You guys are awesome, thank you so much for looking after Taruni. - Sue from Greenbank
"A pony is a childhood dream; a horse is an adult treasure." – Rebecca Carroll
At Hoof N Paws Vets we aim to provide the most safe, effective and advanced care for our equine friends.
You will search a long way to find resident equine vets as highly skilled and qualified as our own. Dr David Bartholomeusz has over 30 years experience, and has travelled all over Australia, the UK and the USA to learn with the world's top equine practitioners as a Churchill Fellow.
Our modern purpose-built clinic affords many facilities to make it the best place for your horse to be (other than their home, of course!). This includes:
- Location is not on a busy main road, making for a more peaceful atmosphere
- Large float turnaround area, making it even easier to navigate your equine's transport
- Very tall building (5.4m-8m high, in fact). The height makes for a less clautrophobic space for your horse, and many equines who are wary of stables feel comfortable entering the clinic
- Wide breezeway, for safety and comfort.
- Purpose-built crush for dentistry, reproductive scanning, and standing surgeries. It has been designed to be safe and a pleasure to use.
- Podiatry and Lameness Area, with farrier space and an extra tie up.
- Extra large stables, complete with fluid wheels, 3x layers of wonderfully comfortable rubber, and animal eco bedding, which is dust-free.
- Clinic is fully-insulated to beat the Queensland heat
- A separate and air-conditioned kid's area, which has a large window looking out to the consult area, so you can see your children. This means the kids can be entertained whilst safely being out of your horse's and vet's way.
To view what we can do for your beloved equine friend, view Our Services for Horses.
Being a responsible horse owner means being well-informed to make the best decisions regarding the welfare of your horse. Below are links to various articles on all aspects of horse health and care, along with features on the various illnesses and conditions we come across.
- Reproduction and Foaling
- Wellness Plans for Horses
- Actively Cooling Horses
- Antibiotics Overuse
- Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
- Basic Horse Health
- Bighead Disease
- Bushfire Planning
- Competition: Prevention & Recognition of Problems
- Cushings Disease (Equine)
- Dung Beetles and why they're so dung good
- Euthanasia for Horses
- Eye Problems
- Fireweed Intoxication
- Floating Practices for Safe Travel
- Food sources that can be poisonous to horses
- Geriatric Horse Care
- Greasy Heel (aka mudfever)
- Heart Murmurs
- Hendra Virus
- Herpes Virus
- High Temperatures & Actively Cooling Them
- Holidays and Leaving Your Horses at Home
- How often do you worm your horse?
- Laminitis/Founder Symptoms
- Microchipping and the EI Outbreak
- Microchipping your Horse and Why It's So Important
- Older Horse Care
- Our Hendra Policy
- Overweight horses
- Penis & Sheathe Cleaning
- Pre-purchase exams
- QLD Itch
- Rain Scald
- Ross River Virus
- Seedy Toe
- Sustainable Horse Ownership
- Taking a horse's temperature
- Underweight Horses
- Wet Weather Equine Health Concerns
- Why Hospitalisation can sometimes be the best option for Colic Cases