Our equine vets spend an enormous amount of time travelling around the busy Kent roads to see your horses, ponies and donkeys. With fuel prices ever rising, the cost of visits is escalating. To alleviate this, we have divided the practice into 5 “zone” areas (shown in the map above) and have assigned one day per week to each area.
Zone visits are for routine preventative healthcare procedures and services only and include:
Blood tests for PPID/EMS for monitoring once initial visit and diagnosis been made
Dental checks and routine rasping
Equine Health plan checks, including general clinical examination, vaccination, dental examination and blood testing
Our zone visit scheme is a green, fuel and time efficient way of getting to our visits and by doing this, we pass on the savings to you!
On your zone day, a vet will be available in your area for ROUTINE WORK ONLY, for a small fee of £10 per visit. You will be sent an hour timeslot the day before your zone appointment, specific times cannot be requested with this type of appointment. Should you need a specific vet to attend at a certain time, a paid visit will be required. We have created some saving opportunities, that will reduce the visit cost fee, if multiple horses are booked in at the same yard.
If two clients from the same yard require a visit, the fee can be split in two, making the visit just £5.
Even better still, if 3 or more horses are seen at the same yard (they can belong to different owners), the zone visit will be FREE!
To book a zone visit, it is advisable to ring and book a minimum of 48 hours in advance, but preferably a week in advance. These visits are extremely popular and are frequently booked up far in advance, so please ring early to secure your appointment.
To receive a visit, all services and drugs/treatments must be paid for at the time of booking the appointment or to the vet at the visit. If you do not pay before or at the visit, you will be charged a £25 administration fee. A fee will also be charged should you cancel your appointment after you have received your timeslot via text message.
Vets often have over 25 yards booked in order of location. Therefore, late cancellations cause problems for all the appointments booked and scheduled after your appointment, so please make every effort to inform us prior to allocation of times, whether you can attend.
As these days are extremely busy for the vets, we ask that you have your horse in and ready for the vet to examine. If you cannot attend the visit, then please make sure someone is available to hold the horse and has the horse’s passport to hand.
If you wish to request a specific vet or a specific time, a regular visit fee will apply.