Friends of PET First Aid & Training (NZ) Ltd


Dogs and cats are hunters.  The structure of their teeth, jaws and digestive system scientifically classifies them as carnivores evolved to operate on a meat-based diet. 

Biologically AppropriateTM ORIJEN & ACANA represents a new class of foods that mirror the high and various inclusions of fresh, whole meats that dogs and cats would encounter in their natural environment - meats they are naturally evolved to eat.


Dog Training, Daycare, Grooming & Health Care in Christchurch

Pet Life

Pet Life Ltd is a new company that is producing a free quarterly pet magazine distributed via veterinary clinics and pet stores throughout New Zealand. They are committed to providing an interesting and varied magazine every season; with tips for all pet owners.

Acupet Veterinary Acupuncture

Acupet’s primary philosophy is to make animals comfortable, pain free and return them to as much function as possible so they can fully enjoy their lives.

As an integrative vet clinic we use the best of western and eastern health care modalities to ensure your cat and dog is given every opportunity to regain health, wellness and wellbeing. Pain is a very debilitating problem for many animals, just as it is with people.


Animates aims to make your experience of owning a pet wonderful and easy. We have a range of professional pet services and advice located in and around our stores for your convenience.

All our services are provided by professionals who have been selected by Animates as trusted partners who are pet passionate and share our company values.

Auckland Canine Massage

Auckland Canine Massage provides therapeutic massage for dogs of all ages, sizes and abilities.  Therapeutic massage benefits dogs in the same was as it benefits humans.  Massage can assist with recovery from injury, improve range of motion and flexibility, and reduce pain and anxiety.  

For more information on the physiological and psychological benefits take a look at 

Australian Dog Lover

Australian Dog Lover promotes responsible dog ownership and an active lifestyle with dogs. 

This online magazine covers "everything dog" with articles on Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Behaviour & Training, a monthly Dog Lovers' Book Club, Dog Hero stories etc.

Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

PET First Aid & Training (NZ) Ltd is proud to be able to offer our course as part of The Duke of Edinburghs Hillary Award - Bronze Skills section. The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award is a programme for 14 - 25 year olds that is open to all young people in NZ regardless of your background or ability.

Please go to the Award website for more information .

Mahurangi Technical Institute

Mahurangi Technical Institute offers distance learning qualifications which have been developed specifically for those who are working in, or wish to work in, the companion animal and aquatic industries

NZCAC - New Zealand Companion Animal Council

The New Zealand Companion Animal Council (NZCAC) was established in February 1996 to be a forum that will facilitate the achievement of a harmonious relationship between companion animals, people and the environment. As a result the New Zealand Companion Animal Council has since become a respected national organisation representing the amalgam of a diverse range of animal groups.

NZCAR - New Zealand Companion Animal Register

The NZCAR is New Zealands leading companion animal microchip database. In the event a beloved pet goes missing, microchipped and registered animals will be repatriated much quicker, giving their owners added peace of mind.

Your local vet can assist you in microchipping and registering your pet onto the NZCAR, or you can contact us directly for further information.


Petsonthenet is the nationwide database for lost and found  pets, and  pets for adoption & reuniting and rehoming thousands of pets each year since 2002. Find  pets - and everything you need for your pet at  Petsonthenet  

Vet Nurse Plus

Vet Nurse Plus was first launched in 2005 to fill a gap in Veterinary Nurse training. We saw the need for Vet Nurse graduates to have a high level of practical skills - to be ready to work in a vet clinic on the day they graduate. We've developed our boutique, highly practical, outcome-based course from this ideal and using feedback and input from the veterinary teams who'll be employing our students.

Today, Vet Nurse Plus is accreditated by NZQA, and our course is eligible under the NZ Student Loan scheme. We are a privately-owned training provider, with the support and backing of New Zealand's largest veterinary group,

Wild Bird Care

The Wild Bird Care Charitable Trust has been established to give practical and helpful information to assist in the rescue and short term care of birds. All orphaned, sick and injured creatures should be taken to a rescue centre as soon as possible so that the correct care can be given.

As well as sharing information and providing a contact for our local community, they’re also dedicated to setting up networks with other bird rescue centres, organisations and groups interested in assisting birds and wildlife.