About Us

Oldbury Equine Clinic

Dedicated To The Care Of Horses

Oldbury Equine Clinic was established by Dr Michael Harwood in early 2014.

Throughout the years, we have treated thousands of horses. We are local leaders in the equine field, providing state of the art diagnostic equipment accompanied by unparalleled levels of equine veterinary care both at the clinic and at your doorstep. 

field ambulance services
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Regions Serviced

Oldbury Equine Clinic services clients from our southern border of North Dandalup up to the Wattle Grove region, including the suburbs

  • Baldivis
  • Byford
  • Cardup
  • Darling Downs
  • Keysbrook
  • Mardella
  • Mundijong
  • North Dandalup
  • Oakford
  • Oldbury
  • Orange Grove
  • Perth
  • Serpentine
  • Wandi
  • Wattle Grove

Our catchment area is no further than 30km in any direction from the clinic, ensuring an efficient response time when our clients require our assistance. 

Our Team

Our clients trust our team to provide them with the best veterinary care possible for their horses. Our professional qualified staff offer a completely personalised service.

We are experienced, understanding, caring and compassionate. We are always on hand to help you to make the best possible decisions with regards to your cherished animal. Looking after your horses is our passion in life.

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Dr Michael Harwood


Michael grew up in Newmarket the centre of the UK racing industry. He conducted his veterinary training at Liverpool University Veterinary School and was always focussed on becoming an equine practitioner. He completed an equine externship in his final year, followed by starting his career in an equine internship and then a period in mixed practice.

Michael had his first taste of Australia in 2005 spending a number of years in equine hospitals in the Hawkebury, Sunshine Coast and Hunter Valley. Michael returned to the UK to work in performance horse practice in the Southern Counties for three years before returning to Australia in 2011 and moving to Perth. He started Oldbury Equine Clinic at the beginning of 2014 wanting to provide a comprehensive equine veterinary service, which offered the options of full work ups both at the clinic and the client’s own facilities.

When not working Michael can be found spending time with his family, windsurfing one of the many WA wave breaks, assisting with Windsurfing Western Australia where he is vice president or occasionally participating in local polo chukkas.


Dr Warwick Vale

BSc(Biol) BSc(VetBiol) BVMS(Hons II) FAVA

Warwick should be well known to many equestrian people south of the river, having been a well-established WA equine veterinarian for over 30 years working in his large equine practice in the Swan Valley.

Warwick graduated from Murdoch in 1989 and was one of the founding partners of the Valley Equine Veterinary Centre.
He has been an Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) member for many years and is a Fellow of the Australian Veterinary Association along with being heavily involved in the management of the Equestrian Australia (EA)

He is well acquainted with the management of performance horses, and holds a Level 4 FEI Veterinarian qualification, with experience working at the highest levels of competitions around the world.

He is recognised nationally as a highly regarded and prominent equine veterinarian, with special interests in sports medicine, surgery, lameness and pre-purchase examinations.
He has years of local and international experience in dealing with sport horse performance and soundness issues and advocates a thorough, yet practical approach to the management, treatment and prevention of sport horse injuries and lameness.        

His knowledge and skills will be a complement to the current range of veterinary services provided here at Oldbury Equine Clinic.

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Dr Simone Deetman

BSc BVMS(Hons)

Simone completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University in 2006 and straight away relocated to Busselton to begin her veterinary career. Although she thoroughly enjoyed living and working in the beautiful South West, after several years, she moved back to Perth to combine veterinary work with her passion of horses and entered into sole equine practice. Simone uniquely enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary medicine and general practice.

Over the last 10 years Simone has been lucky enough to intermittently take time away from work to raise a family – life has never been busier than with 3 young kids! Simone’s interests outside of work all revolve around her love of being outdoors. From camping to hiking and bike riding, she loves spending time with her family and seeing all the great places WA has to offer.

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Dr James Meyer


James grew up in South Australia, and began riding horses at the age of three, working his way through hacking, dressage and eventing. He completed his veterinary degree in the Inaugural Class at the University of Adelaide. Spending his formative years at Goolwa District Pony Club, James is now an active member of Pony Club (instructor), FEI, Endurance, and the Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA).

James frequently provides services for FEI events, as a Level 2 Official Veterinarian in Eventing, Jumping & Endurance, as well as being an AERA accredited Endurance veterinarian. James has seen clinical practice across SA & WA and recently received the Ben Cunneen & Alistair Rogers Award for Outstanding Service to the EVA & Industry.

In 2021 James passed his Memberships in Equine Dentistry with the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. This is a prestigious post-graduate qualification that demonstrates his dedication to the field of Equine Dentistry.

