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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BARF: The Pet Food Revolution


big.dogHoof N Paws vets are now proudly stocking BARF, in fact we’re the only Big Dog BARF distributor in the Scenic Rim!

What is BARF?

BARF is the health revolution for your companion pets, it acronym standing for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. Basically, it’s all-natural raw pet food that is prepared to human-consumption standard. Where possible, Big Dog sources ingredients from organic and local suppliers.

Why choose BARF?

BARF may be the ideal food for your furry family members because its nutrients are not altered by temperature, and it’s free from fillers, chemicals and preservatives. Natural forms of essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes and oils enhance this food choice.

Many pet owners have found the switch to BARF resulted in:

Improved skin, coat and lean body mass

Healthier teeth and fresher breath

Reduced stool volume and odour

Strengthened immune system

dog-pileBalanced hormones and improved behaviour

Improved reproductive health and orthopaedic conditions

Big Dog also support Guide Dogs through their Leading Raw program. Hoof N Paws is proud to stock the Leading Raw line to assist this worthwhile cause.

We stock for dogs:

Leading Raw in Growth (puppy), maintenance, energy and senior

Regular Big Dog BARF rolls and patties in chicken and lamb

We stock for cats:

Regular Big Dog BARF in turkey


Info and Images courtesy of Big Dog Australia

Big Dog Australia is the leader in Natural raw diets for dogs and cats, manufacturing a product commonly referred to as “BARF,” which stands for “Bones and Raw Food or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food.”

 A Qld owned and operated family  business, started by Chris and Kirsten Essex, established now for 13 years

Our message is quite simple – we want everybody to feed raw natural foods to their dogs and cats to promote wellbeing and health, rather than the very common, highly processed foods that are popular choices, largely due to the need for knowledge of the benefits of raw feeding.

Our diet mimics a “wild dog”  or  “evolutionary” diet. The results are incredible, and very quickly seen, normally within 2 weeks, particularly when you take the dogs from a dry and/or processed food diet to our raw diet.

Our ingredients include – meat, crushed bone, offal (liver, kidney, heart), vegetables (mainly green leafy, carrots, celery), apples & oranges, eggs, kelp, flaxseed meal and alfalfa.

  We distribute our product in pet-stores, produce stores and vets, with a presence in every state. We also currently export to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. 

Chris’ background is Food Science, studying at Gatton University. He is also Nutritional Adviser to  Guide Dogs Qld, playing a large part in the formulation of their own branded raw food, Leading RAW.

Big Dog is responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of this product and is a major supporter of GDQ, feeding their colony of puppies and working dogs in Qld .


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