Agilis, new technical Vet on board

Published in AgriVet May/June 2016


Technical appointment for Agilis

Written by Agrivet



Holloway graduated from Massey University with a Degree in Agricultural Science in 1982.

After time on the family farm near Hunterville he returned to Massey in 1994 to undertake his veterinary degree.

He began work in Oamaru with North Otago Veterinary Services in 1998 where he stayed eventually buying the practice and combining with South and Mid Canterbury Vet services to help form the current business which is Vetlife today.

Holloway has worked in most areas of clinical practice but has a strong background in sheep, beef and deer as well as dairy medicine.

His interests largely lie in cattle reproduction and fertility.

In addition Holloway is con- tracted as an initial investigating vet for Asure Quality which cul- minated in travelling to Nepal in 2014 with the Ministry of Primary Industries for real time, foot and mouth training which he regards as an experience of a life time.

Recreationally he enjoys hunt- ing and fishing and just being in the outdoors. His favourite time is spent relaxing with his wife Bronwyn and their four boys. Holloway sees the next stage of his career as technical vet with Agilis as exciting and stimulating and a challenge that will call on all his previous experience and more.

He is undertaking post graduate study in epidemiology to assist him in his role.

Agilis is a vet-owned company founded in 2014 to give vets greater control of the vet products supply chain.

It says its creation gives vets the ability to ensure quality products come to market, and influence the availability of new products.

Its range for the New Zealand market includes Hiprabovis, the only combined IBR and BVD vac- cine; Startvac, a unique vaccine for E. coli and S. sureus; Pink Ointment, the antibiotic teat cream and Eficur, a highly sy- ringeable ceftiofur.