stewart

09 2987043 |

Clare has worked for Franklin Vets for over 20 years and loves meeting your pets and providing you with great customer service. She has four cats and a dog of her own and she enjoys taking her dog to the beach, and swimming, reading, travel and gardening.

Unit A1, 75 Hingaia Rd, Karaka 2113

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