Veterinary Equipment, Unidentified; Unknown manufacturer; 1940-2000; WY.0000.121...

Name/Title

Veterinary Equipment, Unidentified

About this object

This is an unidentified piece of veterinary equipment.

In the late 1940s, Bill Pierson Snr provided veterinary services for the Lower Mataura Valley. Based at Gore, Bill’s service area extended all the way to Oamaru, which meant he was often away when needed. Lower Mataura locals knew they needed more availability of service, and so in 1951 they formed a Vet Club. Membership fees allowed for the salary of one vet and a clinic. Over the years, the Club employed world class vets, including Brian Mason. By 2001, the Edendale Vet Club, and its satellite centre at Kennington, employed 11 vets and a staff of 30. In 2002, the Club was sold into private ownership. At this time, they had 500 members and 2000 clients. The Club continues to operate under private ownership, located on Sweeney Road in Edendale – the street having been named after the first vet the Club employed, Edward (Ted) Sweeney.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1940-2000

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, steel

Measurements

l 540 mm x w 100 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals (fauna)

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.0000.1213

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