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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Canine Gastro-intestinal - Our Services


There are so many factors that come into play when trying to determine the cause for gastrointestinal problems. Ultimately for a true diagnosis, your vet will need to thoroughly examine your pet and they will need to obtain a good history from you to provide insight. In conjunction with this diagnostic testing may be recommended depending on the presenting problem.


  • Vomiting can be confused with regurgitation
  • It involves abdominal heaving / nausea
  • Gastrointestinal causes (i.e. dietary change/indiscretion) or extra-gastrointestinal causes (ie. Pancreatitis)


  • There are so many things which can cause diarrhoea, some of these categories are: dietary cause / toxin or drug / extra-gastrointestinal cause / infection / inflammation / partial obstruction / cancer. It can be present for just a few days or even up to weeks in chronic cases. It may be as simple as a dietary change or become life threatening such as severe gastroenteritis.
  • If your pet has diarrhoea and it has been a few days, it may be worth getting them examined by one of our vets. If your dog is showing other systemic signs, such as off their tucker, lethargic, they need to be examined as soon as possible so treatment can be prompt.


  • Constipation can be described as difficulty passing faeces or complete inability.
  • To relieve this, your pet may require an enema and/or intravenous fluid therapy. Diagnostic testing such as radiography, ultrasonography, digital palpation and blood hematology and biochemistry panel may also be recommended to assess how severe your pet’s condition is.
  • Causes could be related but not limited to: diet / obstruction / enlarged prostate (common in old, entire male dogs).
  • If your pet is constipated, they need to be examined by a vet that same day. This can be quite an uncomfortable condition for them and should not be left.

Food allergies

  • This can be a challenging condition to diagnose. Owners need to be very vigilant and stick to the treatment plan that their vet has recommended.
  • Food trials are recommended and this you will need to discuss in depth with your treating veterinarian.
  • Clinical signs may include: itchy/ hair-loss / dry skin. These are particularly associated with skin under arms, around eyes and belly.
  • However, other conditions which can also cause these signs are parasites, other allergies, other dermatological causes. See dermatology.
  • If you think your pet may be suffering from a skin problem, please contact the clinic and make an appointment to see one of our friendly vets.

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