Meet the Vets

Arnie AgnewDirector Arnie Agnew founded the practice in 2001. After getting his degree from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Arnie has been an equine veterinary surgeon in the area since 1990 and is very experienced in all aspects of equine veterinary medicine – with a particular interest in lameness investigations. Arnie combines work with an active family life and the breeding of competition horses. Arnie is married to Gayle and they have two children Alice and Dan who are both active pony clubbers


Robin DensemDirector Robin Densem joined Agnew Equine in 2005 has been a horse vet since 1997, after graduating from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. He joined the practice from a large equine hospital in Gloucestershire where he worked for five years. Robin has a lifelong association with horses and is particularly interested in equine medicine. Robin was awarded the Royal College Certificate in Equine Medicine in 2011 the only vet in the area to have achieved this qualification. Robin is married to Abby and they have two young boys Arthur and Stanley


Stuart PearsonDirector Stuart Pearson joined Agnew Equine in 2017. Also graduating from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, a large part of his 20-year experience in equine practice was spent in a large equine hospital in Newmarket.  He has gained recognition as an advanced practitioner in equine orthopaedics and lameness investigations, an area that he specialises in. In addition to first opinion work, he gives second opinion advice and examination of challenging lameness cases.  Stuart is married to Jenny and has 3 pony-loving daughters.


Zuzana Kulišková Zuzana Kulišková (Vet) graduated from the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno in the Czech Republic. Zuzana is originally from Slovakia and has been passionate about horses since early childhood. Her experience includes her local Equine clinic Heřmanův městec, an externship at Royal Veterinary College in London, Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney, Australia focusing on race horses, an equine clinic Pferdeklinik Pegasus in Austria, with ambulatory work including veterinary care of Spanish riding school horses in Vienna, as well as volunteering at the American Fondouk in Morocco, where she encountered extreme cases including donkeys with tetanus and rabies. Zuzana worked most recently in mixed practice in Slovakia, but she wanted to focus solely on equine work so has moved to the UK to fulfil her dream! Out of work she enjoys horse riding, travelling, painting, photography, cycling and hiking.


Oriane AbdousOriane Abdous (Vet) Oriane most recently worked at an ambulatory equine practice in Nottinghamshire, and before that completed an internship at an equine hospital near Bordeaux, France. Oriane attended the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Lyon in France for her veterinary degree and completed her fifth and final year at the equine hospital at the University of Montreal, in Quebec, Canada in 2016.She has been working on her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Internal Medicine at the University of Liverpool since 2019, and is studying neuromuscular, pain and ophthalmology this semester, with lameness and diagnostic imaging coming up. Oriane is very active and loves hiking and running – especially in the Peak District – with her Border Collie x Labrador, Schweppes, and she’s even completed the 54-mile Cateran Yomp 2019 in Perthshire, Scotland! She loves travelling to places like Iceland, Poland, Greece, Portugal and Croatia and looks forward to seeing new places… hopefully soon!


Dulcie SmithDulcie Smith (Vet) graduated from The University of Nottingham and has spent the past two years working as an ambulatory equine vet in Derbyshire. She really enjoys the client communication side of ambulatory practice, especially client education and awareness. Outside of work, Dulcie enjoys anything outdoor related, particularly dog walking, horse riding and skiing. She has also been part of The University of Nottingham Orchestra throughout her time studying at University and hopes to find an orchestra to join in the area very soon. She still has her first pony back home in Yorkshire, a 32 year old Welsh x Arab who has only retired from ridden work a couple of years ago, showing age is just a number! She has a rescue greyhound back at home and hopes to get her very own canine companion soon to accompany her on visits. 

Ambulatory
We always come to you! We have hospital-grade veterinary and diagnostic tools which are entirely mobile, which means you have the convenience of keeping your horse right where they are.
Independent
We are proud to be a local, family-run practice, and if your horse needs specialist treatment, we are free to refer them to the top experts in the country for their specific needs, not where a corporate dictates.
Experience
Over 20 years as a practice we have built an outstanding reputation for trustworthy care, treatment and professionalism - and our team of vets have devoted their careers exclusively to equine medicine.
Emergencies
We offer an out-of-hours service for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year so you always have our support and your peace of mind.

Our Services

Castrations

Castrations

Routine castration of colts can be performed at your home stables, ideally during the spring or autumn.
Dental Care

Dental Care

We provide expert routine dental care and examinations - as the condition of your horse’s mouth plays such an important role in their overall health and welfare.
Emergencies

Emergencies

We know that emergencies can happen any time of the day or night - and we offer the assurance that you always have the veterinary support you need standing by. We offer our own in-house emergency cover, meaning you will always see one of our vets in your time of need.
Equipment and Diagnostics

Equipment and Diagnostics

We are proud to be a fully ambulatory practice and welcome the fact that modern mobile technology allows us to effectively deliver treatment and diagnoses at the convenience of your stable.
Euthanasia and Equine Bereavement

Euthanasia and Equine Bereavement

We are privileged in veterinary medicine to have the ability to end suffering, and have a responsibility to work with you to do so in a way that is painless and minimises stress for all involved.
Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy continues to be the only reliable method for the diagnosis of gastric ulcers in horses. At Agnew, we offer this service using our mobile equipment at your home stables to avoid any additional stress caused by transporting your horse or pony.
Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

We examine horses for a wide range of medical problems including weight loss, diarrhoea, respiratory disease, urinary disorders and skin disease right at your stables.
Laboratory Services

Laboratory Services

We have close links with a number of outstanding veterinary clinical laboratories in Newmarket and around the country - and we are able to choose the most appropriate and experienced lab depending on what we are testing for.
Lameness Investigations

Lameness Investigations

Our vets have a great reputation for their lameness investigations at the convenience of your own stables. Stuart is one of only 21 vets in the country who is an Advanced Practitioner in Equine Orthopaedics.
Pre-Purchase Exams (Vettings)

Pre-Purchase Exams (Vettings)

Vettings are very important and are one of the most consequential things you’ll ask your vet to do – because purchasing a horse is a big decision! On that basis, Robin, Arnie & Stuart carry out the majority of our vettings as we feel experience is key to delivering the best outcome for you and the horse.
Reproductive Services

Reproductive Services

We offer a variety of reproductive services for your mare including artificial insemination, ultrasound scanning and pregnancy diagnosis, twin pregnancy management, foal management and vaccinations to prevent abortion.
Routine Health Care

Routine Health Care

At Agnew Equine, we believe that keeping your horse happy and healthy starts with Routine Preventative Care; vaccinations, regular dentistry, parasite control are fundamental to the well-being of your horse and doing all you can to ensure they live long and healthy lives.
Surgery/Referral

Surgery/Referral

As an independent practice, our vets at Agnew Equine are able to review each case and, where necessary, recommend referral to the most appropriate hospital in the circumstances to help with the specialised care of your horse or pony.
“My best advice is register with Agnew Equine - they are the best!” Louisa Kelly
“Love these vets - wouldn’t go anywhere else! Fantastic.” Paulina Nicholls
“A great team of vets! Calm, caring, experts with a professional manner” Kelly Pope
“Best vets anyone could have. Fantastic in all ways.” Angela Frost
“By far the most attentive and polite practice I’ve come across”
Agnew EquineHot Lane Farm, Hot LaneBiddulph MoorStoke-on-TrentStaffordshireST8 7HP01782 510502find us
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Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday
Closed
Sundays
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In An Emergency

We offer an out-of-hours service for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Simply call the practice on 01782 510502 to access our support.

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