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 

Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099

Marty Johnson

Large Animal Hospital Technician

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Research Outputs


Hoskin, SO., Johnson, MR., & Swanson, J. (2007). Internal parasites and productivity in farmed deer. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 67 (pp. 102 - 106).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Johnson, M.

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