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Balclutha Veterinary Clinic
Phone 03 418 0600
Monday to Friday. 9am - 2.30pm

Vetsouth opened the Balclutha veterinary clinic in April 2017 with the purpose of servicing our clients in South Otago. In the past few years the dairy industry has further expanded in this part of the region but sheep have still got a strong presence in this beautiful area too. Dan Cragg heads up the Balclutha vet clinic, supported by additional vets from Gore and Clydevale, providing 24 hour veterinary services to the Clutha region. For your animals' health, there is also a full shop with everything you need in stock.

The Balclutha team

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Veterinarians

Veterinarian

Shona Black

Veterinarian

Dan Cragg

03 418 0600
Veterinarian

Dan Cragg


Dan graduated from Massey in 2011 and started working in VetSouth Winton for three and a half years. After this he married his wonderful wife Sarah and commenced on a long two year honeymoon around UK and Europe. After learning the UK system of farming and vetting, he has recently returned to VetSouth to head up the Balclutha branch. Dan is a very keen hunter and tries to get in the bush as much as possible. He is also a volunteer firefighter and has recently transferred to the Balclutha Brigade.

Vet technicians

Veterinary Technician

Anna Hamilton

Veterinary Technician

Laura Horton

03 209 0101
Veterinary Technician

Laura Horton


A Tapanui local, Laura has been working for VetSouth full time since 2018, and casually on and off before that. A valued member of the Vet Tech team and with a passion for dairy and young stock work, Laura loves being able to get outside and amongst it with farmers. She was educated at Otago Polytechnic, gaining a certificate of Veterinary Nursing (2012) and spends her spare time rearing calves and refereeing rugby.

Retail/Customer services

Customer Services

Jeanette Skidmore

03 418 0600
Customer Services

Jeanette Skidmore


Jeanette graduated from the Scottish Agricultural College in 2002 with a degree in Agriculture and then worked as a soil fertility consultant throughout the UK until she decided to take the plunge and travel to New Zealand. Jeanette fell in love with South Otago and has never left! She was born and bred into a large sheep, beef and arable farming operation in the north of England, and has spent many years working on farms both in the UK and South Otago. In Jeanette’s spare time her two children and her dog keep her very busy, and she loves to bake and cook. When time allows she also loves camping, the beach and disappearing into the Catlins!