What We Do


NSVS offer a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year emergency service.
Riversdale – 03 2025636
Te Anau – 03 249 7039

We have several vets with special interests in Equine work in particular reproduction, including further post graduate qualifiactions in Equine medicine with Australian College Membership and a former Massey University Equine Intern.
We have facilities at our Riversdale branch to paddock, and stable horses short term. This includes a pupose built ‘crush’ for your horses safety and comfort during the above procedures. Along with other equine illnesses we perform thorough and accurate dentals, xrays, and lameness work ups.

H.A.P.P.Y HORSE: Health and Parasite Prevention Yearly

H.A.P.P.Y. Horse is a new initiative to aid horse owners with the routine health care for their horse by developing an annual equine health plan. Our health plans are designed to promote and maintain the good health and performance of your horse(s).
The programme begins with a free in-clinic consultation where we will discuss your horse and its health requirements. From this consultation, we will develop an annual health plan for your horse(s). The health plan incorporates five main areas of routine healthcare: nutrition, vaccinations, dentistry, parasite control and selenium testing, as well as specific health requirements that your horse may have. Each horse enrolled in the H.A.P.P.Y. Horse programme will have a personalised folder recording health checks, dentistry charts, vaccinations, blood selenium levels and a parasite control plan. The programme also includes a reminder system throughout the year so important health events are not missed. There is no extra cost for being enrolled in the H.A.P.P.Y. Horse programme and the development of an annual equine health plan. Normal prices apply for visits and veterinary care.

Get expert advice to aid your decision-making and ensure your horse gets the care it deserves.
If you would like to book a H.A.P.P.Y. Horse consult, please contact our Riversdale clinic on (03) 20256356.

Horse Studs 

We are the vets involved in two of the largest horse studs south of Christchurch, scanning over 600 mares, (we are expert in all routine stud prodedures including infertility examination, problem mares and assisted breeding) assisting foalings, foal medicine and surgeries (soft tissue and orthopaedic corrections), and castrate nearly 100 colts each year.


The H.A.P.P.Y. Broodmare health prorgamme will be run in conjunction with our local horse studs, Macca Lodge and Kina Craig Stud. H.A.P.P.Y. Broodmare incorporates four main areas of health care that optimise the wellbeing of your broodmare and foal. The programme includes vaccinations, parasite control, monitoring of selenium levels and dental health.

Race Day Duty

We are the official race day veterinarians for all the local galloping and trotting clubs.

Farrier Service

We have access to a trusted and proven experienced farrier for routine or remedial work. Enquire to our Riversdale clinic for more information.


105 Berwick Street
Ph: 03 202 5636
Fax: 03 202 5333
Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm


Devon Street
Ph: 03 248 6053

Mon - Fri 9am - 12.30pm


133 Govan Drive
Ph: 03 249 7039
Fax: 03 249 7034
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm


Flora Road
Ph: 03 248 7199
Fax: 03 248 7199
Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm