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Rangiora Equine Services is a specialised equine veterinary practice offering high quality and professional care to horses throughout the Canterbury region since 2007.


Our vets have over 25 years experience between them, and are all "horse people" outside of work. We enjoy working with horses of all disciplines, and aim to deliver the same high standard of veterinary care to a backyard pony as to a cup-winning racehorse. We treat polo ponies, sporthorses, racehorses, broodmares, foals, geriatrics, children's ponies and even the occasional donkey, and offer all aspects of veterinary care from stud work to lameness to routine preventative medicine.

Equine Vets

Dr Becky Sutorius BVSc (Massey University 2000) 
Becky is the practice owner, founder and principal veterinarian. She grew up riding and competing on horses, and has a keen racing interest, having bred and trained both trotters and gallopers, and brings this in-depth knowledge of the industry to enhance her years of veterinary experience in assessing performance, treating racing injuries and performing thorough and accurate pre-purchase examinations.  She is a very experienced equine veterinarian for horses of all disciplines, with particular interests in sports medicine, lameness and reproductive technologies. Before starting Rangiora Equine Services, Becky worked in equine practice in several locations in the South Island. Becky has her amateur drivers licence, and has worked under both galloper and trotting horse trainers in her formative years.
Dr Lasmai NicholsonBVSc (Massey University 2018), BSc (Massey University 2014) 
Lasmai has been an equine vet for 3 years, and after completing an internship in Kildare, Ireland (the heart of TB breeding) and 18 months in the Waikato she has decided to return to the South Island. Outside of work Lasmai enjoys skiing and hiking and is looking forward to getting back into eventing. Being exposed to a varied case load over the last few years her particular interests include reproduction and foal medicine and radiography. You'll see Lasmai out and about with her best pal- golden retriever Dexter. 


Carmidy Salter (CVN) (CertEqVetAcu.)
Office / Vet Nurse
Carmidy has over 20 years of experience working with horses, mainly on thoroughbred and standardbred studs in New Zealand and Australia. As such her passions are reproduction and neonatal foal work. She is a qualified AI technician (frozen and fresh) since 2002 and graduated with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing from Otago Polytechnic in 2016. Carmidy also completed a qualification in Equine Acupuncture. Carmidy is a martial artist in Taekwondo and loves show jumping and eventing. Any spare time she has is spent at the beach with her son.
Julie Turner
Julie has worked in the veterinary industry for over 50 years and is a UK qualified vet nurse so has plenty of experience and knowledge about every aspect of the day to day running of the practice. Julie came to work for Becky in 2012. In her spare time Julie loves to be out with her horse & dog Maggie.
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Lisa Godsall
Office Admin
Lisa has worked in the Racing industry for over 20 years, and is now active in the Pony Club/horse riding scene with her daughter Lily actively competing. Her son Harrison is working in Auckland for Barry Purdon and currently holds a trials license with the intent to be a junior driver. Lisa has only been working at the Clinic since March 2023 after relocating to North Canterbury. Any spare time she has is spent on her lifestyle property or with her dog Ranger.
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