Franklin Vets Pukekohe

Veterinary Hospital, Cattery and Pet Supplies, Farm, Lifestyle and Equine Services & Supplies

Companion Animal Services

This BESTPRACTICE® accredited clinic is fully equipped, and open 7 days. We offer diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities and pet supplies. Paul Eason, Director & Veterinarian heads the team of Companion Animal vets and support staff.

Farm, Lifestyle & Equine Services

Our farm services are available 24/seven. Jason Fayers, Director & Veterinarian leads a team of dairy, lifestyle and equine vets.

Farm Services

Our farm services are available 24/seven. Jason Fayers, Director & Veterinarian leads a team of dairy, lifestyle and equine vets.

Dr Jason Fayers

BVM&S CertCHP (Cattle Health & Productivity) Director & Veterinarian
09 2382471 | jfayers@fvs.co.nz

Jason graduated from Edinburgh in 1996. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Cattle Health and Productivity with experience split between high yielding Holstein dairy cows in the UK and NZ Dairying Systems. Jason became a director of Franklin Vets in 2007. Jason is also an Accredited SmartSAMM Accredited Veterinarian, InCalf Advisor, and Healthy Hoof Advisor.

Jason coached and played rugby at Onewhero for several seasons, but after another concussion he is now resigned to being a vocal supporter!

Dr Brent Neal

BVSc MANZCVS Veterinary Pharmacology
09 2382471 | bneal@fvs.co.nz

Brent worked in the cold, wet and beautiful west of Scotland as the head dairy vet of a varied mixed practice before returning to New Zealand with his wife, and two children. Brent’s work interests include bovine reproduction and disease control / eradication (BVD being his passion).

Outside of work he enjoys his rugby, fishing and the occasional game of golf.

Dr Ilyse Jennens vet

Dr Ilyse Jennens

BVSc (Dist) MANZCVS Medicine of Dairy Cattle
09 2382471 | ijennens@fvs.co.nz

Ilyse joined Franklin Vets at the end of 2010 as a farm vet in Pukekohe. She is passionate about preventative dairy herd health and working closely with farmers to achieve their goals and improve performance. Ilyse is an InCalf adviser, a member of the cattle chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and an associate member of the NZIPIM.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors and music.

Dr Henry Yule vet

Dr Henry Yule

BVSc (Dist)
09 2382471 | hyule@fvs.co.nz

Having grown up on a sheep and beef farm in Hawkes Bay, animals have always been an area of huge interest and enjoyment for me. Before vet school, I was up on the farm most weekends helping out in any which way I could so a veterinary career seemed the right track for me. After completing my degree, I joined Franklin Vets in early 2018 and am very excited to be part of the team. I have interests in cattle production and medicine and surgery of any kind.

I’m very keen on my sport, especially hockey and tennis, and enjoy spending as much time with my friends and family as possible in my downtime.

Vet Tech Sophie Hamilton

Sophie Hamilton

Production Animal Technician
09 2382471 | shamilton@fvs.co.nz

Sophie moved from the South Island in 2015 after completing a Rural Animal Technician Certificate. Having been brought up on a sheep property in North Canterbury, Sophie has always been passionate about animals and the outdoors. Sophie is enjoying all areas of working in a large animal practice, however, in particular young stock which has led her to co-ordinating the Franklin Vets Grazing scheme.

Abbie Shears Vet Tech

Abbie Shears

DVN
09 2382471 | ashears@fvs.co.nz

Growing up on a Dairy farm and constantly being surrounded by furry critters there was no doubt Abbie was going to end up working with animals. In 2005 she qualified as a small animal veterinary nurse and began working at Franklin Vets Papakura where she stayed for 7 years, until taking time off with her young son.

She returned to Franklin Vets in 2017 and now works as a large animal technician with both lifestyle and production animals. With her passion for the industry and the outdoors there is no role she would rather be in.

Gretchen Simpson

LA Client Services Manager
09 2382471 | gsimpson@fvs.co.nz

Gretchen has worked for Franklin Vets for since 2014 and enjoys working with our farming clients. She grew up on a high-country sheep & beef farm in Northland before moving to Auckland for a career in banking and finance. After starting a family, she moved back to help on her brother’s farm in the Wairamarama district, and has now settled down the road in the Pukekawa district.

