VetCARE Kaikoura has grown steadily over the past 10 years, from a one vet practice to the two vets currently here. Dan and Rebecca Fleming have taken pride in renovating the clinic and investing in new equipment for both the clinic and on-farm use. It is important to us that to provide a friendly service and high professional standards. We consider our main strengths to be our local knowledge and the fact that we care. We are a small, friendly and professional team that you can rely on.
Dan and Rebecca bought the practice in 2008, having previously worked in the Waikato. Rebecca grew up in Blenheim and was keen to return to the top of the South Island, while the hunting and fishing opportunities appealed to Dan. They now have three children, and have made Kaikoura their home.
The VetCARE Kaikoura team consists of two vets, two vet nurses and a clinic receptionist. We look forward to meeting you!
The VetCARE Team
Daniel Fleming – BVSc dist & director
Dan undertakes the majority of the large animal work – dairy, sheep and beef. He particularly enjoys pregnancy testing and getting out to some of the more remote areas. Dan is a certified assessor for Body Condition Score, a member of the Johne’s Consultant Network (JCN) for deer and an InCalf trainer. When Dan is not needed at work he heads out hunting, diving and fishing or for a game of squash.
Rebecca Fleming – BVSc dist & director
Rebecca enjoys all aspects of mixed practice, such as companion animal medicine, equine work and a bit of everything else. Outside of work Rebecca enjoys walking their two dogs, playing with the kids and has recently started to be more involved in horse riding and competing.
Cherie Boyd – Key Accounts Manager
Cherie has lived in Kaikoura all her life having been brought up on a dairy farm. Cherie loves working with both people and animals in reception and on farm with large animal clients in her Key Accounts Role. Cherie also undertakes office management and is often roped into assisting the vets. In her spare time Cherie likes being outdoors with her dog Henry.
Lianna Ingram – Head Vet Nurse
Lianna was born in Kaikoura and has always wanted to do vet nursing. She particularly enjoys being part of hospitalized patient recovery and surgery. Out of work Lianna likes to travel, and has recently traveled 16 countries. On her days off Lianna spends time with her two dogs at the beach.
Jenna Marfell – Large Animal Technician
Jenna, originally from Blenheim, now living in Kekerengu joined our team as our large animal techinician in 2018. Jenna’s favourite part of her job is being outdoors and getting hands on in the large animal field. Out of work Jenna enjoys pig hunting and riding her horse.
Born and raised in Kaikoura, Tegan grew up around animals, particularly sheep, cattle and dogs on her grandparents farm. Tegan has recently joined our team as part of our reception staff. Out of work Tegan is very active, she enjoys working out and walking the family dogs.