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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

  • 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
Fax (06) 350 5747 


For all out-of-hours emergencies call
Tel (06) 350 5328
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Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 85975

Emma Gordon MS, BVSc, Licensed Veterinarian

Senior Lecturer in Equine Medicine

School of Veterinary Science


Contact details

  • Ph: 85165
    Location: 1.50, IVABS
    Campus: Turitea


  • Master of Science - Oregon State University (2016)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Dist) - Massey University (2011)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, Veterinary Council of New Zealand (Full) (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Equine Ophthalmology

Equine Pain Management

Camelid Medicine


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


Riley, C., Burrows, HJ., Warner, JD., Marnewek, E., & Gordon, E. (2019). Analysis of outcomes for horses admitted to a veterinary hospital isolation unit. The Equine Veterinary Practicioner. 44(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, E., Riley, C.
Gordon, E., Stang, BV., Heidel, J., Poulsen, KP., Cebra, CK., & Schlipf, JW. (2018). Pharmacokinetic evaluation and safety of topical 1% morphine sulfate application on the healthy equine eye. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 21(5), 516-523
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, E.
Gordon, E., Sandquist, C., Cebra, CK., Heidel, J., Poulsen, K., & Schlipf, JW. (2018). Esthesiometric evaluation of corneal analgesia after topical application of 1% morphine sulfate in normal horses. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 21(3), 218-223
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, E.
Gordon, E., Schlipf, JW., Husby, KA., Tornquist, SJ., Bildfell, RJ., & Semevolos, SA. (2017). Two occurrences of presumptive venous air embolism in a gelding during cystoscopy and perineal urethrotomy. Equine Veterinary Education. 29(5), 236-241
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, E.
Davis, CR., Valentine, BA., Gordon, E., McDonough, SP., Schaffer, PA., Allen, AL., . . . Pesavento, P. (2016). Neoplasia in 125 donkeys (Equus asinus): literature review and a survey of five veterinary schools in the United States and Canada. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 28(6), 662-670
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, E.


Gordon, E. (2017). Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy. In C. Chase, K. Lutz, E. McKenzie, & A. Tibary (Eds.) Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant. (pp. 285 - 287). : John Wiley & Sons
[Chapter]Authored by: Gordon, E.
Gordon, E. (2017). Congenital Ocular Disorders. In E. McKenzie, K. Lutz, A. Tibary, & C. Chase (Eds.) Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant. (pp. 243 - 247). : John Wiley & Sons
[Chapter]Authored by: Gordon, E.


Gordon, E., Li, Z., Armstrong, C., Vallaton, D., Liu, C-C., Dirikolu, L., . . . Sprinkle, S. (2019). Pharmacokinetics of Intravenous, Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Morphine in the Goat. , ACVS Surgery Summit
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gordon, E.
Gordon, E. (2015, September). Evaluation of topical 1% morphine sulfate to the healthy equine eye. Presented at International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Conference. Washington DC, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, E.

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