Rachel Flipp

Rachel Flipp

LA Client Services
09 2382471 | pukekohefarm@fvs.co.nz
Sandra Fisher

Sandra Fisher

LA & Equine Client Services
09 2382471 | equine@fvs.co.nz

Sandra has worked in veterinary clinics for the past eight years, and joined the Franklin Vets team in mid-2016. Locally born and bred, Sandra and her family now live on a lifestyle block in Glenbrook surrounded by a collection of livestock and pets, mainly horses.

She has a long equine background having family involved over the years with both Standardbreds, Thoroughbreds and Sport Horses.

Vicki James

LA Client Services
09 2382471

Vicki works Fridays and Saturdays for the large animal team.

Companion Animal Services

This BESTPRACTICE® accredited clinic is fully equipped, and open 7 days. We offer diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities and pet supplies. Paul Eason, Director & Veterinarian heads the team of Companion Animal vets and support staff.

Dr Paul Eason

Dr Paul Eason

BVM&S MANZCVS (Surgery, Emergency & Critical Care)
09 2387486 | peason@fvs.co.nz

Paul graduated in 1989 at Edinburgh and worked a variety of practices in the UK, before moving to New Zealand in 1997. He is now a director of Franklin Vets (based at Pukekohe) where his main interests are in surgery, particularly orthopaedics, and he enjoys mucking about with lame dogs.

Paul also holds Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Surgery and Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.

Dr Nikki Frost

BSc BVSc MANZCVS (Medicine of Cats)
09 2387486 | nfrost@fvs.co.nz

Nikki received a BSc from Auckland University in 2000 and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in 2005. Nikki achieved Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in the Medicine of Cats in 2018. She enjoys feline medicine, dentistry and dermatology.

Nikki lives in Pukekohe with her family, which also includes two golden retrievers and a tortoiseshell cat.

Dr Melissa McMiken

BSc BVSc
09 2387486 | mmcmiken@fvs.co.nz

Melissa graduated from Massey University in 2008 and worked in Auckland as a companion animal vet before moving to Pukekohe to work at Franklin Vets. Her special interests include feline medicine and general surgery.

Melissa lives locally with her family, along with their red tabby who was rescued from the Palmerston North SPCA. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and snowboarding. Melissa is currently on maternity leave.

Dr Katherine Johnson

BVSc
09 2387486 | kjohnson@fvs.co.nz

Katherine graduated from Massey University in 1996. She enjoys caring for client’s companion animals and working as part of our skilled team.

She has worked in several Auckland companion animal clinics and joined Franklin Vets in 2009 as a locum, before becoming permanent in March 2017.

Outside of work Katherine enjoys spending time with her family, walking their dog and doing the occasional triathlon.

Bryan Hughes

Dr Bryan Hughes

BVSc
09 2387486 | bhughes@fvs.co.nz

Bryan graduated from Massey University in 1995. After spending 2 years working in New Zealand, he set off his overseas experience which ended up lasting 20 years with him working in a small animal practice in Surry, in the United Kingdom.

Outside of work Bryan enjoys watching rugby, winter biathlon and spending time with his family.

Dr Linda Sharp

BVSc
09 2387486 | lsharp@fvs.co.nz

Linda graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2000. Since then she has worked in various practices in Australia and New Zealand, in both large and small animal roles. She joined the Franklin Vets companion animal team in 2016 and particularly enjoys the challenges of dermatology and geriatric care.

Dr Matt Wong

Dr Matt Wong

BVSc

09 2387486 | mwong@fvs.co.nz

Matt joined the practice in April 2017, coming from a large dairy practice in the South Island. Matt has a split role assisting with both companion animals and farm work in both Te Kauwhata and Pukekohe. His areas of interest include small animal surgery, dairy reproduction and mastitis.

Matt’s interests outside of work include tennis, MMA, and tramping.

Dr Priya Kana vet

Dr Priya Kana

BVSc

09 2387486 | pkana@fvs.co.nz

Born and raised on a lifestyle block in Pukekohe, Priya has a strong passion for helping people and pets in our community. She joined the Franklin Vets companion animal team in early 2018 after studying for five years at Massey University vet school in Palmerston North.

Outside of work, Priya can be found exploring New Zealand’s natural beauty with friends, or at home spending downtime with family (including her beloved mischievous cat, Olive).

Dr Nick Timms Vet

Dr Nick Timms

BVSc

09 2387486 | ntimms@fvs.co.nz

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.

86 Harris Street, Pukekohe 2120

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