Clinic Updates


This week, the first foal of the season was admitted to the clinic for intensive care due to a difficult foaling.

If you have a mare who is foaling, there are three stages you must look out for.


  1. Stage 1- can last 1-4 hours. May involve the mare showing signs of mild colic, sweating, being restless, getting up and down frequently
  2. Stage 2- should last 5-20 minutes. The mare’s water breaks. The mare should be actively straining and at this stage, the foal is delivered.
  3. Stage 3- the mare’s placenta should pass within 3 hours.

If your mare does not follow these time frames, it is important to contact your vet ASAP to ensure both the mare and foal have the best chance of making it through the foaling.

More Information on Foaling

Introducing our Wellness Package – Save 20%

Vet Associates is excited to announce our special Wellness Package. As spring approaches, take advantage of the package deal and let us help you get your horse ready for the upcoming season!

Save 20% on a full physical examination, a faecal egg count, a tetanus/strangles booster, and a routine dental with sedation.

This wellness package includes up to 25k round-trip mileage and is only $333

Include the following for additional savings:

  • Save 30% on x-rays for foot balance for an additional $230
  • Save 20% on full blood work including selenium for an additional $192

Welcome Kaylin!

We are so excited to welcome our new vet, Kaylin, to our Vet Associates team! Kaylin will be covering the Kumeu area, and we can’t wait to introduce her to all of you! A little bit about her…Kaylin is originally from Texas, where she grew up riding in a number of different disciplines. She attended veterinary school at Texas A&M before going on to practice in mixed animal medicine and emergency work. For the last three years, Kaylin has been enjoying equine practice in the southeastern United States, working with everything from backyard ponies to world class english sport horses, endurance horses, and reining horses. She is excited to be coming to Kumeu and will be joined by her husband, dog and cat. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking and fishing, and are looking forward to exploring their new home.

Meet Our Team

Industry News

WINX for the 26th Consecutive Win!

RACE REPLAY: WINX eclipses Black Caviar’s Australian record of 25 straight wins by claiming the Group 1 Winx Stakes - making it her 26th consecutive win. What an amazing equine athlete she is! #winxhorse // Vision courtesy Sky Racing

Posted by WINX - official on Friday, 17 August 2018

New Zealand Showjumping Team named for WEG