VetCARE Kaikoura has grown steadily over the past 10 years, from a one vet practice to the three 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 three vets, two vet nurses and a clinic receptionist. We look forward to meeting you!
The VetCARE Team
Daniel Fleming – BVSc dist
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
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 is hoping to get back into horse riding.
Cherie has lived in Kaikoura all her life having been brought up on a dairy farm. She is currently living on a sheep and beef farm at Kekerengu. Cherie joined the clinic several years ago, where she loves working with both people and animals in her main role at reception and also in her Key Account Role. Cherie also undertakes office management and is often roped into assisting the vets. In her spare time Cherie likes being outdoors and out on the farm.
Lianna was born in Kaikoura and has always wanted to do vet nursing. She particularly enjoys being part of hospitalised patient recovery. Out of work she likes to be active – taking her two dogs out, spending time in the gym and helping out on the family sheep farm.