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Leech Suppliers R&M Lupton

Leech Suppliers to Hospitals and Research Laboratories

R&M Lupton Ltd are the leading leech supplier to plastic surgery units in hospitals throughout New Zealand, having supplied the industry since 1990. 

We are the first in New Zealand in modern times, to supply leeches for medicinal use and scientific research.

We specialise in the breeding, raising and provision of leeches to hospitals. We do not to give medical or treatment advice. 

Live leeches can be delivered to hospitals and licensed medical practitioners anywhere in New Zealand. For urgent orders only, we can be contacted after hours.

We do not send leeches overseas. 

To order leeches please visit our contact page for email and phone details.

Did You Know?
  • Leeches have been used in medicine for thousands of years and are still in use today.
  • Leech therapy is called Hirudotherapy in Europe.
  • In New Zealand our leeches are the species Richardsonianus mauianus.