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Waikato, New Zealand

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Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre

“Dedicated to Excellence in Equine Performance”

Purchasing a new horse is an exciting time but it can also be stressful. Whether you are purchasing a horse for pleasure or professional use the financial outlay can be significant and you want to minimise your risk of financial loss or emotional disappointment wherever possible. A veterinary prepurchase examination can help you minimise this risk.

When selecting a practice or veterinarian to perform a prepurchase examination there is no substitute for experience. A familiarity with specific discipline for which the horse is intend is invaluable. Radiographs or ultrasound examinations performed as part of the examination have to be of the absolute highest quality. Relevant information needs to then be communicated by the veterinarian to you the purchaser with patience, in detail and in terms you can understand. While as a purchaser you want to minimise your risk, you equally do not want to needlessly miss out on purchasing a quality prospect because of an overly conservative veterinary interpretation.

At the Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre we have the experience, equipment and facilities to provide the highest level of service available. Sport horse work is a significant part of our practice and an area we are passionate about. We are proud to sponsor the riders Clarke Johnstone, Vanessa Way, John Thompson and Sam Felton and we look after horses at the top level of Showjumping, Dressage and Eventing in New Zealand. The clinic, located in Cambridge, is accessible for all geographical locations and we regularly travel out of the area for purchase examinations.

Purchasing a horse should be a positive and exciting time. We can help minimise the stress of decision-making process and hopefully play a small part in the start of new and successful partnership between a horse and rider.