365 Great South Road, Papakura 2113(Cnr Great South Road & Beach Road)
Companion Animal Services
This BESTPRACTICE® accredited clinic is fully equipped and open 7 days.
We offer diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities and pet supplies. Phil Macleod, Director & Veterinarian heads the Companion animal vets, client service & veterinary nursing team.
Farm, Lifestyle & Equine Services
Our farm services are available 24 seven. Jason Fayers, Director & Veterinarian leads a team of dairy, lifestyle and equine vets.
Companion Animal Vets
Through our vets commitment and on-going studies, our clients (and their owners) are assured a higher level of care. A number of our vets have developed areas of special interest so our companion animals receive comprehensive medical and surgical care from a team who have the latest equipment and technology at their fingertips, all housed within modern facilities.
Dr Phil Macleod
BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)
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 Victoria Hill
After graduating from Massey University, Victoria worked in Nelson before moving to the UK to enhance her experience with Companion Animals. Victoria likes all aspects of companion animal practice, with a particular interest in internal medicine; but she really enjoys the challenge of solving complex medical issues.
Victoria and her cat like to spend time sitting in the sun with a crisp white wine.
Dr Mary-Beth Dwyer
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.
Dr Alice Sheffield
Alice graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2016. Previous to this she completed a Bachelor of Science at The University of Auckland majoring in Psychology. Alice is enjoying gaining experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery.
Outside of work, Alice enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking/BBQing, and the occasional run. Alice is currently on maternity leave.
Dr Tim Batchelor
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 Adeel Surendran
Adeel joined the Franklin Vets team in 2018 upon graduation from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. He looks forward to developing his skills in companion animal medicine and surgery, with a particular interest in imaging and clinical pathology.
Having grown up in Auckland, Adeel is pleased to come back to family, friends and warmer weather! Outside of work, he enjoys musical theatre and the occasional art project.
Dr Sarah Clews
Sarah trained at Massey University, graduating in 2017. She works predominantly with our lifestyle block clients, and can also be found in the Papakura Clinic one day a week. Sarah loves working for a BESTPRACTICE approved clinic, and enjoys working closely with clients to keep their animals as happy and healthy.
Prior to her veterinary degree she completed a degree in animal behaviour and worked as a dog trainer before heading overseas. Her travels saw her offering medical care to elephants in Thailand, studying wolf behaviour in the Rockies, training horses in Ohio and caring for the many rescued cats and dogs from the Bangkok floods. Her veterinary degree has since taken her to work in aid programs across the Myanmar countryside and work with wildlife and stray populations in South Africa.
Dr Nick Timms
Nick graduated from Massey University with a BVSc in 2016. Before joining Franklin Vets in November 2018, Nick worked for over a year and a half in Central Auckland at a busy small animal clinic. Nick works at both our Papakura and Pukekohe branches. Nick has a particular interest in small animal lameness and surgery and is keen to further develop his skills in these areas.
In his spare time, you will find Nick on the golf course. He also likes playing board games as well as spending time with friends and family.
Dr John Neskudla
John joined the Franklin Vets team in August 2019, having recently moved to New Zealand from The UK. Previous to joining our team he was working in a companion animal hospital on the Isle of Wight. John has a keen interest in companion animal surgery particularly in emergency and critical care patients.
John is looking forward to the North Island’s warm summer and on the weekends he can be found hiking and camping with his dog Japhy.
Our team of dairy, lifestyle and equine vets is available 24/seven.
Dr Sarah Clews
Sarah trained at Massey University, graduating in 2017. She works predominantly with our lifestyle block clients, and can also be found in the Papakura Clinic one day a week. Sarah loves working for a BESTPRACTICE approved clinic and enjoys working closely with clients to keep their animals happy and healthy.
Prior to her veterinary degree, she completed a degree in animal behaviour and worked as a dog trainer before heading overseas. Her travels saw her offering medical care to elephants in Thailand, studying wolf behaviour in the Rockies, training horses in Ohio and caring for the many rescued cats and dogs from the Bangkok floods. Her veterinary degree has since taken her to work in aid programs across the Myanmar countryside and work with wildlife and stray populations in South Africa.
Dr Jenny McCall
BVSc (Dist.) BSc
Jenny graduated from Massey University and started her career in mixed practice in Pukekohe. In 2004 she did her OE in England where she worked with horses and cattle.
Jenny joined the Franklin Vets team nine years’ ago and has worked part-time ever since. She is currently enjoying lifestyle work based in Papakura.
Outside of work and being a full-time Mum, she is passionate about horse riding and hunting.
Dr Melissa Sim
Melissa grew up in Singapore and Thailand and has always loved working with horses. She moved to the USA for university and completed a BSc in Animal Science from UC Davis, and her veterinary degree from Purdue. She then went on to do an equine internship at The Equine Clinic at OakenCroft, a busy ambulatory equine general practice in New York, to better her skills and knowledge. She is also certified in equine acupuncture through Curacore. She moved to New Zealand in 2017 and is excited to be here!
Melissa enjoys all aspects of equine practice, but her special interests lie in medicine and ophthalmology. Her favourite part of her job is working together with horses and the people that love them to make a difference in their lives.
Melissa is based in the Papakura area on Mondays.
Large Animal Client Services
Christine joined the Papakura team in early 2017. Prior to that, she worked with our farm customers at our Taupiri clinic for 10 years where she gained a vast knowledge of the dairy industry. Christine loves animals and previously lived on a 50-acre lifestyle block in the Waikato where she reared calves and had a few sheep and breeding cows.
365 Great South Road, Papakura 2113