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By choosing to use The Vet Centre, (Richmond Clinic) you’re assured of receiving the best possible standard of service and the best possible care for your pets.

The New Zealand Veterinary Association Practice Standards were established as a means for the veterinary profession to promote and maintain superior standards of professionalism and service.

As noted on the NZVA BESTPRACTICE® website, “The standards encourage the ongoing critical evaluation of the practice’s surgical, medical, diagnostic and nursing protocols in order to maintain a high level of excellence. There is a strong emphasis on compliance with current New Zealand legislation as it affects veterinary practices and NZVA policy.”

Of around 400 veterinary practices within New Zealand, there only 65 who have current accreditation. The Vet Centre, Richmond is the only practice accredited in the Tasman region.

Participating practices are required to meet every component that make up the BESTPRACTICE® standards. Once achieved, accreditation is maintained through an independent audit every two years. Areas that are covered include:

  • 24 hour service
  • Personnel
  • Communication
  • Premises
  • Equipment and facilities
  • Storage, prescription and dispensing of medicines
  • Diagnostic services
  • Safety

Our dedicated veterinarians

We are a team of dedicated veterinarians and nurses providing a broad medical and surgical service to all companion animals and production animals. Based in a purpose built facility, equipped with modern equipment to provide a broad range of diagnostic, medical, advisory and surgical services.

In todays advanced veterinary environment, veterinary nurses provide a critical role in the delivery of quality veterinary care. Without their expertise, professionalism and care, veterinary clinics would not be able to provide the medical and surgical care expected by todays public.

Meet Our Clinical Team

Personal Care for All Animals


79 Gladstone Road, Richmond

03 544 5566
[email protected]

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm
Public Holidays: Hours may vary


400D High Street, Motueka

03 528 8459
[email protected]

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed. (Richmond Clinic is open 10am - 2pm)
Public Holidays: Hours may vary


69 Aranui Road, Mapua

03 540 2329
[email protected]

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8.30am - 10am and 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Hours may vary


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