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 leads our Companion animal vets, veterinary nursing and customer service teams.

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NOTE: During Level 3, all pet consults & supply pickups are by appointment only. Thanks for your patience.

To speed things up you can order repeat prescriptions through our client portal or buy online at our NEW shop

Farm, Lifestyle & Equine Services

Our commercial farm and lifestyle farm services are available 24 seven. Jason Fayers leads our 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 McLeod Veterinarian

Dr Phil Macleod

BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)
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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 Veterinarian

Dr Victoria Hill

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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 Veterinarian

Dr Mary-Beth Dwyer

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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 Veterinarian

Dr Alice Sheffield

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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 Samuel Frost Veterinarian Papakura

Dr Samuel Frost

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Samuel completed his veterinary training at Massey University in 2020. His enthusiasm for companion animal practice is driven by his ambition to strengthen the relationships between our patients and their owners. He enjoys the variability of veterinary medicine and the challenge of establishing plans that best suit patients’ specific needs.

Samuel spends time outside clinic hours at choir rehearsals, playing bridge, and trying new recipes.

Kate Phillips veterinarian

Dr Kate Phillips

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Kate graduated from Massey University in 2020, before moving to Auckland and joining the Franklin Vets team. Kate enjoys the individuality of each patient and the unique challenge they present. Kate is looking forward to working with owners to find solutions for each pet. She has a keen interest in nutrition and general surgery.

Outside of work, Kate enjoys hiking throughout New Zealand and cooking for her family and friends.

Dr Emma Smith Vet Papakura

Dr Emma Smith

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After graduating from James Cook University in North Queensland in 2019, Emma moved to New Zealand to work as a mixed practice vet. Emma has since discovered a passion for all aspects of companion animal practice and decided to join our team in August 2021 to further expand her skills.

Emma spends her free time travelling around in her van with her cat.

Elizabeth Granger Head Vet Nurse Papakura

Elizabeth Granger

Head Vet Nurse
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Farm Services

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

Dr Jennifer Stone vet

Dr Jennifer Stone

BVSc (Dist.) BSc
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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 10 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 Blair van Dyk Veterinarian

Dr Blair van Dyk

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Blair graduated from Massey University in 2019 and headed back home to sunny Auckland to join the team at Papakura as a mixed lifestyle/small animal veterinarian. He’s excited to work with a wide variety of animals and clientele, providing the best quality veterinary care to patients in clinic or the back yard.
In his spare time you’ll find Blair hiking around DOC land, cooking up a feast for friends and family and enjoying the beauty of the local Auckland beaches.

Dr Sarah Clews vet

Dr Sarah Clews

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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.

Chelsea McGuire

Farm Animal Customer Service
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Chelsea grew up on a lifestyle block and has lived in the area for many years. You may recognise her from the front desk assisting with all your pet needs, but she has recently been appointed to the role of farm animal customer service, at our Papakura clinic.

Chelsea is a qualified vet technician, and is passionate about educating others to do the best they can for their animals. Her favourite time of year is the spring season when we are inundated with young lambs, kids, and calves that all need a little extra love. Find her in the clinic, or out hooning around the farm on horseback. Any queries, or if you’re up for a yarn, come and find Chelsea!

365 Great South Road, Papakura 2113

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