+64 3 308 2321
VetEnt Riverside
1 Smallbone Drive, Ashburton 7700
Opening Hours
Mon - ­Fri: 8.00am ­ 5.30pm
Sat: 9.00am ­ 12.00pm
Sun: Closed
24­ Hour Emergency Service

Ashburton Vets: VetEnt Riverside

Innovative Vets in Ashburton

VetEnt Riverside operates its main vet clinic in Ashburton in Riverside Industrial Park, with satellite branches in Rakaia and Mayfield.  As with all of our clinics, our Riverside vets are carefully chosen and have a combined experience spanning very many years. The sharing of resources between our vet clinics in the Canterbury Group allows veterinarians to be available to deliver services to clients that provide most value to you and your pet. Pop into one of our locations in Ashburton, Rakaia and Mayfield. Our experienced retail and reception staff will share excellent product knowledge to help you with flea, worm, vaccination, and food advice.



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Farm Services

Ashburton has a wide range of large animal services. Our vets specialise in a number of areas and have a diverse range of expertise to provide the best service possible to you. We hold the Animal Health Board contract to conduct TB testing for the area by our vets and our areas of expertise offered include:

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Pet Services

Our pet vets in Ashburton are experts in listening, advising and supporting optimal animal healthcare for your pets. We believe that animal care is not just about building a great relationship with your local pet vet; animal care is about your understanding of your pet’s health. Pet Veterinary Services at Riverside include:

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About VetEnt

Our nationwide vet NZ team share our people, ideas and knowledge between clinics to provide high-value services and impress our clients. Established in 1991, the VetEnt parent company now comprises a family of companies.

Farm Services

  • Dairy reproductive services including 35-day pregnancy testing, accurate aging of pregnancies, analysis of results, investigation and resolution of problems, routine non-cycler and synchronisation services
  • Nutrition advice. Create the optimal feeding model with integrated nutrition, ideal for farmers who spend a fortune on feed
  • Ability to identify and solve specific animal health problems through InfoVet, a software that measures on-farm production and disease incidence
  • Mastitis control including grade-busting whole-herd paddling, full analysis and reporting on solutions, treatment recommendations - reduce mastitis and cell counts with PureMilk
  • Cow lameness treatment and prevention including the use of our roll-over crush – our team of Ashburton Vets enjoy being a member of the Healthy Hoof Programme
  • Preventative vaccination programmes for leptospirosis, bovine virus diarrhea (BVD), rotovirus, toxoplasmosis, campylobacter and yersiniosis
  • Faecal egg counting services including drench resistance monitoring
  • Deer services, including ET services, reproductive advice and pregnancy scanning plus TB testing
  • Velvetting services including supervision and training for certified velvetters
  • Advice on mineral supplementation programmes
  • Regular client information evenings and focus groups
  • Emergency 24-hour service - always one of our Ashburton vets available

Pet Services

Pet Veterinary Services at Riverside:

  • Neutering/speying
  • Microchipping
  • Diagnosis including blood tests, xrays and ultrasound
  • Treatment including surgery, intensive care and physiotherapy
  • Premium nutrition
  • Vaccinations
  • Flea control
  • Worm treatments
  • Full range of pet products, including pet food, flea and worm treatments, pet toothpaste and toys
  • Puppy classes


5 Reasons To Choose VetEnt

Local Vets

VetEnt clinics are operated by locals in tune with your local conditions. Our vets tailor their approach to the needs of your animals, your environment and your budget.

Nationwide Support

The combined purchasing power of the VetEnt group and over 25 clinics brings you product availability even in times of short supply.


Pop into your nearby clinic for science based pet food. Get helpful advice on worming, flea treatment and vaccination to keep your pet or herd in optimal condition

People Power

Our nationwide team of friendly, professional vets share knowledge between clinics, to bring you the latest in locally ­tested veterinary science

Responsive Service

We're there when you need it. Have peace of mind knowing vet services are only a phone call away, with emergency vets available around the clock


Service was great, our dog was treated with great care and respect. Keep it up! Always helped promptly and professionally even though my dog can be difficult when it comes to taking medicine.

Meet the Team


VetEnt Vets are not only great with animals; they’re great with people too! You’ll find our Vets with their sleeves rolled up, working alongside rural communities throughout New Zealand, listening, advising and supporting optimal animal health in both livestock and pets.

Make an Appointment

For emergencies or urgent appointments within the next 24 hours, please phone the clinic directly.

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VetEnt Riverside 
Ph +64 3 308 2321
Fax +64 3 308 2118
Clinic Coordinator: Rachel Summerfield
1 Smallbone Drive, Ashburton, 7700

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