Welcome to Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic (APEC).

After having established APEC as a mobile practice in 1993, Dr Elizabeth Herbert moved to the present location in 1997, where we are able to hospitalise horses as well as see outpatients. APEC specialises in horses only, including donkeys and mules.

We provide farm calls to the greater Gawler area and many suburbs north of Adelaide. We are a general equine practice and can take care of your many equine veterinary needs. We also have a retail store and are happy to investigate products and advise you, in equine health maintenance.

Please browse our website to discover the range of services we can provide, and to meet our professional team.

Hours of Service

Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic is open six days a week. Our Winter hours currently are:
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 12:00noon

Please call the clinic first on 08 8523 4777 to ensure we have a veterinarian available. We also have a vet rostered for out-of-hours calls at all times, who you can reach directly through the office number.

For any foaling emergencies ONLY, please call 0409 505 205.

Payment options

We are pleased to offer a variety of payment options for veterinary care. While we do require payment at the time of service, for your convenience we accept all methods of payment; cash, direct debit, cheque and EFTPOS.

In addition, we accept these credit cards; VISA and Mastercard. For questions about your veterinary fees, or to discuss payment options, please feel free to contact the office on 08 8523 4777.

We have a payment policy which you can access here: APEC Payment Policy

If you are interested in financing options, you might be interested in Vetpay.

Education & Information

We have a range of fact sheets available on our Education pages, with more being added all the time.

There is also a selection of “How to’s” such as normal horse temperature, pulse and respiration, and how to take them, how to bandage difficult areas, and how to manage hoof abscesses. We also have a back catalogue of newsletters chocked full of news, education and information on relevant horse industry services.

Contact us

Call the office today, on 08 8523 4777, to schedule your visit. We welcome your call and will be happy to answer any of your questions.

We thank you for taking the time to look at our website, and look forward to working with you.