Camden Equine Centre

ABOUT US

The Camden Equine Centre is a specialist equine hospital which houses a state of the art $5 million purpose built imaging and performance centre.

Located on the Camden Campus of the University of Sydney, the Centre is internationally acclaimed for animal health and welfare. The Camden Equine Centre delivers the highest standard of current veterinary knowledge, practiced by a range of specialist and highly skilled horse veterinarians.

The Centre specialises in surgery, medicine, performance problems, lameness and orthopaedics, conditions of foals and skin diseases. All these services are supported by excellent operating and examination facilities, PC1 and PC2 laboratory, diagnostic pathology, specialist imaging and anaesthesia staff. In addition to state-of-the-art imaging equipment, the Centre offers a sophisticated high speed treadmill for examining horses to the limits of their ability.

In addition to the services provided, the Camden Equine Centre has a wide range of stabling and accommodation. This includes 12 large, well equipped boxes for equine patients, and special boxes for intensive care – including mares and foals. There is an isolation facility for infectious diseases, and a large number of outside horse yards. The Camden Equine Centre receives referrals from outside veterinarians and is open to the general public.

Medicine and surgery

The Surgical unit provides at the Camden Equine Hospital has the highest level of specialization in a range of fields. All of our surgeons are extensively trained and are able to offer the latest in cutting edge surgical advances. We pride ourselves on evaluating your horse as an individual and adapt surgical treatments to each case. The Equine Medicine Service is facilitated by a world class diagnostic imaging service equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and specialist radiologists, in-house pathology department, a team of specialist surgeons and anaesthetists.

World class facilities

Our spacious, purpose – designed equine facilities at the Camden Equine Centre allows both inpatient care and outpatient treatment for the most complicated medical and surgical conditions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our on-site large animal Imaging and Performance assessment equipment is second to none in the industry. There is no better equipped equine hospital in Australia than the Camden Equine Hospital.

Performance horses

Our vets at the Camden Equine Hospital are passionate about the performance sport horse. With two Australian Equestrian Team Vets on staff, our specialists are experienced with all manner of performance horse issues. Whether it be a lameness issue in a much loved Interschools pony, or poor performance in a Grand Prix dressage horse, we have the facilities, expertise and equipment to ensure that your horse is back competing as soon as possible.

Services

Ambulatory

Ambulatory

The CEC provide a well equipped equine ambulatory service. Our vehicles allow our veterinarians to accomplish many medical tasks at your horses location, including taking radiographs and performing ultrasounds.

Sports medicine

Sports medicine

Our Vets are passionate about the performance sport horse. With two Australian Equestrian Team Vets on staff, our specialists are experienced with all manner of performance horse issues

Surgery

Surgery

We pride ourselves on evaluating your horse as an individual and adapt surgical treatments to each case.

Medicine

Medicine

The Equine Medicine Service is facilitated by a world class diagnostic imaging service equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and specialist radiologists, in-house pathology department, a team of specialist surgeons and anaesthetists.

Our Team

Associate Professor Dr Denis Verwilghen

Associate Professor Dr Denis Verwilghen

Head of the Camden Equine Centre

Dr Liz Tee

Dr Liz Tee

Equine Medicine Specialist

Dr Robin Bell

Dr Robin Bell

Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery

From the Blog

A foal nursing correctly, with the tongue making a seal over the teat.

Normal nursing behaviour of foals

Normal nursing behaviour is very important and a great indicator of your foal’s general health. Your foal should be nursing soon after birth. Usually this happens within two hours but if it does not drink within the first four hours, call your veterinarian.

Read More
A foaling mare. The white amniotic membrane is coming out, and if you look closely, you can see the hooves through the membrane.

Red-bag delivery – a true emergency

Within the uterus of a pregnant mare the foal lies within two membranes: the amnion (inner membrane) and the allantois (outer membrane). It is through the allantois that oxygen, nutrients and waste products are exchanged between maternal and fetal blood.

Read More

The umbilical cord and the umbilicus

The umbilical cord consists of different structures, firstly, an umbilical vein flowing from the placenta to the fetus and secondly, umbilical arteries flowing from the fetus back to the placenta.

Read More

Contact us

Contact Info