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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Vet Dictionary


  • # - fracture (new!)
  • Alopecia – loss of hair
  • Anicoria - pupil in one eye is different size to the other onequestion_mark1 (new!)
  • Anterior – towards the front
  • Ataxic - loss of muscle control 
  • Ausculated – listened to with a stethoscope
  • BAR – bright, alert, and responsive in their demeanor
  • Bulla – in eyes, a large bulge, pocket or a round bulge
  • Capillary Refill Time – the time it takes for the capillaries (in the gums) to refill with blood after being compressed (in most cases the normal time for this is less than 2 seconds)
  • Carpal – knee joint in the forelimbs
  • Caruncles – aggregated cells formed into a lump (often within granulation tissue in a wound
  • Caudal – towards the tail
  • Cornea – clear part of the front of the eye (if viewed from the side)
  • Cranial – refers to towards the head/front
  • Crepitus - crunching/crackling sounds/feeling (new!)
  • Cyanotic - lacking oxygen, therefore blue
  • DDFT - Deep Digital Flexure Tendon 
  • Desmotomy – cut a ligament 
  • Distal – away from the body
  • Dorsal – refers to towards the back, also the front of the leg
  • Effusion – a collection of fluid resulting in swelling, usually in reference to joints
  • Eliptical - curved (new!)
  • Enterolith - a build up of minerals in the intestine, causing obstruction 
  • Epiphora – eyes that are tearing, as in crying
  • Ex - Examine 
  • Fetid – smelly 
  • Granulation – scar tissue
  • ICS - Illiocaecal sounds (gut sounds) 
  • Lateral – away from the middle of the body
  • Laxity - looseness, floppy (new!)
  • Limbus – in eyes, edges of eye where the clear section meets the solid section
  • Lysis – occurs in the bone, when there is less bone material present than there should be
  • Medial – towards the middle of the body
  • Metacarpal – cannon bone (below the knee) in the fore limbs
  • Metatarsal – cannon bone (below the hock) in the hind limbs
  • Miotic (refering to iris) – closed 
  • Mucous Membranes – membranes lining the body’s cavities (gums, anus, eyes etc.), and these should be pink and moist
  • Nares – nostril 
  • Nasogastric Intubation – running a tube from the outside of nose down into the stomach
  • Ngt - Nasogastric Intubation 
  • Oedema – swelling due to fluid accumulation in the tissues of the body
  • Ossifying – becoming bony 
  • Osteitis – infection of a bone but not the marrow it contains
  • Osteomyelitis – infection of a bone and the marrow it contains
  • Palpation – feeling the area
  • Plantar – back of a hindlimb
  • Posterior – towards the back
  • Proud Flesh – excess granulation (scar) tissue
  • Pruitic – itchy 
  • Purulent – pusy 
  • Pyrexic - a fever/high temperature 
  • Recumbent – lying down 
  • Rx - History 
  • SDFT - Superficial Digital Flexure Tendon 
  • Serous – straw-coloured discharge 
  • Synovial Foranimae - Holes in the navicular bone 
  • Tarsal – hock joint (in the hindlimbs)
  • Tenotomy – cut a tendon 
  • Topical - treating onto the surface (new!)
  • Tx - Treatment
  • Ventral – towards the belly
  • WNL - within normal limits (new!)

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