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Welcome to Matamata Veterinary Services Equine

Welcome to the MVS Equine division; a highly qualified, vastly experienced team of veterinarians dedicated to providing the very best care and treatment of your horses. We are proud to provide round the clock service, every day of the year.

Why choose us?

Our people: MVS Equine offers the services of seven outstanding fulltime veterinarians. Our veterinarians each have differing areas of expertise, including racing, performance, surgery, foal and stud medicine.

  • Dr Dave Hanlon (Registered Specialist – Equine Reproduction)
  • Dr Dave Keenan
  • Dr Andrea Ritmeester (Registered Specialist – Equine Surgery)
  • Dr Leigh De Clifford
  • Dr Barbara Hunter (Registered Specialist – Equine Surgery)
  • Dr Samantha Clarke
  • Dr Cordelia Francis
  • Dr Rochelle Kerr
  • Dr Therese Ritson
  • Dr Jonathan Tam

Our vets are assisted by seven excellent vet nurses. For further information about our people, please click on the ‘About Us’ page.

Longevity and security

Our facilities: Our purpose-built equine hospital, located just outside of Matamata includes full surgical and medical amenities, diagnostic equipment, post and rail yards and paddocks, and stabling.

Our services: As well as providing general animal health and preventative care, we offer a full range of on-site services such as digital radiography, ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, surgery, pre-purchase examinations, dentistry and assisted/routine reproduction.



News Feature

MVS Success at the 2017 New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Conference

Congratulations to MVS Equine Veterinarians, Cordelia Francis and Andrea Ritmeester, for their outstanding achievements at the 2017 New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Conference. Cordelia won the Massey Award for Best […]