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Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the April/May edition of our Companion Animal Newsletter, 'Paws for a Moment'.

We are starting to work through our reminders for cats, dogs and rabbits that are due for vaccination during the lockdown period. Many vaccinations will be okay to postpone for a period of 1-2 months. Below is some information for owners regarding the routine vaccinations your pet may be due for. We also outline our services classified as essential, please discuss this with us if you are unsure.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us via email -, or through our Facebook page. Otherwise, we will be making contact with owners of those animals that we have reminders being sent out to in the next month.

Obesity can be a significant health problem in our pets. It is a serious disease that may cause or worsen joint problems, diabetes, digestive disorders, arthritis and heart disease. It can also significantly shorten life expectancy. Mo’s is a 4 year old Schnauzer. Her Mum & Dad were getting concerned about her weight and were looking at options to reduce this. She was tr ...

We have listed the different services and procedures and which of categories they fall into. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are unsure. 

North Canterbury Vets will be managing all companion animal emergencies and health issues from our Culverden and Amberley clinics. These clinics will be staffed every day from 8.30 to 5.30 by a small team of staff. We have several small teams that will rotate through the clinic and will be isolated from each other to try to ensure should the infection enter our staff we can sti ...

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the Feb/Mar edition of our Companion Animal Newsletter, 'Paws for a Moment'.

Corn on the cob is delicious for humans but very dangerous for dogs. Here is a story about one of our patients, Charlie, he ate a corn cob and became very sick.

Have you ever wondered what is the 'right' food for your cat or dog? How long should they be on puppy/kitten food for? What about bones for dogs? Is your dog allergic to something?

All and more of these questions are answered in the article below

Visiting the vet can be stressful for animals, especially for cats. To help alleviate this stress our Amberley Clinic has created a "Feline Only Consult Hours" time slot. This will be on Tuesday's from 11 am - 2 pm. Of course cats are welcome at other times but this slot will be specifically focused to help encourage an enjoyable visit.

The following rules will help you to fight fleas on your pet and in the environment. For more knowledge or advice please call your local NCVC clinic. Thanks to Bayer Animal Health for this article. 5 Golden Rules to fight fleas on your pets 1. Protect ALL your pets against fleas. Cats and dogs share the same flea species. - Even if your dog never goes near the cat in your ho ...

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North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics operates four clinics throughout the Hurunui region.