News & Events

Welcome to our News & Events page where we will add new articles to keep you up to date with the latest practice news.

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Bernardo Melo Franco

Welcoming Bernardo Melo Franco

17th June 2024

Bernardo Melo Franco

Please join us in welcoming Bernardo Melo Franco to our vet team at Agnew Equine! Bernardo is an experienced equine vet, and over the past 10 years since graduating from the University of Lisbon in 2014, he has added to his veterinary skills with additional specialist training. In 2017, under the…Read more

Equine Strangles Week

Strangles Awareness Week

14th May 2024

Equine Strangles Week

We are an Ambassador for Strangles Awareness Week (SAW) which is a global collaborative initiative aimed at preventing and managing Strangles - the most common infectious equine disease. Last year, SAW Ambassadors created over 500 social media posts, which helped the campaign to reach over 8.5 million people around the world! This…Read more

Welcome Cora

Welcome Cora

3rd May 2024

Welcome Cora

We are delighted to introduce Cora Dooley who is joining Team Agnew to cover much of our out of hours work!  Cora graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2022 after which she went to work in a busy equine ambulatory practice in Manchester.  She then went back to Leahurst…Read more

Goodbye Ella

Goodbye Ella

3rd May 2024

Goodbye Ella

We've had to say an emotional goodbye this week to Ella who has accepted an internship down south to develop her skills further in a hospital environment. We've loved having her and she's shown not only excellent clinical skills, but also kindness and positivity every step of the way.  Ella…Read more

Agnew Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter 2024

29th April 2024

Agnew Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is ready! Read about a ‘Day in the Life’ of our lovely vet, Niamh and some information regarding the upcoming Strangles Awareness Week! Download our Spring 24 newsletter here. …Read more

Agnew Equine Vets Are Proudly Independent

Proudly Independent

18th March 2024

Agnew Equine Vets Are Proudly Independent

As you may have heard, there was a large spotlight this last week on the veterinary industry as a whole from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). As a proudly independent practice, our primary focus is always on providing the best possible care for your horses and ponies - and we…Read more

Equine Flu Vaccination Changes from Jan 1, 2024

Equine Flu Vaccination Changes from Jan 1, 2024

15th February 2024

Equine Flu Vaccination Changes from Jan 1, 2024

You may already be aware, but from 1st January 2024 the vaccination rules for Equine Flu have changed in accordance with advice from British Equestrian. The main changes are from the 1st January, 2024 any horses starting or re-starting their flu vaccinations must fit new intervals for their primary course of…Read more

Agnew Equine Winter Newsletter 2024

Winter Newsletter 2024

24th January 2024

Agnew Equine Winter Newsletter 2024

Our Winter Newsletter is ready! The first of 2024.  Read about social media highlights, Worm Pack details, Sweet Itch vaccine and an article about Choke and how to deal with it. Download our Winter 24 newsletter here. …Read more

Sweet Itch Vaccine

Sweet Itch

23rd January 2024

Sweet Itch Vaccine

It may feel early to be thinking about Sweet Itch when the weather is still this chilly, but if you have a horse or pony who struggles with Sweet Itch now is the time to consider whether you'd like to speak to us about the vaccine and order doses for…Read more

Equest Pramox

Equest Pramox Reminder

8th January 2024

Equest Pramox

Reminder! If you purchased one of our 2023 Worm Packs, now is the time to administer your Equest Pramox (which is the targeted treatment provided for Tapeworms and Inhibited Small Red Worms as these cannot be accurately assessed by Worm Egg Counts) if you haven't done so already. This is…Read more

Online Equine Shop From Agnew

Online Shop

18th December 2023

Online Equine Shop From Agnew

We are so excited that our online shop where you can get a full assortment of supplements is now live! All of the supplements we've always offered are still available, just now under a new name - but now we can offer even more. Find our shop here: www.horsevets.co.uk/shop Any Hestevard purchase…Read more

Autumn Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter

23rd November 2023

Autumn Newsletter

Our Autumn Newsletter is here! Big news this time around as our online supplements shop is live here: www.horsevets.co.uk/shop Keep an eye out for upcoming info and promotions.  …Read more

Charlotte Fletcher

Charlotte Fletcher

9th November 2023

Charlotte Fletcher

We’re so pleased to share that we have a fantastic new office team member at the practice – Charlotte Fletcher! Charlotte has joined us as a receptionist and administrator and has hit the ground running. She has 4 years of customer service and administrative experience in a different sector and…Read more

