About Dr Joan


Dr Joan Deetman - Senior Veterinary Surgeon - qualified Murdoch 1991. For over 25 years Dr Joan has worked with both small and large animals. Her special interestes lay in Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging (Xrays & Ultrasound) 

Silverson Vet Clinic in Serpentine WA has been Joans practice for over 20 yrs and continues to service our large animal clients. Joan has also spent the last few years consulting for vet hospitals around Perth - in particular Swan Vet Hospital in Midvale.


  •   Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BSc BVMS)
  •   Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary & Adult) (GDEd)
  •   Certified Technical & Large Animal Rescue 
  •   Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Winner.
  •   Certified St Johns First Aid Responder  

  • Continuing Veterinary Education includes Emergency Small Animal Medicine & Surgery.
  • Founder of the newly established "Kids Vet Club" in Perth
  • Whether it's cats, koalas, dogs or kangaroos - there is always something new to learn. That's what makes veterinary life so interesting!!!  

International Equine Vet Qualifications 

  • Official FEI 3* Equine Endurance VET
  • FEI 3* Endurance Treatment Vet
  • FEI Permitted Treating Vet
  • FEI Eventing Vet.
  • Certified Large Animal Rescue
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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!

LARGE ANIMAL SERVICES are provided at Silverson Vet Clinic

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