Equine

Dedicated Equine Practice

Open 7 days a week

Our dedicated equine team covers the full range from companion donkeys through to racehorses and top-flight competition animals, and all will receive the best possible care and attention. We offer a full equine only out of hours service.

We can visit clients’ own stables to carry out examinations and treatment – or patients can be brought to our facility at Townhead Farm in Newbiggin for more involved investigation, treatment and aftercare. Our facilities include; 7 large stables, a theatre, 2 examination rooms and 18 grass paddocks.  

We work closely with Vets in other referral centres and universities, as well as Farriers and Equine Physiotherapists to ensure the very best of treatment for all our patients. 

What we offer

Routine Services

Even the healthiest horse or pony needs to be seen by the vet from time to time. To keep yours in the best of health we can provide all the preventative health care they may need and investigate and treat any injuries or illnesses.

Emergencies

Outside normal hours the on-call Vet can be contacted via our normal phone numbers

Lameness investigations 

Our vets will investigate, diagnose and treat most cases at your own yard. More complex cases requiring extra facilities can be brought to our Newbiggin clinic.

Reproductive services

We have on site facilitates for the artificial insemination of broodmares and can also prepare mares for going to stud for natural covering. 

Gastroscopy 

Gastric ulceration is a common cause of poor performance, behavioral alteration and weight loss 

Pre Purchase Exams & JMB Measurements 

We are able to offer 2 and 5 stage vettings and have a JMB certified measuring pad at our Newbiggin practice. 

Surgery

We are able to perform a number of surgical procdures at our Newbiggin practice under both general anesthesia and using standing surgical techniques. 

Dentistry

All our equine vets are trained in performing dental examinations and treatment. For more complex procedures horses can be brought to  our Newbiggin equine facilities. 

Endoscopy 

We can perform upper and lower airway examinations using our portable digital endoscope to diagnose and manage airway disease. 

Advice

We publish a quarterly newsletter and hold regular client evenings. We are always at the end of a phone line if you have any questions about your horse's health. 

Referrals 

We work with several referral hospitals to ensure that your horse will receive the best possible treatment.

Meet the Team

Meet our dedicated equine team who work out of both centres

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Newbiggin

Townhead Farm

Townhead Veterinary Centre at Newbiggin is continuing to develop in all areas. The small animal facilities are constantly evolving, and we offer a complete range of services in a friendly and professional environment.

  • Equine, large animal, advanced breeding and small animal facilities 
  • In-patient housing for all species 
  • Diagnostic and examination areas
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