Covid-19 Level 3

In Alert Level 3 you can only enter reception if you have an appointment and you must be wearing a face mask. If you are wanting to purchase product/ repeat scripts, please phone the clinic to organise a collection time.

Clients cannot enter the consult rooms. There are four designated seating areas inside reception. If all four seats are taken, please stay in your car and phone reception 09 521 1457. Only 1 client may enter the clinic with each pet.

In level 3 we can see all of our patients for any treatment they require.
Please either email us on or phone 09 521 1457 to book appointments.

Once you have booked an appointment the pre consult questionnaire below must be filled in before you arrive at the clinic.

The nurse will take your pet into the consult room to see the vet.  Once the consultation is complete, a vet or nurse will come out to the reception and discuss any treatment. Please stay seated and maintain your distance. We can process payments on the eftpos machine inside the clinic.

Please remember to keep your two-meter distance. It is very important that we all stay safe so this clinic can continue operating.

For surgical procedures, we will email you a link to online consent forms the night before surgery. If you are unable fill in these forms online just send an email confirming that you have read the document and that you give your consent.

If you would like to purchase any food or repeat medication, please phone reception so payment can be done over the phone. When you arrive at the clinic, phone us from the car park. A nurse will then place the food/medication on the collection table outside the front door to avoid you coming inside the clinic.
We now have an online store that can deliver your pet’s products to your home  The link to this store is on the top right corner of this page    


Monday - Friday: 8am-12.30pm & 2pm-5pm
Saturday:  CLOSED Levels 3 and 4
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed


Kohimarama Vet Clinic has been privately owned by the same family for 35 years and endeavours to provide the highest level of medical, surgical, dental and preventative care for the local community.

Meet Russell Tucker

Russell and his wife Joanne have owned the Kohimarama Veterinary Clinic since 1984. Graduating from Massey University in 1976, Russell worked as a dairy cow veterinarian in the Waikato for 4 and a half years. He then went to Cape Town, South Africa where his interest in feline and canine medicine and surgery developed.

Returning to New Zealand he bought Kohimarama Veterinary Clinic. Russell undertook a residency in dentistry with the American Veterinary Dental College and is now a Diplomate of the College. He is registered with the American Veterinary Medical Association as a Veterinary Dental Specialist.

Russell now spends most of his time at work doing dentistry on client’s pets as well as cases referred by other practices, the NZ Police, Guide dog Services and three Zoo’s. He has treated a wide variety of Zoo animals from the smallest monkeys to Lions and Tigers.