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About Our Practice

Western Equine Veterinary Services (WEVS) are dedicated local horse veterinarians servicing Werribee, Bacchus Marsh, and their surrounding districts. Along with our predecessor practice (Dr Ray Horsey and Associates) we have been delivering experience, honesty and genuine care to the horses of Melbourne's west for over 50 years. 

Our main office is located at 58 Derrimut Road Werribee VIC, 25 minutes west of the Melbourne cbd. From here we service other districts within a 50km radius such as Little River, Lara, Staughton Vale, Balliang, Mount Cottrell, Rockbank, Melton, Toolern Vale, Diggers Rest, Sunbury, Bulla, and Oaklands Junction. We also run weekday services from Bacchus Marsh, servicing here and other districts within a 25km radius: Bullengarook, Myrniong, Greendale, Ballan, Rowsley.

We come to you, but for certain cases we have access to a property in Werribee South where we can monitor sick or injured horses until they are well enough to go home.

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As an equine practice we offer the highest standards of care, knowledge, and experience in all areas of equine veterinary medicine and surgery. We also work closely with world class referral hospitals in our area allowing us to stay up to date with the latest advances in veterinary medical research and giving us access to the most modern diagnostic equipment.

With the heart of the Victorian harness racing industry on our doorstep, we have vast experience treating standardbred racehorses, and have had great success assisting trainers and owners get the most out of their equine athletes. We also service thoroughbred racehorses, including those at the Flemington and Geelong racecourses, and are the main ambulatory practice providing service to the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre.

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Routine Services
  • Lameness workups: including nerve blocks and joint injections.
  • Digital Radiology: Miatech Ultralite cordless direct digital xray system.
  • Tendon/soft tissue ultrasound
  • Gastroscopy: for imaging diagnosis and monitoring of stomach ulcers
  • K-Laser Photobiomodulation Therapy: physiotherapy tool for tissue healing and pain
  • Respiratory endoscope and BAL (lung wash)
  • Blood tests/racehorse profile
  • General attendance to any sick horse: colics, resp. infections, diarrhoea, sore eyes etc
  • Minor surgery in field: stitch ups, hernia surgery, lump removal, gelding, etc.
  • Reproductive services: mare scanning (follicles, preg. tests, ect), AI, foal care.
  • Dentistry: advanced training in dental care, modern dental power equipment.
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination and annual health check
western equine Reproduction

Over the spring and summer we provide high quality, economical routine ambulatory reproductive services such as mare ultrasound scanning, artificial insemination, pregnancy testing and general foal care. We also agist, scan and inseminate brood mares at our Werribee South facilities and can boast great conception rates serving mares on site due to the added care and attention we are able to give them.

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We offer veterinary supervised agistment at our Werribee South property.

Here we can also look after horses for clients who'd prefer we monitor their horses recovery from illness/injury closely, and those who like the peace of mind of leaving their precious pet with their vet while they are on holidays.

Likewise we can offer short term agistment to equestrian enthusiasts looking for a less stressful alternative to boxing their horse(s) while attending events at the Werribee Park Equestrian Centre.

Dr Nicholas Robson
Meet Our Staff

Dr Nicholas Robson (Practice Owner)

Nick is a local having grown up on a hobby farm in Little River. Nick graduated from the University of Melbourne Veterinary School in 2002 and started work at the Colac Veterinary Clinic. Although he was keen to be a horse vet Nick is glad he started his career in mixed practice as the skills and knowledge he gained treating all species (cows, sheep, horses, dogs, cats, birds, etc) gave him a great foundation in basic principles which he still uses on a daily basis, especially when presented with new and interesting cases.

After 3 years at Colac, and a 6 month stint in the UK, Nick started work as an equine veterinarian working for Dr Ray Horsey and Associates in Werribee. Nick worked with Dr Horsey for three years before he retired and Nick bought the practice. The time Nick worked alongside Dr Horsey was invaluable as he imparted much of his knowledge and experience especially in the areas of lameness evaluations and field surgery.

Nick spends a lot of his time on weekly rounds attending racing and performance horse stables, and is always busy with stud duties over the breeding season. No matter how busy he is Nick still enjoys seeing his regular loyal clients, especially those who have been using the practice for up to 40 years.

Bree Mazaris (Admin/Equine Vet Nurse)

Bree is a local Werribee girl, having grown up on a farm in Werribee South.  Bree and her family have been long term clients of Western Equine and joined the team in 2018 after finishing school.  

Since being part of the team Bree as grown in experience and confidence, starting out as a stable hand, and now progressing to full time head vet nurse and practice manager.  

Dr Adele DeKretser (Associate Veterinarian)

Adele came to Western Equine Vets in 2021, initially locuming, but we loved her so much we managed to convince her to join us permanently 3 days per week.  She has more than 10 years experience working at prestigious equine clinics/hospitals, and has vast experience in all aspects of equine veterinary medicine.  Adele has a keen interest in advance veterinary dentistry, and works closely with equine dental specialists.  Adele also has a special interests in equine medicine, geriatric care, performance horse care, and preventative health care.  


0418 385 223


(03) 9749 3044




58 Derrimut Rd Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029, 

Bacchus Marsh

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