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VS Equine work together across four locations to offer a comprehensive veterinary service.
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VS Equine is an equine focused division of Vet Services Hawke’s Bay, Vet Services Dannevirke, and Vet Services Wairarapa. The combined skills of eight equine veterinarians across the wider regions provide a comprehensive veterinary service for both client and horses’ benefit.

General Health & Advice

Health consultations, Dentistry, Freeze Branding, Microchipping and DNA testing, Castration, Reproduction services: scanning and AI, Vaccinations, Pre-purchase examinations.
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24-Hour Emergency Care

We understand that not all vet calls can be planned and offer emergency care 24 hours, 7 days a week.
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Lameness & Performance Assessment

Lameness and poor performance investigation forms a major part of our equine team’s work. A thorough lameness examination may involve trotting, lunging, and flexion tests, followed by nerve and/or joint blocks and diagnostic imagery.
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Our diagnostic imagery and in house labs provide immediate results. Click here to learn more about Endoscopy, Radiography, Ultrasound, Gastroscopy, in house blood tests and FE counts.
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Our Community, Our Animals

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Working together

VS Equine is an equine focused division of
Vet Services Hawke's Bay, Dannevirke, and Masterton. Our Clinics have been locally owned and operated by veterinarians who want the best health care for animals in their community since 1949.

Lameness Examination

Equine Focused Vet Team

Our experienced equine teams share a special interest and extensive knowledge in a variety of equine fields such as reproduction, dentistry, and lameness. Many have completed additional study to ensure they can provide you and your horses with exceptional care.


We’ve got you covered

Wherever you are on the East Coast, we have you covered with all your veterinary and horse health needs. Our equine facilities and mobile veterinary teams service the greater Hawke's Bay , Dannevirke and Wairarapa regions.

Latest News

Bee Stings and Horses

Dave Kruger, Vet Services Napier  We see beestings in horses and dogs quite frequently.  Like humans some animals appear to be more sensitive to the effects of bee

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Equine Herpes Virus (EHV)

Are colds, mucous, and coughs interrupting your horses training programme?   Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) is a complex disease – it’s highly infectious and outbreaks can be costly!

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