Niamh Duquemin

Niamh Duquemin

2nd October 2023

Niamh Duquemin

We have an exciting announcement that we have a new vet on our team!  Meet Niamh Duquemin (pronounced Neeve). She grew up in Guernsey and lived there until moving to the UK for vet school at 18, and graduated from the University of Surrey. She's excited to get stuck into…Read more

Sponsors Of The Leek Show

Sponsors Of The Leek Show

28th July 2023

Sponsors Of The Leek Show

Agnew Equine are delighted to be sponsors of the Show Jumping category for the Leek Show this Saturday!  The rosettes are ready and we hope everyone has the best day and the sun peeks out for at least a little while. If you're there, visit our Facebook page and share…Read more

Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

18th July 2023

Summer Newsletter

Our summer Newsletter is here! Still waiting for the summer weather to return though, but some announcements and helpful info is inside, so have a look! …Read more

Our Vets Can Now Take payments!

Our Vets Can Now Take payments!

21st June 2023

Our Vets Can Now Take payments!

The last few months we have started phasing in our vets taking payments via a banking app whilst they are with you at your visit - allowing you to keep closer control over your credit card data. Especially for pay at the time appointments like a Saver Day, it is…Read more

Client Evening – Monday, May 22nd at Higher Farm

Client Evening – Monday, May 22nd at Higher Farm

25th April 2023

Client Evening – Monday, May 22nd at Higher Farm

We’re delighted to announce we’ll be hosting a Client Evening on Monday, May 22nd at Higher Farm in Byley, Cheshire.  Our vets will be discussing Wounds, Weight/Nutrition and Strangles and we’d love to see you there! Please RSVP by May 11th to secure your place either via our Facebook Event, by…Read more

Gastroscopy Promotion Now Full!

Gastroscopy Promotion Now Full!

19th April 2023

Gastroscopy Promotion Now Full!

Update to our Gastroscopy Promotion - we are happy to share that we have had a huge response to our April promotion and that all slots in April are now FULL! Whilst this does mean that the promotion is now closed, we do appreciate the demand and will therefore run another…Read more

April Gastroscopy Offer

April Gastroscopy Offer

13th April 2023

April Gastroscopy Offer

April is Ulcer Awareness Month at Agnew Equine and 💥 For the month of April, we are offering a Gastroscope, sedation and a visit fee for an all-inclusive rate of £275! 💥 It is the same excellent level of service with 2 of our vets attending and, as ever, we…Read more

Welcome To Our First Newsletter

Welcome To Our First Newsletter

30th March 2023

Welcome To Our First Newsletter

We will be creating a quarterly newsletter giving you tips and highlights for the coming season which we hope you will find helpful as both horse owners and as clients of our practice. We have an active Facebook & Instagram page, but not everything comes through and not everyone is…Read more

Spring Client Evening

Spring Client Evening

30th March 2023

Spring Client Evening

We're organising a client evening for the spring - and we'd like to know what you'd like to learn about!  From the following topics, let us know in the comments what you're most interested in and based on feedback we'll tailor the evening around the most requested topics. Please do…Read more

Prize Winner!

Prize Winner!

13th February 2023

Prize Winner!

We have our winner! Jacky Baker - you are the lucky winner of January's Paypage Prize Draw! This month's prize was a headcollar and lead rope and grooming kit. If you pay via our website you are automatically in with a chance each month. Congrats Jacky and good luck everyone! …Read more

Holly Bailey

Thank you, Holly!

13th February 2023

Holly Bailey

Thank you, Holly! Holly Bailey is a huge part of what make Agnew Equine's office run... and this week is her 8 year anniversary with us! A huge congratulations and thank you to Holly for her commitment to our family business. She joined us as an apprentice and has proven…Read more

Sweet Itch Vaccine

Sweet Itch Vaccine

31st January 2023

Sweet Itch Vaccine

Worried about Sweet Itch this year? We are just about to order our supply of vaccines to help manage Sweet Itch - so please call the office ASAP on 01782 510502 (please don't email) to place your order by Thursday Feb 2nd! If you have any questions we can arrange…Read more

Welcome To Rosie Bennett

Welcome To Rosie Bennett

27th January 2023

Welcome To Rosie Bennett

Rosie Bennett joined our administration and reception team near the end of 2022.  She began riding at the age of 4 under the influence of her mum who always had horses of her own, and since she’s gained a wealth of equestrian experience.  She had her first pony at 12…Read more

Welcome To Ella Aitkin

Welcome To Ella Aitkin

19th January 2023

Welcome To Ella Aitkin

We are delighted to welcome vet Ella Aitkin to Team Agnew! Ella grew up in Cheshire, went to school in Holmes Chapel and graduated from vet school at the University of Liverpool, and she has joined us from a practice in Leicestershire partly in order to be back closer to ‘home’. Ella…Read more

