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 | glindsay@fvs.co.nz

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 Leah Wakeford

Dr Leah Wakeford

BVSc
07 8685007 | kopu@fvs.co.nz

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 | nmical@fvs.co.nz

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 | thiggins@fvs.co.nz

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 | kopu@fvs.co.nz

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 Kopu

Michelle Temple

Customer Services
07 8685007 | kopu@fvs.co.nz

Michelle looks after our Kopu customers from Monday to Wednesday.

She has come from a farming background of approx. 40 years and was full-time hands on for 20 years. She and her husband sold their farm at Pipiroa in 2013 due to husband needing both knee replacements.

Michelle is currently living on the 35acre run-off block where they rear beefies or/grazing/silage. She has missed the animals and so is really enjoying working at Franklin Vets.

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 Leah Wakeford

Dr Leah Wakeford

BVSc
07 8685007 | kopu@fvs.co.nz

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.

99 Kopu Road, RD 1, Thames 3578

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