About Us

Dr Joan is a senior equine veterinary surgeon who has a long, solid background in the vet & equine industries & is an internationally qualified FEI Official Equine Vet. With Post Graduate qualifications in Education,    Dr Joan is a trusted Perth Horse Vet ideally suited to provide horse lovers & owners of all ages, with an  introduction to the world of horse care & equine veterinary medicine.

Dr Joan Deetman

Joan grew up in the beach side suburb of Scarborough in Perth WA, Australia. In her early career in the Thoroughbred breeding industry, Joan gained valuable experience in Equine Reproduction whilst working for prominent studs such as Heytesbury and Yalebra studs. Joan studied at Murdoch University to complete her veterinary studies. Dr Joan lives on her farm in Serpentine, WA. 


  *Bachelor of Science  (BSc)

  *Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS)

  *Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary & Adult) (GDEd)

  *Certified Technical & Large Animal Rescue 

  *Certified St John First Responder

  *Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Winner.

FEI Qualifications

FEI stand for  "Fédération Equestre Internationale ". The International Federation for Equestrian Sports is the international governing body of equestrian sports. The FEI headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland.


*Official FEI 3* Endurance VET

*FEI 3* Endurance Treatment Vet

* FEI Permitted Treating Vet

*FEI Testing Vet 

*FEI Eventing Vet.

As an internationally accredited Offical FEI, this work often takes Joan interstate and overseas as well as attending many local competitions.

In 2014 Joan applied successfully for the position of Endurance Assistant Team Vet for the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

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 She works regularly in WA, nationally and in New Zealand, as an Endurance veterinarian. This work provides involvement in performance medicine, emergency medicine and critical care.

Involvement in the Eventing Competition world also allows Joan to work as an FEI Official Eventing Vet. Daughter and vet nurse, Mikaela, regularly competes in eventing competition so the family can combine work and pleasure!

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With over 30 years experience in the equine breeding industry, Dr Joan Deetman is also an experienced Equine Stud Manager. 

Silverson Vet Clinic in Serpentine WA has been Joans practice for over 20 years.   Joan also continues to work in her small animal practice - Warnbro Sound Veterinary Clinic. Emergency Medicine & Diagnostic Imaging  are areas in which Joan has a special interest - Continuing Veterinary Education is embraced to follow these interests.

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In 2016 Joan initiated development of the WA Veterinary Emergency Response Incorporated group (WAVER) www.waverinc.com.au. Joan and daughter Mikaela both hold internationally recognised qualifications in Technical & Large Animal Rescuse.


© Joan Deetman 2018