New Year's Commitments For A Healthy Horse In 2023

New Year's Commitments For A Healthy Horse In 2023

9th January 2023

New Year's Commitments For A Healthy Horse In 2023

We've probably all had enough of resolutions at this point - So how about some simple commitments as horse owners instead? Here are a few ideas to get organised for the new year and ensure you've done what you can to keep your horse or pony well in the months…Read more

Use Winter Wisely

Use Winter Wisely

9th January 2023

Use Winter Wisely

If a vet suggests that you 'Use Winter Wisely' for your horse or pony it means that it is a natural (and healthy!) way for a horse or pony to lose weight and reduce their risk of laminitis or cushing's come springtime. Ideally horses and ponies should have healthy body condition…Read more

Equestrian Business Awards

Equestrian Business Awards

9th January 2023

Equestrian Business Awards

Nominations are open for the Equestrian Business Awards for 2023 - you can nominate any of the businesses who you appreciate from last year including your farrier, favourite retailer, saddle fitter, riding instructor… and of course vet practice and many more. It is an opportunity to show some love to…Read more

Welcome To Keely Cope

Welcome To Keely Cope

18th November 2022

Welcome To Keely Cope

If you’ve called the office in the last few months you’ve likely already spoken with Keely, so it’s well past time she got her official announcement! Keely Cope joined Agnew Equine earlier this year as a member of our reception and administration team and has adapted so well to our…Read more

Equine vet practice in Staffordshire, Derbyshire or Cheshire

Register With Us

8th November 2022

Equine vet practice in Staffordshire, Derbyshire or Cheshire

Are you looking for a trusted independent equine vet practice in Staffordshire, Derbyshire or Cheshire? Then look no further!  Head over to our registration page and you can register with us online or double-check you're in our catchment area. We're always here to help! …Read more

Betty Sharples At Agnew Equine Vets In Stoke On Trent

Welcome To Betty Sharples

10th October 2022

Betty Sharples At Agnew Equine Vets In Stoke On Trent

We are delighted to introduce you to the newest member of the Agnew Vet Team – Betty Sharples. Betty is originally from Lancashire and graduated from the Royal Veterinary College this year. She has hit the ground running and enjoys all aspects of ambulatory practice including the every day variety…Read more

Rachel Clewlow At Agnew Equine Vets In Stoke On Trent

Welcome Back Rachel!

8th September 2022

Rachel Clewlow At Agnew Equine Vets In Stoke On Trent

Rachel Clewlow has been an outstanding member of our office team since 2019 - but she had to make changes during Covid like so many with young children - but we are delighted to report she is back on the Agnew team!   Rachel has over 18 years customer service experience…Read more

New Ultrasound Equipment At Agnew Equine Vets In Stoke On Trent

We Have New Ultrasound Equipment!

31st August 2022

New Ultrasound Equipment At Agnew Equine Vets In Stoke On Trent

We have recently updated some of our ultrasonography equipment in order to offer an even better service. We've added two new probes for mare and fertility work and an extra two probes for orthopaedic and medical investigations.  This improved technology offers an advancement on our diagnostic capabilities delivered horse side…Read more

Send Off Your Worm Egg Count For Agnew Vets By The End Of July!

Send Off Your Worm Egg Count By The End Of July!

20th July 2022

Send Off Your Worm Egg Count For Agnew Vets By The End Of July!

Reminder! If you purchased our Strategic Worm Pack, please remember to collect your SECOND POO SAMPLE and send it off by the end of JULY! By taking periodic samples of your horse’s poo, we can identify horses with high worm burdens that require strategic dosing. After testing we notify you of…Read more

Email Invoices

Email Invoices

13th June 2022

Email Invoices

For the first time ever, our invoices from the month of April have been sent by email!  If we didn’t have your email address it was still sent by post, but for most of you it would have come through to your inbox.  If you were expecting an invoice and…Read more

Meet Andrea Collings

Meet Andrea - The Newest Member Of Our Office Team

6th May 2022

Meet Andrea Collings

Andrea Collings is the newest member of our office team, joining us to complete our front of office reception and admin team. Her background is in estate agency and construction having worked in these industries for 8 years combined with a degree in Media, Broadcasting and Journalism. Andrea is new…Read more

Strangles Awareness Week

Strangles Awareness Week

5th May 2022

Strangles Awareness Week

Taking your horse's temperature regularly will help you recognise what is 'normal' for your horse, and give you an early indication when something is wrong if it is elevated - potentially meaning a Strangles case is limited to one instead of a full outbreak. Average normal temp is between 36…Read more

