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Tapanui Vet Clinic
Phone 03 209 0865
Fax 03 204 8798

Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm
Small Animal Clinic Days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (by appointment only)


After hours & emergency 03 209 0865

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.

Veterinarians

Veterinarian

Fleur Barker

03 204 8233
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

Veterinary Technician

Victoria Guile

03 209 0101
Veterinary Technician

Victoria Guile


A native of Geraldine, Victoria was educated at Otago Polytechnic (2014 National Certificate of Veterinary Nursing & 2017 Certificate in Rural Animal Technology). In her role as a Vet Tech, she has a special interest in Sheep and Beef. There is also a special interest in baking, hiking and learning guitar. The audience for guitar playing normally includes Hedi the cat and Dougal the dog.
Veterinary Technician

Cherise McPherson

03 204 8233
Veterinary Technician

Cherise McPherson


Hailing from Kelso and coming to VetSouth via Massey University (2013 Bachelor of Veterinary Technology), Cherise can be found found working wonders as a VetSouth Vet Tech. It’s the mix of work, from small animal nursing to large animal tech jobs, along with the people (employees and clients) that keeps work fun.

Retail/Customer services

Retail Coordinator

Sharon Arthur

03 209 0101
Retail Coordinator

Sharon Arthur


Sharon is based in our Tapanui Clinic, where she looks after all things retail in her role of Retail Coordinator. Sharon cites her work colleagues as what makes VetSouth a great company to work for. Home for Sharon is filled with her husband and two sons. As for relaxing and kicking back, Sharon has case of wanderlust and loves traveling.
Retail Customer Service Rep

Maree Thomas

Retail Customer Service Rep

Maree Thomas