Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services


  • You guys are awesome, thank you so much for looking after Taruni. - Sue from Greenbank

  • Amazing staff & services!- Susan from Beaudesert

  • Thank you so much for coming out to stitch my poor horse up this morning! It is the second time that I have had to call and get someone out and the service has been wonderful...and my horse is looking and feeling a lot better. - Jennie from Cedar Grove

  • Dr David Barthomomuez is brilliant. Yes I am totally biased but it is based on my experience over the last 6 wks with my mare Rivver. Treatment is still on going and I get the pleasure of picking David's brain for lots of horsey info when he does his weekly visit! I am very impressed with the way David handles and treats my mare, he genuinely cares. The girls in the office have also been wonderful to deal with. Keep up the great work team Vevs! - Cindi from Tamborine Village

  • "Thank you for your after-care service, I am very very impressed to say the least. The phone call from you today following up on my horses progress has won my business."

    - Sue from Gardenvale Stud

  • "Thanks to Dr David for helping my old man feel better... I would recommend this veterinary clinic to anyone, and I wouldn't use any other vet."

    -Nelly from Munruben

  • "I cannot fault their willingness to assist you as soon as possible, their capacity to prioritise so the most urgent animals are attended to quickly, their gentle way with horses, their knowledge and their reasonable prices..." - Sharon from Cedar Grove

  • "Thanks so much to Dr Dave and the team for all your hard work with getting Karrie in foal!!! We are very grateful and couldn't have done it without you guys!" - Lynette from Logan Village
  • "Your patience and gentle nature were greatly appreciated by both of us. Thank you." - Karen from Jimboomba

  • "Our family would like to give a big thank you and hug to Dr David, Kelly & all the team at Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services for saving our dog sid from a brown snake bite. Without their caring services I dont think sid would of made it, thanks guys. " - Hurchalla Family

  • "David and his team treat their client’s animals as if they were their own and have helped me and my horses in some very stressful situations over the years, thankfully, always with a excellent outcome!" - Toni from Jimboomba
  • "Thank you so much for the extra good care you took of Lilly ... I’ve always been extremely happy with Dave as our vet, I think he truly does a wonderful job, and you can really see how much he cares.” - Tania Banek

  • "The fact that Dave has been my vet for many years speaks volumes.  Dave has a very nice manner and deals with the horses in a calm and kind way.  He always takes time to explain options and procedures and to advise on what he considers to be the best course of treatment." - Gillian Coote
  • "Although we may have moved, we would not consider using any other veterinarian other than David to care for our horses." – Brett and Danielle from Wonglepong

  • "David has been my vet now for several years. Over that time with the highs and lows of my veterinary needs, David has always been compassionate, caring and friendly." - Marnie Wilmott

  • "We really appreciate David's practical, no-nonsense approach to everything, his vast knowledge and his abilities."

    – Marty & Danielle at North Maclean

  • "We feel that the care David shows our horses is the same as if they were his own."

    Weownna Warmbloods

  • "We have been using Dr "Bart" since we bought our first two ponies for our girls 6 years ago. He has always given us great advice and service over the years." – B & G Russell

  • "At VEVS, I always get the right advice, which means I’ve always gotten the right result"

    – Peter @ Acton Classical Equitation

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Natural Therapies: Herbal Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Therapeutic Essential Oils and the Emmett Technique


Dollarphotoclub 44212772smlBy Desrae Gant

Herbal Nutrition or the use of Herbal medicine helps support the body. We have all become more aware of the importance of eating good quality food and how this enhances the ability to maintain a healthy body. When the body becomes weakened by stress, illness or disease, introducing herbs for a specific purpose can achieve a targeted healing process.

Mostly and ideally it should be used as an everyday diet, to build the immune system to prevent illness.

Therapeutic Essential Oils:

You may have heard the old saying “Oils aren’t oils” this is so true.

The oils used are chosen because they have been “tested and validated on humans” and now studied and used on animals with amazing results.

Young Living Essential Oils are 100% Pure Organic they are planted with the intention to heal, grown from seed to seal.

According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using essential oils to heal the sick, thousands of years before Christ. There are 188 references to oils in the Bible.

The effectiveness of essential oils cannot be fully understood without some discussion of frequency. Frequency is the measurable rate of electrical energy flow that is constant between any two points. Everything has frequency. There are many books explaining electrical frequency and much about a person’s health can be determined by their frequency. The study of frequencies raises important questions, concerning the substances we eat, breath and absorb. Many pollutants lower healthy frequency.

Processed/canned food often has a frequency of zero. Fresh produce has up to 15hz, dry herbs from 12-22Hz and fresh herbs from 20 -70Hz. Essential oils start at 52Hz and to as high as 320 Hz. Clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance know to man, creating an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus, fungus etc cannot live.       

As we progress and clinical research is documented and evidence is supporting these 100% Pure Organic Essential Oils are:

* Immune Stimulating            *Anti-viral                               *Anti-Infectious

*Anti-bacterial                                    *Antiseptic                              *Anti-fungal

*Anti-oxidant                         *Anti-cancerous                      *Regenerative


emmettEmmett Technique:

Desrae commenced her studies in Emmett Technique and was so blown away with its results in the equine species it lead her to study and also complete her Practitioners’ Emmett Technique for Humans.

Emmett Technique is a safe and simple muscle release therapy developed by Remedial Therapist Ross Emmett. It is used to address pain and discomfort, improve body movement and can restore a positive emotional stage.

It is a special form of body therapy that involves application of light finger pressure at specific points. These are in sequences that enable gentle releases for common problems which include neck, shoulder, legs and back pain. The therapy addresses tissues that may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin joints or other connective tissue (fascia) as well as lymphatic vessels or organs of the gastrointestinal system.

Accurate and fast assessment of imbalances present in the body are an integral feature of this technique.

Addressing a condition from a Holistic approach is very important in supporting the healing process.


IMG 3260Desrae Gant has many years working with animals both professional and on a personal level.

She has 31 years in the Veterinary Industry commenced as a Junior Veterinary Nurse and working her way up into the role of Hospital Coordinator in 2 Veterinary Hospitals: one in a mixed animal hospital and the current in a Small Animal Hospital. Both these positions became possible due to her commitment to her professional studies and personal desire to ensure the patients receive the best possible care and treatments. From her personal experiences with her own dogs, cats and horses she has been able to watch and observe their conformation, gait and behavior. Desrae also had a very successful Riding career in the fields of Hacking, Dressage than moved onto Western Pleasure. Her awards of High Point Horse and Rider varied at State and National level and also a prestige American High Point Award. 

Passion, persistence, and dedication has always brought forward the rewarding results.    

Over the past years Desrae was led by a burning knowing which had challenged herself and the Veterinary profession by embracing the belief in the benefits of Natural Therapies.

This commenced with studies in Herbal Nutrition and Herbal Medicine, followed by Therapeutic Essential Oils and then Emmett Technique.

Together these combined therapies have proved over and over again the wonderful and powerful true gift of Mother Nature.


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