Referral Services

North Queensland Specialist Equine Service was founded by Dr Brad Dowling, a registered specialist in equine surgery in 2005.

This service is part of the Townsville Veterinary Clinic and was established to provide veterinarians and horse owners with the option of referring complex and challenging equine cases.

Brad has extensive experience in a number of areas and is always willing to discuss cases or offer advice when requested by owners and veterinarians alike.

Brad’s research and clinical interests include:

  • treatment and healing of bowed tendons
  • upper respiratory tract problems and noises
  • surgical management of colic
  • lameness diagnosis and treatment
  • hock arthritis
  • pre-purchase examination
  • poor performance evaluation
  • wound healing
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • diagnostic imaging
  • navicular disease

Having full time equine surgeon combined with comprehensive surgical and anaesthetic facilities means that the North Queensland Specialist Equine Service can offer your horse high quality service and care closer to home.

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 1:00pm