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 +6469518910

Karla Bycroft

Practicing Veterinarian in Dairy Cattle Health and Production

School of Veterinary Science

I graduated from Massey University BVSc in 2017 and then worked in mixed veterinary practice in Pahiatua. In November 2018 I had the opportunity to return to Massey as an assistant lecturer in Farm Services. My interests are in developing teaching skills, preventative herd health management, and nutrition. I look forward to being involved in the clinical, research and teaching aspects of Massey University.


Contact details

  • Location: 1.07, Farm Services
    Campus: Manawatu

Research Outputs


Brown, SE., Bycroft, KA., Adam, K., & Collett, MG. (2020). Acute fibrinous pleuropneumonia and septicaemia caused by Bibersteinia trehalosi in neonatal calves in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. , 1-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Bycroft, K.


Tel (06) 350 5328
Fax (06) 350 5747 

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