Why Choose Agnew Equine?
At Agnew Equine, we consider it an advantage for our clients not having a clinic of our own
That is because if your horse is unwell or has an issue that needs investigating, we always come to you! We have state-of-the-art veterinary and diagnostic tools which are entirely mobile, which means under times of stress you’re able to keep your horse or pony at home with little disruption to their routine, and more convenience for you as the owner not having to think about transport or blocking out significant portions of your day. Also, if your horse needs further specialist treatment, we are free and able to refer them to the top experts in the country depending on their condition and specific needs, which brings peace of mind to many.
We offer gastroscopes, castrations, x-rays, ultrasounds, shockwave, lameness exams, dentals, vaccinations and much more – all at the convenience of your premises! We do our best to make things as easy as possible, so you can focus on the most important bit – caring for your horse or pony – and not the logistics and stress of getting them to another location when comfort and calm is of utmost importance.
We understand that choosing the right vet for you and your horse is important, and this is why we think you should choose Agnew Equine:
At a time where veterinary practices large and small are being sold to large corporations, we are proud to be family-owned and locally run, and therefore able to keep our priorities focused on the clients we care for and the best clinical care – rather than justify our choices to third parties and shareholders.
All Agnew Equine vets are experienced (Arnie, Robin and Stuart have a collective 70 years of clinical experience alone!) and have dedicated and developed their careers to looking solely after horses and ponies. As a client of Agnew Equine you will receive a service and advice you can trust. This also means that for emergencies out of office hours you will you will always see one of our vets whose specialist interest lies in horses and not in small animals or farm work.
The cornerstone of effective treatment is a prompt and accurate diagnosis. We are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment including x-ray, endoscopes and ultrasound scanners all of which are mobile. Our vets’ training and experience combined with using the latest diagnostic technology allows us to perform even in-depth investigations - including lameness work-ups - at your own premises.
Continuity of Care
We know that case continuity is very important to you. We try our best to ensure the same vet sees your case through from start to finish. This approach is important to the clinical management of cases but also allows our vets to develop excellent relationships with our clients.
We always strive to do the best for you and your horse, and we have built a reputation that we are proud of with regards to being trustworthy and working in your best interest – clinically and financially. In certain circumstances your horse may require treatment from a specialist, and specialist referral would happen quickly; optimising the treatment of your horse and spending your money wisely. Equine surgeons (just like human surgeons) have their own specialities and as an independent ambulatory practice we are in the fortunate position of not being tied to any specific surgeon or clinic – allowing us to select the best surgeon specifically to suit the exact surgical requirements of your horse.
Small Enough to Care, Large Enough to Cope
It is important to us that despite the success and growth of our practice we maintain the friendly feel where we know our clients and their horses - and they know us. With a team of seven vets available and out on the road, we are small enough to care about you and your horses, but big enough to have the capacity to provide a high level of service and last-minute availability when required and 24-hour emergency cover.