Dr Belinda has loved horses from the age of seven. Her son rides, and she tries to squeeze in a ride when she can. Our nurses Hepsi and Michele have extensive experience with horses. The focus of our horse work is with people who treat their horses like we treat ours….as much loved pets and part of the family.

We refer regularly if expert support is needed, and leave the big technical lameness work ups and unusual medical cases to the experts. This way we can focus on what we do best…Helping YOU with your day-to-day equine concerns and husbandry advice with genuine personal care. This is our passion.

Dr Belinda has career long experience managing medical colic in-field, and when she first graduated spent three years developing experience in this area in the UK. She also particularly enjoys equine wound management. Dr Belinda has developed a special interest in helping people maximise equine welfare through good management, diet and dentistry. She does not perform equine dentistry herself, believing that it is an emerging field requiring more specialist care. She is happy to refer you to the equine veterinary dentists that she uses for her own horses oral preventative health.

Hepsi Richards

Veterinary Nurse / Serpentine Vet
Hepsi Richards holds a Bachelor of Arts and completed her Veterinary Nursing studies at Polytechnic West in 2012. Since qualifying as a Vet Nurse, she has worked in equine practice in the Swan Valley, and in private small animal emergency practice. She is famed for having the longest drive of any of our staff members, coming to us from what we call ‘South Geraldton’ (also known as Guildford). We think that shows TRUE dedication! Hepsi has two adult children, and several fur kids, but the most famous of her crew is her orange Arabian mare ‘Symphony’ on whom she enjoys both dressage and mounted archery. Hepsi is the one who you will hear Dr B request to ‘bring the energy down’ when she gets excitable. Her enthusiasm is contagious (and a tiny bit loud).

Daryl Skinner

Groundsman / Serpentine Vet
Daryl Skinner is our friendly, efficient and capable Groundsman, and is basically the guy to whom all  ‘please fix this’ or ‘please build that’, or ‘I got this at the tip shop can we turn it in to a (functional piece of equipment)’ requests go. He is also he man whom will be found raising a ‘disapproving’ eyebrow at us from the corner when we make tasteless testicle jokes during a particularly juicy dog castration. Daryl is the large green-shirted man who will accost your dog with love if he walks through the waiting room, and he can also be seen watering plants, cutting down branches, high pressure hosing things, blowing leaves around  and generally keeping our grounds and building looking neat and tidy!! Daryl and his wife live on acreage in the Shire, and are avid dog ... More