Our Equine Services at a Quick Glance:


We have a dedicated Equine Centre on site at the clinic, providing stocks and day boxes to enable dental, reproductive and lameness exams.

  • Full dental facilities. Including a full range of hand floats and a power tool when needed. This is a popular service that can be done as a walk in / walk out at our clinic to save the client mileage costs, or we can come to you.
  • Mobile digital radiography. This means you can either bring your steed to the clinic, or we can visit your property to enable us to perform diagnostic x-rays with instant results.
  • Ultrasound – reproductive and tendon / joints. Once again, this is mobile but the presence of super safe stocks at the clinic means that mare fertility and pregnancy scans can be done easily and with minimal risk to horse and holder.
  • Pre purchase Examinations. We do a large number of examinations to help provide would be purchasers more information on their decision about whether to purchase a horse or pony
  • Lameness investigations. Including nerve blocks and flexion tests. These can be done at our premises in Lincoln Road, Masterton. The great team at Panorama Equestrian (situated in the Gladstone District just south of
Masterton) also allow us to use their facilities to do these investigations. They have an arena which allows us to see subtle lameness only visible under saddle.
  •  Poor performance investigations
  • Endoscopy (scoping) for checking respiratory and wind problems
  • Wellness / health checks including faecal egg counts and advice on worming
  • Stitch ups and colics
  • Castrations (geldings)
  • ECG for investigating cardiac abnormalities
  • Other routine surgery plus some more in depth procedures with the help of our consultant surgeon Sarah Taylor VN BSc (Hons) BVetMed Cert ES(Orth) PhD MRCVS. Some surgeries we have done include corneal (eye) repair, keratoma surgery in the foot and patellar replacement surgery.
  • We provide a full 24 / 7 after hours service to our Equine Client.

Within the mixed practice clinic of The Vet Clinic Wairarapa, the combined skills of our equine veterinarians in the region can be tapped into to create a more comprehensive veterinary service for our client and horses’ benefit. 

Louisa Broughton - Vet
Keri Giles - Vet

General Health & Advice

Health consultations, Dentistry, Freeze Branding, microchipping and DNA testing, Castration, Reproduction services: scanning and AI, Vaccinations, Pre-purchase examinations.

Emergency Care

Colic, wounds & lacerations, laminitis, eye injuries and foaling emergencies.


In house labs including blood tests and FE Count, radiography, and ultrasound.

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.