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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Buying a Kitten & Advice for New Owners

Written by Dr Colleen Buckley BVSc.


Dollarphotoclub 54302051smlWhat should you do to take the best care possible of your new kitten? Here’s our advice in a nutshell!

Buy a cat that suits YOU!

If you’ve got very little spare time then a really long haired breed which might needs lots of grooming might prove difficult.  Think about your situation BEFORE you go looking for that new kitten. Can you confine it to your house or will it live outdoors during the daytime? There are a range of outdoor enclosures to suit all budgets and tastes.



Try to ensure you buy as healthy a kitten as possible by seeing the kitten in the flesh before you buy it. Seeing its mother, and if possible father, is also useful to check their general temperament and health. Preferably buy a kitten that has had its first vaccination and been checked by a vet. If you're not after a certain breed from a breeder why not consider adopting from a shelter or rescue organisation. Most will ensure all necessary vetwork has been seen to prior to you taking your bundle of fluff home, and you will be doing your bit to reduce overpopulation. 

Vaccinate it!

This is essential. It means that your new kitten will have a thorough examination by a veterinarian who will check for any problems that might be evident. It also gives your kitten protection against some of the common contagious and even fatal diseases that it might contract.

Vaccinations are due at 8 week, 12 weeks and 16 weeks. Then annually.

Dollarphotoclub 66746662smlWorm it!

Worms can cause serious health problems for the cat and may transfer to people.

Worming is done once every 2 weeks from 2-12 weeks of age then once a month form 3-6 months of age then once every 3 months for life.

Prevent Heartworm!

Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes. It is not necessarily covered by general gut worming tablets. We recommend monthly application of a suitable product such as Advocate or Revolution..

Heartworm prevention is due monthly.

Desex it!

Unless there is a very good reason to breed your cat we recommend that you desex it.

Desexing due at 6 months.

Microchip it!

This permanently identifies your kitten and can help return it to you if it gets lost.

Microchipping legally should be done before 12 weeks of age but can be physically done later.


Dollarphotoclub 41405868smlRegister it!

Make sure that you register your new kitten with the relevant local council.

Scenic Rim regional Council 

Logan City Council 

Feed it well!

We recommend a good quality cat biscuit such as Hills, Eukanuba or Iams. 75% of the cat’s food intake should be a balanced food such as this. The remainder can be made up of an occasional (e.g. weekly) raw chicken neck or wing bone or home cooked food. Some may choose to feed a raw diet plan but make sure you follow a balanced program and seek veterinary advice before proceeding. Always keep clean fresh water freely available.

Train it!

Well behaved cats aren’t an accident they happen most often due to good training from an early age.  Litter tray or outdoor toileting need to begin from the start. Stick to a routine in your cat’s life and that will also make life easier for everyone.

Lastly: Enjoy it!

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