Farm Services Clinic

The Massey University Farm Services Clinic provides on-farm treatment for all farm animals as well as in-clinic consultations as required. We have a large animal hospital in Palmerston North providing ongoing care as well as advanced diagnostic imaging, intensive care and surgery for our patients.

We also offer 24-hour emergency care either in the field or at our clinic. 


First-opinion medicine

The Farm Services Clinic is the first choice veterinarians for many farmers, providing routine health care and advice across a range of animals, including:


  • Cattle – Dairy/Beef

  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • Camelids
  • Pigs
  • Deer

Preventative herd health/investigations

We have experienced veterinarians who provide comprehensive services in the following areas:

  • Animal health plans
  • Milk quality consultations
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Lameness/hoof trimming
  • Heifer and calf rearing
  • Nutrition/BCS Trace Elements

Specialist services

The Massey University veterinary hospital has more specialists than any other clinic in New Zealand, meaning we can provide expert services such as:

  • Farm Staff Training (eg Spring Skills for junior farm staff)
  • Post Mortems and Clinical Pathology service
  • Referral Surgery
  • Animal Welfare Assessment
  • Consultancy

Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 85137

Cristin Dwyer BVSc, BS (cum laude)

Senior Practicing Veterinarian - Dairy Cattle Health

School of Veterinary Science


Contact details

  • Ph: 85814
    Location: 1.11, Farm Services Annex
    Campus: Turitea


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine - Massey University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine - University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2003)

Research Expertise

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Sciences (070700): Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified (070799)

Research Outputs


Hinkson, J., Dwyer, C., & Dittmer, KE. (2015, February). prevalence of Mycoplasma haemolamae, BVD and parasites in NZ alpacas. Presented at New Zealand Society for Veterinary Pathology conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Dwyer, C.
Dwyer, C., Mueller, KR., & Laven, R. (2014). Investigation of Bovine Digital Dermatitis in a Dairy Herd in New Zealand: From Index Case to Endemic Disease.. Poster session presented at the meeting of XXVIII. World Buiatrics Congress. Cairns, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dwyer, C., Laven, R., Mueller, K.
Dwyer, C., Pomroy, WE., Gedye, K., Dittmer, K., Roe, W., Aberdein, D., . . . Wehrne, A. (2014). Trichostrongylus askivali - a new record for alpacas in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand society for parasitology. Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dittmer, K., Dwyer, C., Gedye, K., Pomroy, W., Roe, W.

Supervision and Teaching


Cattle Medicine, Camelid Medicine, Communications, Human Animal Bond


Tel (06) 350 5328
Fax (06) 350 5747 

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