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We pride ourselves on providing a range of quality services to cater to all our clients and patients.

For your convenience our clinic is open seven days a week (excluding Public Holidays).

We have a vet available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, which ensures that our clients and patients are always well looked after!

At The Vet Centre Richmond we offer a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for your pets and Farm animals. We have invested in the latest technology and staff training, enabling us to offer diagnostic ultrasound, DIGITAL X-RAY, endoscopy, AO Synthese Compression Bone plating, ophthalmic surgery, puppy training and behaviour problem solving in cats and dogs. Alternative treatments in acupuncture are available too. We forever endeavour to keep up to date techniques in our down to earth practice.

Equine & Farm Services

The Vet Centre provides a complete range of animal health supplies and veterinary services for all farm and life style animals. Three full time vets primarily look after this area of service, but are supported by the rest of the team. The support staff are trained in the knowledge of the supplies available at our clinic in Richmond and Motueka.

We now have a portable ultrasound and digital x-ray unit and so we can bring the diagnostics to you

On the road, our sales representative, Tim Varley, can be contacted for information on product and sales.

The Vet Centre covers a large geographical area ranging from the East of Nelson, Cable Bay, through to Murchison and west to the Motueka River Valley, and north to Takaka Hill. Our vets use 4 wheel drive vehicles, so accessibility is not a problem.

For emergencies outside clinic hours please call the clinic on 03 5445566, and you will be transferred to the emergency vet.

Farm Articles

Wairarapa Drench Capsule Study

Key points from the famous Wairarapa capsule study This large scale piece of research (14 separate trials on commercial farms) was going to give us the answers we needed to make better informed decisions on the need (or otherwise) for ewes to be treated with long acting (LA) anthelmintic products pre-lamb.

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

“BEST PRACTICE” accredited

New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) “BEST PRACTICE” .. “Assurance of veterinary standard of care & responsibility”

NZVATo qualify for NZVA “Best Practice” is no small task. A practice has to meet very rigorous standards in not only animal care, surgery and medicine, but standards of public health (OSH), building and veterinary equipment maintenance, and the legal requirements of drug prescription (ACVM Act), as examples. As a result The Vet Centre, is the only practice in the Tasman area of Nelson to have achieved these standards.

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Our Services


Catering for all animals


Full equine services


We can come to you

Personal Care for All Animals


79 Gladstone Road, Richmond

03 544 5566
[email protected]

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: Temporarily Closed except for emergencies. Please phone first
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. (See Richmond Clinic).
Public Holidays: Hours may vary


69 Aranui Road, Mapua

03 540 2329
[email protected]

Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8.30am – 10am and 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday: 8.30am – 12.30pm and 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Hours may vary


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