Farm Services

Consistency of veterinarians is important to us. 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. The service we provide and relationships that we form with our clients, is the key to our ongoing success.

Companion Animal Services

We can now offer you complete veterinary care for your much-loved pets, including an after hours service.

Farm Services

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

Dr Greg Lindsay

BVSc (Director & Veterinarian)
07 8685007 |

Greg graduated from Massey University in 2008.  His enthusiasm, practical skills and knowledge have seen him become a prominent dairy veterinarian in the North Waikato region. Greg thoroughly enjoys engaging with dairy farming businesses at all levels but his particular interest is in assisting farmers with their decision making around herd reproduction and nutrition.

In his spare time Greg can be found with his family or bobbing around the coastline, fishing or spear-fishing from his kayak.

Dr Tim Batchelor

07 8685007 |

During Tim’s veterinary degree he developed an interest in all aspects of production-animal medicine. While primarily interested in dairy, he is still very keen to see all species ranging from alpacas and pigs, to companion animal care.

Tim has fully adopted the lifestyle of a Coromandel local with the goal of spending most of his free time fishing, kayaking and chilling at the beach.

Dr Leah Wakeford

Dr Leah Wakeford

07 8685007 |

Originally from Auckland, Leah graduated from Massey University in 2017 and joined the Franklin Vets Kopu team in early 2018. She enjoys working with both large and small animals and exploring the great outdoors of the Coromandel in her spare time.

Nina Mical

Rural Sales Manager
021 55614007 8685007 |

Nina’s works closely with our clients alongside the veterinary team to add value and offer practical solutions for your farming needs.

Nina was raised on a dairy farm at Puriri, near Thames, where her dad milked 450 cows. Prior to Franklin Vets, Nina  worked in the rural industry for RD1 Ltd, most recently as a Technical Sales Representative. Nina lives in Ngatea with her family.

Teresa Higgins

Vet Tech
07 8685007 |

Teresa works on farm with our Kopu and Paeroa customers.

She and her husband live in Ngatea where they run a busy fencing & treework business after having spent seven years dairy farming around the Hauraki Plains.

Karen Peacock

Client Services
07 8685007 |

Karen looks after our Kopu customers from Wednesday to Friday.

She has lived on the Hauraki Plains all her life and has share-milked with her husband for 20 years. Karen came from a banking career of 30 years, and she enjoys the different challenges she comes across since joining the team at Franklin Vets.

Michelle Temple

Client Services
07 8685007 |

Companion Animal Services

Our complete veterinary care for your companion animals includes:

  • Vaccinations
  • Surgery
  • Monitoring general and dental health
  • A range of vet-approved premium food & accessories.

Dr Andrew McQuade

07 8685007 |

Andrew was brought up in Belfast, Northern Ireland and graduated from vet college in 2014 in Dublin. Most of his training was on sheep and beef farms on the West Coast of Ireland. He moved to New Zealand several years ago and worked in rural Southland in a primarily dairy clinic just outside of Invercargill. He has also worked with dogs, cats, sheep, beef, deer and anything else that came through the door!

Andrew enjoys the variety that being a mixed vet to both large and companion animals grants him.

99 Kopu Road, RD 1, Thames 3578

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