Vet Advisory Services

Animal Health & Production Advisory Services


Our Vet Advisory Services team can help you to achieve your performance and production goals. They are specialist in their fields and by working alongside you and your lead vet, can deliver solutions to achieve your farming goals.
We understand that productivity relies not only on the performance of individual cows, but on the herd as a whole. Minimising herd level incidence of disease and monitoring performance are important to your sustainability as a dairy farmer.
We are able to provide a tailored service to suit you and your farm. Whether it be improving or achieving consistency in your herd’s performance (reproduction, mastitis and whole farm systems), risk management or refining your farm management strategy, we have the expertise.

Vet advisory service areas include:

Let us help you improve your 6 week in calf rate and reduce empty rate. Advisors are trained in the inCalf program.

Milk Quality
Let us help you improve milk quality, whether reduced clinical mastitis or reduce bulk somatic cell count. Advisor utilise Smart SAMM and Healthy Udder tools and are Fonterra Accredited Mastitis advisors.

Have fewer lame cows and improve hoof condition. Advisors are trained in the Healthy Hoof program.

Farm Systems
Improve resilience of your farm business. Advisors are part of the Intelact group and use feed budgeting tools (UDDER) and financial analyses tools (Red Sky) to help farmers become more productive, profitable and environmentally sustainable.

Condition Score
We will monitor herd condition over time. This information can be used in key herd management decisions. Advisors are DairyNZ BCS accredited.

Ashley O'Driscoll

Veterinarian; InCalf Advisor, Certified Body Condition Score Assessor

Ashley is the Clinic Manager at the Anexa FVC Ngaruawahia clinic. Like many of our Anexa vets, she is a true mixed-animal vet who works with dairy/sheep/beef farmers as well as pet owners and lifestyle farmers. Ashley is a qualified InCalf consultant and has recently completed the DairyNZ Body Condition Score Assessor programme. She has a special interest in Theileria and has worked closely with MPI to develop diagnosis and treatment protocols for this disease. Prior to joining Anexa FVC she worked in Ngatea and Thames undertaking both dairy and small animal veterinary work. She also worked in Gore for three years covering dairy cattle, sheep and small animals. Ashley works part-time in the weekends at the Auckland Small Animal Emergency Centre.