Dr Douglas Black


Phone: 027 499 5235

A Director of Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre (A division of Hamilton Veterinary Services) since 1992. Doug has 25 years of sales work experience in both NZ and Australia, complemented by working day in and day out with top race horses and stables in NZ. Doug has been involved in the purchase of some of the best horses to race in NZ, in the last 15 years and he specialises in the performance issues of young thoroughbreds.

Douglas graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1983. He spent his first two years in mixed practice in North Yorkshire. After six months’ locum work around London in 1985, he spent 12 months in equine practice in Eastern Australia. Doug arrived in NZ in 1986 to join Hamilton Veterinary Services and has worked at the practice ever since. He became a partner in 1992, and shortly after, completed his exams for membership of the New Zealand and Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. His professional interests include lameness and poor performance in young racing thoroughbreds, as part of generalised track work, as well as breeding and yearling sales work. Outside of his professional life he enjoys travel, golf, fine wine and hopes to pursue fly fishing as he finds more time on his hands.