About Silverson Veterinary Clinic

Dr Joan Deetman


FEI Official Veterinarian

Dr Joan is passionate about horses & veterinary science. She has  devoted her life to the ongoing accumulation  of knowledge & veterinary skills.

As a Senior Equine & Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon, Dr Joan has amassed a wealth of knowledge in many disciplines within the equine & veterinary industries.

With a solid background in Sport Horse Medicine, especially medicine of the Endurance Horse, plus special interests as an Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner, Dr Joan offers a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services. 

Equine Vet

Dr Joan has a long, solid background in the equine industry. From early years in the Thoroughbred breeding industry (incl. Heytesbury & Yalebra Studs) to international Official FEI Endurance & Eventing Vet, Dr Joan has solidified her equine passion into her qualifications and ongoing Continuing Vet Education & Research.

Joan has current studies & research as an Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner & is a member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology.

Small Animal Vet

Pet Dentistry and Emergency Medicine are 2 areas of special interest for Dr Joan. All medical and soft tissue surgery services are offered in her clinic where clients will appreciate Joans' straight forward & common sense approach to veterinary care for all pets.



Bachelor Science (Veterinary Medicine) Murdoch University

Bachelor Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

Graduate Diploma Education (Tertiary & Adult)

Sport Horse Medicine Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner

(Current study & research program)

Continuing Education in numerous areas of Vet Science.

FEI Official Equine Veterinarian

FEI Official Treatment Veterinarian

FEI 3* Official Endurance Veterinarian

FEI 3* Official Endurance Treatment Veterinarian

Certified Large Animal Rescue

Certified St John First Responder

Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Winner

Founder West Australian Veterinary Emergency Response


 Dr Joan is well known in the WA   Endurance Community having   supported the WAERA group for over   25 years.

 Team Vet for numerous Tom Quilty   events around Australia, including   Hospital Treatment Vet and setting up   Field hospitals.

 FEI positions around Australia and   NZ for Endurance and Eventing.


Kids Vet Club is Distance Education Program designed to introduce kids to the study of Vet Science.

The purpose of the program is to allow kids to explore vet study to see if Vet Science is a career path they wish to follow.

Dr Joan created the course in 2017. Suitable for kids 10-18 years old, KVC now has over 500 members worldwide.


Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award

Certified Large Animal Rescue

St John First Responder

Founder WA Veterinary Emergency Response


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