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Client Testimonials


"Today the difficult decision was made to put our loved horse Bella to sleep. Cathy, I can't thank you enough. You were so kind, loving, compassionate, caring and treated Bella with such dignity. Your care towards our other pony that was clearly distressed was amazing too! Thank you for everything. I am eternally grateful."

Laura Lapthorne


"Just switched to Shires, definitely not a decision I regret! My pony Timmy has just been diagnosed with laminitis, a very difficult time for us. Frankie came out to us on Monday, he was very VERY patient with both myself and Timmy, the reception staff are also very friendly and happy to help."

Karly Douglas


"Been my 'horse vet' for over 22 years. Great medical and people skills."

Vicki Galletley

"I have used this vets for 13 years and they are fantastic, can't fault them."

Hayley Ellis

"Brilliant. Great service, very friendly and understanding, put at your ease."

Sharon Ransom

"Absolutely fantastic service. Can't fault them at all."

Lucy Jay

Equine Stories / Case Studies

Arthritis.... it doesn't just affect old horses!

Danny is a 7 year old Irish Draught, used mainly for eventing. After a good eventing session at the weekend, Danny’s owner reported he was mildly lame when exercising him in the ménage...

Symptom Checker

Symptom Checker

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