Equine Veterinary Clinic , Whare haumanu hōiho

We provide world-class medical care and surgery for horses at our clinic in Palmerston North. Make an appointment yourself or by referral from your vet.

Contact and hours

Equine Veterinary Clinic


8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Available for emergency appointments 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Phone (including on-call staff after hours)
Emergency phone

+64 6 350 5328 (dial straight through on mobile)


Clinic Manager

Alaina Tessier, a.tessier@massey.ac.nz

What we do

Our expert veterinarians work alongside Massey students to offer a broad range of equine services. From routine healthcare such as vaccinations to high-tech diagnostic procedures such as CT scans.

We’re also subsidised to teach our students dentistry and castration, so these procedures can be very affordable. Ask us what you might be eligible for.

Surgery and therapeutic

Our surgery and therapeutic services include:

  • lameness investigation and treatment
  • orthopaedic surgery – arthroscopy, fracture repairs
  • soft tissue surgery – colic, tie backs, cryptorchids
  • laser surgery
  • skin masses (sarcoid)
  • Stem cell therapy
  • IRAP anti-inflammatory treatment for injuries
  • PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment for injuries
  • shockwave treatment
  • standing and dynamic endoscopy to investigate poor performance and upper airway issues
  • wound assessment and treatment.

Preventative health

  • vaccinations
  • microchip implants
  • weight and nutritional management
  • dental care
  • faecal egg counts

Internal medicine

  • Critical care (24/7)
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Endocrine diseases
  • Urinary diseases
  • Liver diseases
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Dermatology


Open castrations are performed by final-year vet students under supervision of a surgeon.

Ambulatory Services


Our new CT (computerised tomography) scan machine allows us to continue to offer a world-class diagnostic service to our clients for limbs and heads. We also offer:

  • endoscopy
  • gastroscopy
  • ultrasound
  • radiography.

Emergencies and after hours service

We offer 24/7 emergency service by appointment.

Vet referrals

Vets — refer a patient to us

Student involvement

Teaching is at the heart of what we do. Final-year veterinary students examine patients, discuss solutions with clients, and work with clinicians to resolve challenging cases.

By using our services, you are giving Massey students hands-on opportunities to learn.

Our team at work

Who we are

Our equine clinicians are supported by:

  • anaesthetists
  • nurses
  • technicians
  • clinical pathologists
  • diagnostic imaging specialists
  • administrators.

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Find us

Massey Equine Veterinary Clinic
University Avenue
Palmerston North 4474

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