Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre is owned and managed by Kelley Barrington BVSc MANZCVS (Equine Medicine). Graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in 1996, Kelley has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of equine veterinary care. Kelley is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) in Equine Medicine and is currently studying for a Certificate in Equine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee and Colorado State University.
Throughout her 20 plus years working as an equine vet, Kelley has developed a passion for sports medicine. Believing that when horses are “off form”, there’s normally a good reason for it, Kelley loves the challenge of working with a lame or poor performing sport horse to uncover the real cause of the problem and help them return to their best.
Kelley takes a holistic approach when assessing each horse, often working with a range of equine professionals, from farriers to nutritionists, to examine all factors affecting the horse’s performance and wellbeing. Kelley uses her knowledge and expertise to set each horse a treatment and management plan, aimed at enabling them to return to peak performance. She follows her clients with a keen interest and having competed in eventing, dressage and show jumping herself from a young age, Kelley knows first-hand the demands on a performance horse. Please read testimonials about her work and recent case studies to learn more.
While Kelley travels to her client’s properties across the upper North Island, she has also set up a boutique rehabilitation centre on a peaceful and quiet 600-acre property in Clevedon, South Auckland. At the centre, every patient receives first class care with Kelley treating each as her own, whatever their injury or ailment may be. Horses are managed by Kelley and each has individualised and personal attention, something that isn’t always possible in bigger veterinary clinics or hospitals. Read more about the services offered and facilities available at the centre.
“In my work, the horse’s welfare and happiness is always paramount. I love the challenge of helping a horse to feel happy and sound again and seeing my clients get the best out of their horse.”