Lifestyle Animal and Equine

LifestyleTaking the hassle out of animal health!

Levin & surrounding areas are a popular location for lifestylers to settle down. You can run some cattle, sheep, some pet pigs or maybe even some alpacas or goats on a few acres and get the joy or owning these lovely animals – all without the hassle of running a large farm.

At Levin & Horowhenua Vets we realise that keeping these animals healthy and well looked after can be time-intensive and tricky. That’s why we have decided to give you a hand and make animal health as easy for you as possible.

For lifestyle properties, we can come to you to look at one pet sheep or your whole animal family. If it is easier for you, you can always bring a pet lamb or kid to the clinic for examination.

Animal WOF Programme

We offer an Animal WOF programme, to help you manage your stock. By joining our WOF initiative we help you manage your stock, and let you know when preventative treatments are due, or when we will be available to come to you for things like facial eczema time capsuling. You can sign up to our WOF programme or go to the next level and become a WOF Member to receive a 5% discount across visits, small animal consultations, services, products and merchandise.

Ag Club

20150926_140846Levin & Horowhenua Vets is proud to be associated with Horowhenua Boys and Girls Ag Club. Click on the links below for some hints, tips and guidelines. We hold an annual Top Tips Day for children and parents on looking after and showing their Lamb and Calf Day pets, and offer free vaccinations to help keep them healthy!  

Top Tips Day 2015


EquineWe offer visits for health checks for newly acquired or sick or injured horses, vaccinations, minor surgical procedures, castrations and lameness examinations. Please note that we do not do pre-purchase examinations for horses at this time. We are lucky to have Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital so close in Palmerston North and we will be happy to refer your horse to the Equine Hospital for advanced equine diagnostics and treatment.

Equine Worming Programme

We can assist you in protecting your horses and property from resistant worms. The tailored programme we can create for you is based on the latest research into resistance, and is designed to your individual horse and property with the help of faecal egg counts (FECs).  Please contact us if you would like to join. the LHVC Equine Worming Programme.


Equine Scarf


Animal Welfare Matters

On 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.

All Animals

Horses and Donkeys


Llamas and Alpacas






Stock Transport

• Check! Are you doing it right? Encourage others to check too                 • Ask! Email us your questions –                           • Tell! Call us about an animal welfare issue – 0800 00 83 33


Our previous WOF newsletters featuring articles on difference diseases and health problems are posted onto the Resources page for quick reference. Other links will be added periodically, so be sure to keep checking.