Farm Animal Department

Our goal is to optimise animal health for improved farm profitability and job satisfaction

Our goal at Cambridge Vets is to assist our clients to maximise profit through optimal animal health.
For both commercial farms and lifestyle blocks we can help with health plans, routine jobs and emergencies.
We offer value through our experienced team with extensive knowledge in all areas of production animal medicine.

The dedicated Farm Animal team consists of six production animal vets.
We utilize up-to-date information, technology and equipment for the care of your animals and herds.

Mating Seminar

Our Mating Seminar 2020 will be on
2nd September here at the clinic

Call us now to reserve your spot

078277099

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All creatures great and small receive the best of care. Here’s a feel-good success story for your Friday. πŸ₯°πŸ‘

Nurse Megan has a flock of sheep and on her way to work yesterday, after a night of terrible weather, spotted a newly born lamb flat and cold in the paddock. She scooped him up, hoping he would still be alive when she got to the clinic. Dr Pete checked him over and said he was so cold the thermometer was not registering a temperature, he was barely breathing and had a very weak and thready heartbeat. As it is very important to give cold lambs energy before beginning to warm them up, an intra-peritoneal injection of warm dextrose was administered. The warming process was then started with blankets, socks and heat pads and lots of TLC from all the besotted vet nurses. After an hour or so he was improving and conscious enough to have a swallow reflex, so we tubed him and gave him 90ml of warm milk. 🍼

With continued warming and more fluids given under the skin, his heart beat and demeanour improved so by late afternoon and after another temperature check from Dr Julie, it was clear that he was turning the corner and he was able to go home. Once at home, his mum Autumn, a still very friendly, ex pet lamb, was milked and the lamb was again tube fed and with a belly full, was tucked up warm and quiet for the night. This morning with the sun shining a happy picture has emerged. Back with his mum and feeding happily with his twin, this little ram lamb has beaten the odds. πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ₯°
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All creatures great and small receive the best of care.  Here’s a feel-good success story for your Friday. πŸ₯°πŸ‘

Nurse Megan has a flock of sheep and on her way to work yesterday, after a night of terrible weather, spotted a newly born lamb flat and cold in the paddock.  She scooped him up, hoping he would still be alive when she got to the clinic.  Dr Pete checked him over and said he was so cold the thermometer was not registering a temperature, he was barely breathing and had a very weak and thready heartbeat.  As it is very important to give cold lambs energy before beginning to warm them up, an intra-peritoneal injection of warm dextrose was administered.  The warming process was then started with blankets, socks and heat pads and lots of TLC from all the besotted vet nurses. After an hour or so he was improving and conscious enough to have a swallow reflex, so we tubed him and gave him 90ml of warm milk. 🍼 

With continued warming and more fluids given under the skin, his heart beat and demeanour improved so by late afternoon and after another temperature check from Dr Julie, it was clear that he was turning the corner and he was able to go home.  Once at home, his mum Autumn, a still very friendly, ex pet lamb, was milked and the lamb was again tube fed and with a belly full, was tucked up warm and quiet for the night. This morning with the sun shining a happy picture has emerged.  Back with his mum and feeding happily with his twin,  this little ram lamb has beaten the odds. πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ₯°Image attachment

 

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My clever wife had the idea of a family activity using old New World bags. In memoriam.

April 2020 Vet Advisor now available to view on our website. www.cambridgevets.co.nz/about-us/the-vet-advisor/ ... See MoreSee Less

April 2020 Vet Advisor now available to view on our website. https://www.cambridgevets.co.nz/about-us/the-vet-advisor/

It is with great sadness that we share the sudden passing of our team member Karen Rickard. πŸ˜₯ πŸ’”
When joining our team in 2016, Karen very quickly became a valued and integral part of our work family. Our clients will remember her smile as she welcomed people through the doors, and how she always went the extra mile to help anyone. She will be greatly missed. We extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to her husband Steve, and children Logan and Blake.

If you would like to express your condolences please either email or message us through our Facebook page or website. Please avoid calling at this time due to an already high volume of calls. ❀️
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It is with great sadness that we share the sudden passing of our team member Karen Rickard. πŸ˜₯ πŸ’”
When joining our team in 2016, Karen very quickly became a valued and integral part of our work family. Our clients will remember her smile as she welcomed people through the doors, and how she always went the extra mile to help anyone. She will be greatly missed. We extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to her husband Steve, and children Logan and Blake.

If you would like to express your condolences please either email or message us through our Facebook page or website. Please avoid calling at this time due to an already high volume of calls. ❀️
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FARM SERVICES

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5 Experienced Farm Animal Veterinarians

 

24/7 emergency care

 

Excellent Knowledge of Farm Animals

 

Meet Our Farm Vets

Bill Hancock

Bill Hancock

 
Chris Crickett

Chris Crickett

 
Peter Briston

Peter Briston

 
Cecilia van Velsen

Cecilia van Velsen

 
Julie Hetherington

Julie Hetherington

 
Kelvin Scown

Kelvin Scown

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