Franklin Vets Waitak clinic

Farm, Lifestyle, Equine & Companion Animal Services

We know that consistency of vets is important to you, and the Waitakaruru (Waitak), Kopu and Paeroa 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. Dr Ilyse Jennens, Veterinarian leads the Waitakaruru (Waitak) team.

Dr Ilyse Jennens vet

Dr Ilyse Jennens – Branch Manager

BVSc (Dist) MANZCVS Medicine of Dairy Cattle
07 868 9030ijennens@fvs.co.nz

Ilyse joined Franklin Vets at the end of 2010 as a farm vet in Pukekohe and now leads the Waitakaruru branch of Franklin Vets. 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.

Nina Mical Rural Sales Manager

Nina Mical

Rural Sales Manager
021 556140 | 07 8685007 | nmical@fvs.co.nz

Nina’s works closely with our clients alongside the veterinary team to add value and offer practical solutions for your farming needs.

Nina was raised on a dairy farm at Puriri, near Thames, where her dad milked 450 cows. Prior to Franklin Vets, Nina  worked in the rural industry for RD1 Ltd, most recently as a Technical Sales Representative. Nina lives in Ngatea with her family.

Sue Stone Customer Service Vet Tech Waitakaruru

Sue Stone

Veterinary Technician / Customer Services

Sue joined our team in May 2021. She has 17 years of dairy farming experience and studied Agri-Business Management. She decided to have a break off-farm and previously worked at Farm Source as a Sales Specialist which involved Customer Service, on-farm deliveries and technical sales.

Her passion for animals was a major factor in applying for this job as it gives her the best of both worlds in a field she loves.

Sue resides in Ngatea with her partner who is involved in the Dairy Industry and Farm Consultancy. In their spare time, they like to spend time with their children and family, cycle and explore the outdoors.

07 868 9030 | waitakaruru@fvs.co.nz
Celeste Broad Customer Services Waitakaruru

Celeste Broad

Customer Services
07 868 9030 | waitakaruru@fvs.co.nz

Celeste joined Franklin Vets in January 2021.  She has lived in Thames and the Hauraki Plains for the past 25 years, presently in Ngatea on 20 acres with her husband. Prior to coming to Waitakaruru, she had been in the banking sector and is still involved in their building company.

Celeste’s hobbies include her art, music, yoga, and her family and friends.

Companion Animal Services

NOW OPEN – the small animal veterinary team at Franklin Vets Waitakaruru offers a range of services including:

  • Vaccinations
  • Health checks
  • Dental checks
  • Ear & skin checks
  • Fleas & worm treatment.

Should desexing or surgical services be required, your pet can be treated at our Kopu, Paeroa or Te Kauwhata clinics.

Dr Matt Wong Veterinarian

Dr Matt Wong

BVSc
07 826 4838 | tekauwhata@fvs.co.nz

Matt joined the practice in April 2017, and has recently taken the role of Lead Companion Animal Veterinarian in TK. Splitting his time between the busy Pukekohe animal hospital and the Te Kauwhata clinic as well Large Animal work keeps him fairly busy.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys rock climbing, hiking and the odd game of tennis.

Dr Leah Wakeford

Dr Leah Wakeford

BVSc (Dist.)
07 8685007 | kopu@fvs.co.nz

Originally from Auckland, Leah graduated from Massey University in 2017 and joined the Franklin Vets Kopu team in early 2018. She enjoys working with both large and small animals and exploring the great outdoors of the Coromandel in her spare time.

Sue Stone Customer Service Vet Tech Waitakaruru

Sue Stone

Veterinary Technician / Customer Services

Sue joined our team in May 2021. She has 17 years of dairy farming experience and studied Agri-Business Management. She decided to have a break off-farm and previously worked at Farm Source as a Sales Specialist which involved Customer Service, on-farm deliveries and technical sales.

Her passion for animals was a major factor in applying for this job as it gives her the best of both worlds in a field she loves.

Sue resides in Ngatea with her partner who is involved in the Dairy Industry and Farm Consultancy. In their spare time, they like to spend time with their children and family, cycle and explore the outdoors.

07 868 9030 | waitakaruru@fvs.co.nz
Celeste Broad Customer Services Waitakaruru

Celeste Broad

Customer Services
07 868 9030 | waitakaruru@fvs.co.nz

Celeste joined Franklin Vets in January 2021.  She has lived in Thames and the Hauraki Plains for the past 25 years, presently in Ngatea on 20 acres with her husband. Prior to coming to Waitakaruru, she had been in the banking sector and is still involved in their building company.

Celeste’s hobbies include her art, music, yoga, and her family and friends.