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Phone 03 204 8233
Fax 03 204 8798
Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm

After hours & emergency 03 204 8233
Our Tapanui clinic is closely associated with our Gore clinic and our veterinarians work between the two clinics. Tapanui offers similar services as Gore, with the main difference being that the large bulk of companion animal work is done in Gore.

Veterinary team

Veterinarian

Fleur Barker

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Veterinarian

Fleur Barker


Fleur was raised on a sheep/beef farm in Stanley Brook in the Nelson district. After studying veterinary science at Massey.  She moved south, beginning  her career  with Gore Vets in 1996.

Fleur now works predominantly  from the Tapanui Vetsouth Branch, where her main interests are with sheep, beef, dairy and deer. She has become a well known member of the West Otago Community.

Vet technicians

Customer Services

Cherise Thompson

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Customer Services

Cherise Thompson


Cherise grew up on a farm West Otago, and always wanted to work with animals. She studied towards a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at Massey University, graduating in 2013. She returned home and started at VetSouth as a Vet Technician in November 2013.

Support staff

Customer Services

Angela Diamond

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Customer Services

Angela Diamond


Angela was born and bred in West Otago so has a good knowledge of the area and the locals! She has 3 teenage children and is married to Mark. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and friends, gardening, pets, cooking and driving their 67 Valiant! Angela joined the team at VetSouth in April 2009, her role at the Tapanui clinic varies from day to day, Vet nursing, running the shop to keeping the vets on the straight and narrow!! And smiling all day.
Vet Technician

Sarah Baxter

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Vet Technician

Sarah Baxter


Sarah started working for VetSouth at the end of August 2012. She lives on a sheep/beef farm with her husband Kevin, not far from the Tapanui Clinic. She has two children, Dean who is an apprentice diesel mechanic in Mosgiel and Kaitlyn who is a student at Blue Mountain College.