Station Street Vets have been trusted providers of quality health care to horses in the South Eastern suburbs and into South Gippsland for almost 30 years. Our knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing the best of care for your equine family. Our vets are continuously updating their knowledge and skills. We provide genuine 24 hour emergency service seven days a week. With both ambulatory services and a fully equipped equine breeding facility we are set up to take care of all of your equine veterinary needs.  At SSVC we are passionate about assisting you to care and manage your horse in a cost effective way.

Horse ownership is expensive and proper veterinary care accounts for a significant percentage of that expense.  Ultimately, the relationship you have with your equine veterinarian will guide you and your horse down a balanced path.  Use your equine veterinarian as a sounding board to help you determine the level of care you are comfortable with, and discuss the costs of these services frankly and openly.

At Station Street Veterinary Clinic we pride ourselves on the fact that almost all of our vets and nurses either own or have owned horses. This gives us a unique understanding into not just the medical side of any condition presented but also the expectations, requirements, and emotions of the owner.

We have the latest in diagnostic equipment including mobile digital X-Ray, ultrasonography, and endoscopy and we have extensive experience managing all common equine illnesses and injuries including colic, wounds, hoof abscesses and common diseases such as strangles, mud fever and rain scald.

One of the difficult parts of veterinary medicine that animals can’t talk with humans. This is why, as vets, we need to look at the symptoms as they are presented to us. A significant amount of the information we get is through assessment of how much pain an animal is in and where that pain is located. This is especially true for colic where we need to monitor the degree of pain the animal is in and how they respond to various painkillers including how long they work for. The painkillers we use are not curative but do help with diagnosing the source of pain.

The upshot of this is that despite having the animal’s best interests at heart, it is essential that no painkillers are administered to a horse before a veterinary surgeon has had the chance to assess them. This is especially true for Bute as it is an exceptionally potent and long-lasting pain killer.

Services offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Colic workup including (where facilities allow) full health examination, rectal exam, nasogastric tubing, pain mitigation testing and blood testing.
  • Wound repair including suturing both standing with sedation or under general anaesthetic, bandaging and casting if deemed necessary
  • Routine medicine including faecal egg testing and worming, vaccinations, and health checks
  • Contagious disease control (e.g. strangles) on large properties
  • Geldings
  • Field Surgery both standing and under general anaesthetic  
  • Mobile digital x-Ray and ultrasonography  
  • Lameness workup and diagnosis
  • Choke correction and management 

Note: Unfortunately we no longer offer pre-purchase examinations due to their litigious nature

Business owner James taking a young Clydesdale for a drive. Bred by James and broken to harness by Unique Carriage Hire