Macleay Valley Veterinary Services has been established in Kempsey for many years. Originally opened by David Simon in October 1982 in Forth Street before moving to the current site in Belgrave Street in 1984.
Current owners Andrew Bennett and Mitchell Edwards joined the practice in 1991 and 2004 respectively. After returning from a year working in the UK in 1994, Andrew became a partner in 1996. Andrew & wife Karen took over as sole owners in 2001 with David leaving the practice. In 2013 Long term veterinarian Mitchell Edwards and his wife Nicole became partners in the practice.
The Practice has seen many changes & has grown to now be a busy 7 vet Practice. The workload is varied with all aspects of veterinary medicine being catered for. MVVS has Kempsey & South West Rocks Clinics as well as the Mid North Coast Equine Reproduction Centre
The Kempsey Clinic underwent renovations in 2008 and is now a fully equipped, purpose built veterinary centre which provides the platform for the veterinary team to pursue high quality veterinary care.
The clinic is fully equipped with all diagnostic and therapeutic tools, three consultation rooms, a large vet/conference room, an operating theatre, a large open treatment room, an intensive care ward, a fully equipped laboratory, separate dog and cat hospitals, X-ray, ultrasound & endoscopy facilities, an isolation unit, and equine ultrasound & radiology areas.
The South West Rocks branch clinic provides consultation facilities for those living at “the Rocks”. There is a vet available for consultations by appointment and a qualified vet nurse available for over the counter sales each weekday morning.
The Mid North Coast Equine Reproduction Centre is located just out of Kempsey on 10 acres. It is a purpose built breeding property with divided paddocks for our embryo recipient mares and client mare paddocks where mares can be agisted for the purpose of insemination. There are multiple holding yards, individual mare and foal pens and a covered crush area where ultrasound scanning, artificial insemination with fresh or frozen semen and embryo transfers are performed. The centre also has specific stallion paddocks where standing stallions can be safely agisted for daily semen collection for freight & chilled insemination. The Centre has a laboratory where semen is analysed, counted and extended for freezing or shipping, and a specialised microscopy set up for identification, preparation and storage or implantation of embryos.