Farm, Lifestyle & Equine Services

We know that consistency of vets is important to you, 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.

Farm Services

Our farm services team is available 24/seven. Kris Brownlee, Veterinarian leads the team of dairy, lifestyle and equine vets.

Dr Kris Brownlee Veterinarian

Dr Kris Brownlee – Regional Manager

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Kris is the lead vet for our Taupiri and Te Kauwhata branches 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 Quirien Domper farm vet

Dr Quirien Domper

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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. Quinny is currently on maternity leave.

Dr Georgia Roberts Veterinarian

Dr Georgia Roberts

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Georgia started at Franklin Vets Taupiri at the end of 2016 and has been predominantly a large animal vet with them since. She enjoys the challenges of every day dairying life and how small decisions can have a big impact over time. She is taking a lead vet role on many farms with solid back up from her team. Her interest also lies in fully mixed animal practice where she enjoys spending time with equine, dairy goats, drystock, lifestyle animals and companion animals. In her spare time she enjoys a good coffee and exploring what New Zealand has to offer.

Dr Jordan Lay vet

Dr Jordan Lay

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Jordan is originally from The New Forest, England, and moved with her family to a small lifestyle block, just outside Pukekohe in 2005. She graduated from Massey University in 2018 and joined the team at Taupiri in early 2019. Jordan’s interests include all aspects of production animal medicine and surgery, whether it is dairy cows, dry stock or lifestyle animals.

Outside of work, Jordan is passionate about cricket and can be found each summer avidly supporting the Blackcaps, unless they are playing England of course! She is also a massive foodie. She is looking forward to exploring the Waikato region.

Caitlin Nielsen Vet Tech

Caitlyn Nielsen

Rural Animal Technician
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Caitlyn joined the Franklin Vets team in April 2019 after completing her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at Massey University in 2018. Although she specialised in equine, she has a keen interest in dairy and lifestyle animal care as well. She especially enjoys calf care and looks forward to mucking in during calving and disbudding season!

In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horse and exploring the trails and walkways around the Waikato.

Ross McDonald Rural Trade Manager

Ross McDonald

Rural Sales Manager
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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 Cocker Customer Services Taupiri

Jane Cocker

Customer Services
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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.

Judy Amstad Customer Service Taupiri

Judy Amstad

Customer Services
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Judy joined Franklin Vets in 1996.  She spent nearly 20 years at Pukekohe Farm services, initially part-time then moving to a full-time team leader position. She left this position in 2015 taking on a clinic-wide relief position. Judy joined the Taupiri team in 2017 on a part-time basis while still doing some relief work and thoroughly enjoys being part of the team and getting to know the Taupiri clients.

Judy and her husband sharemilked for many years and now live on a small block just out of Tuakau allowing her time for grandchildren, netball, travel and regular Raglan getaways.

57 Great S Rd, Taupiri 3721