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Dr James Meyer BSc(PV) DVM MANZCVS (Equine Dentistry)

James grew up on the Fleurieu, and began riding horses at the age of three, working his way through hacking, dressage and eventing. He completed his veterinary degree in the Inaugural Class at the University of Adelaide. Spending his formative years at Goolwa District Pony Club, James is now an active member of Pony Club (instructor), FEI, Endurance, and the Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA).


James frequently provides services for FEI events, such as the Adelaide International Horse Trials, as well as being an accredited Endurance veterinarian. James has seen clinical practice across SA & WA and recently received the Ben Cunneen & Alistair Rogers Award for Outstanding Service to the EVA & Industry.

Dr Meyer founded Fleurieu Equine Clinic to help fill the gap of equine veterinary services that were lacking in the area. His interests are in performance horse medicine, dentistry and preventative care. Dr Meyer is currently the President of Goolwa District Pony Club, and PCASA Southern Zone. He is also an Official Veterinarian for the Federation Equestre Internationale in Eventing, Jumping & Endurance 2*.

In 2021 James passed his Memberships in Equine Dentistry with the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. This is a prestigious post-graduate qualification that demonstrates his dedication to the field of Equine Dentistry.

Dr James has contributed to the following scientific publications:

Carroll, CSE, Andrew, ER, Malik, L, Elliott, KF, Brennan, M, Meyer, J, Hintze, A, Almonte, AA, Lappin, C, MacPherson, P, Schulte, KM, Dahlstrom, JE, Tamhane, R, Neeman, T, Herbet, EW, Orange, M, Yip, D, Allavena, R & Fahrer, AM 2021, ‘Simple and effective bacterial-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapy’, Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, vol. 9, no. 9

Khazandi, M, Bird, PS, Owens, J, Wilson, G, Meyer, JN & Trott, DJ 2014, ‘In vitro efficacy of cefovecin against anaerobic bacteria isolated from subgingival plaque of dogs and cats with periodontal disease’, Anaerobe, vol. 28, pp. 104-108

Ford, M & Meyer, J 2013, ‘Surgical correction of bilateral flexural forelimb deformity in a foal’, Control & Therapy Series, vol. 272, pp. 11-14

Meyer, J 2013, ‘Summer pneumonia in sheep: A case study’, Proceedings of the Australian Sheep Veterinarians, pp. 74-79

Herbert, EW & Meyer, J 2016, ‘The benefits of an established social media presence before a disaster strikes’, Proceedings of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, vol. 62, pp. 567-571

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