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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Vaccinating your Dog (C3/C5)


Dollarphotoclub 55737990smlIn our modern world we are very fortunate to have readily available vaccines to protect dogs from life-threatening diseases such as Parvo virus, distemper, hepatitis, and canine cough. Not that long ago vaccines against Parvo were not available and it was a game of chance as to whether your dog might contract this deadly disease. Now we have the luxury of a simple course of vaccines with boosters given throughout life that will help to protect your pet.



The C3 Vaccine Course is aimed at combatting Parvo, Distemper, and Hepatitis.

The C5 Vaccine Course is aimed at combatting Parvo, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza (Viral component of Canine Cough), and Bordatella Bronchiseptica (Bacterial component of Canine Cough).

Puppies get a C3 as part of their first vaccination visit, then on following rounds they usually get a C5. Some owners choose to continue with the C3 level of vaccination and we respect this choice. Keep in mind your dog may not be approved to board in some kennels or attend training/shows without a C5 Vaccination Certificate. 

Dollarphotoclub 67207264smlQuestion: What is Parvo Virus? Parvo virus is a relatively common virus that infects many species but the form of the virus which infects dogs ONLY infects dogs or canines. The disease is seen usually as loss of appetite, depression, vomiting and profuse bloody, foul smelling diarrhoea. On average the disease will last between one day and 2 weeks and is most often fatal.

Question: Can you treat Parvo? Diseases such as Parvo aren’t easy to treat and many dogs which fall ill with parvo will die despite treatment. Treatment can be very expensive and the disease is usually awful for the dog regardless of the outcome.

Question: How do dogs get Parvo Virus? Parvo is a very tough virus and it can live in the environment for up to 12 months or more. The vomit and faeces of dogs infected with Parvo contain the virus. This means that by simply walking over an area where a sick dog has been in the last 12 months could put the parvo virus onto you or your dog’s feet. Because of this your dog doesn’t need direct contact with a sick dog to get parvo. You could bring the disease home on your clothing.

Question: What is Canine Distemper? This virus is highly contagious and lethal, though thanks to high vaccination rates it is rarely seen in modern Australia. It presents with a temperature, lethargy, inappetance, nasal discharge, vommiting, diarrhoea, spasms and progressive paralysis. It usually results in nervous system damage, if not death, and is uncurable. Distemper tends to appear in areas where vaccination rates are low, particulary in puppies.

Question: What is Canine Hepatitis? Hepatitis in dogs is an acute liver infection caused by adenovirus. It is also highly contagious and though your dog may survive, they can pass it onto others via their urine for up to 6 months. It can present in your dog with a fever, inappetance, diarrhoea, depression, tonsilitis and severe abdominal pain, eventually showing corneal opacity in some cases. Puppies and younger dogs have a particulary poor prognosis and can die within 36 hours. 

Question: What is Canine Cough? In simple terms Canine cough is an infection of the upper airways of dogs. It can result in a loud gagging or honking type of cough. The disease may last for up to 3-4 weeks and is very contagious. An infected dog which has coughed into the air can cause spread of the disease in the air to other dogs. For this reason dogs don’t have to be in very close confinement with other dogs to catch the disease. Of course when dogs are living in close proximity to other dogs that are infected the disease can quickly spread.

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