Christine King BVSc, MANZCVS (equine), MVetClinStud
This is an unconventional practice. Over the past 35 years I've been following my own eccentric interests and have developed skills in these areas:
These are the things I most love to do, and where I'm best equipped to help. We are blessed in this area to have many conventional vets who do a wonderful job with the conventional stuff, and I'm very glad that I can leave the rest to them.
I have no restrictions on Hendra vaccination status. I will see horses who are unvaccinated or whose vaccination status is 'overdue', 'lapsed', or unknown. That said, I will also comply with government regulations regarding the safety of humans and other horses in potential Hendra cases. Testing for Hendra virus in suspect cases is the financial responsibility of the horse owner.
I offer Hendra virus antibody testing of healthy horses to determine the horse's Hendra virus (HeV) immune status. It is my hope that equine vets will start accepting proof of HeV-specific antibodies as evidence that the horse poses little risk to others.
For a 'deep dive' into this issue, please read my web article, Hendra: why not just go ahead and vaccinate?
Fees & hours
First consultation: $180 – $360 (+ trip charge if applicable)
Trip charge: $60/hr (if applicable)
Payment: due at the time of service
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 4 pm
If you require emergency services, on my contact page is a list of equine practices in this area that provide emergency services.
— My very best to you and the animals you love —