Dr Liz Woodberry

Dr Liz Woodberry


Initially from the east coast, Liz has grown up with a passion for horses which has led her around the world and ultimately to Perth to study veterinary science. She graduated in 2007 and has been working in equine and small animal practice in the Perth area since. She has a passion for equine reproduction and particularly enjoys teaching the next generation of vets at Murdoch in their reproductive practical classes. During the breeding season she can also be found at Scenic Lodge Stud as their head reproductive vet.

Outside of work Liz is sports mad and can be found playing hockey, touch football or hanging out with her 2 young daughters.

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Dr Tory Ko-Peternelj


Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Tory completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch in 2019. After graduating she embarked on a gap year consisting mainly of travelling and visiting family in Europe as well as eventing on her own horses. She then spent some time working in the swan valley and now thoroughly enjoys her time working both at Oldbury Equine Vet and Dental Vet. Tory enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary medicine and surgery in particular sports medicine, lameness and radiography.

Outside of work, Tory enjoys riding and competing on her own horses, as well as going to the gym and spending weekends away camping throughout WA. Other than this she thoroughly enjoys travelling overseas and hopes to do so again soon!

Kim Brood

Kim Broad

Remedial Farrier

Kim is a skilled farrier and their clientele are studs, race horse trainers and vet clinics. He also lectures at the Equine Training Centre in Armadale.

Kim is an active member of the Western Australian Farriers Association and believes that you can never stop learning, having recently completed a 5 day international exam to become the only Advanced Skills Farrier in WA.

Kim has spent the past 30 years tending to horses’ hooves on a daily basis, during which time he has pursued the highest levels of industry qualifications. He uses his years of experience, along with his more official qualifications of being an Advanced Skilled Farrier (ASF) under the Farrier International Testing System (FITS),
as well as an Associate with the Worshipful Company of Farriers (WCF) in England.


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Mick Field


Mr Field has 28 years experience as an equine dentist, having completed my qualifications in the United States and the United Kingdom. I am certified by the British Equine Veterinary Associations/British Veterinary Dental Association in equine dentistry, and have held a number of positions internationally. These include Examiner for a number of Associations and as the European Director of the World Wide Association of Equine Dentists. My past clients include riders at National, European and Olympic competition level.

Mick is licensed by the Veterinary Surgeon’s Board of Western Australia to carry out category 2 corrective dental procedures, and to administer sedation. Corrective procedures and administration of sedation are performed under the direction of a veterinarian.

Qualifications and positions held:

  • Examiner, International Association of Equine Dentists
  • Examiner, Florida Association of Equine Dental Technicians
  • Examiner, British Veterinary Dental Association/British Equine Veterinary Association
  • Tutor, Advanced Dentistry course, Cambridge Veterinary College 2003
  • Accredited to the British Equine Veterinary Association & the British Veterinary Dental Association 2001
  • Appointed European Director, World Wide Association of Equine Dentists 1996
  • Masters certification, World Wide Association of Equine Dentists 1995
  • Equine Dentistry certification, World Wide Association of Equine Dentists 1994
  • Introductory course in Equine Dentistry, World Wide Equine Inc, Nebraska USA 1990
dr robert harris

Dr Robert Harris


Dr Harris has many years of experience in diagnosing eye conditions and performing eye surgeries on animals, including cataract removal via phacoemulsification. Specialised veterinary ophthalmic equipment is needed to perform a complete eye examination and surgical procedures on the eye. Some of the state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques employed by Dr Harris include direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, slit lamp biomicroscopy, applanation tonometry (Tonopen) and gonioscopy.

Appointments to see Dr Harris can be made only by referral from your veterinarian.

Sponsoring WA Best & Brightest Riders

Oldbury Equine Clinic proudly sponsors WA’s best and brightest riders in the fields of show jumping, dressage and trick riding.

In addition, we sponsor and support various equestrian events throughout the local area. We love horses, so it’s only natural that we do all we can to advance the equestrian field.

sponsored riders
showjumping sophie amhat


Sophie Ahmat

dressage liz tollazo


Liz Tolarzo
Wandiera Park Dressage

trick riding jacinta maurer

Trick Riding

Jacinta Maurer
Girls Girls Girls WA Trick Riders

sponsored events

Sponsored Events

We like to support the events which make up our great Equestrian sport. Our sponsorship aims to assist such hard working committees in their endeavours to run these competitions.

In the past we have sponsored the Alcoa International Horse Trials at Fairbridge Village and the South West Horse Trials.

If you have a sponsorship opportunity that you think would suit us, please get in touch.