Mon-Fri – 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Emergency 24/7

Advanced Equine VETERINARY CARE

A well equipped and modern equine hospital for horse owners based in Auckland and Kumeu

COVID-19 LEVEL 4 UPDATE

As always, the team at Veterinary Associates will continue to provide 24/7 emergency veterinary care, including hospital care. We are following the government and New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) recommendations in regards to COVID-19. Every effort is and will continue to be made to reduce contact with owners and fellow staff. Please bear with us as we will ask additional questions before visiting your horse. We will continue to assign priority via phone consultations and schedule call outs as required during level 4. If you are unsure whether your horse needs to be seen, please call us to discuss. The front reception will remain closed. Please contact us if you need anything from front reception or refills on medications, and this can be arranged in a contactless way. We are keeping close records of those we are in contact with during this time as per NZVA recommendations. Please stay safe and look after yourselves and our wonderful equestrian community. We look forward to seeing all of you at the races, shows, and events once this has passed!
For additional information on guidelines during this time please refer to  https://www.nzva.org.nz/page/covid/ and https://covid19.govt.nz/

We are well and truly into the foaling season, but for those of you still waiting for new arrivals, we are working through level 4 to help ensure your foals safe delivery.  If you have any questions or need advice, please give us a call or visit our reproduction page for more information.

Competition is just around the corner and to be successful in any sporting arena, your horses need to be in optimal condition for not just competition day, but the entire season.  Ensuring your horse maintains peak performance and does not develop lameness or poor results is easier said than done.  We offer individual performance and treatment plans to ensure your horses are ready and prepared for competitions and the entire competitive season. If you have any questions about your horses condition, please give us a call.

THE BEST CARE FOR YOUR HORSE IN OUR
HOSPITAL AND IN THE FIELD

At Veterinary Associates, we provide a range of advanced equine veterinary services for higher performance,  better well being and quality of life.  Our purpose-built hospital is located in Karaka, Auckland and we provide dedicated equine veterinary services across the greater Karaka and Kumeu regions.

WHAT VETERINARY ServiceS CAN WE HELP YOU WITH?

Our combination of the latest ultrasonography practice, specialised reproductive techniques and dedicated experienced vets allows us to make the often-difficult process of equine reproduction a simple one.

Buying a horse usually requires the advice of a veterinarian. Our team is experienced and well equipped to help you with your decision by carrying out any ancillary examinations.

Regular dental checks are essential for your horses comfort, optimal diet and performance, and ensuring there is minimal risk of major dental problems over your horses life.  Mobile and hospital based treatment options available.

Our experienced ambulatory vets are fully equipped to handle multiple equine conditions at your property including lameness’s, sick horses, wounds and reproductive exams.

A PURPOSE BUILT HOSPITAL, FOR BETTER EQUINE VETERINARY CARE

Our multi-disciplinary team and purpose-built hospital enable us to provide the very best veterinary care for equine and farm animals. This includes advanced surgical, medical, and imaging services as well as excellent ambulatory, reproductive, performance and dentistry care.

Whether you are wanting a comprehensive pre-purchase examination, a routine health or performance checkup, or if your horse requires intensive hospital care, our dedicated team of experienced veterinarians are by your side, here to answer any questions you have and deliver the very best veterinary care available. 

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EQUINE HOSPITAL & FACILITIES

24/7 Monitoring

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Our hospital operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If your horse or animal needs overnight monitoring, our purpose-built class facilities are equipped to ensure your animal recieves excellent care.

SURGERY

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The Veterinary Associates Equine Hospital is a state of the art facility with a superb surgical suite to ensure your horse is cared for in the most efficient and safest way possible.

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

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The hospital team provide 24-hour care to critical patients including foals and horses recovering from surgery. All care is provided in our purpose built hospital facility.

IN-HOUSE LAB

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Our experienced ambulatory vets are fully equipped to handle multiple equine conditions at your property including lameness’s, sick horses, wounds and reproductive exams.

TESTIMONIALS

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LATEST UPDATES & SOCIAL

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Happy Wednesday team! For today's Mythbuster Monday on a Wednesday...

Myth: Walking a colicking horse will resolve the colic.

Fact: Walking a tired and dehydrated horse may exacerbate the colic signs. If the horse is resting comfortably, either standing or lying down, then walking is not required.

If the horse is excessively rolling or restless, walking can be beneficial to prevent injury or distress from thrashing. Some painful colics may need to be kept in a safe paddock or stable while you wait for your vet to arrive, to keep your horse safe and yourself.

The most important thing while waiting for the vet is to keep the horse and people involved safe, so use your best judgement and remove any feed and hay.

Seek early treatment, the sooner the better. A large proportion of colics can be treated medically with basic treatment methods, others can be life threatening and may require surgery or euthanasia.

If colic is suspected, call us immediately on 09 294 7307/ 09 412 7388 www.vetassociates.co.nz/contact-us/

Source : Check out the image below and this link from the American Association of Equine Practitioners for more information on recognizing the signs and minimizing incidence aaep.org/horsehealth/colic-minimizing-its-incidence-and-impact-your-horse
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Happy Wednesday team! For todays Mythbuster Monday on a Wednesday...

Myth: Walking a colicking horse will resolve the colic.

Fact: Walking a tired and dehydrated horse may exacerbate the colic signs. If the horse is resting comfortably, either standing or lying down, then walking is not required.

If the horse is excessively rolling or restless, walking can be beneficial to prevent injury or distress from thrashing. Some painful colics may need to be kept in a safe paddock or stable while you wait for your vet to arrive, to keep your horse safe and yourself.

The most important thing while waiting for the vet is to keep the horse and people involved safe, so use your best judgement and remove any feed and hay.

Seek early treatment, the sooner the better. A large proportion of colics can be treated medically with basic treatment methods, others can be life threatening and may require surgery or euthanasia.

If colic is suspected, call us immediately on 09 294 7307/ 09 412 7388 https://www.vetassociates.co.nz/contact-us/

Source : Check out the image below and this link from the American Association of Equine Practitioners for more information on recognizing the signs and minimizing incidence https://aaep.org/horsehealth/colic-minimizing-its-incidence-and-impact-your-horse

Comment on Facebook

Thanks Tarryn and Jenny, and the the girls at clinic, for taking such good care of my mare last week! Abby is back to normal after what I’ve dubbed “the week from hell!”

Mine Sat on his hind end like a dog, not eating and lay on his side panting. Been a year since Surgery at Vet Associates and he is doing well.🦄

Stay tuned! This week's Mythbuster Monday will be brought to you on Tuesday, because, Level 4...

If you have any myths you want us to bust, leave them in the comments below 🧐
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Contact Us

We are open Mon-Fri – 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM for routine appointments and 24/7 for emergency care.

Phone Karaka

Phone Kumeu