Welcome to Levin & Horowhenua Vets
Ph: 06 368 2891
027 444 4332
Monday to Friday
8.00am - 5.30pm
9.00am - 1.00pm
24/7 Emergency Service
Get financial assistance to cover your veterinary costs.
We know how stressful it can be when your pet needs veterinary care and you're facing difficult choices.
Thankfully we can now offer a simple solution to any financial worries.
VetCare Finance provides fast loans, flexible repayment options so your pet can get the health care they need.
Fast approval, no deposit, 6 - 24 month terms, affordable credit rates, low application and booking fees, easy repayments to suit your budget and loan top up service for on going vet care.
New Mini Loan. No booking fee on loans under $200!
Apply online or at the clinic
Freephone 0508 738 765
We are pleased to offer our clients another convenient way to pay for their pet’s healthcare needs. With 12 months no payments and no interest on treatments $200 and over. Talk to us about this payment option and begin your Pets treatment today! Or click below to apply.
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.
Let's Focus On...
The Dark side of BacksidesAnal glands are two small semi-fluid filled sacs, located under the skin on either side of the anus, in dogs and cats. They are designed to empty their very smelly fluid onto the animal’s bowel motions. Most animals never have an issue with their anal glands, and you may not even know they exist. However, they can develop problems, ranging from irritating, to very serious.
Forecast - Rain with a chance of an emergencyThe weather – it’s not just us feeling down about it. Many cats aren’t venturing outside as much as they normally would, especially to toilet. Instead, they’re holding on or getting stressed, both of which can lead to developing urinary tract problems. We’re seeing a large number of cats that need urgent attention, which is unusual for this time of year. Most commonly these are overweight neutered males, but any cat can be affected.
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!
The spore counts this week are looking much safer. If the cooler weather and lower soil temperatures continue then we may find that at next week’s counts, that the Eczema season is over for this year.
Bear in mind that clinical cases of Eczema can take 7-10 days to show thru, so you may still see clinical cases due to higher counts from the past week or so.
With thanks from AsureQuality