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.

Best Practice Accredited

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 Veterinarian

Dr Jason Fayers

BVM&S CertCHP (Cattle Health & Productivity) Director & Veterinarian
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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 David Hawkins Veterinary Research & Consultation

Dr David Hawkins

BVSc Director & Veterinary Consultant
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David graduated from Massey University in 1992. After several years in mixed practice in New Zealand and abroad he started with Franklin Vets in 1997 as a farm services veterinarian and became a director of the company in 2003.

David oversees Franklin Vet’s farm consulting and research division. He has an established Intelact (soon to be Headlands) clientelle dealing with herd health, nutrition, farm systems and sustainability issues. David is a tutor on NZ’s Advanced Mastitis Course and sits on the National Mastitis Committee. He oversees a wide variety of research projects which will be summarized on our website over coming months.

Outside of the job he spends a lot of time with family and church activities enjoying music, sailing, traveling and water sports. David is based at our Pukekohe clinic.

Dr Brent Neal Veterinarian

Dr Brent Neal

BVSc MANZCVS Veterinary Pharmacology
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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 Graeme Charteris Farm Veterinarian

Dr Graeme Charteris

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Graeme joined Franklin Vets in May 2019 as a farm vet based out of Pukekohe. He grew up on a dairy farm in coastal Taranaki. There he developed a love of the outdoors and enjoyment of helping animals. This led to an interest in becoming a veterinarian. Since leaving university in 2006, Graeme has worked in Taranaki and Waikato. He enjoys calving cows, solving problems and helping farmers keep their animals healthy.

Outside of work Graeme enjoys Squash and golf, and spending time with his young family.

Dr Henry Yule Vet

Dr Henry Yule

BVSc (Dist)
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Having grown up on a sheep and beef farm in Hawkes Bay, animals have always been an area of huge interest and enjoyment for Henry. Before vet school, he was on the farm most weekends helping out in any which way he could, so a veterinary career seemed the right track for him. After completing his degree, he joined Franklin Vets in early 2018. His interests include cattle production and medicine and surgery of any kind.

Henry is very keen on sport, especially hockey and tennis, and enjoys spending as much time with his friends and family as possible in his downtime.

Vet tech Katie Bell

Katie Bell

Production Animal Technician
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Katie has been with Franklin Vets since August 2018 after completing a Rural Animal Technician Certificate. She joined the Taupiri team in early 2019 and then moved to the Pukekohe team in June 2019. She enjoys working outdoors and is interested in all areas of large animal work.

She enjoys swimming and playing netball and in her spare time can be found at the beach with her dog Speight.

Linsay Merrylees vet tech

Linsay Merrylees

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Linsay has been with Franklin Vets since 2017 and enjoys a split role which sees her working with David Hawkins as a research assistant and helping on farm as a Large Animal Technician. Linsay completed the Massey Uni Vet Tech degree several years’ ago, after working in the Interior Design & Textile industry in Auckland for many years.

She enjoys animals, playing with colour, fabrics, textures, and tramping around in bush or climbing coastal hills, paddling around beaches & harbours by kayak, riding mountain bike trails and exploring country roads by bike. Once upon a time she was a capable distance runner and cyclist, and got to wear the silver fern finishing 18th at the World Duathlon champs.

Abbie Shears Vet Tech

Abbie Shears

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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. Abbie is currently on maternity leave.

Gretchen Simpson Customer Services Manager

Gretchen Simpson

LA Client Services Manager
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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 Customer Service Pukekohe Farm

Rachel Flipp

LA Client Services
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Rebecca Walters Customer Service Franklin Vets Pukekohe

Rebecca Walters

LA Client Services
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Rebecca joined Franklin Vets in 2015 and has an interest in animals small and large. Previously working for the small animal team she has since joined farm services. Rebecca grew up on a beef farm and in her spare time enjoys fishing and netball.

Sandra Fisher Customer Service Equine

Sandra Fisher

LA & Equine Client Services
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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 Customer Services

Vicki James

LA Client Services
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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 Veterinarian

Dr Paul Eason

BVM&S MANZCVS (Surgery, Emergency & Critical Care)
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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 Veterinarian

Dr Nikki Frost

BSc BVSc MANZCVS (Medicine of Cats)
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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 Kathryn Johnson Veterinarian

Dr Katherine Johnson

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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.

Dr Bryan Hughes Veterinarian

Dr Bryan Hughes

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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 Veterinarian

Dr Linda Sharp

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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 Chelsae Bradner Vet

Dr Chelsae Bradner


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Chelsae grew up in Arizona, USA, and received a BSc in Animal Science at Oregon State University and completed her Veterinary Degree (MVB) in Ireland, at the University College of Dublin, in 2017. She soon heard the calling from Pukekohe and moved across the world to join Franklin Vets companion animal team in June 2018. This well-travelled Redneck turned Kiwi will look after your pets every need.

Chelsae loves nature and can often be found on hikes during her days off. She also enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding and staying in touch with family and friends from around the world.

Dr Matt Wong Veterinarian

Dr Matt Wong


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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


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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 Marie Potthoff pet veterinarian Franklin Vets Pukekohe

Dr Marie Potthoff


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Marie grew up in California, USA then moved to New Zealand and became a veterinarian by completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Massey University in 2019. She then moved Franklin Vets to join the companion animal team. She enjoys looking after not only dogs and cats but also has an interest in birds, rabbits, and any other pets that may swim, or fly or crawl into the clinic.
Outside of work Marie loves tramping, kayaking, climbing, or just exploring the country.

86 Harris Street, Pukekohe 2120

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