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Te Puke Veterinary Centre Ltd

Large Animal Team

Dan Schluter BVSc BSc


After graduating in 2004, Dan worked in the Waikato for 2 years before making the journey over the Kaimai's to join Te Puke Vets. One of the key members of our large animal team, Dan is a trained InCalf advisor, and has a keen interest in mastitis management. He is currently undergoing further study to become a Fonterra accredited mastitis advisor, so that he can assist farmers struggling to manage their mastitis and also those keen to improve.

When not at work or at home with his 3 young kids (which doesn't leave a lot of time), he can be spotted at the tennis courts, out hunting for deer, or chasing fish and crayfish off shore.


Bryce Tod BVSc BApplSc


Bryce arrived at Te Puke Vets in 2014 after spending 5 years in large animal practice in the Waikato. Originally from a sheep and beef farm in Hunterville, he has always had an interest in production animal work.

Bryce is InCalf and Healthy Hoof trained and enjoys helping farmers to improve both reproduction and lameness on farm. He is also body condition score accredited. Outside of work, Bryce enjoys getting involved with most local social sports in between chasing after his 3 young kids.


Steve Cribb BVSc

'Cribby' graduated from Massey in 1985. He started in mixed practice in Waihi, before spending a year on an overland truck travelling through Africa. After a few months locuming in England, Cribby arrived back in NZ. He worked as an assistant in a cattle embryo transfer practice for a few seasons and has recently clocked up 20 years at TPVC.

Dairy cattle reproduction is a main focus of work, with In-Calf training providing a valuable tool to help clients work towards their goals. Outside of work interests are fishing, hunting and Tai Chi.

Lauren Dombroski BVSc

Lauren graduated in 2013 and spent 5 years working in Taupo as a mixed vet. She grew up on a dairy farm in Southland, before moving to the Waikato and onto vet school. At vet school, she developed an interest for large animal work, in particular equine medicine. 

Outside of work she spends time vetting at endurance races and eventing. Lauren also enjoys getting outdoors, spending time with her 2 young kids. 



Calum Linton BVSc BSc

Calum started with Te Puke vets in January 2018. He is a born and bred Te Puke local, growing up on the family farm up Te Matai Rd. Getting out of cloudy Palmerston North and back to family was a big motivator for the return to the sunny Bay.  

Outside of work, Calum is keen on the outdoors. He enjoys hunting and fishing, and you might see him down at the squash club or running around the rugby field.

Calum enjoys all things farming, and would like to get his own farm one day. 


Kate Huxford
Large Animal Technician

Kate has been helping out at Te Puke vets for a while now, but started formally in January 2019. She is originally from Galatea. She has spent several years dairy farming in Gisborne, and the Central Bay of Plenty. Dairy farming and being an outdoors person sparked an interest in becoming a large animal vet technician.  

Outside of work, Kate is studying to complete her degree this year and also enjoys riding her horse, and dabbles in photography.