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


  • Karla Bycroft

    Karla Bycroft

    Practicing Veterinarian in Dairy Cattle Health and Production - School of Veterinary Science

  • Danielle Gifford

    Danielle Gifford

    Senior Practicing Veterinarian in Dairy Cattle Health and Production - School of Veterinary Science

  • Prof Richard Laven

    Prof Richard Laven

    Professor - Production Animal Health and Welfare - School of Veterinary Science

  • Dr Kristina Mueller

    Dr Kristina Mueller

    Senior Veterinarian - Dairy Cattle Health and Production (Tenured Clinical Track) - School of Veterinary Science

  • Sophie Tanner

    Sophie Tanner

    Receptionist/Administrator - School of Veterinary Science

  • Jennifer Taylor

    Jennifer Taylor

    Practice Manager - Large Animal Services - School of Veterinary Science


Tel (06) 350 5328
Fax (06) 350 5747 

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