Gribbles Veterinary logo refresh

From 1st December you may notice that our website and Facebook accounts have a refreshed logo. We have taken the opportunity to emphasise our proud New Zealand roots in our logo. The logo represents a petri dish with a map of New Zealand under a microscope. The image of New Zealand represents our nationwide presence […]

Power outage Dunedin December 5

There is a scheduled power outage in our Dunedin laboratory all day on Saturday 5 December, and we will be unable to test any samples during this time.  Any samples received will be processed on Monday 7 December. If you have urgent testing that requires attention on Saturday, please send samples directly to our Christchurch […]

Healthscope NZ sale – new ownership effective 1 December

Kia ora, Following on from my earlier note on 5 August 2020, we are pleased to share that the sale of the Healthscope New Zealand pathology business, known as Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG), to NZ Super Fund and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has now been set for 30 November, accordingly, our business will be […]

*NEW* regional trace element trends

In April 2019 we upgraded our trace element reporting to include cumulative results for routine screening.  This year our outstanding team of programmers have gone an extra step, and we are now able to report cumulative results for a farm PLUS local regional trends for a specific trace element. Cumulative reporting can be used to […]

Case of the month

Clinical history: A seven-year-old female rabbit was presented for a  swelling on the right hind limb, which was worsening after being first noticed two weeks previously. At presentation, the rabbit had muscle atrophy in both hind limbs, with a hairless, nodular mass noted directly above the right calcaneus. The mass was sampled by fine needle […]

eResults – don’t be the last to switch!

We’ve had OUTSTANDING feedback from so many customers who have made the switch to our new eResults platform, but we know there are a few stragglers who are still using the old app.  So don’t be like the last person with their party hat still on, make the change today! One of the reasons we […]

Welcome back Paul

Paul Fitzmaurice has re-joined the Gribbles Veterinary team for a fixed term covering the Production Animal Category Manager position, while Rachel Whitehead takes a leave of absence. Paul is no stranger to many of you as he was Laboratory Manager of the Palmerston North Gribbles Veterinary laboratory from September 2017 until February 2019.  Paul has […]

New production animal submission form available!

We’ve just updated this submission form and the new version has been loaded to our website under VET INFO / FORMS & USEFUL INFO. So feel free to fill it out electronically and print out, or save a customised copy for your clinic, or simply print when required! It includes all the new testing options […]

We’re closed Labour day Monday

Monday is a public holiday so all of our laboratories will be closed for the day, but we will be open business as usual on Saturday We hope you enjoy the long weekend and have time to recharge your batteries after a pretty stressful few months. See you all again on Tuesday!

Bordetella cases in Auckland area

Bordetella bronchiseptica has been isolated from a couple of cats in the Auckland region over the last few weeks. One case was from an 8-week-old kitten that had collapsed overnight,  the x-ray revealed pneumonia and the kitten died within 3 hours.  The second case was from an 11-month-old cat with a cough and broncho-interstitial pattern […]