Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre provides routine, specialist and emergency care for all types of horses and ponies throughout Herefordshire and surrounding districts.
Our Services cover:
- 24h Emergency Service
Our veterinary team is available 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies. We can provide anything from advice to visits.
- Equine Health Plans
Health plans can allow continued assessment and improvement in health. We are always available to discuss any specific concerns you have.
In addition Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre offers:
- Pre-purchase examinations
(Vettings) – 2 Stage, 5 Stage and In Hand.
- Ultrasound scanning
Diagnostic and reproductive
- Routine Dentistry
- Veteran horse care
- Routine Vaccinations
Parasite control programmes, microchipping.
- Routine Sedation
For shoeing, clipping and dentistry.
- Routine Surgeries
Standing Castration and GA Castrations
- Passports and microchipping
Microchipping of horses
Defra’s new equine identification regulations which came into force on Monday 1 October 2018, legally require every horse, pony and donkey to be microchipped and possess a valid UK passport, with details stored in the Central Equine Database (CED).
All horses born after 30 June 2009 are already required to be microchipped. Owners of horses born before this date will have TWO YEARS from 1 October 2018 to get their equines microchipped.
Any changes in a horse’s ownership or status — for example, if they are put down, lost, stolen or signed out of the food chain — will need to be notified to the passport issuing organisation. The organisation will then have 24 hours to update the CED.
For more information, please contact our friendly team.