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.

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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)
09 2986994 | pmacleod@fvs.co.nz

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

BVSc
09 2986994 | vhill@fvs.co.nz

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 Karli Bowler-Houston

BVSc
09 2986994 | kbowler@fvs.co.nz

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

BVSc
09 2986994  | mdwyer@fvs.co.nz

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 Laura Schwerdtfeger

BVSc BSc
09 2986994 | lschwerdtfeger@fvs.co.nz

Laura graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. Previous to this degree she completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physiology and Zoology. Her special interests within the veterinary industry include large animal internal medicine and surgery.

Outside of work some of Laura’s hobbies include snowboarding, travelling, playing guitar, fishing and going to music festivals overseas.

Dr Alice Sheffield

BVSc
09 2986994 | asheffield@fvs.co.nz

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.

Farm Services

Our team of dairy, lifestyle and equine vets is available 24/seven.

Dr Laura Schwerdtfeger

BVSc BSc
09 2988575 | lschwerdtfeger@fvs.co.nz

In 2014, Laura graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. Previous to this degree she completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physiology and Zoology.  Her special interests within the veterinary industry include large animal internal medicine and surgery.

Outside of work some of Laura’s hobbies include snowboarding, travelling, playing guitar, fishing and going to music festivals overseas.

Goran Medic

Dr Goran Medic

BVSc
09 2988575 | gmedic@fvs.co.nz

Goran graduated from Belgrade University in 1991. After several years spent in large animal practice in Serbia, he immigrated to NZ with his family in 1994. After passing the NZ veterinary examination in 1996, he spend 11 years working in a regulatory environment for MPI.

Goran joined the Franklin Vets family in 2008 as a farm services veterinarian. He is based at Waiuku, and also provides veterinary services to our Pukekohe and Papakura farm and lifestyle clients.

In his spare time Goran likes spending time with his family and enjoys riding his distinctive light blue Vespa while discovering the beautiful NZ countryside. He relaxes by playing the piano accordion and training Aikido at the Ramarama Dojo.

Gaye Hall

Large Animal Client Services
09 2988575 | papakurafarm@fvs.co.nz

Gaye joined the team in 2002 after having run her own lifestyle block for many years.  She has also become well known for her expertise with poultry, with both staff and clients drawing on her experience and knowledge.

Gaye spends her spare time either planting native bush, baking for staff (which is really appreciated), or enjoying the company of her two grandchildren.

365 Great South Road, Papakura 2113

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