IT Issues Image

IT Issues

28th April 2022

IT Issues Image

If you have emailed Emily on our insurance team in the last 10 days, we are asking if you can re-send your emails to insurance@horsevets.co.uk.  We have been upgrading our IT systems, but if you've ever done this yourself you know it comes with its fair share of hiccups!  We…Read more

British Equestrians for Ukraine

British Equestrians for Ukraine

29th March 2022

British Equestrians for Ukraine

We know that watching what is unfolding in Ukraine and on its borders makes us feel helpless. Many are aware of humanitarian appeals like https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal - but we wanted to be sure horse lovers out there are also aware of a fund organised by World Horse Welfare and British Equestrian…Read more

Agnew Equine Vets In Stoke On Trent Are Hiring

We Are Hiring

15th February 2022

Agnew Equine Vets In Stoke On Trent Are Hiring

In the next few months one of our office team will be heading off on maternity leave - so we're looking to hire another receptionist/office administrator right away! This is not a maternity cover position, it is permanent as the right candidate would stay on with us as we've got…Read more

Meet Agnew Vets new vet, Dulcie Smith!

Meet our new vet, Dulcie Smith!

19th January 2022

Meet Agnew Vets new vet, Dulcie Smith!

We are delighted to introduce you to our new vet, Dulcie Smith! With Victoria off to do her PhD, Dulcie is joining our team of 7 vets. She graduated from The University of Nottingham and has spent the past two years working as an ambulatory equine vet in Derbyshire. She…Read more

Agnew Vets have updated their office hours

Office Hours Update

19th January 2022

Agnew Vets have updated their office hours

From today, we are altering our office hours to Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm. As always, we are available 24-7 for any emergencies or urgent queries! To lead us to this change we had an internal review, listened to our team and reviewed client needs and preferences. So, shortly…Read more

Agnew Vets are hiring for a reception/office admin role

We’re Hiring for a Reception/ Office Admin Role!

19th January 2022

Agnew Vets are hiring for a reception/office admin role

We are hiring for a new Reception / Office Admin role due to expanding vet team and exciting new plans! We do our utmost to offer the best in client care to our owners, horses and ponies at our busy practice, so we’re on the lookout for a star we can…Read more

Agnew Vets - Independent and Proud!

Independent and Proud!

19th January 2022

Agnew Vets - Independent and Proud!

Agnew Equine, Proudly Independent! Since Arnie founded Agnew Equine in 2001 and Robin joined a few years later, a lot has changed in the veterinary industry. One major change in recent years is that large corporations are buying out local independent vet practices all over the country. It began with…Read more

Covid-19 Policy Update Blog

Covid-19 Policy Update

19th September 2021

Covid-19 Policy Update Blog

In light of the government plans for changing rules around Covid-19 from the 19th of July, we wanted to let you know that as a practice we plan to continue with the protocols we currently have in place which can be found on our website here.  We feel with the rising…Read more

Independent and Proud Blog

Independent and Proud!

16th September 2021

Independent and Proud Blog

Agnew Equine, Proudly Independent! Since Arnie founded Agnew Equine in 2001 and Robin joined a few years later, a lot has changed in the veterinary industry. One major change in recent years is that large corporations are buying out local independent vet practices all over the country. It began with…Read more

Welcome New Vet, Veronica Blog

Welcome New Vet, Veronica!

16th September 2021

Welcome New Vet, Veronica Blog

Please welcome the next member of our vet team – Veronica Nunes! She graduated from University of Porto, in Portugal, and has gained vet experience all over the world. During her last year of University she went to Jockey club of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (Brazil) where she…Read more

We’re Adding a 7th Vet Blog

We’re Adding a 7th Vet!

16th September 2021

We’re Adding a 7th Vet Blog

We’re delighted to share that we have another vet starting with Agnew Equine – we’re expanding to 7 vets! We’re adding to our team in order to provide an even better service to our clients and more availability than ever. We’re proud of all of our vets, the team we’ve built…Read more

Happy 20th Anniversary To Agnew Equine Blog

Happy 20th Anniversary to Agnew Equine!

16th September 2021

Happy 20th Anniversary To Agnew Equine Blog

Happy 20th Anniversary Agnew Equine! Arnie and Gayle founded our practice in 2001 and we wanted to wish them the biggest congratulations on reaching this amazing milestone! They founded Agnew Equine with the aim of providing professional, caring and trustworthy ambulatory service of horses & ponies (and their owners!) and while…Read more

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.
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