Fairlie Clinic

Locally owned and operated for over 45 years.

About the Fairlie Clinic

A spacious premise in the centre of picturesque Fairlie, Aorangi Vet Services Fairlie clinic is your one stop shop for all your farm and pet animal health requirements.

 
Fairlie is a truly mixed practice with experienced vets and up-to-date equipment and knowledge. The modern new retail area carries a wide range of products and our friendly team will advise you on the best product for your requirements, be it a flea treatment for your cat or drench for your sheep flock. 
  
The clinic has the largest catchment in the practice, servicing from Cave right up to Twizel.  The Team value being a part of the local community and enjoy the opportunity to help get the best outcome for you and your animals.

Our Fairlie Clinic Staff

Glenda Kellahan

(BVSc)

Veterinarian

Glenda is based in Fairlie and has worked as a mixed animal vet since 2003.  She has extensive experience with cattle, sheep, deer, and small animals, with a special interest in artificial insemination in both sheep and dogs.  Outside of work, Glenda enjoys playing Chess, running and flying.

Peter Crawford

(BVSc)

Veterinarian

Pete joined Aorangi Vets in 2017, bringing many years of experience in all areas of Veterinary Medicine.

Since Graduating from Massey in 2003, he has spent time as a mixed animal vet in Oamaru, Australia, and the UK. In 2008 he returned to Timaru, working as a farm animal veterinarian. His main areas of interest and expertise are in dairy, sheep, beef, and deer farming. Pete enjoys farm consultancy and drawing up detailed animal health plans for sheep, beef, and deer farmers. On days off, he enjoys spending time with his children and partner. He has a farm in Cannington where he grazes sheep and cattle. 

Rachael Elliot

(BVSc)

Veterinarian

Rachael graduated from Massey with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at the end of 2019 and has happily returned to the Canterbury region, which is where she was born and raised. Rachael is a mixed animal vet and loves getting out and about on farm as well as spending time in clinic with the smaller animals. Outside of vet she fills her spare time with mountain biking, skiing and riding her horse.

Fiona McCarthy

Practice manager

Fiona has been with Aorangi Vets since 1987 so has seen a lot of change and growth over the years with the company.  Starting as a vet nurse Fiona moved into accounts and from there is now in a management role overseeing all the clinics.   In her spare time Fiona enjoys horse riding and getting outdoors.

Heather Hellmrich

(VN)

Clinic coordinator/Vet Nurse/Receptionist

Having lived in Fairlie for 30 something years Heather has a true love of the area and the wonderful people in our community. She saw the light and left working in a busy Medical Centre to where she always wanted to be… working with animals!
Heather loves all animals and has a nice wee collection at home which is currently capped… she’s still working on her husband to get a Kune Kune pig!
Heather is a qualified Veterinary Nurse, having obtained the National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing through Otago Polytechnic.
Heather is based in the Fairlie Clinic, but also works in Geraldine and Highfield as needed, and sometimes out on farm.
Heather is mum to Jack and Gracie.

Helen Graham

(BSc)

Merchandise Manager

Helen graduated from Massey University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal Science. Following her time at university, Helen worked, traveled and competed throughout the UK and Europe in endurance riding before finishing up her OE working on a 1.1 million acre cattle station in Northern Queensland. Having grown up on a high country sheep and beef station and spending the last 6 years in the fertiliser industry, Helen is passionate about New Zealand agricultural and sustainable farming.
In her spare time Helen trains and competes her small team of endurance horses and upkeeps an ever increasing population of four-legged companions.

Maree Lowen

Accounts manager

Maree works is our accounts manager and is based at our Highfield office. This job is a complete change from her previous role as a phlebotomist (blood sucker) for a medical laboratory but is she is enjoying the challenge of book keeping and the fact that people dont shake anymore when they see her!!

Karen Clarke

(VN)

Veterinary nurse/Reception

Karen originally started work for AVS in Pleasant Point back in about 1994. When the Otipua road clinic in Timaru opened she worked there for several years before moving to Fairlie in 2001. Karen loves being a part of the Fairlie community and her family enjoy making the most of the many outdoor opportunities this fabulous area has to offer.