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
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Contact details +6469518286

Dr Ellison Aldrich

Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery

School of Veterinary Science


Prizes and Awards

  • One AO Award Recipient 2016 The “One AO Awards” are presented by AOVET North America, an ACVS Educational Partner, annually at the ACVS Surgery Summit. The abstracts are chosen based on their cross-disciplinary orthopedic relevance and embodiment of the “One Medicine” spirit of AO North America. AO North America is a unique organization that brings together physicians and veterinary experts in the fields of trauma, craniomaxilliofacial, spinal, and veterinary orthopedic surgery. - AOVET North America (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering; orthopaedic research, advanced imaging modalities


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Sciences (070700): Veterinary Surgery (070711)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs


Aldrich, ED., Cui, X., Murphy, CA., Lim, KS., Hooper, GJ., McIlwraith, CW., . . . Woodfield, TBF. (2021). Allogeneic mesenchymal stromal cells for cartilage regeneration: A review of in vitro evaluation, clinical experience, and translational opportunities. Stem Cells Translational Medicine. 10(11), 1500-1515
[Journal article]Authored by: Aldrich, E.
Riley, CB., Aldrich, ED., Pemberton, SL., & Mirza, AA. (2021). First report of pulmonary disease associated with Nicoletella semolina in a horse in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 69(1), 65-69
[Journal article]Authored by: Aldrich, E., Riley, C.
Aldrich, ED., Goodrich, LR., Contino, EK., Kawcak, CE., Barrett, MF., King, MR., . . . Valdés-Martínez, A. (2019). Usefulness of caudomedial-craniolateral oblique radiographic views for the diagnosis of injury to the origin of the cranial cruciate ligament in two horses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 254(4), 508-511
[Journal article]Authored by: Aldrich, E.
Aldrich, ED., Goodrich, LR., Monahan, MK., Conway, JD., & Valdés-Martínez, A. (2017). Radiographic localisation of the entheses of the equine stifle. Equine Veterinary Journal. 49(4), 493-500
[Journal article]Authored by: Aldrich, E.
Aldrich, ED., Earnest, J., & Moorman, VJ. (2017). Comparison of 3 suture closure techniques for pelvic flexure enterotomy in equine cadaveric large colon. Veterinary Surgery. 46(3), 417-421
[Journal article]Authored by: Aldrich, E.
Rowland, AL., Goodrich, LR., Bass, LD., Aldrich, ED., Edmondson, EF., & Mueller, LW. (2016). Diagnosis and treatment of biaxial keratomas in the left fore foot of a 15-year-old Clydesdale mare. Equine Veterinary Education. 28(6), 310-314
[Journal article]Authored by: Aldrich, E.


Dallap Schaer, B., Aldrich, ED., & Orsini, JA. (2014). Emergency diagonstic endoscopy. In Equine Emergencies. (pp. 61 - 69). St Louis, United States of America: Elsevier
[Chapter]Authored by: Aldrich, E.


Riley, C., Pemberton, SL., Panizzi, L., Aldrich, ED., & Hartmann, A. (2020). Diagnosis of distal limb lesions in the horse using contrast computed tomography. , Joint Congress of the 2nd Kasetsart University Veterinary International Conference and the 10th Asian Society of Veterinary Surgery Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Aldrich, E., Panizzi, L., Riley, C.
Kleintjes, C., Roca, J., Gee, E., Aldrich, E., Gordon, E., Mack, S., . . . Rogers, C. (2019). Colic in horses at a referral hospital in New Zealand: a retrospective study 2013-2018. 2019 Conference Proceedings of the New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association of the NZVA. (pp. 35 - 36). : Annual Seminar of the Equine Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Aldrich, E., Gee, E., Gordon, E., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Rogers, C.
Aldrich, ED. (2016, October). Cervical fusion using pedicle screw and rod constructs in six horses with cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy. Presented at ACVS Sugery Summit. Seattle, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aldrich, E.