Top 10 Vets in Wellington

Top 10 vets in Wellington

Every pet owner or house sitter wants to make sure they’re providing their pet with the best possible medical care that's available. The cost of treatment, friendliness of staff, and overall customer satisfaction are among the many factors we’ve considered to provide you with a list of the top 10 vets in Wellington, to ensure your beloved friend is in great hands.

Kelburn Vets 

The team at Kelburn Vets always want their patients to feel ‘welcome, safe, and taken care of’. One of the many ways they do this is by working with their customers every visit to create a personalised treatment plan that works for both you and your pet. They aim to provide consistently great care, and do this by allowing you to see the same vet each visit (when possible), so both you and your pet are comfortable. The team at Kelburn Vets are well equipped to care for all kinds of pets.

Central Vet Hospital 

Located at the bottom of Brooklyn road, the Central Vet Hospital is a locally owned and operated practice that has been providing Wellingtonians and their pets with quality medical care for over 30 years. All members of the team are kind, caring and work hard to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Open every day of the week, and with a team of 5 vets that have a combined 100 years experience, you can rest assured knowing your pet will be in great hands at the Central Vet Hospital.

Village Vets 

Village Vets have branches in both Churton Park and Newlands, each offering as high a level of quality care and compassion as the other. Village Vets offer a wide range of medical services, including annual health checks, wellness programmes and ‘senior citizen’ check ups to ensure your old friend is in peak possible condition. They also offer grooming services and have catteries on site too in case your dog needs a spruce up, or your cat needs someone to look after them while you’re away.

Pet Doctors Thorndon 

Nestled in Pipitea, the team at Pet Doctors Thorndon have over 75 years of combined veterinary experience. The team here are more than capable of taking on complex surgical and medical cases, and also have ultrasound and X-ray facilities on site, so you won’t have any need to travel away from the clinic if your pet requires scans. Also offering dermatological care and dentistry, your pet will leave the Pet Doctors having received all round fantastic care. They also offer dog behavioural classes to pooches in need of some training.

Wadestown Veterinary Clinic and Cattery 

Established over half a century ago, the Wadestown Vet Clinic knows what it means to provide excellent medical care to pets, having current customers that have returned year after year after, first visiting with previous pets over 50 years ago. Tucked in against the hill on Grosvenor Terrace, you can visit this quaint little clinic Monday-Saturday (and out of hours in cases of emergency) for routine care or other services such as radioactive iodine treatments, teeth scaling and weight management programmes.

Crofton Downs Veterinary Clinic

A clinic small enough that they’re able to care for every single pet that enters their practice as an individual, the Crofton Downs Vet Clinic does this by understanding each pet has their personal requirements and needs that are always well taken care of. The fantastic team here accomplishes this by treating all pets as if they were their own. They also treat the owners just as well, as they believe in providing fantastic communication throughout your pets journey, to keep you in the know with all your options every step of the way.

Rappaw Veterinary Care 

With four clinics throughout the Wellington region, the team at every Rappaw Vet Clinic provides fantastic care for all types of pets, boasting the most experienced team of qualified vets and vet nurses in Wellington.  Their motto is “Talking to your pets, listening to you” and is the perfect example that their goal is to provide the best possible care for not only the animals that enter their clinic, but all of the owners too. Two of their clinics are open every day and have comprehensive hospital facilities, ensuring they’re able to provide exceptional on site care for all their patients.


The professionals that care about you and your pet, CareVets have nearly 20 branches throughout New Zealand, a shining example that they are trusted by thousands of Kiwi pet owners. Their mission is to provide you with top quality care, advice and products, and the root of this quality stems from a team that truly cares about every pet that visits them. Offering fantastic medical treatment, high-quality food and all the toys your pet could possibly want, a trip to any CareVets will ensure your pet is as healthy and happy as they can be.

Animates Vetcare 

One of the most trusted and well known pet care brands in New Zealand, Animates is much more than just a pet store, as they also offer some of the best vetcare available to pet owners in Wellington. With 17 vet clinics nationwide, Animates Vetcare have a team of passionate and dedicated vets and vet nurses that strive to be the best. Their team consists of many knowledgeable specialists that will not only provide your pet with fantastic care, but also give you great advice on how to best care for them. Their clinics are fitted with the highest level equipment to ensure your pet only receives the best medical treatment.

Tasman Street Vet Centre

Located in Mount Cook, extending their services to pet owners from surrounding suburbs, the Tasman Street Vet Centre has a team full of experience that are well suited to dealing with complex medical situations. They offer a ‘Best for pet’ program to their customers that will see them scoring great deals such as unlimited free consultations, discounts on professional services, parasite control and food and merchandise and even more. They are also well equipped to care for ‘pocket pets’, birds and wildlife.

Further Reading:

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