Why Choose Us
Most cases are attended at the stable or farm, but the trend toward "haul in" consultation is encouraged. Not only can up to half the visit fee be saved, but appointment scheduling is facilitated, and extra diagnostic equipment and staff are immediately at hand if required. At least 24 hours advance booking of routine consultations is appreciated.
Are offered for equine anaesthesia and surgery. The practice is associated with a particular interest pathology laboratory, which collects specimens three times daily, and some laboratory tests are performed "in house".
The pharmacy stocks most common horse medications.
We have a commitment to responsible drug use and request your cooperation in this regard. Particular care is required with Schedule 4 (S4) medications. These are potent medications and are so classified to emphasise the potential for misuse. Please use only as prescribed and for the animal intended. We can only prescribe these drugs for horses in our care, for cases with which we are familiar, and for use on properties in which we are in regular attendance.
Please seek advice for disposal of unused medication and used injection apparatus.
Derek Major is a founding partner of Agnes Banks Equine Clinic and has been the driving force behind the evolution of Agnes Banks Equine Clinic and many of its achievements. Derek graduated from Sydney University in 1979 and has particular interests in surgery and reproduction.
Ian Duckworth is a founding partner of Agnes Banks Equine Clinic and has been with the practice since its inception in 1989. Ian graduated from Sydney University in 1984 and has particular interests in sports medicine, racetrack practice and stud medicine.
Christine Smith is Managing Director of Agnes Banks Equine Clinic. Christine is a Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery, and has a particular interest in poor performance, lameness and all aspects of equine surgery.
Laura Lee is a registered specialist in Equine Internal Medicine and has a particular interest in foal medicine and respiratory problems. Laura was born and raised in South Africa, where she completed a Veterinary Science degree at University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort from 1999-2004. Laura entered private practices in South Africa before moving to the United States where she completed her Equine Medicine Specialty training at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.