The Practice

Crown Equine Veterinary Services (CEVS) is a world class ambulatory equine lameness, respiratory and medicine consultation service which brings advanced imaging technology and experience to your stable door.  CEVS has a newly built referral equine clinic, using advanced materials, called Kings Park Equine Clinic, which is based just outside of Mornington.   The clinic has been designed as a lameness diagnostic centre and allows for private consultations with our clients further workup, surgery and rehabilitation of their horses.   The practice ambulatory vets cover all metropolitan racecourses, yearling Thoroughbred public auctions in AUS/NZ, aswell as the Werribee International Quarantine Centre during the Spring Carnival and we also provide a service to Sport horses based on the Mornington Peninsula.   We are fully insured for sport horse and thoroughbred prepurchase and vet examinations and are available 5 days a week. 

Dr Ben Mason

BVSc (Hons), BSc, MANZCVS (Radiology), MRCVS

Ben graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001. He worked in Dubai as an intern in Sheikh Mohammed bin Raschid’s Equine Hospital before heading to the UK to work in the racing industry in Newmarket for Rossdales and Partners for 4 years. Ben relocated to Hong Kong to become a senior clinician at the Hong Kong Jockey Club for just over 6 years before heading back to Australia and setting up Crown Equine Veterinary Services.

Ben gained Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Radiology in 2011 and has been a regular speaker on equine radiology and equine techniques at national and international conferences. Ben’s routine daily work involves clinical exams, radiology, conformation assessment and lameness evaluation with racing, performance and pleasure horses.   He has FEI accreditation in Australia, does the routine stable vet rounds for Godolphin in Victoria and commmonly performs pre-purchase exams for Hong Kong. Ben is also an examiner for Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Radiology and has published two peer reviewed articles on castration complications and complications following left sided laryngoplasty.  He has experienced top level sport horse competition being the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation team veterinarian in 2013 and was posted as an official at the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 Asian Games.

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Ben Mason

Dr Christine Demery

MVB, MANZCVS (Equine Surgery)

Christine qualified with honours from University College Dublin in 2006, after which she spent four years in mixed practice in Ireland. A desire to travel and pursue her passion of horses, led to the decision to travel, to Australia and work in equine practice.

After a six month locum position at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic, NSW, where Christine gained valuable experience both in ambulatory and referral equine practice, she spent six months travelling much of Australia and picking up locum positions in South Australia and Perth. Christine then took up a position with Melbourne Equine Veterinary Group, found her home in Mornington and spent four years gaining invaluable experience in the Thoroughbred, breeding and performance horse industry.

In 2014, Christine achieved a Membership in equine surgery through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Following on from that she is to graduate with a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Surgery- Orthopaedics) in December 2015 after completing two years of correspondence study with the University of Liverpool.

Christine's particular interest in poor performance evaluation, respiratory disorders and lameness diagnostics.

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Dr Charlie Spicer-Jenkins


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Best Practice Protocols

At Crown Equine Veterinary Services, we pride ourselves on a culture of excellence where horse welfare is paramount.  

For our racehorses, we abide by the rules set out by Racing Victoria and our ethical and moral standards are of upmost importance to our team.  For our equestrian and performance horses, we follow guidelines set by the FEI and provide the highest standard of care across all disciplines.

For all our patients, owners and trainers, we follow ‘best practice’ protocols in the diagnosis and treatment of horses to ensure the best outcome.

Memberships and Accreditations



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