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Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic

Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic (APEC) was established by Dr. Elizabeth Woolsey Herbert in 1997.  After having established a mobile practice in 1993 she moved to the present location where we are able to hospitalize horses as well as see outpatients.  APEC only sees equines incl. horses donkeys and mules.  We do farm calls to the greater Gawler area and many suburbs north of Adelaide. We are a general equine practice and we can take care of most of your equine veterinary needs.  We also have a retail store and we are happy to investigate products at your request.  




Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic, Gawler, South Australia

APEC was established by Dr. Elizabeth Woolsey Herbert in 1997as a mobile practice.  In 1993, APEC moved to the present location where we are able to hospitalize horses as well as see outpatients. APEC specializes in horses only (including donkeys and mules).

We provide farm calls to the greater Gawler area and many suburbs north of Adelaide, and are a general equine practice and can take care of most of your equine veterinary needs. We also have a retail store and are happy to investigate products and advise our clients in equine health maintenance at your request.



Philosophy & Policies

Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic offers horse owners a reasonable and compassionate choice for your horse's care.  Our aim is to help you make decisions at any level of care for your horse.  We work with you to achieve your goals for your horse's benefit and health.
We do accept new clients and do accept new clients for emergencies, but we can only do this on a payment at the time of service basis.  

We can now offer an on line source of credit for clients who have expensive or emergency procedures that are not budgeted for.

 We appreciate clients who also respect our needs for personal time and family commitments.

We are happy to see both the amateur and professional horse owner and we are happy to educate new horse owners on the heath needs of your horses.


APEC Services

Hospitalization, Internal Medicine and Intensive Care
Surgery (Routine castrations, cryptorchid castrations, mini horse colic, etc)
Endoscopy
Radiology/Ultrasound (tendon and reproduction)
Dentistry
Reproduction (Mare AI with both chilled and frozen semen, stallion collection, etc)
Cardiac ECGs and Heart Scores
Lameness/Prepurchase exams
General Health Maintenance with Advice on Feeding and Worming
Ambulatory Calls or Clinic Appointments
After hour calls most days

Radiography

APED's state-of-the-art Vetel digital radiography system allows us to take on the spot diagnostic radiographs, and we can email or make a digital copy for our clients. We also can use the computer to produce an analysis of the hoof which farriers find invaluable. These radiographs make the veterinary-only depository a thing of the past, and we can do radiographs at your facility if you have suitable facilities.


Dr. Elizabeth Woolsey-Herbert
Dr. James Meyer

Jodie Vaughan
Naomi Wigzell
Jodee O’Leary
Jenny Scott
Lisette Santin
Sandy Brown



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