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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dave.and.bauerDr David Bartholomeusz

Senior Mixed Veterinarian & Dentist

*Photo shows Dave with Bauer, runner-up in the 2008 Melbourne Cup

Dave graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia, in 1980, with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Science. He has successfully treated all species and managed practices throughout the majority of Australia. He established VEVS in August 2002, seeking to specifically work with the equine community of South East Queensland.

David has a special interest in equine dentistry and reproduction and small animal surgery. David has now passed his entrance exams to gain membership in the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Dentistry. Through his hard-work and extensive expertise David was awarded the prestigious position of a Churchill Fellowship in the area of Equine Dentistry. In 2011, as part of his award, David travelled to America and the United Kingdom to study with the world's finest practitioners of equine dentistry, further cementing his knowledge and experience in this field.

In his (very limited) spare time, David loves to take a ride on his motorcycle, have a drop of red, and hit the snowy slopes for some fast-paced skiing action. David would love to get back in the saddle at some point in the near future, if our busy practice would permit it! 



Dr Colleen Buckley

Senior Mixed Veterinarian

*Photo shows Colleen with one of her gorgeous patients

Colleen began her veterinary career in 1990 after graduating from the University of Queensland. Since then she has worked in practices ranging over Australia, as well as England. For many years Colleen worked in and owned her very own mixed-species practice. She is currently a member of the Animal Ethics Committee in Pig Nutrition. Her extensive experience and knowledge over a range of species are an excellent asset for our practice.

When Colleen isn't treating animals or advising in the committee, you may find her spending time with her special family (including her husband and two young children). Her animal family currently consists of a dog, cat, horse, pet bird, ducks, and chickens. So as you can probably guess, she has personal experience with many of the cherished animals you may bring in for her to examine. 


Kelly Bartholomeusz

Practice Manager and Senior Veterinary Nurse

*Photo shows Kelly with champion thoroughbred Super Impose.

Kelly is a highly qualified Veterinary Nurse and has been involved in the veterinary industry for over 9 years. She has actually been heavily involved with the thoroughbred industry for 28 years, as a stable foreman and through other management positions. Consequently, Kelly has a wealth of knowledge in all facets of equine care, racing, and breeding.

She has a deep love of horses, leading her to ride competitively in Western Performance, Showjumping, Hacking and Campdrafting. Kelly is very environmentally-aware, and endeavours to maintain the most eco-sustainable practices in all facets of her lifestyle and business management. A devoted vegetarian, Kelly's interests in Buddhism only further her animal-loving character.


Desrae Gant

Business Consultant, Veterinary Nurse QVN Dip PM

Desrae has been Veterinary Nursing for 30 years , she has Diploma's in Practice Management, Train the Trainee, Workplace Assessor, Herbal Medicine Equine, Emmett Practioner (Muscle Release) Equine and Canine. She is currently completing her studies in Trigger Point Therapy. Desrae joined our team in April 2016 in the role of business and staff development. She has a holistic approach to Animal Care and aims to assist the team in personal and professional development so we can continue to look after our clients and pets.

In previous years Desrae had enjoyed competing paint horses in the discipline of Western and English events, at a National Level and also winning International Awards.


Emma Pearse

Veterinary Nurse QVN

Emma has always loved animals and grew up amongst dogs and cats. She got her first horse at 12 and enjoyed gymkanas, one day eventing and endurance. Emma was a competitve swimmer at State level and stays active by playing indoor and outdoor soccer (and has done so for 10 years!). Emma has prior experience in offices, equestrian centres and equine training facilities.

She currently has 2 cats "Dusty" and "Moo", also she has 2 dogs "Jack" and "Mitch"


Mikayla Perry

Student Nurse

Mikayla has always loved been around animals and from a young age has been around many animals including farm animals such as pigs, sheep and cows. She currently has a border collie, three burmese cats, three miniature horses and chooks. Outside of work she enjoys the outdoors especially the beach, bushwalking and camping. Mikayla also enjoys yoga outside of work.

In 2014 she completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies through a school-based traineeship with Greencross Vets Oxenford. She is now completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

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