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Equine Veterinary Clinic 

horse-equine-hospital.jpg The Equine Veterinary Hospital is now open at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 for routine services. However, there are still strict protocols in place for accessing the Equine Hospital by clients. Please contact 06 350 5328 for more information.

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

  • 24 hour intensive care
  • Computerised tomography (CT) to image head and limbs
  • Dynamic endoscopy to investigate poor performance and upper airway problems.
  • Medical expertise in gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, respiratory disease, cardiology, poor performance, behavioural problems, neonatology and critical care medicine.
  • 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.
  • Surgery by surgical specialists for emergency and elective surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedic surgery including arthroscopy (key-hole joint surgery) and fracture repairs. 
  • Soft tissue surgery including castrations, cryptorchids, tie-back operations and colic surgery.
  • 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 allowing us to provide 24-hour intensive care.

Clinic hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm 


For appointments please contact us on

Tel (06) 350 5328


For all out-of-hours emergencies call
Tel (06) 350 5328


  • Dr Ellison Aldrich

    Dr Ellison Aldrich

    Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery - School of Veterinary Science

  • Rachael Beer

    Rachael Beer

    Equine Veterinary Nurse / Technician - School of Veterinary Science

  • Corina Belliss

    Corina Belliss

    Equine Veterinary Nurse/Technician - School of Veterinary Science

  • Brittany Davidson

    Brittany Davidson

    Veterinary Nurse/Technologist - Equine - School of Veterinary Science

  • Michelle Hepburn

    Michelle Hepburn

    Stablehand - School of Veterinary Science

  • Fiona Huse

    Fiona Huse

    Equine Veterinary Nurse / Technician - School of Veterinary Science

  • Marty Johnson

    Marty Johnson

    Large Animal Hospital Technician - School of Veterinary Science

  • Emma Kimberley

    Emma Kimberley

    Reception/Administrator (Equine) - School of Veterinary Science

  • Sarah Palmer

    Sarah Palmer

    Veterinary Nurse/Technician (Equine) - School of Veterinary Science

  • Dr Luca Panizzi

    Dr Luca Panizzi

    Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery - School of Veterinary Science

  • Julia Peters

    Julia Peters

    Equine Veterinary Nurse / Technician - School of Veterinary Science

  • Prof Chris Riley

    Prof Chris Riley

    Professor of Equine Clinical Studies - School of Veterinary Science

  • Jennifer Taylor

    Jennifer Taylor

    Practice Manager - Large Animal Services - School of Veterinary Science

  • Alaina Tessier

    Alaina Tessier

    Veterinarian - School of Veterinary Science