Franklin Vets Waitak clinic

Farm, Lifestyle & Equine 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

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 |

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.

Viv Nelson Customer Service Waitak

Vivian Nelson

Customer Services
07 868 9030 |

Viv joined Franklin vets in June 2019. She moved to Waitakaruru with her husband two years ago and now has 36 calves. Prior to coming to Waitak, she worked for 15 years as a pharmacy technician. When not working, her hobbies include riding her motorbike and enjoying the outdoors.

Christine Whitham Customer Service Waitak

Christine Whitham

Customer Services
07 868 9030 |

Christine joined Franklin Vets in May 2019, working as a vet nurse at Kopu and Customer Service at Waitakaruru. When not at work she enjoys the outdoors.

565  State Highway 25, Waitakaruru 3576