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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Why can’t I get bute off you guys without a prescription?

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Phenylbutazone (aka Bute) is a prescription anti-inflammatory medicine which can be highly effective, but if used inappropriately, can be very dangerous.

This is a drug which can have many side effects if used improperly, some of these include:

  • Bute can be unsafe at high levels over extended periods of time
  • Bute can cause gastric & colonic ulcers
  • Young, old and ill horses are sometimes unable to process the drug, accumulating toxic levels of it
  • Bute is wonderful in masking pain, though this can work against us. For example say an owner used bute to treat their horse’s lameness, when the cause for their horse’s pain was a fracture. Conditions such as fractures can then become lethal if left untreated
  • If intravenous bute is accidentally injected into the muscle severe tissue damage can occur
  • Some people give bute if their horse is colicing. This may not fix the colic, but it masks the pain and lessens the parameters your vet will use to assess the severity of the colic. This subsequently may affect the treatment plan, and may result in the horse’s death.
  • if bute is administered improperly to a condition, masking the deterioration may mean that you don’t call the vet out until your horse’s condition has severely deteriorated, which subsequently may affect its chances of recovery.Because it is a prescription product, it is illegal for us to supply bute without assessing the animal’s condition. If we were to simply hand over the bute without seeing the horse and the horse died or their condition worsened as a result of us not seeing it, we would not only be held liable, but our vet would lose their licence to practise veterinary medicine. This is clearly an unfavourable outcome, both for us and for your poor horse who suffered due to an improper treatment.

    So you see, there are many factors which make us unwilling to just hand out bute to any client, regardless of their horse experience or belief in their own diagnosis of the horse’s condition. 

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