Covid-19 Level 2 Appointments

On Thursday 14th of May we move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2. 

  • Customers coming for appointments stay in car on arrival, phone reception.
  • Once the vet is ready we will ask you to come inside the clinic and sit in one of the three designated areas.
  • Please remain in this seat.
  • The vet will come up to talk to you.
  • Nurses will take dogs to the scales for weighing
  • Please ask a nurse if you would like to buy any food or products, they will get these from the shelves.
  • 1 owner per patient.
  • Payment can be made by eftpos inside the clinic or over the phone
  • For more information please click on NEWS (see top right of this page)

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.