© 2019 Coastal Veterinary Services Ltd., site created by SJ Procter

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Coastal Vets is based in Opunake and Kaponga.

Caring for all your animal health needs around the coast:
experienced in both production and companion animals.


Current Focus

  • Ensure your biosecurity is optimal on farm ​

    • please have a boot wash facility available for us and other visitors to your farm (hose/filled bucket, brush, antiseptic)

  • New welfare regulations are in, see here for more info

  • Annual farm prescription must be completed for next season

  • Calving kit:

    • antiseptic, gloves, lube, ropes, ​Flunixin, Oxytocin

  • Down cow kit:

    • metabolic bags and bottles, Flunixin, hip-lifter, cow cover​

  • Calf shed kit: 

    • bottle and tube, navel spray, calf covers, thermometer, electrolytes, Optiguard​, boot washes at each pen


Next Focus

  • Tail paint 35 days before the start of mating to give yourself good information to plan your mating

    • ​tail painting your late-calvers a different colour allows for easy identification for metrichecking and CIDR work​​

  • Review your results from last seasons pregnancy test - call us to help plan your mating this year to improve your results

  • Book your disbudding - the best age is between 2 and 6 weeks old

    • remember from 1 October 2019 all calves must have local anaesthetic used before disbudding