General Services

  • Vaccinations
  • Consultations
  • Dentistry (with human standard equipment)
  • Surgery
  • X-rays
  • In-house laboratory work
  • Reproduction Services
  • Nurse Consults
  • Scanning
  • Veterinary Approved Premium Cat and Dog foods
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Lots of pet care products
  • Referrals to specialists as required
  • Pet Export Certification


  • Dog wash self-service available 24/7

Reproductive Services

We have used the very successful Camelot system for freezing dog semen for a number of years. In a recent calculation of our last 67 inseminations, we had a success rate of over ninety per cent (90%) in pup.

We can take, freeze and store semen from your male dog. This can be stored at the Shirley Veterinary Clinic for use in the future.

We have received and used semen from countries such as Australia, America, England, South Africa and Europe. Puppies have been born from semen frozen down over twenty years ago. We can freeze and send semen overseas for you.

If you are interested in freezing semen we suggest two very good websites: &

We also have launched our TCI Programme.  For more information, click this link

Behavioural Consultation

We would like to welcome back Dr Gill Taylor, who is back with us after having a break last year.  During that time, Gill has done further education in the field of animal bahaviour, having completed a 10-month online course in Behavioural Medicine from Sydney University.

Gill is passionate about this evolving and important field of veterinary care.  Shirley Vet Clinic can now offer behavioural consultations, that will involve a comprehensive behavioural questionnaire, a thorough 45-minute consultation and a written report that Gill will go through at a second appointment.  This second appointment will generally be scheduled a week after the first one.

For information about the price of consultation, please contact the clinic at 3856156 or  With some problems, diagnostic tests will be recommended to rule out any medical causes of your pet’s condition.

So… if “Tiddles” is piddling inside, “Rex” the Retriever is scared of noises or “Bobby” the Border Collie is frightened of other dogs, then ring 3856156 and book them in for an appointment.

(Please note that Gill has not undertaken a specialist training and will offer a referral to a specialist if necessary.)

Greyhound Services

The veterinarians and nurses at Shirley Veterinary Centre have experienced knowledge on greyhounds and greyhound care.

We provide Veterinarians who take care of all the veterinary care at the Christchurch Greyhound Racing club, like Lesley Roberts who has been a veterinarian for the club for many years.

We also work with some greyhound rehoming organisations and assist with de-sexing and health care checks.

Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club, Phone: 03 338 6145
Greyhounds As Pets (GAP), Phone: 04 528 0460

Puppy Preschool

Is your puppy aged between 6-16 weeks? Are you wanting to learn skills to teach your puppy? Are you wanting your puppy to learn good valuable social skills in a safe environment? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then Puppy Preschool School is a must for your puppy!

The class will cover basic do’s and don’ts, feeding, grooming, how to deal with undesirable behaviours, vet advice, toys, travelling in the car, toilet training, teaching puppies to sit, come when called, stay and wait, walking on the lead, lie down and many other useful tricks and commands.

Puppy Preschool classes are held at the Shirley Vet Centre on Sunday nights at 5 pm. The class is run over four (4) weeks and the classes have a mixture of both theory and practical information. The cost of the course is $115 for the 4 classes and puppies that graduate will receive a puppy pack and certificate. When your puppy attends the classes please bring puppy with a collar on and on a lead, their favourite toy, and a smile.

To enrol your puppy in a class please contact the Shirley Vet Centre.