Covid-19 Level 2   From Monday 31st August 2020

During Level 2 no one can enter the clinic without a face mask. We will still not be having any clients inside the consult room with the vet while your pet is being examined.

When you arrive for your appointment, we ask that you stay in your vehicle and phone reception to let us know that you are in the car park.  The nurse will then let you know when to come inside the clinic as we are only having three clients at a time inside the practice. When you walk in the door take a seat in one of the designated areas until the vet comes to talk to you.

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

If you would like to purchase any food or repeat medication we ask that you phone reception and that payment is done over the phone, so when you arrive at the clinic and phone us from the car park a nurse can place the food/medication in the collection area by the front door.

Clinic Hours

Monday to Friday   8am-1pm  2pm-5pm

Saturday                  9am-1pm

Sunday and Public Holidays Closed

If your pet is unwell or has any medical issues requiring attention by a vet please fill in the form below prior to the appointment.

We do not have an online booking system, please make sure you still phone reception on 09 521 1457 to book your appointment.

The form below should only be completed once an appointment has already been made. Please phone 09 521 1457 to book appointments.


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.