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.


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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“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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Opening Hours
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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