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The Takanini Animal Hospital

Veterinary Associates is about “Quality, Affordable Care”.

We are a modern progressive multivet practice. Experience is something money cannot buy. Our vets have over 50 years combined experience. We have a wide range of skills.  Dr Andrew Bootle graduated with distinction. Dr Christie McDonald recently completed an advanced internal medicine course through the University of Sydney and Dr Eckhard Stalmann recently joined us after completing a surgical residency at Veterinary  Specialist Group  in Auckland, bringing with him all the latest knowledge and skills.

Veterinary Associates’ hospital in Auckland is one of Australasia’s most modern veterinary hospitals. It is dedicated exclusively to the care and treatment of dogs, cats and other small animals. We have all the latest gadgetry.  We have a commitment to continuing education. We regularly attend congresses and education seminars. Dr McDonald is studying towards membership of the Australian and New Zealand Veterinary College. Her special area of interest is small animal medicine which involves the diagnosis and treatment of complicated disease conditions. Our vets are members of the New Zealand Veterinary Association and the Companion Animal Society.  Our vets, nurses and support staff regularly attend congresses & conferences. This commitment to continually upgrade our knowledge and equipment ensures that our patients are treated in a manner they deserve and in a manner you, as a discerning pet owner, have come to expect.

Recent upgrades at the hospital include digital x rays, new monitoring equipment, an electrosurgical unit, the addition of new surgical instrumentation, new ultrasonic cleaners and lot of other equipment. We are one of a few hospitals able to perform the latest ostoeotmy procedures for cruciate injuries. We have recently started doing a TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) procedure for cruciate injuries.

Please take a virtual tour through our hospital. Meet our vets, nurses and support team and have a look at our equipment.  E-mail us if you need any information or if you have suggestions.

Our Mission Statement is “Quality, Affordable Care” and we will do our utmost to exceed your requirements and expectations.


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Due to the current government announcement, as of December 3rd, our clinic will be following the Red COVID protection framework.

We ask that clients adhere to the following safety measures:

  • Please do not attend the clinic if you are unwell.
  • It is now a requirement that all clients entering our clinic are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (if eligible).
  • Please wear your face mask or present your face covering exemption card.
  • Please check-in via the QR codes around our clinic for contact tracing purposes.

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