Kopu Team

Franklin Vets 0207-200-387

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Dr Greg Lindsay BVSc (Director & Veterinarian)
T:  07 8685007.  E:  glindsay@fvs.co.nz

Greg graduated from Massey University in 2008.  His enthusiasm, practical skills and knowledge have seen him become a prominent dairy veterinarian in the North Waikato region. Greg thoroughly enjoys engaging with dairy farming businesses at all levels but his particular interest is in assisting farmers with their decision making around herd reproduction and nutrition. 

In his spare time Greg can be found with his family or bobbing around the coastline, fishing or spear-fishing from his kayak.     

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Dr Tim Batchelor BVSc 
T:  07 8685007.  E:  tbatchelor@fvs.co.nz


During Tim's veterinary degree he developed an interest in all aspects of production-animal medicine and is a member of the large-animal veterinary team at Kopu.    While primarily interested in dairy, he is still very keen to see any and all species ranging from alpacas to pigs and even occasionally delves in the mysteries of companion animal care.

Tim has fully adopted the lifestyle of a Coromandel local with the goal of spending most of his free time fishing, kayaking and chilling at the beach.
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T:  07 8685007.  E:  amcquade@fvs.co.nz


Andrew was brought up in Belfast, Northern Ireland and graduated from vet college in 2014 in Dublin.  Most of his training was on sheep and beef farms on the West Coast of Ireland.   He moved to New Zealand 2 years ago and has been working in rural Southland in a primarily dairy clinic just outside of Invercargill.  He has also worked with dogs, cats, sheep, beef, deer and anything else that came through the door!

He has no particular favourite area of industry but likes the variety that being a mixed vet grants him. 

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Nina Mical Rural Sales Manager

M:  021 556140.  T:  07 8685007.  E:  nmical@fvs.co.nz

Nina was raised on a dairy farm at Puriri, near Thames, where her dad milked 450 cows.  For the past 17 years Nina has worked in the rural industry for RD1 Ltd, most recently as a Technical Sales Representative.  Nina lives in Ngatea with her family.

Nina's role at Franklin Vets is to work closely with clients along side the veterinary team to add value and offer practical solutions for your farming needs.

Teresa Higgins Client Services

T:  07 8685007.  E:  kopu@fvs.co.nz


Teresa and her husband live in Ngatea after having spent seven years dairy farming around the Hauraki Plains.   They run a busy Fencing & Treework Business and Teresa also keeps busy over the calving season assisting in rearing calves on a 900 cow farm.

Teresa can be found in the Kopu clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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Karen Peacock Client Services

T:  07 8685007.  E:  kopu@fvs.co.nz

Karen has lived on the Hauraki Plains all her life and has share-milked with her husband for 20 years.  Karen came from a banking career of 30 years and now enjoys the different challenges she comes across since joining the team at Franklin Vets.

Karen can be found in the Kopu clinic from Wednesday to Friday.