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Pre-Purchase Veterinary

pre-purchase veterinary inspection

Many buyers ask for an equine pre-purchase veterinary inspection when buying a horse or pony. This can identify any pre-existing problems which may hinder a horse’s future performance, helping to reduce buyer risk. The Irish Horse Gateway has compiled a list of veterinary practices with equine experience who can assist buyers with pre-purchase veterinary inspections.

List of Veterinary Practices

The list below are the veterinary practices with the equipment and expertise necessary to complete clinical, x-ray and scoping assessments of horses for studbook and sales purposes.





Alf Martin

Auburn Equine Clinic, 8 Scroggy Lane, Glenavey

Co. Antrim

+44 28 94453621

Ian Moore MRCVS

Lagan Valley Vets LTD, 41 Main Street, Moira

Co. Armagh


Aoife Byrne & Peter Bakonyi

B&B Equine Vets, Deerfield, Paulville, Tullow, R93 T4C9

Co. Carlow



Gillian Maddock

Clinic na gCapall, Regent Street, Bagenalstown

Co. Carlow

+353 59-9722677

Amy FitzgeraldRivergrove Equine Veterinary, Waterpark, FermoyCo. Cork+353 87-3794989

Sean O’Sullivan

Corrin Veterinary Centre, Corrin, Fermoy

Co. Cork

+353 25-32766

John Hyde

Tower Equine Hospital, Caherlag, Glanmire

Co. Cork

+353 21-4353358

Rhona Mac Kenzie

Dromore Beg Vets, Raphoe

Co. Donegal

+353 74-9173899

David Turley

Kingsfield Equine Veterinary Services,39 Vianstown Road, Downpatrick

Co. Down

+44 7851262275

Hugh Suffern & Inge D’Haese

Tullyraine Equine Clinic, 37 Quarry Road, Banbridge, Co Down

Co. Down

+44 28 40624566

Christopher Akkari

Ringneill Equine Clinic, 53 Ringneill Rd, Comber, BT23 5ZQ

Co. Down

+44 28 97228513

Jürgen Bodamer

West Coast Equine, Old Church Street, Athenry

Co. Galway

+353 86-1040658

Ned O’Flynn

Rinnwood House, Oranmore

Co. Galway

+353 91-794836

Danny Holmes

Holmes Veterinary St.Anthony’s VH, CahersleeTralee

Co. Kerry

+353 66-7910908

Marcus Swail, JP King, Tim O’Hagan BVSc MRCVS, Seamus McSorley BVSc MRCVS.

EquiVET Ireland Feighcullen,Rathangan

Co Kildare

+353 86-0428414

Tom Austin

Anglesea Lodge Equine Hospital, Anglesea Lodge, The Curragh

Co. Kildare

+353 45-521373

Heinrich Zeig

Somerton Equine Hospital, Friarstown

Co. Kildare

+353 45-521757

Ernan O’Donnell

Sycamore Lodge Equine Clinic, Waterford Lodge, Curragh

Co. Kildare

+353 45-441562

Hugh Dillon

Troytown Grey Abbey, Green Rd.

Co. Kildare

+353 45-521686

Tim Brennan

Millhouse, Uppergrange, Gowran

Co. Kilkenny

+353 56-7726088

Edwina Farrell

Clontubrid, Freshford

Co. Kilkenny

+353 87-2446362

Oscar Mazzarello

Grange Equine Clinic, Cuffesgrange

Co. Kilkenny

+353 86-2650770

John Noonan

Gortnagrour, Adare

Co Limerick

+353 61-396775, 353 +87-2594057

Liam Flynn

Ballybrown Equine Clinic, Ballybrown, Clarina

Co Limerick

+353 61-353296

Sabrina Barnwell

Dooneen Equine Veterinary Clinic, Crecora

Co. Limerick

+353 61 546671

+353 87 1026129

Donncha Houlihan

Dundalk Equine Vet Clinic, Dundalk Racecourse

Co. Louth

+353 86-7719777

Liam Sharpe

Lisadell Equine Hospital, Follistown, Navan

Co. Meath

+353 46-9059040

Katy Murphy

Kilcock Veterinary Hospital, Summerhill Road, Kilcock

Co. Meath

+353 86-2522665

Con Kennedy

Ratoath Veterinary Clinic, Ratoath

Co. Meath

+353 1-8256213

Mr C Cronin, Mc Kenna McDonald and Finlay


Co. Monaghan

+353 47-81134,
+353 86-8195648

Jim Tempany

Tireragh Veterinary Clinic, Dromore West

Co. Sligo

+353 96-47455

Will Lalor

W.Lalor Equine Sports Medicine, Annsfort, Lisronagh, Clonmel

Co. Tipperary

+353 87-9959118

Pat Meagher

Kedrah House Stud, Cahir

Co. Tipperary

+353 52-7441790

Shane Ryan

Kilcash Equine Clinic, Kilcash, Clonmel

Co. Tipperary

+353 87-8255705

John Halley

O’Byrne & Halley, Fethard Equine Hospital, Fethard

Co. Tipperary

+353 52-6130795

Walter Connors

Springmount, Dungarvan

Co. Waterford

+353 58-42026

J E Browne

Borovalley Veterinary Clinic, Ballybrennan, Clonroche

Co. Wexford

+353 5392-47849

John O’Doherty

Lisnagh, Carnew Rd, Gorey

Co. Wexford

+353 53-9421724

Michael Patrick Keane

Michael Patrick Keane Veterinary Practice, Barraderry, Kiltegan

Co. Wicklow

+353 87-8188441

Sue O’Doherty

Horse Happy Veterinary Service,
Oceanview, Ardinary, Brittas Bay

Co. Wicklow

+353 86-0257744

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