Companion Vets
Veterinary Clinic


Our Story

We are so excited to be launching Hamilton’s newest veterinary clinic! Dr Craig Brighouse, an experienced local vet who has over 15 years in Hamilton and his wife Margie never dreamed that they would have the opportunity to start their own business together. But when the opportunity arose, they seized on it!

When they started to work out what message they wanted to promote for their new business they considered a range of ideas but settled quickly on the name because they felt it characterised the animal and human relationship so beautifully. They are pets but they are more than that – they are your companion, thus Companion Vets was born! And we want you to know that we exist for them and their needs – Our Purpose is Pets – truly!

And adding to our story we are delighted to announce that Dr Juliet Matthews is now also a proud joint owner of Companion Vets!!!

Why Choose Us

At Companion Vets we understand that everyone has a special and unique bond with their pet. And we understand that different pets have different needs. And so, we want you to know that we will never take a “one size fits all” approach to pet healthcare.

We know that having a sick fur-family member can be a highly stressful time for everyone involved. We are working to make every visit as stress-free as possible by having our team undergo Fear Free training and are a Silver Cat Friendly accredited Clinic.

Our aim is to work with you to provide the best care and treatment for both you and your amazing pet.



Our Purpose is Pets

We’d love to welcome you to the Companion Vets family where, above all else, Our Purpose is Pets.


Experienced team

Our skilled, knowledgeable and experienced team led by Craig Brighouse and  Juliet Matthews will help to support you and your pet through every life stage, from playful puppy to magnificent mature moggie and everything in between.


Locally owned and operated

Companion Vets is 100% locally owned and operated, by the people who work in the clinic every day, and we will always treat your precious four-legged family member like one of our own.


Seperate cat & dog areas

We understand that cats and dogs are different, and that size “may” matter. So we have set up a separate cat waiting area and arranged the general reception area into smaller dog waiting and larger dog waiting zones.


CompanionVets – Our Purpose is Pets

Yes, We are now open!

We are a group of experienced vets and registered nurses who have practicing in Hamilton for many years.

Our amazing companion pet vet team are totally focused on giving you and your pet cat or dog the best in veterinary care.

We respect our clients, care about their pets needs and we know our stuff.

Watch our space to see who else will be joining our team

Our Customers Say



So glad to be back with Craig and his team looking after our furry family members.

Companion Vets friendly atmosphere puts you at ease immediately. Thanks guys you are all special to us .


Jan and Mark J

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Feel free to contact us with any queries you may have:

Homepage 46 Church Road, Pukete, Hamilton 3200
HomepageMonday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Homepage07 222 3337

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