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Iain Fairweather – hanging speys (of dogs and cats) were a common practice in the 1970’s – anaesthetic top-ups (all injectable, usually dilute pentobarb), were given in the handily placed sub-lingual vein.
Dargville Vet Clinic and cars - no company cars then and massive white aerials for the RT. The clinic is the small building on the right. It was inside the dairy factory in Dargaville and occasionally milk tankers would take a few bricks off the vet building. There were also occasional floods as it was across the road from the Northern Wairoa river.