General Services

  • Vaccinations
  • Consultations
  • Dentistry (with human standard equipment)
  • Surgery
  • X-rays
  • 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 27/7
  • Dog Grooming Ph Lisa 386 0415

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: &

Greyhound Services

Shirley Veterinary Centre’s Dave Matheson & Lesley Roberts have been veterinarians for the Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club for many years.

They have a wealth of knowledge in treating greyhounds and have over 50 years of experience between them.

They are also veterinarians for Greyhounds As Pets (GAP) organisation which re homes ex racing dogs and other greyhounds.

Greyhounds have conditions and diseases that are peculiar to them. Some of these arise from the pressure of racing and some treatments can return a positive swab after racing.

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 between 6.50pm and 8pm. The class is run over three 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.