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About the Vet Group

The New Plymouth Vet Group has been caring for animals since 1951. We provide the Taranaki region with a comprehensive list of veterinary services, delivered by a passionate and highly qualified team of animal-loving Vets and Nurses.

BESTPRACTICE Accredited Veterinary Clinic

New Plymouth Districts Vet Group has been awarded the status of BESTPRACTICE Accredited Veterinary Clinic by the NZ Veterinary Association – we are the first and only practice in the Taranaki region to gain this recognition.

Achieving BESTPRACTICE Clinic Standards will give you, our client, confidence that the staff and clinic have undergone a rigorous auditing process to meet the very high standards as set by the NZ Veterinary Association.

Our staff are committed to maintaining these standards and continuing their own professional development, sharing of knowledge and providing you rivalled and compassionate veterinary care that considers the personal needs of both animal and owner.

For more information about BESTPRACTICE click here.

COVID-19 - Clinic update

New Plymouth Districts Veterinary Group

Following the Government’s announcement moving the country onto Covid 19 alert level 4, effective midnight Wednesday 25/3/20 we are making changes to how we operate for the next four weeks.

Small Animal Services:

WE are going to a “minimum” staffing level with staff being on different rosters to enable us to manage their “exposure” and to assist in maximizing their time in self isolation.

  • Non urgent consultations will be cancelled – we are ringing affected clients. Sick animals will continue to be seen.
  • All appointments must be made over the telephone (06-7584006). Please do NOT book online or “drop in”. When phoning in, tell staff if you have been overseas in the past fortnight, if you are in close contact with someone who has or if you have flu / cold symptoms (fever, sore throat, cough and “runny” nose).
  • Calls will be “triaged” resulting in some cases being discussed and diagnosed over the phone – we would arrange for you to collect the medication. Other cases will be seen at the clinic.
  • Repeat prescriptions will still be processed – we ask that you use the prescription request form on our website ( Repeat supplies of Prescription food can also be ordered via this form or by email to A pickup time for these will be organised. Please do not “drop in” – organise in advance.
  • In order to reduce risk for our staff, during this period we will be insisting that only one person per animal comes into the clinic.

Large Animal Services:

  • We will have a large animal vet available. Wherever possible they will be operating from home. Bookings will continue to be made via the clinic.
  • Annual farm review and prescriptions will continue. We still require your “paper work” – this can be emailed to , the consultation will happen over the phone.
  • Currently, there are no drug supply issues. If you need to restock medications, please phone the clinic (067584006) in advance so that we can have the order ready for you.

Whilst, we are an essential service and will remain available to help you as required we can only do so if our staff remain Covid free. If you are unwell, if you have reason to believe you have been exposed to the virus DO NOT come to see us – send someone else (but tell us of this situation). Our staff would be required to stand down if we have an infected team member and that would severely jeopardise our ability to function. 

Please continue to be kind to each other, self-isolate and wash your hands.

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We accept payment using Q Card, Q Mastercard and Farmers Finance Card plus we support VetCare Finance and recommend
the Southern Cross Pet Insurance option for our clients.


I always have a great experience when I visit Vet Group. The whole team are very friendly and helpful and would drop anything for your fur baby if need be. Keep up the great work I know my fur babies are safe in your hands.

Leanne Marshall

We really trust the team at NP Vet Group to take care of our fur babies. They are exceptionally friendly and helpful and genuinely care about the well-being of our pets. They are very patient with paranoid owners as well!! Reasonable pricing and a fantastic service. We always recommend them to friends and family.

Kendyll Heyrick

I always have a great experience when I visit New Plymouth Vet Group. The whole team are very friendly and helpful no matter what time of the day. Whenever something has gone wrong I have been able to get my cat's in depending on the issue. Thank you for the wonderful care you give.

Stephanie Baker

Thank you Rob & your wonderful team for all you have done for my fur babies, Sally, Connie & Amy, your love & compassion is amazing... & for their Mum.
You provide an awesome welcoming, relaxed & friendly environment with flexibility to be available &/or provide services way beyond business hours as is required. I can't thank you enough... see you soon with Winnie.

Robyn Sanders

I can only say great things about Robert and his team. They have treated my pets as their own. And have the best service in the whole of Taranaki. We love them.

Nestor Martinez
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