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VetSouth opened the Balclutha veterinary clinic in April 2017 with the purpose of servicing our clients in South Otago. In the past few years the dairy industry has further expanded in this part of the region but sheep have still got a strong presence in this beautiful area too. Dan Cragg heads up the Balclutha vet clinic, supported by additional vets from Gore and Clydevale, providing 24 hour veterinary services to the Clutha region. For your animals' health, there is also a full shop with everything you need in stock.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

The Balclutha team

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Veterinarians

Veterinarian

Sarah Cragg

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Veterinarian

Sarah Cragg


Sarah graduated from Massey University in 2011 and joined the VetSouth team based in Winton as a small animal veterinarian. After a few years she and her husband Dan spent 2 years travelling on their O.E., which included spending some time working for vet clinics in Yorkshire, the Scottish Central Lowlands and Fife. Despite enjoying the UK they decided to come back to the VetSouth family and are now living in Balclutha with Sarah working from the Gore clinic. She has always had a preference for small animal work, and loves the challenge and variety that a rural clinic offers. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the outdoors, tramping and photography and spending time with her beautiful family.

Dan Cragg
Veterinarian

Dan Cragg

Dan Cragg
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Veterinarian

Dan Cragg


Dan graduated from Massey in 2011 and started working in VetSouth Winton for three and a half years. After this he married his wonderful wife Sarah and commenced on a long two year honeymoon around UK and Europe. After learning the UK system of farming and vetting, he has recently returned to VetSouth to head up the Balclutha branch. Dan is a very keen hunter and tries to get in the bush as much as possible. He is also a volunteer firefighter and has recently transferred to the Balclutha Brigade.

Vet technicians

Megan Schnackenberg
Veterinary Technician

Megan Schnackenberg

Megan Schnackenberg
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Veterinary Technician

Megan Schnackenberg


Megan is originally from Cape Town in South Africa where she gained a BSc in Animal Science at the University of Pretoria. Her first language is Afrikaans and she moved to NZ in 2017. She enjoys the great team environment at VetSouth and the work-life balance it provides, allowing her to spend time outdoors with her dog, horse trekking or mountain biking. Megan is also very competitive when it comes to mini-golf.

Anna Hamilton
Veterinary Technician

Anna Taylor

Anna Hamilton
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Veterinary Technician

Anna Taylor


Anna is from Rangiora up in North Canterbury and gained her Diploma of Rural Veterinary Technician at Telford. She has a very busy year as she takes spring off to go be an AI Technician, which is part of why she loves working for VetSouth as she is offered the flexibility required.

Veterinary Technician

Laura Laughton

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Veterinary Technician

Laura Laughton


A Tapanui local, Laura has been working for VetSouth full time since 2018, and casually on and off before that. A valued member of the Vet Tech team and with a passion for dairy and young stock work, Laura loves being able to get outside and amongst it with farmers. She was educated at Otago Polytechnic, gaining a certificate of Veterinary Nursing (2012) and spends her spare time rearing calves and raising her beautiful family!

Retail/Customer services

Alex Newton
Customer Services

Alex Newton

Alex Newton
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Customer Services

Alex Newton


Alex joined the Balclutha team after hanging up her Telford tutoring hat at the start of this year. She is excited to be part of the team and to continue to utilise her agricultural knowledge and experience.