Ph: 06 368 2891
Welcome to Levin & Horowhenua Vets
Monday to Friday
8.00am - 5.30pm
9.00am - 3.00pm
Urgent Appointments Only 10.00am - 2.00pm
Small Animal After-hours Emergencies
0800 73 83 63
Large Animal After-hours Emergencies
027 44 44 33 2
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Freephone 0508 738 765
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At Levin & Horowhenua Vets we aim to give you and your animal the BEST standard of care.We are a BESTPRACTICE® accredited clinic. This means that our clinic has met standards defined by the BESTPRACTICE® committee of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. It is our mission to provide exceptional care and service to all of our clients and patients, with a focus on ethical treatment, education and environmental concern.
Changes to LHVC small animal after-hours serviceWe are pleased to announce that from June 15, 2018 the small animal after-hours service for Levin and Horowhenua Vets will be managed by Massey University Pet Emergency Centre (MUPEC). Massey University Pet Emergency Centre is the only 24 hour pet emergency centre in the central North Island. They provide excellent emergency and critical care treatment for your pet in their purpose –built, fully equipped facility. In anticipation of this change we are extending our opening hours on Saturday and introducing a Sunday clinic for those animals who do not need to go through to Massey but are urgent enough that they warrant being seen before Monday. Our normal opening hours will be from 8am to 5.30pm on weekdays and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays. For routine appointments during those times please ring the clinic on 06 3682891. For urgent appointments on a Sunday, please ring the clinic at 10am on Sunday morning. Outside of these hours you will need to ring MUPEC on 0800 PET EMERGENCY (0800 738 363)
Let's Focus On...
...Responsible BreedingDeciding to open your heart and home up to a new puppy is an exciting time with many factors to consider. They will be part of your life for many years, and potentially growing up with your children, so getting a puppy that suits your lifestyle and maintaining good health over this time is important.
Animal Welfare Matters
Check you’re doing it rightOn 1 October this year new animal welfare regulations came into effect. Whether you’re a commercial farmer or live on a lifestyle block, own a pet or run a petting zoo, transport livestock or ride horses; if you’re responsible for an animal – these regulations could apply to you. Check out the information here – www.mpi.govt.nz/animalregs These changes build on what was already required and also set some new rules. Regulations make it easier for MPI and the SPCA to take action against animal mistreatment. New penalties such as fines will be issued for certain actions. We will continue to prosecute the worst offenders under the Animal Welfare Act. We’re making life better for animals, and you can help others get it right too. • Check! Are you doing it right? Encourage others to check too - www.mpi.govt.nz/animalregs • Ask! Email us your questions - firstname.lastname@example.org • Tell! Call us about an animal welfare issue - 0800 00 83 33
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Feeling down on the farm?
If a disaster happened today... Pets are an important member of the household for many families. In a disaster they will also be affected. How well your pets cope with a disaster event such as a flood, volcanic eruption or destructive earthquake depends on the actions you take now to plan for them. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. If you must evacuate, take your pets with you if possible. However, if you are going to a public shelter, it is important to understand that animals may not be allowed inside. Plan in advance for shelter alternatives that will work for both you and your pets. Make a back-up emergency plan in case you can't care for your animals yourself. Develop a buddy system with neighbours, friends and relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so. Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer. See http://www.getthru.govt.nz/how-to-get-ready/pets-and-livestock/ for more information or click on the pictures for ideas for your cat or dog evacuation kit!