‘Vets on Alabama have a range of KNOWLEDGEABLE, friendly, experienced and dedicated staff who are passionate about all animals’

From dairy cows to police dogs, we are a classic mixed practice, serving a loyal base of pet owners, farmers,  lifestyle block owners, growers & hunters Marlborough-wide. Based in a modern clinic on the outskirts of Blenheim, we are passionate about providing Marlborough with a quality veterinary service.


Clinical director Nick Hansby has lived & practiced here for more than 30 years. There’s not much he hasn’t seen or learned about large animal medicine in that time, especially when it comes to dairying. Even though Marlborough is justly famous for its wine, it’s still home to more than 50 milking herds. With special interests in lameness, reproduction & welfare, Nick also works as a dairy consultant, & loves sharing his knowledge with young vets. 


In 2018 we joined forces with Vet Marlborough to tackle one of the most common challenges faced by regional veterinary practice – providing sustainable, comprehensive after hours service. This gives the ability to provide both a production animal and companion animal after hour’s service, which is beneficial for farmers and pet owners, as well as being more manageable for veterinarians.  


There’s a very good reason Marlborough is one of NZ’s top holiday destinations. Actually there are many reasons. Covering close to 4000 sq km, the Sounds make up nearly 20% of NZ’s entire coastline. This creates a magnet for anyone who loves water, wildlife, native bush & unique scenery. Add in back country mountains, lakes & rivers; beaches, some of the world’s best wine; easy access to Wellington & Christchurch; & a great climate, & it’s easy to see why so many people come here & never leave. 



  • Marlborough’s most diverse practice 
  • Dairy expertise 
  • Shared after hours 

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  • Renowned lifestyle & climate