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 Puppy & Advice for New Owners


Dollarphotoclub 68650327smlWhat should you do to take the best possible care of your new puppy? Here’s our advice in a nutshell!

Buy a puppy that suits YOU!

If you’ve got a very small yard & little spare time then a really active breed like a Border Collie or Kelpie might prove difficult. Think about your situation BEFORE you go looking for that new pup to avoid an impulse purchase of a cute but unsuitable puppy. Research a breed that you are interested in to check their particular needs and issues that relate to that breed. For instance, some breeds are more prone to certain diseases.



Try to ensure that you buy as healthy a pup as possible by seeing the puppy 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 puppy that has had its first vaccination and been checked by a vet.If you are not too fussed on getting a purebred from a breeder consider getting a pup from a shelter. They will have most of the vet work taken care of and you will be doing your bit to reduce overpopulation. 

Vaccinate it!

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

Vaccinations are due at 6-8 weeks, 10-12 weeks and 16 weeks. Then annually.

Dollarphotoclub 73597389smlWorm it!

Worms such as hookworm can KILL dogs and some worms that infect dogs can transfer to people and cause serious health problems.

Worming is done once every 2 weeks from 2-12 weeks of age then once a month from 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 yearly heartworm prevention injections. As a puppy this injection is more frequent but once an adult it is given once yearly, usually at the same time as the vaccinations.

Heartworm injections are due at 3 months, 6 months, 15 months of age then annually.

Desex it!

Unless there is a very good reason to breed your dog we recommend that you desex it at 6 months. Undesexed female may be at higher risk of  life-threatening conditions such as pyometra and cancer in their mammary glands (breasts). Undesexed male dogs are at higher risk from prostate problems.

Desexing is due at 6 months.

Microchip it!

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

Microchipping legally should be done before 12 weeks of age but can be still be done later is for some reason it was not done.

Dollarphotoclub 52336710smlRegister it!

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

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Logan City Council

Feed it!

We recommend a good quality dog biscuit such as Hills Science Diet. At least 75% of the dog’s food intake should be a balanced food such as this. The remainder can be made up of an occasional (e.g. weekly) raw bone, treats 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 dogs aren’t an accident they happen most often due to good training from an early age. One piece of advice would be “start as you plan to continue”. If you don’t plan on having a 40 kg Labrador sleep in your bed, don’t put it in your bed as a puppy. If you want to be able to leave your dog at home alone sometimes don’t take it with you all the time when it is a puppy or it may expect this forever. Separation anxiety is a terrible thing to inflict on a dog. Of course if you want them in your bed then that is fine – just make a conscious decision about what you plan to do. We recommend attending Puppy Pre-school or a professional training group with your new pup to get things off to a good start. Try Good Dog Bad Dog as a training point. Jimoomba Dog Training Club are another good option. 

Good Dog Bad Dog, Jimboomba

Jimboomba Dog Training Club

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