Visits & Examinations
We offer a diverse range of options for any one of our veterinary team to examine your horse:
You can bring your horse to one of our clinics at a set time to see a particular vet for any form of treatment from vaccination and teeth rasping to pre-purchase examinations or castration. Please contact your local branch to arrange.
Please remember to bring your horse’s bridle with you when bringing your horse to the clinic.
Our vets all perform visits throughout Kent and East Sussex as shown by the coloured areas on our map. You can make an appointment for a specific day and time with a specific vet at the address or yard your horse is kept. Standard visit fees apply.
We try wherever possible to accommodate requests for the same vet to visit you when dealing with your horse as we understand the importance of continuity of care but there are occasions on which they may be away or fully booked in which case one of our other vets will attend. All of our vets will have full access to your horse’s treatment records to ensure continuity and we endeavour to discuss cases when they are transferred between vets.
The practice offers first opinion and emergency treatment including X-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy at your premises. The following services are provided:
- Routine Procedures (including Health Checks, Dental Care, Vaccinations)
- Medical Ailments and Lamenesses
- Gastroscopy and Endoscopy
- Vettings (Pre-purchase and Insurance Examinations)
- Reproductive Medicine
- Emergencies (including Colic, Injuries, Foalings)
- Veterinary Advice (including FREE telephone advice to clients)
- Export and Health Certification
We ask that clients give as much notice as possible when requesting a visit to help us group calls by area.
In addition to our usual visits we also offer a reduced price Zone Visit scheme. This scheme enables pre -booked routine work to be performed at a discounted visit rate of just £10 including VAT.
They are restricted to a particular day of the week depending on the area and the initial examination is allocated 15 minutes. Further examinations may be required which may not qualify for another Zone Visit. You are unable to request an exact time or specific vet but your visit will always be from one of our team of experienced equine vets. For more information on our Zone Visit Scheme click here.
Emergencies will always take priority over any non-emergency call and we always have vets available in order to respond quickly without too much disruption to existing calls. Our emergency service is provided by our own vets. A standard visit fee is applied to emergency visits during normal office hours. Out of office hours a standard surcharge is applied to all visits.
During normal office hours an equine receptionist is always available to help you and arrange for a veterinary surgeon to visit. Outside of working hours we provide an emergency service 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Please call your normal surgery number and your call will be answered by our out of hours emergency team who will listen carefully and take your details; our duty vet will then call you back.
Please do call the vet if you are concerned in any way about your horse. We are always more than happy to discuss your horse’s condition over the telephone and to assist you in deciding whether or not your horse requires a visit.
Please remember that some apparently insignificant wounds or sore eyes can result in permanent injury or even death. Your call, no matter how trivial it may seem is welcomed. If in doubt please ask.
It is prudent to keep the veterinary clinic number on your phone and at the stables to save time in an emergency situation. If your horse is at livery we recommend making sure the livery yard manager has your horse’s vets contact number.
For more details on what to do in emergency situations click here.