Mon-Fri 08:30 to 18:00 & 24hr out-of-hours

Equine vets in Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire

When your horse needs expert veterinary care our equine vets are here to help you, fully equipped with the latest in mobile diagnostic equipment.

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Routine healthcare

From nutritional advice, vaccination, worming and dentistry to minor surgical procedures such as castration our vets are ideally placed to deliver healthcare tailored to the needs of your horse.

Pre-purchase examination (vetting)

If you're considering purchasing a new horse it's essential to have a pre-purchase exam carried out. We offer both industry-standard 2 and 5 stage vettings. To find out what is appropriate for you click or call us to talk you through the options.

Advanced diagnostic equipment

From wireless digital x-ray, ultrasound, gastroscopy and shockwave to advanced gait analysis - we've got the kit to help us reach an efficient diagnosis and monitor your horse's response to treatment.

24hr Emergency service

A duty vet is available 24 hours a day to offer advice and handle emergencies that arise outside our regular hours. Just call our main number and you'll be put straight through.

Meet our veterinary team

Our team of dedicated and experienced horse vets are ready to visit you and your horse.

Tom Walters MBA BVSc MRCVS

Graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2000, Tom has established and headed two successful equine practices in Cheshire. Clocking up over 20 years of practical veterinary experience, his unique approach to veterinary care has made him a firm favourite for clients ranging from Olympic event riders to doting pet owners. In his spare time Tom enjoys going to the gym, hiking and researching the latest developments in health care, astronomy and aeronautical engineering.

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David Cunningham MVB Cert EP MRCVS

Qualifying from Dublin University in 2005, David has spent time in leading equine hospitals in both Dubai and USA. Previously practising at the renowned Newmarket Equine Hospital, David was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice in 2010. David has been with our practice since it opened in 2014, he splits his time between the practice and his role at Leahurst Equine Hospital as Module Co-Ordinator for equine post-graduate studies. Outside of work he and his wife Liz are kept very busy being groom to their son, who has followed in their footsteps with the love of showjumping.

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James Carrier BVSc MRCVS

After graduating from the University of Liverpool, James joined the practice in 2015 after successfully completing a career change. Originally from North Yorkshire, James lived and worked in the USA and Australia before returning to the North West to settle down with his young family. A food enthusiast, he enjoys open water swimming, and with his wife Lucy they are kept very busy with their two lovely girls. James is also working towards a Master’s in One Health at the University of Glasgow.

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Bernardo Melo Franco DVM MSc MRCVS

Bernardo joined the practice early in 2018 after completing internships at the Animal Health Trust and at a private Belgian equine practice. He is a graduate of the University of Lisbon’s faculty of veterinary medicine and is currently working towards a certificate in lameness diagnosis and therapeutics. Bernardo is a keen rider, speaks six languages and in his spare time enjoys going to the gym and playing the piano.

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Essential information for horse owners

The latest horse health advice and updates from our vets in your area.


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Dental care

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Routine worming

Worming can be a confusing subject! The correct worming strategy for your horse is one tailored for your specific circumstances.…

  • Could not have wished for better care for my mare. Thanks so much!