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. Karli is currently on maternity leave.

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 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.

Dr Adeel Surendran vet

Dr Adeel Surendran

BVSc
09 2986994 | asurendran@fvs.co.nz

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 vet

Dr Sarah Clews

BVSc
09 2986994 | sclews@fvs.co.nz

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.

Farm Services

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

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.

Dr Sarah Clews vet

Dr Sarah Clews

BVSc
09 2986994 | sclews@fvs.co.nz

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.

Christine Callender

Christine Callander

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

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

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