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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.

Laura Pattie BVSc (Dist)


Laura has returned home to join our large animal team after travelling and working overseas for a couple of years. After graduating in 2009 Laura worked in the Waikato for 3 years gaining experience in cattle and companion animal medicine.

Laura is interested in cattle reproduction and nutrition and getting involved in the equine work as well. This year Laura completed the Longest day at Coast to Coast race, and enjoys adventure racing. So you might spot her out running, cycling or kayaking around the Pukehina area. This summer she is gearing up for the Godzone Adventure race.


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.