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 Keenan
  • Dr Andrea Ritmeester (Registered Specialist – Equine Surgery)
  • Dr Leigh de Clifford
  • Dr Barbara Hunter (Registered Specialist – Equine Surgery)
  • Dr Mary Ontiveros
  • Dr Bill Ewen
  • Dr Rochelle Kerr
  • Dr Roisin McQuillan
  • Dr Therese Ritson
  • Dr Jess Connell
  • Dr Ian Heyns
  • Dr Tracey Kerr
  • Dr Rebecca Daly
  • Dr Alex Curtiss
  • Dr Madonna J Morrison
  • Dr Caroline Thompson
  • Dr Ingeborg ten Houte de Lange
  • Dr Louie Genis


Our vets are assisted by 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.

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