Dr Joan Deetman - Profile


Dr Joan Deetman - Senior Veterinary Surgeon.

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS)
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary & Adult) (GDEd)
  • Certified Technical & Large Animal Rescue - Learn More
  • Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Winner.

Joan has been a vet for over 25 years, working with small & large animals and has Post Graduate qualifications in Education.

  • Silverson Vet Clinic in Serpentine WA has been Joans practice for over 20 years.
  • Founder and chairperson of West Australian Veterinary Emergency Response Incorporated (WAVER) www.waverinc.com.au
  • Founder of the newly established "Kids Vet Club"in Perth
  • Dr Joan Deetman has 25 years of small animal veterinary experience - birds,bunnies, cats, koalas, dogs or kangaroos - there is always something new to learn. That's what makes veterinary life so interesting!!!
  • Small Animal Emergency Medicine & Diagnostic Imaging are areas in which Joan has a special interest - Continuing Veterinary Education is embraced to follow these interests.
  • Special interests in small animal emergency medicine, equine medicine and soft tissue surgery.Actively pursues post graduate studies via Continuing Veterinary Education.
  • Official FEI 3* Endurance VET
  • FEI 3* Endurance Treatment Vet
  • FEI Permitted Treating Vet
  • FEI Testing Vet
  • FEI Eventing Vet.
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With over 30 years experience in the equine industry, Dr Joan Deetman is an experienced Equine Stud Manager and Equine veterinarian.

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.

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.

She works regularly in WA, nationally and recently 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!

In 2016 Joan initiated development of the WA Veterinary Emergency Response Incorporated group (WAVER) www.waverinc.com.au

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Silverson Vet Clinic - Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Winner

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