Performance Equine Vets Pty Ltd is a Family Owned Practice Established 2009.


With his roots in the bush, Dr Hodge BVSc (Hons) held the position of President of the North Queensland Australian Veterinary Association in 2004-2005.

David is a full member of both the AVA (Australian Veterinarians Association), the EVA (Equine Veterinarians Australia).


David’s earlier life involved working as a Stockman on various pastoral companies in Qld, NSW and the NT where he developed a solid understanding of the noble horse.

After working on Export ships out of Darwin exporting cattle from Northern Australian Ports to Indonesia and the Philippines David qualified from The University Of Queensland St Lucia with a degree in Veterinary Science honors in 2003.


His veterinary career began in mixed practice with Stabler & Howlett Mackay until he returned to hometown Brisbane where he helped develop a prominent Racetrack Equine Practice, Garrards Horse and Hound servicing areas along the Australian Eastern seaboard, after almost 5 years as Senior Vet, David & country born wife Joanne started Performance Equine Vet Service due to strong industry demand.

David has dedicated his career to the service of the Equine Industry.


When the horses allow, David likes to attend the Rugby Union matches.



David & Joanne Hodge

Photo circa 2009


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