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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Dentistry Success Stories

Sometimes you get a success story that really boosts your confidence, knowing that what you are doing is the right thing.

Six months ago I examined a 12 year old mare to see if she was pregnant. As she wasn't we made an appointment for her and her paddock-mates to have their teeth attended to.

When we examined her mouth she was found to have sharp points and various other changes, which were corrected at the time. The changes were not extreme and were routinely corrected.

I heard nothing more for 6 months when the owner asked me back to re-examine the mare as she thought she may still be pregnant, as she had put on a lot of weight. I examined the mare once again and sure enough she was definitely not pregnant. The owner was amazed that the horse had put on the weight – and indeed she was fat! The owner then told me this mare NEVER put on weight out in the paddock – she always lost weight and looked a little lean, except this time around. The diet had not changed from previous years. In fact the only thing that had changed was that this year the teeth had been examined and treated for the first time. I think she may be a believer in equine dentistry!dave_in_horses_mouth

Speaking of success stories, I revisited a horse whose teeth I examined and treated about 2 months ago. On that occasion he had some serious problems. I suspect that someone in the past had used a Swales, or spring, gag on this horse. The swales gag is usually a coiled steel "spring" that slides up the side of the horse's mouth between the two first molars to hold the mouth open. Unlike the full mouth speculum these gags have a single point of pressure on these teeth, and if the horse bites down hard enough it can put enough pressure to split that tooth right down the middle. And that's what I found in this unfortunate horse's mouth. His tooth had split and was now separated so that the two halves pointed towards his tongue and his cheek respectively, with a big space up the middle full of decaying fermenting feed. There was ulceration of the cheek and scrapes in the tongue. He also had very sharp edges and ulceration of his cheeks from his other teeth.

On that original visit the sharp points and other pathologies were corrected. When I returned to remove the tooth, the owner reported that he used to take ages to eat and was always the slowest of the horses to eat his feed, but that he was now the first to finish eating and was even pinching some food from the others. Now that the tooth is out I have no doubt that he will be even better. He has put on a fair bit of weight and is looking very happy, as is his owner (happy that is – not putting on weight!)

It is great to be able to help these horses feel better, eat better and do better. And the best part is that when I am leaving the owner says "See you next time!" rather than, "No offence but I hope I don't see you again!" That really makes my day.

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Saturday, 24 February 2018