Equivet Australia Pty Ltd
Veterinary and Pet Services - Southbrook, QLD
WEVS focuses on equine stud medicine and the veterinarians operate a personalised, high quality mobile veterinary service using the full range of diagnostic equipment & laboratory facilities.
Wilson's Equine Veterinary Services is a small specialty equine practice owned by Equivet Australia Pty Ltd and directed by Max Wilson & his partner Robyn Woodward. The practice operates from a little valley at Southbrook on the Darling Downs just thirty kilometres south west of Toowoomba; the largest inland city in Australia.
Wilson's Equine Veterinary Services attends a majority of the studs on the Darling Downs and provides a call-out veterinary service all over the Downs. We employ 6 - 7 full time veterinarians and have a total staff of over 20 people. Our call-out team performs a large number of functions apart from the general emergency work of treating injuries. colics, lamnesses & sick horses.
Minor surgeries such as castrations, periosteal strips and umbilical hernias can be performed in the field or at our practice base at the Equine Breeding Centre. Also at the Breeding Centre we maintain a fully equipped laboratory for performing blood profiles, and culturing of samples for reproduction work, abortions and routine bacterial cultures.
Our veterinarians are skilled at conducting pre-purchase examinations. They are trained to assess not only the current soundness of a horse, but also to identify any pre-existing problems that may hinder future performance. This examination includes a thorough analysis of the horse's action. We will provide you with a professional assessment so that you will be able to make a well-informed decision regarding the purchase of a horse. Information from these examinations is strictly confidential.
In order to conduct these examinations we have invested in state-of -the-art DR digital x-ray technology. This machine can be taken into the field and results are available immediately for the client to see. Images are stored in the computer and are able to be emailed for referral purposes or to prospective buyers if necessary. This equipment is also used for routine lameness investigations, as well as repository films for thoroughbred yearling sales and general field work.