Our services range from routine vaccinations and health checks for ponies to 24-hour-a-day intensive care for newborn foals; lameness evaluation for sport horses to assisted reproduction for broodmares, and everything in between.
We provide equine surgery, equine medicine, diagnostic imaging, equine reproduction, laboratory, pharmacy and some referral services.
Whether you compete at a national or international level or you ride for fun and relaxation, we understand what your horse means to you. Our veterinarians understands that each horse is an individual. We understand that a personal relationship between the horse owner and their equine veterinarian is part of the foundation of a successful horse and rider team.
We understand the "business" of racing but we also understand the dreams and passion that bring people to racing and breeding. We provide veterinary services specifically tailored to the racing industry.
Auckland Veterinary Centre maintains a progressive approach to all areas of equine reproduction by continually adopting and adapting the latest information and techniques in the fields of broodmare management and assisted reproduction.
Helping at risk Mares Deliver Healthy Foals. Over the past five years at Auckland Vets Dr Petra Hazlitt has developed a successful monitoring program for pregnant mares similar to that used in pregnant women.
Stomach ulcers in horses are a frequent cause for concern in horse owners, and because they can have multiple and varied clinical signs they can be a source of confusion. There are also a multitude of products on the market which claim to help with ulcers - so it can be hard to know what to do.
Oral and dental health can have a significant impact on a horse’s wellbeing, performance and lifespan.
Our veterinarians with a particular interest and training in dentistry perform regular assessments and routine procedures on our patients’ teeth.
Equine Podiatry is the study and treatment of the horse's hoof and its ailments. The accuracy of the famous adage "no foot - no horse" means that podiatry is one of the most important branches of knowledge for the successful management and long life of all horses; whether they are companions, pleasure horses, weekend competitors or elite athletes.
Whether your goal is to be the top sale horse at the Thoroughbred yearling sales or a show pony with the conformation the judge is looking for or the dressage horse with a conformation that promotes long term soundness, we can develop a plan for your horse.
Laminitis is the inflammation and subsequent break down of the lamellar attachment which is the bond between the pedal bone and the hoof wall. The lamellar attachment is formed by lamellae, finger like projections that work similar to the bond formed in Velcro to hold the hoof wall to the soft tissue and the pedal bone of the foot.
Loss of athletic performance is a common early sign of underlying injury or disease in a horse. The changes are often subtle and require a detailed veterinary examination to help localise the problem to a specific area or body system and determine the need for further diagnostic tests.
Successful rehabilitation and recovery from injury requires a close working relationship between all members of the team responsible for a horse’s performance. The team is comprised of the horse’s owner, trainer, veterinarian and farrier.