Equine Veterinary Clinic

horse-equine-hospital.jpg Our highly skilled equine team offers a broad range of medical and surgical expertise. You can bring your horse in by appointment or ask your vet to refer your horse to us in difficult cases.

Our services

  • High-speed treadmill to investigate poor performance and upper airway problems.
  • Dentistry: the clinic is equipped with the most modern equipment.
  • Video endoscopes allow visualisation of the horse’s pharynx, trachea, oesophagus and stomach.
  • Colour ultrasound for imaging soft tissue including tendons, the heart, abdominal organs and internal reproductive organs.
  • Digital radiography to x-ray limbs, neck, chest and skull.
  • Computerised tomography (CT) to image head and limbs.
  • Surgery by surgical specialists for emergency and elective surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics to investigate lameness, key-hole joint surgery (arthroscopy) and fracture repairs.
  • Soft tissue surgery including castrations, cryptorchids, tie-back operations and colic surgery.
  • Medical expertise in gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, respiratory disease, cardiology, poor performance, behavioural problems, neonatology and critical care medicine.
  • Reproductive services are offered in-house, including breeding with frozen semen.

Our team

Our senior equine clinicians are supported by experienced and qualified anaesthetists, nurses, technicians, clinical pathologists, and diagnostic imaging specialists. Final-year vet students working under supervision allow us to provide 24-hour intensive care.


Appointments and out-of-hours emergencies:

Tel (06) 350 5328
Fax 06 350 5747 

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Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 85231

Sarah Mack CertAVP(EM), BVetMed(Hons), BSc(Hons), DipECEIM

Senior Lecturer in Equine Medicine

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences


Contact details

  • Location: Equine & Farm Services


  • Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (2012)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine - University of London (2007)
  • Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Pathology - University of London (2004)
  • Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine - European College of Equine Internal Medicine (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Interested in equine internal medicine, in particular equine endocrinology and muscle physiology.


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Medicine (070706): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs


Mack, SJP. (2016). Urinalysis, biochemistry or both to evaluate suspected renal disease. Presented at British Equine Veterinary Association Annual Congress. Birmingham, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mack, S.
Riley, CB., Toombs-Ruane, L., Bolwell, C., Benschop, J., & Mack, S. (2016). Antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand horses: Where does the evidence lead?. Proceedings of the New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Annual Conference. (pp. 17 - 19). : New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Annual Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Benschop, J., Bolwell, C., Mack, S., Riley, C.

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