About EVDS ­ Equine Veterinary and Dental Services

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About EVDS

Equine Veterinary and Dental Services (EVDS) is:

  • An equine only veterinary practice which caters for preventative and elective procedures — such as dentistry, stud work, lamenesses, foot problems, skin disease, eyes, branding.
  • The leading training centre in Australia for equine vets wanting to learn and master equine dentistry.

Why You Can Trust Us

It is a fact of life that there are both good and bad equine dental practitioners - irrelevant of whether they are veterinarians or are non-veterinarian EDT's (equine dental technicians).

The word "equine dentist" (although slightly descriptive in that they do work on horses' teeth) is misleading and not recognised by any regulatory body in this country. It has connotations that the "equine dentist" is formally...

Our Commitment to Quality

At EVDS, we work as a team and strive to please our clients through meeting their individual needs as best we can. We want to help our clients to help their horses!

We treat every horse and owner as an individual — with respect, honesty and willingness to go the extra mile.

Our ultimate goal is to reliably help our...



Dr Oliver Liyou has been involved with horses since age 3 and has won races as a trotting trainer/driver, broken in and competed stock horses and draft horses. Since starting Equine Veterinary and Dental Services in 2002, Oliver has co-ordinated over 34 workshops for over 400 vets.

New Legislation in NSW (the Veterinary Practice Regulation 2006)

The Veterinary Practice Regulation 2006 (NSW), which commenced on 1 September 2006, provides that certain dental procedures on horses are restricted acts of veterinary science.

What does this mean to the horse owner?

The Lay of the Land

The correct practice of equine dentistry requires extensive knowledge and understanding of anatomy, embryology, physiology, pharmacology, anaesthesiology, pathology, neurology, radiology, medicine and surgery. These disciplines are intimately involved in the decision making processes required for the best and most humane treatment option for each individual case.