To book an appointment or to access one of our services, please contact us. To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain social distancing, the practice team will take your pet inside and provide you with updates via phone. Please note lead times might be slightly longer than usual. Please click here to find out more.

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.
  • Gastroscopy
  • Ultrasound scanning
    Diagnostic and reproductive
  • Routine Dentistry
  • Endoscopy
  • 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.

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What our Clients say
  • "A massive thank you to Martin Leith and team for operating on Maisie. So thankful to be bringing her home with her 7 chunky babies"

    Ann Rees

  • "Brilliant vets! Always use for my dogs and horses. 5 stars."

    Jemma Peakman

  • "Martin gave us A* treatment when our beloved pet had an ACL rupture. Put my mind at rest and treated our dog like one of his own. Cannot fault a single thing."

    Beverley Barber

  • "I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Philippa Amelia Clarke and Tom - you have been amazing. Barney is getting stronger and looks so much better."

    Julie Spriggs

  • "Huge thank you to the wonderful Martin Leith and all the team after emergency surgery on Beetle's eye yesterday. He is bouncing around happily today, thank you all so much."

    Sarah Limbrick

Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre Ltd