About

Equine Options offer an integrated veterinary service to industry professionals and horse enthusiasts alike with over 30 years experience in not only traditional veterinary health care but also in alternative treatments.

To be a winner the horse needs optimal biomechanical and orthopaedic balance and the mental aptitude to compete with success. The link between back pain, the passive stay apparatus, behaviour and balance is only the beginning. To have the animal happy and in peak condition also requires an insight into not only science but a degree of understanding of the animal itself, or what was referred to as horsemanship.

Assimilating and connecting the entire horse structure to have a functionally optimal outcome seems basic but remains elusive. Competitive success wins all arguments.

Dr Rowan Kilmartin

  • BVSc
  • Master Chiropractic Sc (Animal Chiro)
  • Grad Dip Animal Chiropractic (RMIT)
  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

Dr Rowan Kilmartin, Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating from the Queensland University in 1979 Rowan worked in mixed practice on the Western Downs and later on the Queensland Central Coast. It was during this time that he was finding an increasing number of problems that were left unanswered by conventional veterinary medicine. He was inspired to see if there was a different way to address these problems. He initially completed a certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture and a Graduate Diploma in Animal Chiropractic. In 2002 Rowan was awarded a Master of Chiropractic Science (Animal Chiropractic) from RMIT University.

In 2003 he moved to South East Queensland where he concentrated on equine chiropractic medicine for five years. During this time he treated multiple thousands of cases research and education, speaking and lecturing throughout Australia & overseas. He has also produced DVD’s and books for pet care and health.

More recently Rowan has taught at the Animal Biomechanical Medicine course in Melbourne and has lectured in the USA.

Rowan is a member of the Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia (ABPA) a member of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), and special interest groups Holistic (AHV), and Acupuncture (AVAG).

At Equine Options we are serious about providing the highest standards of care to our patients. The importance of providing an accurate diagnosis of the horse’s problem and which treatments need to be applied to be ensure lasting relief are basic to our approach. Knowing difference between pathology, conformation, pain and disability, foot imbalance or other health problems underlie which treatments are most efficacious for a return to health and optimum performance. The overall benefits to our valued patients are a more cost effective veterinary expenses, and better quality of life.