57 Great South Road, Taupiri 3721
Farm, Lifestyle & Equine Services
Consistency of veterinarians is important to us, and the Taupiri and Te Kauwhata branches are run closely together to share after-hours and emergencies. Our aim is to have one lead vet and a backup vet allocated to your farm, to ensure we have a good understanding of your business and your farming goals. We know that the service we provide (and relationships that we form with our clients), is key to our ongoing success.
Our farm services team is available 24/seven. Kris Brownlee, Veterinarian leads the team of dairy, lifestyle and equine vets.
Dr Kris Brownlee
Kris is the lead vet for our Taupiri branch and has many years of experience in the North Waikato area. She is passionate about dairy cattle vetting especially with a whole of herd focus, and as a result of this, has developed special expertise in dairy cattle reproduction, nutrition and mastitis.
Kris an one of our InCalf Advisors and is keen to work with farmers to improve efficiencies on farm.
Dr Hennie Lock
Hennie joined Franklin Vets in 2008 after emigrating from South Africa where he had his own farm veterinary practice. Hennie has many years experience as a large animal vet and has great practical experience from running his own beef farm in South Africa. Hennie is interested in all aspects of New Zealand dairy and drystock farming.
He also has considerable expertise in bull fertility testing and is leading this area of work at Franklin Vets.
Dr Quirien Domper
Quinny joined the Franklin Vets team in 2011. She grew up on a boutique dairy farm in Norsewood, milking goats and cows and producing farm-gate dairy products.
With over ten years experience as a mixed and large animal veterinarian, Quinny enjoys all aspects of New Zealand farming systems. She has a particular interest in drystock systems and housed dairy goats.
Dairy Hoof Care Technician
Hardy is also a South African immigrant who joined Franklin Vets in 2015. Hardy was trained in hoof care by Fred Veehof from Ashburton and runs our hoof care business. As a result, is often seen using his skills behind the specifically made crush he operates. In Hardy’s slow season he operates as a standard technician and he is often seen dehorning calves and teatsealing heifers.
Rural Sales Manager
Ross has over 30 years’ experience in the animal health field, including working as a representative for an animal health company, and as rural sales manager and branch manager for a vet practice in Te Kuiti. Ross forms a vital link with our vets and support staff. This provides a team approach to the service of our clients, supplying commercial products including parasite drenches, trace elements and bulk products such as magnesium and zinc.
Jane has been with Franklin Vets since the Taupiri branch opened in 2007. She has a background in sheep & beef and has gained knowledge in dairy over the years of supporting our Taupiri team. Jane thoroughly enjoys the business relationships she has made with our clients in the area.
Jane and her husband have a small block in the Te Akau area where they rear calves during spring.
57 Great S Rd, Taupiri 3721