We have put together information on common cow issues and general health advice to keep your dairy cows healthy, happy and producing quality milk. We have provided links to further information to the New Zealand Veterinary Association.

At Te Aroha Veterinary Services we have a range of skilled vets who can help you with farming and dairy queries.

Facial Eczema

The Te Aroha district is in a high risk area for outbreaks of facial eczema disease during the late summer and autumn period. Our practice has a long and proud association with Mrs Gladys Reid and was involved in some of the original research she carried out using zinc for facial eczema prevention. We provide regular spore counting services and advise on prevention methods. We also offer treatment options for any affected stock.

Mastitis Management

Mastitis is the biggest animal health issue in a dairy herd. We can assist with mastitis management by identifying the causal agent and risk factors associated with mastitis and offer a range of treatment and prevention options. We stock a wide range of intra-mammary products for the treatment of clinical cases and provide advice on dry cow therapy options. We also provide a teat seal insertion service for heifers and can also carry out whole herd dry cow therapy treatments.

Lameness Services

Lameness is an ongoing issue on many dairy farms. We can carry out appropriate treatment on affected individual animals and help identify likely on-farm risk factors and formulate a prevention programme.

Reproductive Management

We offer reproduction consultations (*with tea and biscuits) to help improve herd reproductive performance. Our experienced dairy vets have a wealth of knowledge to refine and enhance cattle reproduciton and therefore profitability. 

In New Zealand, dairy cows must calve at about the same time or earlier each year to remain as a productive unit. They have a short recovery time from pregnancy and calving to then be able to become pregnant again. We can assist cows having calving difficulties and with the treatment of calving injuries and infections. We can also help with the identification and treatment of anoestrus cows, improving the chances of at-risk cows getting back in calf. We offer a whole herd pregnancy scanning service to identify the in-calf cows and expected calving dates.

Parasite Control

Parasites compete for essential nutrients in livestock and have a negative impact on growth and production. We advise on appropriate endo and ecto-parasite control programmes for the different classes of animals on farm and we stock a wide range of anthelmintics in the clinic.

Mineral and Trace Element Testing

We offer a full range of blood sampling, liver biopsies, pasture and supplementary feed analysis to detect any deficiencies and advise on any corrective actions to optimise the returns from the feed being consumed.


We provide a full range of vaccinations and an up to date vaccination programme system to keep herds and flocks free of diseases.

Service Bull Testing

Service bulls have a critical and probably undervalued role in reproductive outcomes in dairy herds. We offer a full fertility examination, including semen evaluation, to ensure these service bulls can carry out their role.

Calf Disbudding

We have a calf disbudding service for the quick and painless removal of horn buds from young unweaned calves using a hot iron while the calves are anaesthetised.

Routine clinical & emergency treatment

We have a great team of veterinarians to attend to any type of routine work or medical emergency that may arise on farm.

If you have any queries please get in touch with us below or call 07 884 9522

Te Aroha Veterinary Services

The Best Care For Your Pets. Te Aroha Veterinary Services first opened in 1980 and have been servicing the greater Matamata, Piako District for over 30 years.