We would like to welcome you to our practice.
Please let us introduce you to the variety of veterinary services and facilities we offer at Hamilton Veterinary Services.
The practice has over 13 veterinarians allowing each animal or pet division to have specific, dedicated veterinarians focused only upon their area of animal expertise.
Despite the specialisation within the practice we continue to actively communicate together as a whole team.
Be comfortable in the fact that the veterinarian assisting you will always have the knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of both you and your animal/pet.
As a New Zealand Veterinary Association Accredited BESTPRACTICE we offer high quality and leading edge medical and surgical services.
Our clinic Hamilton Veterinary Services at 421 Te Rapa Road has both a companion animal pet hospital and a referral surgery and radiographic service.
For horses we have a team of dedicated experienced equine veterinarians based from our equine surgery and hospital. As well as offering expert medical treatment of horses we also have Dr Greg Quinn a Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery meeting the needs of surgical cases.
For production animals we provide farm and rural lifestyle block services.
We have excellent equipment and highly qualified veterinary and nursing staff. We also have an AsureQuality accredited boarding cattery within this clinic.
As a whole the practice provides services to a wide number of species but for expert care veterinarians within the practice specialize in specific areas such as companion pets, equine, dairy, sheep, beef and deer.
Dr Harry Caldicott B.V.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons.), Ph.D.
Harry was originally a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry working at the cutting edge of drug research, and he completed a Ph.D. at the Welsh School of Pharmacy designing, making and testing a new treatment for cancer.
However he had grown up on the back of a horse and had a latent desire to, as a mature student, return to university to become a veterinarian and graduated from Massey University in 2011. He has particular interest in veterinary farriery and dentistry.
When not working with horses, he can be found amongst an ever-expanding collection of instruments, microphones and recording equipment writing music or learning to fly light aircraft.
Dr Greg Quinn BVSc Cert ES Dipl ECVS Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery
We are pleased to welcome Dr Greg Quinn to the practice.
Greg graduated from Massey University in 1994 and worked in mixed practice in Hawkes Bay before departing on his OE that ended up lasting 14 years. Greg settled in the UK and worked in a referral equine practice before undertaking a residency in Equine Surgery at the University of Bristol. The training enabled Greg to gain specialist qualifications in equine surgery; completing a Royal College certificate in soft tissue surgery and later gaining his boards by passing the Diploma in surgery of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.
After a short spell in a racing practice in Melbourne Greg returned to the UK and worked in referral hospitals in Cheshire and for the last four years in the East Midlands.
Greg's special interests and expertise are in minimally invasive surgical techniques (arthroscopy and laparoscopy), airway and sinus surgery, wound management and specialist dental surgery.
He decided it was time to return to New Zealand after a surgical position arose at Hamilton Vet Services as well as the opportunity for a better lifestyle and work-life balance.
Outside of work Greg is a keen golfer and enjoys running, cycling, tennis, skiing and spending time with his young and expanding family.
Dr Juliet Matthews- Companion Animal Veterinarian
We are happy to report that Juliet Matthews has finished her OE in the UK and returned back to work with us in July. I am sure her 2 years working in UK practices will have allowed her to expand her knowledge in a whole range of exotic species as well as cats and dogs.
Dr Ian Millward- Referral Companion Animal Surgeon
Ian has joined our veterinary staff and is offering a referral surgery service. Ian graduated from Massey and after working in the UK has earned a specialist surgical qualification from South Africa while working for the University of Pretoria. We have updated much of our surgical equipment so that he is now able to offer a wide range of referral surgical services from complex orthopaedic repairs through to spinal surgery via Veterinary Referral Services based at Hamilton Veterinary Services.